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Filipino leaders World Vision ambassadors

Three Filipino Canadian community leaders, active in their respective professions and leadership in community work, were tapped by the prestigious international World Vision Canada as Multicultural Council Ambassadors. They were appointed last spring, after undergoing a rigid screening and interview. Since then, they had been attending World Vision meetings and related activities, representing the Filipino 

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Knights of Rizal marks 120th martyrdom of Rizal

By Dindo Orbeso and Manny Papa The Knights of Rizal Canada Region headed by Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, Regional Commander, and Deputy Regional Commander Sir Romy  Sinajon, KGOR, celebrated the 120th death and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal  on December 30, 2016 with wreath laying infront of the statue of  the Philippine national hero 

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KC Honor Guards at Prince of Peace Altar with the icon of O.L. of Guadalupe, from left:  Commander SK Eduardo C. Prillo,PGK, FDD,  SK Jaime T. Marasigan, PGK, SK George R. Poblete, PGK, FDD, PFN. KGCHS, SK Jose A. Reyes, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Gregory Saldanha, GK, SK Wilfred Gomez, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Keith Coutinho, PGK, SK Vishnu Rampersaud, SK Alex Rondilla.

Honor Guards for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sir Knights of Bishop Charles P. Greco Assembly 2113 Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guards to Our Lady of Guadalupe at Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough on Dec. 12, 2016. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Pastor Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan, who explained to the parishioners in detail how this Blessed Virgin originated in 

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Consulate long hours

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that effective January of 2017, the Consulate will observe long hours every second Friday instead of every third of the month. It will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the said days, an hour longer than previously 

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Cora Isla

In Memoriam –Corazon (Cora) Isla

Died peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the age of 70. Dear sister of Pina, Julius, Benny, Ellia and Vicky. Cora will be missed by many. Her helping hands, motherly love and high regards of others, will never be forgotten. Reflecting on her Unconditional Hard Work and Sacrifices Cora was the eldest of the 

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Santacruzan Beauties (from left: April Severino, Anabelle Mayor, Grace Manaog, Ledelyn Martinez, Marcia Cruz, Eunice Ado, Catherine Kao, Megan Amahan and Laila Kao.

Celebrating Christmas with a Cause

Filipinos in Somona Heights, Woodbridge, Ontario By Jonathan B. Canchela Christmas is usually a festive celebration for people around the world. For many Filipinos, it is a time for family reunions, community gatherings, holiday parties and some sort of coming together while eating traditional foods and chatting about Filipino holiday traditions and anything about politics 

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Poster Invisibles and Disposables 2017

Invisibles and Disposables

International Migrants Day in Vancouver By E. Maestro For the third year, the Migrant Workers’ Dignity Association (Asociation Dignidad Migrante) and Migrante BC, two grassroots organizations working with Spanish-speaking and Filipino temporary foreign workers, marked International Migrants Day this December 18th at the Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End. A red-letter day for migrant 

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Hermie Garcia (right) officiating the oath taking of 15 PPCO inductees.

15 new members inducted at PPCO holiday event

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Fifteen new members were inducted to the Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) in ceremonies held on December 8, 2016, at Max’s Restaurant. The name of each new member, educational background, media affiliation and sponsors were read by Melinda Rustia, Membership Chair of the PPCO, as the members participated in a candlelight 

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Migrante International celebrates 20th anniversary

By Ysh Cabana Alliance of overseas Filipinos and migrants rights advocates marked twenty years since its foundation on December 18 and called for President Rodrigo Duterte to address root causes of forced migration. The Sunday activities in different cities globally were headed by group Migrante as the world observed International Migrants Day. In a statement 

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‘Four-in, four-out’ rule for TFWs removed

OTTAWA–This week, the Honourable John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced a number of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. By improving access to job opportunities for Canadians and creating the conditions for growth that will help families in the middle class our government is reiterating the commitment to bringing 

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