Leonor Abad-Poizner is Mrs./Ms. Philippines PIDC 2019

By Suzy Llanera The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) celebrated a milestone, its 10th year anniversary of Mrs. / Ms. Philippines PIDC. Karen Pascual-Binaday, PIDC’s President, carried out to expand its search to include the title of Mrs. / Ms. Philippines PIDC 2019 bringing back the beauty pageant which is being held every other year. 

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Community Round-Up

The senior members of Friends of Jesus Christ Canada performed at the Shepherd Lodge Retirement Home to comfort and entertain the residents.

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7x Fitness for Women Opening Weekend


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Moment to moment excavation, investigation, remembering

Dogeaters author Jessica Hagedorn: By Marites N. Sison Filipino-Canadian writers should stick to their vision, resist the urge to follow trends and not attempt to reconcile their identities as Filipinos and Canadians, said Jessica Hagedorn, award-winning Filipino-American novelist, poet, playwright and multimedia artist, during her first visit to Toronto Saturday, March 23. “Don’t reconcile a 

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Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018

Encounters with Miss Universe and Miss Canada

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Sunday March 24, 2019, the Philippine Independence Day Council held a charity gala dinner in collaboration with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Universe Canada 2018 Marta Stepien at the Toronto Intercontinental Hotel. The event raised $6,000 to benefit ABS-CBN’s child welfare arm, Bantay Bata, which serves underprivileged and 

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Justice For Mushroom 4 (J4M4)

“We want the government not just here in Canada but in the Philippines, to know that we are being abused and they have to do something about it.” — Lourdes of Mushroom 4 speaking spontaneously at a press conference held April 10 at St George the Martyr Church hall in Toronto. Migrant workers Maila Ceguerra, 

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From left, front: Dr. Bonnie McElhinny, Glyn Narca, Gillian Duterte, Jennifer Thompson, Hilary Naluz. From left, back: Katherine Faith Tan, John Patrick Carlos, Justin Ortiz, Todd Le Blanc.                                                                             (Photo: New College)

FSAT wins outstanding student group award

Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto By Jennilee Austria On March 18th, the Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto (FSAT) became the first recipients of the Outstanding Student Organization Award from New College at the University of Toronto. They were nominated by Co-President Glyn Narca, who wanted to recognize FSAT’s unique initiatives and accomplishments during the 2018-2019 

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7 Ontario Fil-Cans win FCT seniors awards

By  Tony A. San Juan The Filipino Centre Toronto - FCT, through its Outstanding Filipino Canadian Seniors Awards board of judges, selects and names seven active seniors to receive the “Most Outstanding Senior of the Year-2019” award. These seniors who have made invaluable contributions, exemplary service, and magnanimous engagement into the quality of life in their communities, were chosen via 

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Rally at the Philippine Consulate office in Toronto

Open Letter to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on the massacre of 14 agricultural workers in Negros Oriental

March 30, 2019 Dear Mr. President, The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Canada (ICHRP – Canada) condemns the heinous murder of fourteen agricultural workers by the Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday in Negros Oriental. The 14 people killed in an alleged anti-criminality campaign in Negros Oriental were farmers who were massacred 

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Pierre and Justin Trudeau

The Problem with Political Dynasties

A popular Western idiom states, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” But the idiom forgets that it’s not the same tree that sprouts from the apple. While Justin Trudeau and Noynoy Aquino bear the same last name as their infamous parents, the legacies of the progeny differ significantly from the original. By José 

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