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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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Fr. Sol congratulating Mr. Manolo Arnaldo after the blessing

Opening of the new PNB Global Remit branch

Seafood City in Mississauga, Dec. 18, 2017

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Consulate open first Saturdays

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that the Consulate will open for consular transactions to the public on the first Saturdays of February, May, August and November of 2018 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon. Please take note of the dates as follows: • February 3, 2018 • May 

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2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Journalist Manny Mogato: Fake news, a threat to journalism

By Irish Mae Silvestre Journalist Manny Mogato is more accustomed to writing news reports than being the subject of the story. Last year, the Reuters Philippines Correspondent made headlines when he was targeted by pro-Duterte supporters who hacked his Facebook account. “It was eye-opening,” he said. “It had a chilling effect, not just for me, 

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Two bills at Queen’s Park aim to make June as Filipino Heritage Month in Ontario

By Ysh Cabana QUEENS PARK–Two Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) are calling for the month of June to be proclaimed as the Filipino Heritage Month. Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth) said the province may become the first Canadian province to observe it. Tabuns’ proposal — Bill 181 — was introduced during the routine proceedings at the 

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Shirley Camia, author of Calliope, The Significance of Moths, and Children Shouldn’t Use Knives.

PLUMA: Young Fil-Can writers celebrate

By Rachel Evangeline Chiong “It’s called Pluma, because you know,” Jennilee Austria, YA novelist and host of the night, stroked her fingertips in the air, “the tips of the feather are a plume and that’s what writers used.” On November 23rd, a small room tucked into a corner of the University of Toronto’s campus was 

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Arnel Pineda, the Filipino passionate romantic

By John Smith Arnel Pineda came out onto the stage of Mississauga’s International Centre dressed in a fitted three-piece suit with a slim black neck tie and white sneakers. With the gusto of a true showman, he wastes no time jumping into his performance, opening with the familiar words, “When you were young and your 

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‘Artists’ proudly display their masterpieces of Toronto’s skyline on a dark starry night.

Art 2 Go at Casa Manila: Discover the artist in you

By Irish Mae Silvestre While it’s often synonymous with girls’ night and wine bars, Casa Manila is recreating the concept of paint night. Wednesday nights are about to get more colorful as paintbrush-wielding guests can now enjoy a sampling of Filipino cuisine, while learning an art technique or two. The idea was a collaboration between 

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Canadian drummer loved by Filipinos

By Joanne Buan More often than not, drummers go unnoticed and perhaps, a lot of people suppose they are the easiest to replace. However, I have always believed that drummers are arguably one of the most essential keys to a good band. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to put them in a 

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