PICTORIAL: Martin Nievera at PIDC Mabuhay Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, Aug. 25, 2018


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PIDC awardees

Pictorial: PIDC-Mabuhay Festival 20th anniversary Gala

August 23, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Toronto PHOTOS: By Michelle Chermaine Ramos

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MAYOR John Tory with Bangla Youth Radio’s Narwin Farah, new member of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada during the organization’s meeting Monday, Sept. 10 at City Hall.

NEPMC new member with Mayor Tory


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TPR’s Norman Garcia (center) celebrates his birthday with family and friends at Asian Legend in Scarborough. Among those present are Jhun Garcia, Dodie Garcia, Eric and Pat Lazaro, JP Lazaro and Mary Wong, Mae, Sarah and Adam Lazaro; Mike and Elaine Avila and kids David, Daniel and Isabel; parents Hermie and Mila Garcia; siblings Lawrence and Lala Garcia, nephew Domenic and nieces Serena, Naeema and Justice.



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Films from the Philippines at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018

THE IMMINENT IMMANENT (Baga’t Diri Tuhay Ta’t Pamahungpahung), Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad; starring Sylvia Sanchez Angeli Bayani Arjo Atayde Chai Fonacier. As a typhoon bears down on a sleepy rural town in the Philippines, strange events and even stranger behaviour foreshadow the watery catastrophe to come, in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s wildly audacious yet deeply 

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#SamahanSaturday potluck picnic in Long Island City, NY on August 25th. (Photo:  Chrissi Fabro)

Malaya Movement Holds #ResistWeek Actions and Social Media Campaign

NEW YORK, NY — From Sunday, August 19, 2018 to Saturday, August 25, 2018, Malaya Movement, in partnership with Anakbayan New York and New Jersey, Bayan, GABRIELA New York and New Jersey, and the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), launched a week of actions and a social media campaign, #ResistWeek. 

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Helping our kids get a better education

Luz del Rosario, for re-election as Dufferin Peel CDSB Trustee: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter For the twice-elected Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Trustee, Luz del Rosario, her passion for community involvement started at her children’s school. Like every parent, she found herself volunteering as a chaperone at school events. But as 

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Taste of Manila takes off without a hitch

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The music onstage was blaring, while a group of men and women line danced to Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling.’ Children squealed from bouncing castles as a Ferris wheel spun lazily on its axis. People shielded their eyes from the afternoon sun and vendors tended to their 

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Asians go mainstream Hollywood amid the setting of snobbery and luxury

FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter With all the frenzy surrounding the movie, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is akin to a child at a piano recital playing for a room of anxious parents: you only get one shot so you’d better make it count. The film, directed by Jon M. 

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Anarchy in anti/pro-drug war film

FILM REVIEW: BuyBust By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Following a motley crew on a relentless pursuit of a narco-trafficking slum lord, writer-director Erik Matti’s most recent action flick paints a nihilistic vision of class society. “BuyBust” bursts into a bilious bloodbath due to an ongoing drug war where the characters play roles that aren’t 

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