De La Salle homecoming golden jubilee

The De La Salle COM69 Class celebrated its Golden Jubilee Homecoming on March 2, 2019 at the DLSU Taft Campus. About 60 classmates attended, some from the USA and Canada. The week-long activities started with a Mass on February 24 at the DLSU Chapel with COM69 classmates, their spouses and the Lasallian Community. A Welcome 

Posted 2 months ago by

PIDC logo

PIDC announces date of flag raising for Independence Day

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has announced that the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the historical independence of the Philippines, will take place on June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall, from 12 noon to 2 pm. All members and supporters of the Filipino-Canadian community are invited to attend. In addition to the significance of 

Posted 2 months ago by

Bayan Canada-Media Killings

BAYAN Canada on Maria Ressa’s arrest

TORONTO–BAYAN-Canada calls on the Philippine government and justice officials to drop the charges against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler. Ressa was arrested on February 13 over a “cyber libel” complaint from a businessman. Rappler said the businessman filed the complaint five years after the article appeared in 2012, and the law 

Posted 2 months ago by

Consulate staff, speakers and attendees

Services and Resources for Pinoy Canadians

Consulate-FCT Orientation Session for Immigrants By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in collaboration with directors of the Filipino Centre Toronto hosted an orientation day on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the volunteer-run Filipino Centre Toronto located at 4395 Sheppard Ave. East. The full day’s lineup of seminars provided Filipino immigrants with a wealth of 

Posted 2 months ago by

Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Why Ontario tuition cuts are a threat to Filipino students on campus

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter THE government of Ontario under Premier Doug Ford announced major changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and tuition in January 2019. Among the many changes are the elimination of free tuition and a reduction in the number of grants for post-secondary financial aid compared to loans. These 

Posted 2 months ago by

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

Pinoy absentee voters in Canada now almost 100K

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Out of the 1.7 million Filipino overseas absentee voters (OAVs), there are almost 100,000 registered in Canada for the May 13 midterm polls. In a press conference in January in Manila, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said there is an increase in the number of Filipino OAVs as it reported 

Posted 2 months ago by

rom Ed Santos Twitter: “I am Filipino, born in Japan with a Mexican last name. I grew up in Cerritos, California.  The mother of our child is Native American and white. My daughter has autism, OCD amongst many other issues.”

The Legend of Fil-Am Ed ‘RockDaMullet’ Santos

The story of a Filipino-American artist and marketer who leaves a tremendous influence in Southern California, in the history of social media, the world of extreme sports, and in the alternative music scene By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña On February 13, 2019, it was announced on social media that Filipino-American Ed Santos, known in social 

Posted 2 months ago by


Film review: Respeto (2017): A Mash-up of Rhymes and Resistance

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Respeto is an engrossing mash-up of rhymes and resistance, charting the intergenerational lives of have-nots. It weaves the words and worlds of a young street rapper Hendrix (played by real-life rapper Abra) and the much older reclusive radical poet aka Doc (Dido dela Paz). The former represents the grit 

Posted 2 months ago by

Officers of the Filipino-Canadian Dental Hygiensts’ Society, from left: Rosanna Villaluna, Liwayway Javier, Filipina Cortez, Joy Mance, Maryann Halili, Noreen Ocampo, Michelle Baquiran, Mary Jean Cabugao, Marietta Pranada.
(Photos: Ralph R. Photography)

Filipino dental hygienists group launched

By Bruce Gates A new organization aimed at promoting the careers of Filipino dental hygienists launched Feb. 10 in Toronto. The new non-profit organization is composed of registered dental hygienists who volunteered their time to organize continuing education opportunities and provide peer support to members in the Filipino community. “The reason we created the organization 

Posted 2 months ago by

Watercolour painting from St. Andrew’s Playground

State of Heritage Report

Identifies value of heritage and need for greater public engagement TORONTO–Heritage Toronto releases its State of Heritage Report today, following a year of research, consultations, and engagement with 58 community organizations and over 500 members of the general public. The Report provides 17 recommendations on how to better promote and protect Toronto’s heritage. Since 2001, Heritage 

Posted 2 months ago by