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Kabalen serves up some Capampangan classics

By Irish Mae Silvestre Most home cooks might be willing to forgo an ingredient or two but not Capampangan cooks, according to Jonald Quinto, chef and owner of Kabalen, a five-year old turo turo style restaurant that’s been holding its own in the Wilson and Bathurst area by serving up the best of Capampangan cuisine. 

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A Festive Feast by Tita Flips

By Irish Mae Silvestre When it comes to Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve, the jewel of every dining table is, hands down, the lechon or ham – maybe even both if you can manage it. Now, with the iconic pork dishes available as part of a special holiday menu at Kanto by Tita Flips, 

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MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence)

Third Filipino Heritage Month bill propped up anew at Queen’s Park

By Ysh Cabana It’s not every year that Canada receives proposed laws to recognize the Filipino community. Then again, it’s not every year that province of Ontario is introduced with three bills to officially proclaim June as Filipino Heritage Month. The latest in line, sponsored by Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence), 

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Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. Construction started in 1298. Had Gaudi not taken over from the Sagrada Familia’s original architect, the Sagrada might have eventually looked more like this Gothic cathedral.

TRAVEL: Gaudi’s architectural genius is all over Barcelona

Where walking around is the best way to see this magnificent city Text and photos by Bruce Gates BARCELONA, Spain – Whatever you may think about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, you will admit it’s different. And it’s everywhere in Barcelona, from street lamps and apartment blocks to an unfinished planned community and – most celebrated of 

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Don’t let burglars steal your holiday spirit

Skylink Group offers low- and high-tech solutions to improve home security TORONTO–There’s nothing that can put a damper on the holidays as quickly as a break-in. Sadly, not all of us embrace the spirit of giving at the holidays — especially thieves who target homes that have been left vulnerable at this busy time of 

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Consulate open first Saturdays

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that the Consulate will open for consular transactions to the public on the first Saturdays of February, May, August and November of 2018 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon. Please take note of the dates as follows: • February 3, 2018 • May 

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2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Journalist Manny Mogato: Fake news, a threat to journalism

By Irish Mae Silvestre Journalist Manny Mogato is more accustomed to writing news reports than being the subject of the story. Last year, the Reuters Philippines Correspondent made headlines when he was targeted by pro-Duterte supporters who hacked his Facebook account. “It was eye-opening,” he said. “It had a chilling effect, not just for me, 

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Two bills at Queen’s Park aim to make June as Filipino Heritage Month in Ontario

By Ysh Cabana QUEENS PARK–Two Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) are calling for the month of June to be proclaimed as the Filipino Heritage Month. Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth) said the province may become the first Canadian province to observe it. Tabuns’ proposal — Bill 181 — was introduced during the routine proceedings at the 

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Shirley Camia, author of Calliope, The Significance of Moths, and Children Shouldn’t Use Knives.

PLUMA: Young Fil-Can writers celebrate

By Rachel Evangeline Chiong “It’s called Pluma, because you know,” Jennilee Austria, YA novelist and host of the night, stroked her fingertips in the air, “the tips of the feather are a plume and that’s what writers used.” On November 23rd, a small room tucked into a corner of the University of Toronto’s campus was 

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Arnel Pineda, the Filipino passionate romantic

By John Smith Arnel Pineda came out onto the stage of Mississauga’s International Centre dressed in a fitted three-piece suit with a slim black neck tie and white sneakers. With the gusto of a true showman, he wastes no time jumping into his performance, opening with the familiar words, “When you were young and your 

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