MILESTONES: Copada-Barnoth Wedding

Michael Copada and Maridale Barnoth exchange vows in a civil ceremony at York Civic Centre in Etobicoke on July 28, 2016.

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Taste of Manila 2015 
(File photo by Ariel Ramos)

Taste of Manila 2016, Aug. 20-21

TORONTO–The big stage is set for this year’s edition of Taste of Manila, the Filipino community’s spectacular street festival, organizers announced last week. The event scheduled on the weekend of Aug. 20-21 will take place at its “home” in the past two years, Bathurst and Wilson Ave., North York, now popularly called Little Manila. Taste of Manila (ToM) 2016, like the 

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Unlimited data for chatr customers

Building on the success of its GTA, Calgary and Edmonton launch in April, chatr is now expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa TORONTO–Starting today, chatr is expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to now include Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and 

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Joshua Yasay: His Memory Lives On

Mass shooting victim Filipino-Canadian Contributed by Schubert Restituto JULY 16, 2016-York University, Toronto, Ontario Joshua would have been happy with the outcome. Joshua Yasay was one of two people who lost their lives at the “infamous” Danzig Street Community BBQ on July 16, 2012 in “the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history”. Two people lost 

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Superior Court finds Cusipag and Balita  liable for defamation

TORONTO– On July 13, the Honourable Sidney Lederman, Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, ruled in favour of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, in his defamation lawsuit against Balita Media Inc. and publisher Tess Cusipag, in a damning verdict over false and defamatory remarks published about the Senator which alleged fraud related to 

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(TPR file copy, photo by Ariel Ramos)

Cusipag: ‘We can’t talk but we will appeal’

The Philippine Reporter reached Tess Cusipag, publisher of Balita, to get her side on the Superior Court of Justice’s judgement on the defamation lawsuit against her and Balita Media Inc. filed by Ontario Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. In a phone conversation on Thursday, July 21, for the purpose of getting an interview, in reference 

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Protesters holding placards in front of the Immigration building at 25 St. Claire East  (PHOTOS: LQ)

Migrant groups protest immigration detention, support detainees on hunger strike

By Lui Queaño Migrant groups who were barred from the “secretive-invitation-only-consultation” converged in front of the Immigration building along 25 St. Clair Ave. East on Tuesday July 19 where the consultation was being held to protest to Immigration Minister John McCallum over immigration detention and in support of the hunger striking immigrant detainees. “We know 

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Potri Ranka Manis doing the Magical Butterfly dance (Paga Apir Apir)

Diwa ng Kasarinlan 2016: Celebration of history and culture of resistance

By Lui Queaño Local Toronto artists, poets and musicians shared the space with the New York-based dance theatre ensemble and founder of Kinding Sindaw Potri Ranka Manis during the Anakbayan Toronto 5th Diwa ng Kasarinlan (DnK) celebration held in Ontario Institute for Studies (OISE) University of Toronto last July 16. With this year’s theme, Land 

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From left: Carmela C, Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Maita Tenedero, Andrea Tenedero, Jesson Reyes. (Photo provided)

Migrante Ontario urges OWWA, Consulate to help an OFW in distress

Members of Migrante Ontario Organizing Committee held a dialogue with Consul General Rosalita Prospero appealing the denial of financial support from Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) for an OFW in distress. The group submitted a letter of appeal addressed to the Regional office of OWWA Region 4 to request for the disbursements of funds for 

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The cast and crew of Living Instead by BE Rogue Productions shot the first feature film set in Canada and the Philippines by a Fil-Canadian film producer. The movie is directed by veteran actress/director/producer Beverly Vergel and produced by Emily Bolanos.  
Left to right front row: Joey Abrenilla, Abril Carrancho, Erick Zonio, Michelle Chermaine, Emily  Bolanos, director Beverly Vergel, Levi De Jesus, Jas De Jesus, Goody Cambay and Joe Sangco.
Left to right back row: Verzon Mata, Marivic Fuentes-Man, Kayla Valiente Zhai, Domz Sabanal,  Sydney Aguilar, Jomar Sagun and Sonny De Jesus

LIVING INSTEAD – First 100% Fil-Canadian Feature Film

BE Rogue Productions Directed by Beverly Vergel, Living Instead produced by BE Rogue Productions is the first feature film with a 100% Filipino Canadian cast, staff and crew shot in Canada with some scenes in the Philippines. It tells the story of the lives of Filipino immigrants and their experiences with love, loss, relationship issues, 

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