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Filipino Immigrant stories transform into poetry performance

In My Mother Tongue: By Rachel Evangeline Chiong The Philippine Reporter In the past weeks newly immigrated Filipino youth have found a home in The Koffler Centre’s “In My Mother Tongue” program. The unique showcase this past Sunday of the youth’s creative work was a result of the program’s careful cultivation to create a place 

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Filipino desserts get a modern makeover

The Sweet Spot By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter It all started with an idea as small as a macaron. When business owners Susan Perras, 39, and Rechie Valdez, 37, met it was like kismet. They had both been running their own businesses out of The Cake Collective, a 4,500 sq ft commercial kitchen 

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Nanay Julita

Pain, frustration, desperate desire for justice

FILM REVIEW: Call Her Ganda at Hot Docs By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter In 2014, a transgender Filipina woman was found brutally murdered in a motel room in Olongapo City. Weeks later, when a U.S. Marine stationed in the port city is accused of the crime, the case is thrust into the international spotlight, 

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Peter Tabuns - introduced Bill 181

Partisan politicking puts Filipino Heritage Month bills in legislative limbo

ll three of the major political parties in the Ontario Legislature have tabled their own versions of the Filipino Heritage Month Act, and all three have been struck down by opposing parties, indicating that the Parties are aware of the collective voting strength of the Fil-Can community and are vying for “ownership” of the bill 

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Photo: Susana Molinolo

Poet Patria Rivera launches 4th poetry collection

TORONTO–The Time Between, Filipino Canadian poet Patria Rivera’s fourth poetry collection, was launched recently by Signature Editions at Gerrard Art Space (GAS) Gallery in Toronto May 6. Growing up in the Philippines, Rivera said, events and personal histories formed much of her poetry. “We are all products of our pasts, and to ignore our past 

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Joe Rivera stands before two of his paintings which are part of his 
Migrants Workers Series displayed at Metro Hall Rotunda, Toronto. 
Rivera and other artists are jointly exhibiting their works in celebration of Asian Heritage Month 2018.  (Photo provided)


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PCCF Pageants with a cause and experience of a lifetime

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) launches its 2018 Pageants with a Cause with formidable and touching start! Last May 5th, 2018, eight adorable Little Miss Philippines Canada candidates took the stage and captivated the audience with their dance moves and talents! Kudos to our co-chairs: Fe Taduran, Beth Daliva, Nhitz Calvez and choreographer Chollo Lagdemeo. 

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Consul  General 
Rosalita S. Prospero

Bicol Canada officers inducted

By Leticia Peralta Toral and Manuel Papa Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero cited the strong commitment and support of the men and women of the Bicol. Canada Community Association (BCCA) in encouraging and motivating fellow Bicolanos in Canada through strong bonds of friendship and goodwill. She mentioned the continuing emphasis on the promotion of 

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10 Ways to Protect Your Property from Flood Damage As spring approaches across Canada, flood season in is full effect. While floods can happen at any time of year, spring thaws are the most common cause of flooding and flood damage in Canada. Every year, floods cause millions of dollars in property damage. Areas close to rivers, lakes and coastal shorelines are most 

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Filipina domestic helpers as beauty contestants in Hong Kong.  (Photo provided)

‘To reveal the struggles and triumphs of OFWs’

Baby Ruth Villarama on her film ‘ Sunday beauty queen’: By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter An award-winning documentary featuring Overseas Filipino Workers will be screened in theatres across Canada next month in a special one-day event. Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama, Sunday Beauty Queen follows the lives of five domestic helpers in Hong Kong. 

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