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In Memory of Arnulfo Loria Lacuesta, January 27, 1947 – September 21, 2018

Arnulfo Loria Lacuesta, 71, passed away on Friday September 21, 2018. Arnulfo, also known as Arnold, Noning and Lolo Dad to his friends, family and grandchildren, was born on January 27, 1947 to Serafin and Felixberta in Lambunao, Iloilo, Philippines. He was the seventh of ten children. Arnulfo studied at the University of San Agustin, 

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Consulate, police address spike in crime rate, violence in community

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter On October 18, 2018, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders called for new recruits from different ethnic communities to serve the city’s diverse population in more languages. Similar concerns were echoed in the Filipino community’s recent discussions. On Tuesday November 27, 2018, the Philippine Consulate General hosted an information 

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Pinoy food for the Holidays

Casa Manila: Home of high quality Filipino cuisine By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Cheery Christmas carols play over the speakers, while delicate parols (lanterns) light up the windows at CASA Manila. Inside, there’s freshly cooked lumpia and steaming bowls of kare-kare. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues. CASA Manila has long 

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Capoeira comes to Markham

Afro-Brazilian Martial art combines dance, music and acrobatics By Lawrence Garcia The Philippine Reporter “Are they fighting or dancing? Are they playing a game?” Typical curiosities of a first-time spectator to a roda—the circle. The roda is created when capoeira practitioners come together and form a makeshift circle to engage in a game of fight 

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Fil-Am Democrat wins 1 of 2 close races for Congress

Fil-Am Gina Ortiz-Jones conceded the Texas Congressional seat on November 19. But Fil-Am TJ Cox has declared victory in his California congressional district, becoming the first Fil-Am to represent California. By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena WASHINGTON, D.C.–In another blow to U.S. President Donald Trump and his agenda, and another historic victory for the Filipino-American community, 

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Vicente and Santos officially sworn in to represent Brampton Wards 1,5

Santos and Vicente have maintained high visibility since Election Day BRAMPTON, ON–Paul Vicente and Rowena Santos, who were elected Regional Councillor and City Councillor respectively, thanked supporters for choosing them to be their voice on council in Brampton Wards 1&5 after officially being sworn in at the inauguration ceremony at the Rose Theatre on Monday 

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From left: MPP Aris Babikian, MPP Robyn Martin, Rosemer Enverga, Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Alex Yuan, MP Colin Carrie, Dawn Angue and MP Peter Kent (Not in Photo: Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth).

Sen. Enverga’s life celebrated at big event

A Celebration of Life Gala event was held last Nov. 30 at the Metropolitan  Banquet Hall in Toronto to honour the life and legacy of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. The hall was filled with over 450 guests in attendance including friends, family and members of the community who were touched and inspired by the 

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Fil-Can titles 2018

Holiday gift list: Fil-Can Titles in 2018

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Books are sure to make great presents: they open up worlds to the recipients, either your relative or yourself, at a reasonable price. This annual installment is becoming a tradition as we not only round up reads, we also celebrate the reach of Filipino-Canadian writers. Some featured below are 

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FILM REVIEW: The Cleaners (2018)

The scary side of cleaning social media sites in the Philippines By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “Im Schatten der Netzwelt” (literally, in the shadow of the net world; English: “The Cleaners”) is an incisive documentary that parachutes into the sweatshop-like labor of digital scrubbers, crawls into the scary side of social media and shines 

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Toronto advocates call for probe on EJKs

Several people held a protest vigil in the intersection of Bathurst and Wilson in response to the recent spate of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in Negros island. Groups with BAYAN-Canada, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) heeded the youth to fight President Rodrigo Duterte’s tyrannical 

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