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Members of group forming a network of writers and journalists. Clockwise, from left: Pet Cleto, Patty Rivera, Richard Mojica, Leon Aureus, Jr., Marites Sison, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Hermie Garcia, Veronica Silva Cusi, Althea Manasan, Ysh Cabana and Jennilee Austria. Not in photo, Robert Diaz.

Pictorial: Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network

 

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Benedicto ‘BenCab’ Cabrera (Photo: Rappler)

Interview with Filipino National Artist BenCab: ‘I touched humanism in my art’

Interview with PH’s 2006 National Artist BenCab By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Renowned artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006. A collectors’ favorite, BenCab is known as the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists with collectors scrambling to buy his works 

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KAMP 2017 Mentors, mentees, and organizers.  Photo: JC Bonifacio.

Touching KAMP experiences of Vancouver Pinoy youth

By Jennilee Austria Just like most Filipinos, my husband and I have never been to summer camp. So when we realized that our Vancouver vacation coincided with a Filipino youth camp, we spent two days at Loon Lake. We soon realized that KAMP was not just a summer camp— it was a social movement. In 

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Want to continue your career in construction industry? FILCONPRO is your friend

By Voltaire de Leon Edward Lintag worked in the Philippines as a project engineer for Systech Industries for four years until 2007 when an opportunity opened up in Saudi Arabia. There he continued his project engineering work this time with Advanced Vision, an engineering firm of the prominent Bin Laden family. The reputation of Filipino 

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Dr. Robert Diaz

The Ethics of Honouring Other Lives

By Dr. Robert Diaz Assistant Professor University of Toronto I moved to Canada six years ago and, for the most part, I’ve lived a life that seems unimaginable for an immigrant with roots in the Philippines. I work as a faculty member at the University of Toronto. I teach, mentor, and collaborate with Filipinos whose 

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Barbecue pork and chicken were popular at KASIN’S booth

Pictorial: Taste of Manila 2017

Street Festival on Bathurst Street and Wilson Ave. August 19 and 20, 2017 (PHOTOS: HG)

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Pictorial: 12th Kultura (2017)

The 12th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival took place August 10-13, 2017 at Daniels Spectrum. It featured live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations and a marketplace. Organized by the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture, a youth-led charitable community organization based in Toronto. (Photos: HG)

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NEPMCC members and guests at the opening of the NEPMCC’s booth at CNE

Pictorial: Ethnic Media at CNE

Opening Ceremony of National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada’s booth, Aug. 20, 2017

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Get-together appreciation lunch for community media

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Pinoys in Canada

Canada’s immigration growth fuels international money transfers

Canada’s immigration growth imperative Today, one out of five, or 20% of all Canadians are foreign-born. If we add in second generations, the number becomes 40%. Even at 20%, it is equivalent to Quebec’s population size! And the tidal wave is not stopping there. In 2016, 320,000 new immigrants came to the country, add to 

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