KAREN Pascual-Binaday, new PIDC President

PIDC has new Executive and Board

TORONTO–On Dec. 10, 2017, the Philippine Independence Day Council, Toronto (PIDC) conducted its elections, in order to select its new Officers and Board of Directors, who will be serving with the organization for the next two years (2018/19). Those selected will be involved in organizing various community events such as: the annual Miss Philippines and 

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PCCF 2018 Schedule of Events

Mrs. Philippines Canada Pre Pageant April 28, 2018, Saturday 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM Macedonian Banquet Hall (St. Clement Of Ohrid) 76 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON Little Miss Phils. Canada Pre Pageant Little Mr. Phils. Canada Pre Pageant May 5, 2018, Saturday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Korean Centre, 1133 Leslie St., Toronto Miss Phils. 

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Kabalen serves up some Capampangan classics

By Irish Mae Silvestre Most home cooks might be willing to forgo an ingredient or two but not Capampangan cooks, according to Jonald Quinto, chef and owner of Kabalen, a five-year old turo turo style restaurant that’s been holding its own in the Wilson and Bathurst area by serving up the best of Capampangan cuisine. 

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A Festive Feast by Tita Flips

By Irish Mae Silvestre When it comes to Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve, the jewel of every dining table is, hands down, the lechon or ham – maybe even both if you can manage it. Now, with the iconic pork dishes available as part of a special holiday menu at Kanto by Tita Flips, 

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MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence)

Third Filipino Heritage Month bill propped up anew at Queen’s Park

By Ysh Cabana It’s not every year that Canada receives proposed laws to recognize the Filipino community. Then again, it’s not every year that province of Ontario is introduced with three bills to officially proclaim June as Filipino Heritage Month. The latest in line, sponsored by Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence), 

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Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. Construction started in 1298. Had Gaudi not taken over from the Sagrada Familia’s original architect, the Sagrada might have eventually looked more like this Gothic cathedral.

TRAVEL: Gaudi’s architectural genius is all over Barcelona

Where walking around is the best way to see this magnificent city Text and photos by Bruce Gates BARCELONA, Spain – Whatever you may think about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, you will admit it’s different. And it’s everywhere in Barcelona, from street lamps and apartment blocks to an unfinished planned community and – most celebrated of 

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Amalia Loyzaga, who came to Canada in 2008 under the live-in caregiver program, who shared her struggle of getting permanent residency on the grounds of her daughter’s “medical inadmissibility.” Now, Loyzaga organizes with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots advocacy group, through which she met other foreign live-in caregivers.
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Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala”

Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day, Dec. 16, 2017, at OPSEU, in Toronto, with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala” (Onwards Migrants, Stand Against Exploitation”). Migrante organizers together with other migrant community organizations in Ontario reflected on the victories and breakthroughs of migrant workers this past year. The afternoon event also featured 

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Taking the stress out of Christmas

By Faith Wood, Troy Media It was cold the other day – really cold. As I sat in a coffee shop with a cup of tea, preparing to answer a few emails during a break from Christmas shopping, I noticed four shivering teens – opting for fashion instead of warmth. They ordered hot chocolates, then 

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Don’t let burglars steal your holiday spirit

Skylink Group offers low- and high-tech solutions to improve home security TORONTO–There’s nothing that can put a damper on the holidays as quickly as a break-in. Sadly, not all of us embrace the spirit of giving at the holidays — especially thieves who target homes that have been left vulnerable at this busy time of 

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FCWJNet welcomes new members

New members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FCWJNet), Nastasha Alli (left) and Irish Mae Silvestre (right) receive books of poetry by Patty Rivera (centre) on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo: MG)

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