Newly elected officers and board members with the election committee members

Press Club elects 2016-18 Officers

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario held its Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2016 at FV Foods, Toronto. The elected officers, mostly by acclamation, are the following: President : Rose Tijam Vice President : Mila Astorga-Garcia Secretary : Joe Damasco Treasurer : Noel Perada Public Affairs and Communications Officer: Veronica Silva Cusi Board Directors: 

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We endeavour to remain strong, relevant, respected, credible

PPCO AGM Report By Rose Tijam President, Philippine Press Club of Ontario I am aware you are all busy, but you take time to come to this PPCO event. I thank you for your attendance today. This year is our 15th anniversary. We established PPCO in December 2001 during a snow storm. There were 15 

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URBAN PLANNING: Residential Apartment Commercial Zone

High-rise apartments are a common part of Toronto’s landscape. They are found in every corner of the city and are a vital part of our housing mix; stretching from East Scarborough to Rexdale, and to Thorncliff Park in East York. Primarily built between 1950-1980, these dense communities were planned as ‘single-use’ areas and designed to 

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Community pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Miss Philippines 2016 PCCF held its pre-final pagent at the Korean Cultural Centre on May 7, 2016; final coronation night will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18, 2016. The candidates in alphabetical order are : Lea Alinsod, Krista Bella, Jonaline Bernal, Patricia Gacula, Joanne Ramos, Marichitt Salalila, Chiara Silo, Angel 

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More choice for Chatr customers

Unlimit Your Data Launching in the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Edmonton, customers will now have more flexibility with unlimited talk, text and data at 3G speeds while in zones From chatting with friends to emailing on the go, never worry about going over limits again. With chatr mobile’s new plans, customers have the freedom 

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Filipino Town: Remaking of Culture in Cosmopolis Toronto (Part of a series)

By Ysh Cabana A sweetish smell of caramelized sugar and scorched vinegar on grilled pork barbecue welcome commuters getting off at the Wilson Avenue stop of the biarticulated bus 7. In a few short blocks, one will find a new crop of contrapuntal cuisine revealing a site dedicated to a sense of community for the 

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Everyday is Mother’s Day

Everyday is Mother’s Day for this three generations of smiling mothers. Great grandma Alta Santos (2nd from left) is flanked by daughters Ana Marie Santos (left) and Anet Santos-Price (right) and granddaughter Jessica (2nd from right)

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‘Shabu’ – A Cross-Continental Problem

By Gemma Rains According to reports, over 90% of the neighbourhoods in Manila are flooded with ‘Shabu’ – a Filipino name for crystal meth. It’s a huge problem in the Philippines, where it’s ripping swathes through entire communities, and swiftly becoming a major moneyspinner for expanding cartels. It’s considered a worrying matter in Canada, too, 

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FLOR MARCELINO: New Opposition Leader in Manitoba

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Filipino-Canadian Flor Marcelino was recently appointed interim leader of the Manitoba NDP. Marcelino has represented the riding of Logan as an MLA since 2007. Marcelino takes on this new position in challenging times for the Manitoba NDP as the party is still hurting from an election loss almost a month ago, that 

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MIGRANT DREAMS: Film as a tool for fighting back

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Migrant Dreams, a documentary film about migrant workers by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee and Emmy-award producer Filipino-Canadian Lisa Valencia-Svensson, which was one of the entries to the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, is creating quite a stir in media circles, earning rave reviews, and winning 

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