Pinoy of the Year Patrick Alcedo (Ontario) and Lifetime Achievement Awardee Tomas Avendano Sr. (Vancouver)

First Balangay Awards: A Night to Celebrate and Remember

Achievers, movers and shakers gather for the first-ever nationwide search for outstanding Filipino Canadians As the sun set on September 9, 2017, Filipino Canadians from all over Canada started arriving at the doorstep of the BMO Institute for Learning for the premiere awards night of the Golden Balangay Awards. It is the first ever nationwide 

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Jennilee Austria

Writer’s story wins Ontario Book Publishers award

JENNILEE Austria received a writing award from the Ontario Book Publishers Organization for her short story, “Belonging at Bathurst and Wilson.” The story is an excerpt from her forthcoming book and it will also be published as part of an anthology. Austria’s winning work will be presented with other award winners at an event hosted 

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FILM REVIEW: Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night)

By Ysh Cabana Madilim ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), written and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. is a stark look at a household in a busy city torn by the looming bureaucratic anti-drug crackdown. With Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s fascist drug war as its backdrop, it is a haunting lamentation that bears witness to 

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A scene from the movie Madilim and Gabi (Dark is the Night) with Phillip Salvador and Gina Alajar.

MOVIE REVIEW: Technique and style leave message and drama out in the dark

By Petronila G. Cleto (Warning: Story spoilers abound – Ed.) When Toronto TIFF film aficionados learned what darkness this film by Adolfo Alix, Jr. was going to tackle – extra-judicial killings or “EJKs” in the drug war – what expectations did they have of a film that has had to pass the Manila censors? Myself, 

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Patrick Brown, Leader of the Progressive Conservative of Ontario with Atty. Angely Pacis, Mississauga Centre candidate for Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) at a Press Conference in Max Restaurant.

Let’s put Patrick Brown as Premier of Ontario

By Rodel J. Ramos It seems our Filipino leaders have no vision and no ambition except to lead their small ethnic tribes and followers to socials, beauty contest, religious, sports and yearly traditions that lead to nowhere and no future for our people. While some are involved in politics, we do not seem to know 

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David Fuller

Do immigrants work harder?

By David Fuller Contributor, Troy Media PRINCE GEORGE, B.C./Troy Media–When Henry Novak and his brothers arrived in Canada in 1967 to escape a lack of opportunity in their native Slovenia, they had no option but to work hard. They came without money or English. They hoped to get a job with their brother Tony, who 

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It’s time we target the real tax avoiders: corporations

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media With all due respect to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, if you’re going to declare war on tax cheats, do it right. The truth is there’s a deep structural flaw in Canada’s (and every other country’s) income tax system. It’s rooted in the unequal tax treatment of one class 

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Robert McGarvey

Tax reforms may be a turning point in Liberal political fortunes

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media It all seemed perfectly reasonable: tax the low hanging fruit of “fat cat” professional corporations to fund programs for the poor. Who could object to that? Turns out plenty of people object. A Hurricane Harvey of resentment has landed in Canada and its torrent of political backlash is growing 

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Rani Rivera, author

All Violet book launch: October 27

Poems by young poet and social activist published posthumously TORONTO–A young Filipino-Canadian poet’s collection of poems, found after her death in August 2016, will be off the press this fall, published by Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, a publishing house in British Columbia. Rani Rivera, 35, a Toronto social activist, succumbed to the 

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UAP-OC 2017 Induction

Ontario Fil-Can architects to scale up practice on 14th year

By Ysh Cabana TORONT–With a span of almost a decade and a half as the first branch in Canada, members of the United Architects of the Philippines-Ontario Chapter (UAP-OC) celebrated their anniversary at Novotel Toronto on Saturday September 23, 2017. Elected chapter president Alvic Doctolero shared that imagination to innovate and plan ahead while fostering 

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