Ontario Filipino Women’s Club marks 32 years

It is with great pride and jubilation that the officers and members of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club (OFWC) celebrated their 32nd anniversary with a Viennese theme party at Ellas Banquet Hall, Toronto, last Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The highlight of the celebration was the coronation of Chona Stinson as the OFWC’s 2014 Queen and 

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Former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Viola was the traditional host to the annual Philippine Reporter picnic at the scenic town on Sept. 6. He is shown cutting his and wife Julie”s Thank You Duflet chocolate cake. From left: Bert de Lara, Tom and Leslie Gesell, Dean Garcia, Mila Garcia, Imelda Copada, Art Viola, Au de Lara, Joe Damasco   (PHOTO: HG)

Reporter’s Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Philippine Reporter‘s Annual Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

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Anacito, Dan Gabriel and Anastacia having dinner at their new apartment.    (PHOTO: MARIA ASSAF)

Beset by difficulties, injured ex-caregiver’s reunited family settles down little by little

By Maria Assaf “Little by little everything is going to be okay,” says Anastacia Espena, as she rolls her wheelchair towards the dining table where she is about to have dinner with her family. Her husband made corned beef with rice. The phrase has become her motto of late. It hides the urgency of her 

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Taste of Manila: A Huge Pinoy Street Festival Waiting to Happen

By Rachelle Cruz There’s Korea town, China town, Greek town, and now there’s Little Manila.  You won’t find jeepneys bumper-to-bumper stuck in traffic, or street-kids selling Sampaguitas under the searing heat of the sun but the first ever Filipino street festival at Bathurst and Wilson Avenue is as close to home as it can get.  Large 

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Montreal Pinoy community organizes vs LCP changes

MONTREAL–Members of the Montreal Filipino community at large met last week to discuss the proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) that were recently revealed by Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to several Filipino organizations in Toronto earlier this year. Recently, the comments made by Minister Kenney, as reported by 

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Hustisya’s director Lamangan and audience’s reactions at TIFF

By Rachelle Cruz The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival kicked off, and this year, three films from the Philippines made the cut: Lav Diaz’s From What is Before (Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon), Carlos Siguion-Reyna’s Where I am King (Hari ng Tondo), and celebrated filmmaker Joel Lamangan’s Jusice (Hustisya). The Philippine Reporter caught 

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PPCO to host a ‘Press Forum’ event for Filipino-Canadian candidates

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) will host a Press Forum event featuring Filipino-Canadian candidates to positions in the school board, and municipal and federal government. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 19. 2014, 6:30 p.m. at FV Foods restaurant, 280 Wilson Avenue, North York. The event dinner buffet is $10 per 

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Country Head Raffy Policarpio (far right) joins members and families of Talamak golfers before the start of ANCOP’s charity walk.

LBC walks with ANCOP for a worthwhile cause

LBC, the Philippines’ premiere cargo-forwarding and money-remittance provider, has once again teamed up with ANCOP International Canada in enhancing the lives of needy Filipinos.  By becoming its main sponsor for three consecutive years now, LBC teamed-up with ANCOP International, a registered Canadian Catholic charity organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of countless people in developing 

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Margie Alocilja, an organic farming practitioner of Nueva Vizcaya with friends at the CocoVie Natural booth at Coconut Festival in Toronto, Aug. 24.

Coconut Festival at Artscape Wychwood Barns, Aug. 24, 2014

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MP SITSABAIESAN: Bring injured Palestinian children from Gaza to Canada for treatment

My NDP colleagues and I welcome the announcement of a long-term ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Millions of innocent civilians were caught in the line of fire in the Middle East, and more than two thousand have been killed since July.  I am deeply concerned about the situation. New Democrats have been urging the Government 

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