Kababayan Multicultural Centre Christmas celebration at 20 West lodge May Robinson Hall, Dec. 3, 2016

Newcomers’ Christmas Celebration at Kababayan Multicultural Centre

Kababayan Multicultural Centre It’s the time of the year again when everybody wants to celebrate the season of giving, rejoicing and the birth of Christ. For some, Christmas is a season of great joy with all the trimmings, decors, gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners 

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE !   Virgina 'Pina' Rigillo celebrated her 70th birthday at Saint Clare Parish on November 12, 2016. This event was attended by her family, close friends, and former and also present employers.


CELEBRATION OF LIFE ! Virgina ‘Pina’ Rigillo celebrated her 70th birthday at St. Clair Parish on November 12, 2016. This event was attended by her family, close friends, and former and also present employers. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS ————————————————————————————————– —————————————————————————————-

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Angely Pacis meets Patrick Brown at Queen’s Park

Angely Pacis, the candidate for nomination for Mississauga Centre, met with Patrick Brown, Ontario Provincial Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party), on Nov. 21, 2016 at Queen’s Park. Others in photo are community leaders supporting Pacis. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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Calling all devotees to the Virgin of Peñafrancia

The Devotions and Celebrations of the Feast of the Virgin of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicolandia for the year 2017 in the GTA , hosted by the Devotees of the Virgin of Penafrancia, supported by the Bicol Canada Community Association ( BCCA ) starts on January 2017. Schedule of Events: I – 9 Monthly Novena 

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From left: Deputy Gen. Bernadette Fernandez, Bern Jagunos, Rafunzel Korngut, Congen Rosalita Prosero, Pet Cleto, Connie Sorio and Sarah Salise.

Toronto groups seek justice for IPs, independent probe of Oct. violence

By Pet G. Cleto Indignant over the violation by police forces of the Duterte government’s maximum tolerance policy regarding protest rallies, a number of representatives from progressive  organizations in Toronto registered their calls for justice with Philippine Consulate officials last October 25. Community leaders from Migrante Ontario, GABRIELA Ontario, Anakbayan Toronto, the International Coalition for Human 

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Bayan-USA Chair Bernadette Ellorin with Petronila Cleto of Gabriela Ontario.  (Photo LQ)

Problem is not Trump but global monopoly capitalism, says Bayan-USA chair

On U.S. Presidential Election: By Lui Queaño The recent U.S. presidential elections that proclaimed Donald Trump as the winner created troubling reactions within the Fil-Am community and stirred up waves of protest actions across the United States, according to Bayan-USA chair Bernadette Ellorin. Ellorin is not surprised that people have reacted badly to Trump’s election 

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Part of the 150-strong youth delegates from Canada, Philippines, U.S. and Europe. (PHOTOS: HG)

Anakbayan Canada launched in Toronto

By Pet G. Cleto The historic launch of the Canada-wide youth organization of Anakbayan took off successfully on the November 18-20 week-end of 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, with some 150 participants in attendance. It is the second overseas country-wide Anakbayan organization, the first being Anakbayan U.S.A. Youth and their advocates flocked to the University of 

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Librarian David Fernandez receives latest issue of The Philippine Reporter from Publisher Hermie Garcia, joined by Mila Garcia, Norman Garcia, Leslie Gesell and students Daniel and Isabelle Avila, Domenic and Serena de Vera

U of T library gives Reporter staff, guests special annual tour

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library tour for Reporter staff and students By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – A deck of 16 rectangular art cards published several decades ago that could be combined three million picturesque ways; an original copy of the oldest biblical history of humankind printed on velum; a heavy little volume with a metal 

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Gabriela Ontario Submissions to the Parliament

By GABRIELA-Ontario GABRIELA Ontario is a Toronto-based feminist organization that addresses Filipino women’s issues, rights and welfare, advocating and campaigning for their issues in Canada as well as for their families in the Philippines. Being part of GABRIELA Philippines, the largest feminist coalition in that country, composed of over a hundred women’s organizations, GABRIELA-Ontario also 

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ohn Ablaza prepares a model backstage.

John Ablaza Toronto Bowtie Couture Trunk Show

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos INTERNATIONALLY renowned Filipino designer John Ablaza held a trunk show for his Bowtie Couture line in Mississauga on October 17, 2016 at the STIR Kitchen & Beverage Company. The show featured handcrafted bowties and accessories along with some of Ablaza’s formal and casual creations. Ablaza is known for his eco-friendly designs 

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