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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Trail blazer is honoured by province

Former Member of Parliament Dr. Rey Pagtakhan By Ted Alcuitas “I was overcome with emotion when I received the call from the Lieutenant Governor about my selection,” Dr. Rey Pagtakhan  told by phone from his home in East St.Paul’s,Manitoba. Pagtakhan was named one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. 

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Ethnic Press launches online newspaper editions

New digital/mobile platform gives ethnic papers unprecedented online reach and resources: TORONTO–In today’s technology driven world where every industry is going through a massive transformation, the publishing industry is no different. The content consumption, as well as advertising budgets, are quickly moving to mobile devices as opposed to print media. It is extremely important 

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From a new breed of buyers,  Mr. Christian Chan, President/CEO of New Almanic International Ltd., a second generation executive in the Filipino food trade, emphasizes on  the need for new strategies to confront unique opportunities and market trends in the boomer, 
Gen X and millennial Filipino food market in Canada.

Bringing Filipino food products to Canadian market

Eight (8) Canadian companies were set to visit the Philippines to attend the 11th edition of the International Food and Exhibit (IFEX) Philippines organized by Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Center for International Trade Exhibition and Missions (CITEM) on May 19 to 21, 2017 at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center 

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2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge Champion Team Canada-SMART with PYD Founder Coach Beaujing Acot and Quezon Chapter Chairman Chikoy Capistrano

Team Canada-SMART Wins 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge in PH

Lucban, Philippines–Team Canada-SMART participated and dominated competition at the recently concluded 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge held from March 24-28 at the Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel in the Philippines. Team Canada-SMART remained undefeated throughout the tournament beating George Washington High School, PYD Blue and Lucena Karis in the eliminations, PYD Red in 

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Top photo: From left: Geneva Gloria, Rolin P. Morcillo, Former Ambassador Neil Reeder, Irene Reeder, Congen Rosalita Prospero, Anthony Q. Chua, Edgar D. Mararac

BDO Remit opens Toronto branch

BDO Remit (Canada) Ltd., a subsidiary of BDO and Unibank, the Philippines largest bank, has opened a remittance office in Toronto to widen its reach and make its service available to Filipinos working and residing there. Canada is home to some 820,000 Filipinos where majority live in Ontario. As the Philippines has consistently ranked as 

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MFFC’s recipients of the Volunteer Service Awards, May 11th, 2017. From left: Vince M., Luz L., Joelle M., Jean T., Julianna G., Elsa H., Chloe M., Florence P. (Not in photo: Gloria M.)

Youth and adults of MFFC receive 2017 Ontario Volunteer Service Award

By Victoria A. Torres Nine members of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians were among the recipients of the 2017 Volunteer Service Awards, presented on May 11th, 2017 at the Crystal Fountain in Markham. Youth Awards for 2 years of service were given to Joelle Mansueto, Julianna Garvida, and Chloe Musca, and Adult Awards for 

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Senator Enverga, Chamber

Sen. Enverga questions lengthy PR processing for caregivers

OTTAWA–On May 4, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, questioned the Government Representative in the Senate during question period about the unacceptably long wait times that caregivers face to have their permanent residency applications processed under the Trudeau government. Senator Enverga had previously questioned the minister himself on this very matter in October 

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Easy access to PH Trade info online

The Trade Office Section of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto announces the opening of Tradeline Philippines providing easy access to information relating to Philippine trade. Tradeline Philippines ( has three major components, namely, Portal, Trade Statistics and Business Matching. The Portal is the main repository of export-related information in electronic format. The Trade Statistics 

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The candidates with their mothers.

Little Miss Philippines Canada

2017 Pre-Pageant By Fe Taduran TORONTO–The Little Miss Philippines Canada 2017 candidates of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) showcased their talents and beauty during the Pre-Pageant show held May 6th at the Korean Cultural Centre in Toronto. This undertaking of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation’s goal is to inspire excellence in the children and promote 

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Paying it forward with public service

Dr. Eileen de Villa as City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health By Veronica C. Silva Not everyone is born and raised in a life of bliss and blessings. Life is simply not fair. But that does not necessarily mean all this abundance can be limited to the one percent. In Toronto, in the midst 

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