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Getting ready for the first year of post-secondary

LONDON, ONT.–The high school year is not quite done, and no doubt soon-to-be graduates are thinking more about their prom and graduation parties than they are their pending arrival in the post-secondary world. But school choices are now in, and once summer vacation hits it will be time to start thinking about and preparing for 

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MFFC gets project funded by Ontario

An application to the Government of Ontario‘s Seniors Community Grant program was approved for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) for a maximum of $8,000. The grant for “Seniors’ Health, Fitness and Trip Project” will allow our ever growing membership of seniors to go on trips, learn brain games, Zumba and ballroom dancing. The 

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Sen. Enverga questions Canada 150 spending

OTTAWA–The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario, expressed concern upon learning of the millions of dollars that the Liberal government is doling out in additional spending as the total cost of Canada 150 celebrations continues to rise. “Canada’s 150th birthday is certainly cause to celebrate and reflect on how fortunate we are to 

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GMA Pinoy TV heads west to celebrate PH Independence in Canada

After a lively Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto with Kapuso Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado and Boobay, GMA Pinoy TV brings Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro to Vancouver to headline Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-Init in continuation of its Philippine Independence celebrations in Canada. Jennylyn and Boobay takes fun to the next level 

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3 Filipinos bag 12 of Canada’s 21-Medal Haul in World ‘Talent Olympics’

By Kermin Fortes-Soriano REGINA–Olan Estrella and Patricia Gabriella Abdon from Regina, SK, and Thea Cruz from Brossard, QC, picked up 12 of Canada’s 21-medal haul in the recently-concluded 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), which was held in Long Beach, California. The three Filipinos were part of the seven-member team of talents who 

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Olan Estrella represents Canada in world ‘Talent Olympics’

By Kermin Fortes-Soriano REGINA–Olan Estrella is a restaurant supervisor, an insurance broker, event organizer, a son, a brother, a former teacher, a former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) official, a former Naga city youth official. On July 1st, the Regina, SK, resident was one of Canada’s seven representatives to the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts 

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Evasco fields questions from Toronto Pinoy media

Philippine Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. In Toronto By Mila Astorga-Garcia and Veronica Silva Cusi (The replies of Evasco without quotations are paraphrased. Those with quotes are tanscriptions. – Ed.) TORONTO–Philippine Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr. met the press in a media conference hosted by the Boholano Association of Canada last Saturday, July 8, 2017 

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Dr. Raul Sunico and Lilac Caña received a standing ovation from the audience

Internationally acclaimed Filipino pianist Dr. Raul Sunico: ‘You compete against yourself’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos In celebration of the 119th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Consulate hosted An Evening with Philippine Classical Artists at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto on June 23, 2017. A VIP cocktail reception was held for members of the diplomatic corps and select media prior to the public 

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oprano Lilac Caña delivers a powerful performance. Dr. Raul Sunico on the piano

Soprano Lilac Caña: Every creature and nature glorify our Creator

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos With a voice that warms the heart with her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and stirs the soul with national pride whenever she performs our Filipino kundimans, Toronto-based soprano Lilac Caña never fails to leave her audience spellbound as she did most recently at her concert with acclaimed pianist Dr. 

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Robert Brown

Who benefits from an expanded CPP?

VICTORIA, B.C./Troy Media/ – As recently as June 2016, the federal and provincial finance ministers agreed to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). It’s so recent, in government terms, that many of the details of benefit entitlements, costs and investment criteria still aren’t known. But it’s been long enough for deep thinkers on matters of 

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