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‘Artists’ proudly display their masterpieces of Toronto’s skyline on a dark starry night.

Art 2 Go at Casa Manila: Discover the artist in you

By Irish Mae Silvestre While it’s often synonymous with girls’ night and wine bars, Casa Manila is recreating the concept of paint night. Wednesday nights are about to get more colorful as paintbrush-wielding guests can now enjoy a sampling of Filipino cuisine, while learning an art technique or two. The idea was a collaboration between 

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(Photo provided by Joey Muha)

Canadian drummer loved by Filipinos

By Joanne Buan More often than not, drummers go unnoticed and perhaps, a lot of people suppose they are the easiest to replace. However, I have always believed that drummers are arguably one of the most essential keys to a good band. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to put them in a 

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Holiday Filipino Food Specials

By The Philippine Reporter Staff Filipino food is fast getting mainstream attention these days in major cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, and Toronto, among others. Whether it’s the main dish or dessert, lechon or halo-halo, these treats are now fast becoming bywords in food circles beyond Philippine shores and beyond Pinoy 

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Fil-Can titles to give and to get this holiday

By Ysh Cabana “Don’t say Fili, sister. Say Pili. In Tagalog, pili means to choose. Pino means fine. Pilipino equals ‘fine choice.” ― Jessica Hagedorn, The Gangster of Love “We write from life and call it literature, and literature lives because we are in it.” ― F. Sionil José, In Search of the Word: Selected 

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The historic trams that take you just about everywhere in the city. (Photos provided)

TRAVEL: Lisbon — built for walking; prices were cheap

By Bruce Gates LISBON, Portugal–The tomb of Vasco da Gama has pride of place inside the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon’s Belem district. Da Gama (1469-1524) was the Portuguese explorer largely responsible for finding sea routes to Asia around the cape of Africa, launching a golden age of exploration, which eventually led to the discovery of 

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Canada unprepared for aging population

By Jason Clemens and By Sasha Parvani The Fraser Institute The adverse consequences of an aging population – deficits, debt and slowing economic growth – can be mitigated with prompt action Canada’s population is aging, like all industrialized countries. But unlike most industrialized countries, Canada is doing almost nothing to prepare for the implications of 

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Enverga’s less known advocacies

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Long before the late Tobias Enverga, Jr. was appointed Senator for Ontario by the former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was already well known as an active volunteer and leader in the Filipino-Canadian community. His most high profile role was that of president of the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) that spearheads 

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Sen. Enverga, 61, passes away

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News The first and only Filipino-Canadian senator died November 16, 2017 in Medellin, Columbia where he was attending a parliamentary meeting. The Ontario senator was in the South American country for the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly, along with Liberal MPs Robert Nault and Randy Boissonnault, NDP MP Richard Cannings and Conservative MP Bev Shipley. 

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Iconic book cover by Julius Manapul.

Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries

Launch party for first book about queer Filipinx community in Canada On November 17th, an estimated two hundred people packed into Urban Space Gallery on 401 Richmond Street for the launch of Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries. Published by Northwest University Press and co-edited by Dr. Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo, and Fritz Pino, 

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With the Honourable Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, 2017 NEPMCC awardee Mila Astorga-Garcia displays her Human Rights/Equity/Social Justice plaque for ‘Lifetime services rendered to journalism and the information industry.’ 

2017 Ethnic Press Awards

Once again the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) recognized members of diverse communities “for their work, efforts, enthusiasn and contribution for the creation of a better, more industrious and more progressive Canada,” thru the 2017 NEPMCC Awards held Nov. 17, 2017, at the Toronto City Hall. Recognized were five individuals for 

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