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Filipino Heritage Month spreads across Canada

‘To put the community in the map’ By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Some Alberta Filipinos urge the month of September to be declared Philippine-Canadian Heritage Month in the Canadian province. Organizers of Calgary-based Fiesta Filipino annual cultural festival submitted their petition Saturday March 17. Senior adviser Dolly Castillo made the official announcement as the 

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Rights advocates in Alberta, Canada urge caregivers to be vigilant about changes to the Caregiver Program. (Photo by Aubre Makilan/Bulatlat)

Caregivers in Canada face immigration issues anew

“We should be treating temporary foreign workers as how we treat Canadians, instead of exploiting them then disposing of them.” By AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat.com EDMONTON, Alberta — An initiative by the Canadian government to review its pilot caregiver program is being perceived as a threat to its very own existence. Canada’s caregiver program concludes on 

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PCUAA Summerfest 2018

The Philippine Colleges and Universities Alumni Association (PCUUA) will host their signature venue, Summerfest-Sportsfest on June 9, 2018 at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre. Date of availability of this much sought after park is a factor for the earlier date. Fourteen alumni associations are expected to participate in this much touted event now going on 

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CEO Ted H. Dayno

UMAC 2nd World Conference in T.O.

TORONTO–Headed by CEO Teodorico Dayno and President Lauro Baguisa, UMAC Forwarders Express Inc. in Toronto, proudly welcomes UMAC Founder/Chairman of the board Mr. Benjamin Cariño together with Chief Operating Officer Nenita Baguisa and the rest of delegates all over the world. The conference aims to engage participants to collaborate and exchange ideas to establish a 

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Crossover Elite U12 – DC slam Classic Champion led by Coach Bryan Morales and Imory Bisarra

Crossover Elite Capped Great 1st OBA Season with medal finish at the Ontario Provincials

By Emar Sy Durham Crossover Basketball elite program on its first year of joining the Ontario Basketball Association resulted with great success. Known as Crossover Elite the club joined at the following age divisions U11, U12, U13 and U14. Crossover Elite U11 started the season with a bang winning gold at their first ever OBA 

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FilCan architect enters MPP race in Scarboro Agincourt

By Tony A. San Juan A “new kid on the block” is in town. Yes, mga kababayan. Carlos “ Lito” Lacuna is the latest Filipino Canadian  to throw his hat in the political arena. C. Lacuna is running for Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough- Agincourt as the official candidate of  the new Trillium Party of Ontario 

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Jennylyn, Dennis, Dingdong, Betong, Lovi, and Alden take a selfie with the crowd

Thrilled to see their Kapuso idols

Pinoys in US and Canada Sikat Ka, Kapuso! concerts take social media by storm GMA Pinoy TV’s Sikat Ka, Kapuso! was a huge hit among Filipinos abroad as the back-to-back shows featuring Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo, Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado, Kapuso Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe, Pambansang Bae Alden Richards, Kapuso comedian Betong Sumaya, 

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Four GTA FilCans vie for MPPs

(Note: Ramon Estaris wins Liberal Party nomination contest.) By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. History is in the making….that is,  in the province of Ontario. Filipinos for the first time since  the diaspora in the early 50s have in its political radar four Filipino Canadians who are vying for nomination or elective posts in four 

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From left: Dr. Chelly Silva, 
enjoying JV Salamena’s announcement of their pick, Rosemer Enverga, right.     

Mississauga Pinoys support Rosemer’s nomination

Only last January, our community had a Filipino candidate for MPP in Mississauga Centre riding, Angely Pacis. A cadre of volunteers worked very hard to get her nominated. The  timing is almost perfect. After 15 years of scandals and mismagement, the Liberal government of McGuinty and Wynne is expected to be turfed out in the 

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Luisa Blue

Service Employees International Union (SEIU International), Executive Vice President Prior to being elected Executive Vice President of SEIU in May 2016, Luisa Blue served on the SEIU International Executive Board from 2012- 2016. She has dedicated the last four decades of her life to organizing and advocating for workers’ rights through the union. As a 

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