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Two Pinoy-Canadians in top three finalists of MasterChef Canada

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Two Filipino-Canadians have made it to the top three finalists in the third season of “MasterChef Canada,” a CTV culinary reality show. They are Matthew Astorga of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and Jeremy Senaris of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The two will vie with Mary Berg of Toronto for the much-coveted MasterChef Canada title, 

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Brampton Pinoy Canadian youth to represent Canada in world Jr. taekwando championship

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Lean Atendido, a 17-year old Filipino Canadian, will represent Canada at the Jr. World Championships in Burnaby, British Columbia in November, having recently won as national champion in taekwondo. Atendido emerged first place in in the Jr. -51 kg bantamweight division during the Canadian National Taekwondo Championships last May 13, at the 

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Participate in the federal review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

“We can’t keep on relying on others winning, we need to change the game” Anakbayan-Canada Statement on Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Review “Migrant power on the rise/ Now’s the time to organize! No more bosses, tricks & lies/ Give our children better lives!” We are children of migrants, students, intern labourers, youth advocates, the 

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Prayer vigil rally participants group photo at Bathurst-Wilson Parkette.    From Left to right: Joey Abrenilla, Ben Corpuz, Cory Coutts, Ron Culinista Turla, Ferdinand Guevarra, Daisy Pedrosa, Jenny, Alvin Bascon, Rose May Navarra, Sharon Alejo Caquez,  Amy Pioquinto and Becca Turno Cavoberde (Photo by Lui Queano)

PCPM holds prayer vigil to save Canadian hostage in Mindanao

By Lui Queaño Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement (PCPM) formerly known as Pinoy Duterte Movement held a prayer vigil rally at Bathurst-Wilson parkette last June 8 in a move to appeal the incoming President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to stop the scheduled beheading of a Canadian being held hostage by Abbu Sayyaf in Jolo Mindanao. The Abu 

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Gold Karate champ now a Black Belt

MARIA LYLA Luciano, a 15-year old Filipino-Canadian, was awarded her 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate during ceremonies held in Red Deer, Alberta, where she was the youngest recipient.(Black Belt is the highest belt color denoting a degree of competence and 1st Dan is the first stage of this degree.) Luciano recently won gold in Capital 

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‘The It List’ season 2 on FTV

The It List is back! For Season 2, the pilot episode will air on June 13th, prime time 9 pm every Mondays. Tune in because we’re bringing you what’s up and coming, who’s who, and what’s “It” from fashion, business, travel, sports, lifestyle, beauty, including arts and culture. Ms. Rachelle Cruz comes back as the show host 

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Toronto hosts Canada’s 3rd Annual Coconut Festival

Toronto hosts Canada’s 2nd Annual Coconut Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at David Pecaut Square (behind CBC bldg and next to Roy Thompson Hall). The Coconut Festival is produced by Coconut Festival Canada which aims to bring the community together to learn about the many health benefits 

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MLA Flor Marcelino joins Friends of Filipino Immigrants in Manitoba at the flag-raising ceremony last Saturday, June 4th. Some 30 Filipino organizations in Winnipeg participated in the opening of a week-long celebration of Philippine heritage.

PH Heritage Week in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG–The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM) through its volunteers, member organizations and sponsors will  lead  in the celebration of  culture, tradition  and spirit of community  with  various activities lined up  during the Philippine Heritage Week. Commemorating the 118th anniversary of Philippine independence,  the festivities will start with  the flag rasing event  on June 4th, 2016 at 

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From left to right: MPP Laurie Scott, MPP Patrick Brown, Rose Tijam (President of the Philippine Press Club of Ontario), Leizyl Putong - Sobrinho (Filipino Centre Toronto), and Ariel Ramos of PPCO.

Patrick Brown meeting with Filipino media

Patrick Brown, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario called a quick meeting with the Filipino media in Ontario to discuss issues that were addressed during the Spring session in the Ontario Legislature including cuts to the health care system and Autism programs, rising hydro rates, and reforms to political fundraising. The meeting 

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Towards a Sociology of the Toronto Filipino public space

(Part 2) By Ysh Cabana In most communities today, the street has become almost exclusively the domain of the private automobile. To some, the street is only a way of going or a means of passage. Even pavements that may be present along major thoroughfares feel inhospitable and out of place. Although Toronto neighbourhood streets 

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