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Bata to Batapreneur: Big hit among Filipino youth

The first Filipino children’s business fair, Bata to Batapreneur, was held in Toronto on July 7, showcasing creative products and services of 50 aspiring entrepreneurs from 6 to 18 years old. The novelty of this event attracted participants from various parts of the GTA and surrounding areas and even as far as Waterloo, Ontario and 

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Ex-restaurant owners jailed and fined for owed wages of ex-employees

Ontario Ministry of Labour The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic welcomes the decision of Justice of Peace Karen Walker to impose a fine of $900,000 on Yuk Yee Ellen Pun and her companies behind the Regal Restaurant Chain for failing to comply with the Ministry of Labour’s Orders to pay their former employees owed 

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KALESA bar and restaurant’s first anniversary marked last June 30.  D’ New Direction performed, from left: Levy, Abet, Gabby, Dondie.

Kalesa Bar Restaurant’s 1st anniversary

 

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The artists and guests pose with the collaborative painting created by nine artists on one canvas which was displayed at the event. 
BACK (from left): Beth Ruivivar, Rose Tijam, Debbie Gatan, Livvy 
Camacho, Frank Tonido, Guy Camacho, Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Michelle Chermaine Ramos. FRONT (from left): Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Diamante, Romi MananQuil and Teody Asuncion

PAG marks 30 years of Filipino Canadian art

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos (Disclosure: Author is a member of PAG.) A mainstay in the Filipino community’s cultural history, the Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 23, 2018 with their annual summer art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre. This year’s retrospective exhibition titled “Our Journey: 30 Years and 

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Richard Palarca of CKATT receiving the Fiesta Ball 2018 Overall Championship Award

A show of brotherhood from Filipino basketball clubs

Kapatid TV5’s Fiesta Ball FBL Canada in cooperation with Kapatid TV5 and B Zone Live Streaming held a successful Fiesta Ball last July 19-22 at the Pan AM Sports Centre in Scarborough with 44 teams participating from different local ball clubs from the GTA. The inaugural weekend tournament was organized to let local Filipino community 

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From left: Maristella and Cristina Yap, Tyler Dadula, George 
and Dolly Poblete, Carmen Jose, Fr. David Twaddle, David 
Jose and Marites Dadula.

Dave and Carmen Jose: 60th wedding anniversary

Dave and Carmen Jose were blessed by Fr. David Twaddle at St. Barnabas Church on their 60th wedding anniversary. They have five children: Maristella Yap, Marites Dadula, Ricky Jose, Maribel Frias and Georgina Jose, and six grandchildren. Their Children and grandchildren hosted them for lunch after the ceremony.

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Sir Joe Damasco, KGOR, the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada 
Region together with Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, the outgoing head of the Rizal Canada region. 
(St. Jamestown News Service)

Joe Damasco, new Regional Commander

Knights of Rizal Canada By Romy Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso TORONTO–Joe Damasco, one of the most senior members of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region was picked by the Supreme Council as the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region for the year 2018 – 2019. Damasco, KGOR, who for several years was 

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Mayor Frank Scarpitti

Community agencies urging Markham Mayor and Council to welcome refuees

The proposal by the Mayor of Markham to open up unused schools for asylum seekers has unleashed latent xenophobia and intolerance against refugees within certain segments of the Chinese Canadian community. To counter the growing, ill-informed stigma against refugees, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) and Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) issue 

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ToM-cancelled

‘Costs too much’ — Mangante; ‘We tried to help’ — Pasternak

By Irish Mae Silvestre During a summer filled with street festivals, one well-known calendar event will be notably absent in 2018. The Philippine Cultural Community Centre (PCCC) announced that this year’s Taste of Manila, set to take place on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th has been cancelled. “With a heavy heart, the organizers 

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MARIA  AVIE DELA CRUZ displays her medals, 2 Golds and a Bronze. Gold from U30 Female Team PanAm Championships (out of 4 Teams Competitors); Gold From U30 Female individual PanAm Open (out of 15 Competitors); Bronze from U30 Pairs PanAm Open (out of 5 Pairs Competitors)

Dela Cruz won 2 Golds and a Bronze

PAN AM PARA OPEN Taekwondo Championship

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