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From left: Artists Melchor Jaluag, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, a guest artist, Meena Chopra, Gil Silvestre, Lala Garcia and Artist Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor

Fil-Can artists’ works at Toronto City Hall

Five Filipino-Canadians are among the 14 artists displaying their works at “The Arts Through the Eyes of Cultures,” a multicultural art exhibition currently going on at the Toronto City Hall Rotunda, from Oct. 21 to 28, 2018. The art event is organized by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC), with financial 

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Toronto FilCan delegation heading to Canadian Parliament in Ottawa

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. In response to the “call for patriotic duty” and meaningful participation, a delegation of Filipino Canadians from the Greater Toronto Area will travel and converge in Ottawa on October 31, 2018. The action is to support and witness in the Canadian Parliament the final reading and passage of Motion 

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Photos Courtesy of Iglesia Ni Cristo Public Information Office

Church’s growing presence in Manitoba brings hope

International Religious Organization Renovates House of Worship in Rathwell and Holds Humanitarian Event in poverty-stricken area of Winnipeg OCTOBER 5, 2018 (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) – In the heart of Rathwell, Manitoba, about 90 minutes away from Winnipeg, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), an international religious organization, opened the doors of its newly renovated worship 

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Sir Joe Damasco, KGOR, Regional Commander, Knights of Rizal Canada Region

Knights of Rizal Canada 18th Commanders’ Ball in Toronto Nov. 2

By Romeo Ayson Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso All systems go in connection with the forthcoming 18th Commanders’ Ball set on November 2, 2018 at JC’s Banquet Hall located at 1686 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Sir Joe Damasco, KGOR, Canada Rizal Regional Commander, said that the event will be attended by officers and members of 

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It’s not about the destination, it’s all about the Journey

A Celebration of Life: Journey Lael Hilario By Analise Ticzon (Journey’s ‘Tita-Manang’) On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, our beloved Journey Lael Hilario passed away after a sudden asthma attack at the tender age of 15. She is lovingly remembered by her mother Wendy Codinera Archard, stepdad David Archard, her father Jay Hilario, her older brother Jaden, 

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Magno sues Cusipag and sons for alleged fraudulent transfer of properties

By The Philippine Reporter It’s been several months since Balita publisher Tess Cusipag lost a defamation lawsuit filed by Oswald P. Magno but Cusipag’s legal woes appear to be far from over. The Philippine Reporter has obtained a Statement of Claim filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on July 18, 2018 showing Magno, 

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FCT to hold 2018 Outstanding FilCan Students Awards

The Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT) will conduct its 12th Annual Outstanding Students Awards-OSA on October 28, 2018, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at the FCT Social Hall, 4395 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Toronto. FCT  will present awards this year to 14 top elementary, secondary and post-secondary school graduates. The program, a scholarly competition since 2005, now known as 

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Leaving a lasting mark on Markham

Councillor Alex Chiu retiring after 10 terms and 33 years “There was no handbook to help or guide me in my new job” – Alex Chiu, Ward 8, Councillor of Markham By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The Markham that Ward 8 Councillor Alex Chiu knew was a very different one compared to what 

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Pinay caregiver Luvy Alicbusan finally granted status after ten years

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Holding placards and chanting slogans, Luzviminda “Luvy” Alicbusan was among a group of protesters outside immigration minister Ahmed Hussen’s office in a northern Toronto suburb. Alicbusan, a caregiver in Canada, was denied permanent residence status because of her son who has special needs. She said the government considers her 

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Leny Rose Simbre, Chair, Migrante Ontario

Resist together vs Martial Law

Bayan Canada in Toronto: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Toronto Pinoys and Canadians gathered at OPSEU to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Marcos martial law in the Philippines. Speakers talked about current repressive conditions in the country reminiscent of the 1972 – 1986 martial law. A youth made a presentation on her recent 

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