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The cast and crew of Living Instead by BE Rogue Productions shot the first feature film set in Canada and the Philippines by a Fil-Canadian film producer. The movie is directed by veteran actress/director/producer Beverly Vergel and produced by Emily Bolanos.  
Left to right front row: Joey Abrenilla, Abril Carrancho, Erick Zonio, Michelle Chermaine, Emily  Bolanos, director Beverly Vergel, Levi De Jesus, Jas De Jesus, Goody Cambay and Joe Sangco.
Left to right back row: Verzon Mata, Marivic Fuentes-Man, Kayla Valiente Zhai, Domz Sabanal,  Sydney Aguilar, Jomar Sagun and Sonny De Jesus

LIVING INSTEAD – First 100% Fil-Canadian Feature Film

BE Rogue Productions Directed by Beverly Vergel, Living Instead produced by BE Rogue Productions is the first feature film with a 100% Filipino Canadian cast, staff and crew shot in Canada with some scenes in the Philippines. It tells the story of the lives of Filipino immigrants and their experiences with love, loss, relationship issues, 

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5 ways to ensure your customers Pay on time

It’s important to keep a steady hand on the finances and ensure that there is always enough money available to pay your bills Troy Media Exclusive LAS VEGAS, Nev. / Troy Media/–provide credit-checking services for a fee that you can use if you don’t have the time or inclination to run the checks yourself. Set 

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Senate Unanimously Approves Hirono Bill To Award Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Senate today passed a bill authored by Senator Mazie K. Hirono to award Filipino World War II veterans who fought for the United States the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award that Congress can bestow. A broad, bipartisan coalition of 71 Senators co-sponsored the legislation, which recognizes Filipino soldiers who 

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PHOTO: Ysh Cabana

Locating Filipinos in Toronto: From Enclaves to Ethnoburbs

(Part 3 of a Series) By Ysh Cabana Why would one choose to live in a neighbourhood of the same ethnic group? Certainly, there are benefits of the critical mass of ethnic neighbours. Aside from the obvious reason of speaking their own language, common interests and values facilitate social cohesion. Feeling a close connection offsets 

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Matthew Astorga

‘My food is already out there being executed by chefs’

By Mila Astorga-Garcia (This is a continuation of a series on two Filipino Canadian finalists of MasterChef Canada, Living their Dreams and Two Pinoy-Canadians in top three finalists of MasterChef Canada What follows is The Philippine Reporter’s interview with MasterChef 2016 finalist Matthew Astorga. The Philippine Reporter: How did you get into the MasterChef competition? 

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PARAGAS: Mga Awit ng Pag-ibig, Pakikibaka at Pagsulong

By Lui Queaño Sa Facebook event page ng Paragas, ikinuwentoni Edge Uyanguren ang kanyang paglalakbay lulan ng Victory Liner mula Davao hanggang Surigao “habang nag-e-emote” sa saliw ng awiting “Anak ng Bayan”. Ito raw ang paborito niyang awit habang kumikilos siya kasama ang mga Lumad at magsasaka sa Davao. Ipinanganak at lumaki si Ed sa 

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Jackson Doughart

How to save journalism in Canada

A significant impediment to any new news media model is the taxpayer subsidized CBC which can provide content that only appears to be free By Jackson Doughart Staff member, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies © 2016 Distributed by Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S./ Troy Media/ – There is trouble in today’s news media industry. Large newspaper 

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Celebrating Canada's diversity and multiculturalism with 'panuelos' and saris during the NEPMCC's Canada Day 2016 dinner. From left: Rosemary Sadlier, book author and president of the Ontario Black History Society; Suhanthy Rajan, from Tamil CNN; Veronica Silva; Leslie Gesell; Lala Garcia; Mila Astorga-Garcia and Michelle Chermaine Ramos.                                 PHOTO: SRI RAJAN

Ethnic Press marks Canada Day 2016

More than 200 members of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, representing about 100 publications from 36 linguistic communities, celebrated Canada Day with its traditional dinner at the Cypriot Community Center of Toronto. It was a night of good food, wine and international live music. The members of the ethnic press and 

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Joey A-pol and Erick Adobo of Kuyakuys Radio Show.
(Photos courtesy of  Bong Molano)

Kuya Kuys Radio Show: Refreshing, witty and funny

“KUYA KUYS” sounds definitely Filipino and you are right. Hosted by two young men with a penchant for comical antics yet real in every aspect of their topics, you will be amazed how they perfectly collaborated in making Kuya Kuys a show to listen on Sundays at Pinoy Radio for two hours from 5 to 

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Living their dreams

Update on Top MasterChef 2016 Contenders By Mila Astorga-Garcia Jeremy Senaris of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Matthew Astorga of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia — the two Filipino-Canadians in the top three finalists for MasterChef Canada 2016 — say they are happy with their success and life-changing experience in Canada’s premiere cooking reality show, despite losing the 

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