Fred and Nenita Tomas with family

Fred and Nenita Tomas mark 25th wedding year

Alfred Tomas and Nenita Tomas celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary which was attended by relatives and close friends on April 15, 2017. Senator Tobias C. Enverga together with his wife Rosemer Albovias Enverga graced the very memorable occasion for which Mr. and Mrs. Tomas were given a certificate of appreciation because of their involvement as 

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Alyssa Grace Datu: Fil-Can Teen wows judges on The Voice Teens PH

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos 16-year old Markham-based Alyssa Grace Datu turned all four judges’ chairs with her emotional rendition of “Hanggang” on The Voice Teens Philippines, which won her a standing ovation from Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Sharon Cuneta. Canadian-born and raised, Alyssa also wowed them with her fluency in Tagalog. She remembers singing 

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Message to big foreign mining companies: Stop plundering ancestral lands

INTERVIEW: Bishop Antonio Ablon By Hermie Garcia (The Philippine Reporter interviewed Bishop Ablon of the Philippine Independent Church, Zamboanga del Sur. See previous issue for full coverage of his group’s visit.) The Philippine Reporter: What were the objectives of your Canada visit? Bishop Antonio Ablon: I quote from the goals and key messages of the 

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Members of different community organizations in Montreal joined FIPOQ in celebrating Cordillera Day 2017. 
(Photos: Joyce Valbuena)

A Cordillera Day in Montreal

Recounting the resistance of indigenous people in Cordillera: By Joyce Valbuena The Filipino Indigenous People Organization in Quebec (FIPOQ) headed the celebration of Cordillera Day in Montreal last April 15. The event was held a week earlier than the actual Cordillera Day (April 24) because some of the members of FIPOQ were bound to go 

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George R. Poblete and Gov. Gen. David Johnston
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Poblete receives Queen’s Sovereign Medal from Gov. General Johnston

By Fe Paca-Taduran OTTAWA, CANADA–Scarborough, Ontario resident George R. Poblete, received the Queen’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston, during a formal presentation ceremony made at the Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on April 24, 2017. George received this honour for his over sixty years of 

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Certificate of Appreciation

Filipino Congressman Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna) (right) receives certificate of appreciation from Joe Damasco, Secretary of Philippine Press Club of Ontario, at a press conference held March 30 at FV Foods, Toronto. Zarate was part of a 5-member delegation from the Philippines.

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Filipino leaders raise issue of Canadian mining injustice to MPs, groups in 6 cities

PPCO PRESS CONFERENCE: By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Philippine Press Club Ontario held a press conference with members of a visiting Philippine delegation of leaders who travelled to a number of Canadian cities, including Ottawa, to bring attention to Canadian legislators and the public about the detrimental impact of mining in the Philippines. The delegation specifically asked 

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Eufemia Cullamat, extreme right with Bishop Antonio Ablon, Dr. Anie Bautista and supporters from KAIROS and solidarity groups.

ATOHAN (Fight! Defend the Ancestral land!)

The opportunity to meet indigenous persons from Mindanao doesn’t come often. To start with, their visit to Canada was a big decision they had to do. Then they had to fly hundreds of miles from their abodes in the mountains and in the hinterlands of Mindanao to relate to us their miseries and struggles. They 

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Marily Mondejar, Founder and CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network

Consulate Hosts Disrupt 2.0 launch and Filipina global summit kickoff

The Philippine Consulate in Toronto hosted the Global Summit Kickoff and book reading of DISRUPT 2.0 on Sunday March 26th 2017 in celebration of Women’s Month. This was in preparation for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards set to take place at the 14th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 25-29 

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Pinoylicious Wine and Dine

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Organizers of Pinoylicious Wine and Dine – a food, wine and music event to promote Philippine cuisine in a grand way to Toronto’s mainstream diners – are jubilant over the success of their initial effort. “It exceeded our expectations,” confides international Sommelier Arlene Oliveros to this writer immediately after the event held 

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