Elmer Lighid (left) Regional Lead South Asia Pacific and 
Allan Virrey, Organizational Development Coordinator

World Vision Canada held a press conference last Tuesday, June 9

World Vision Canada held a press conference last Tuesday, June 9, at Chef George restaurant in Scaborough, Ontario, with members of the Philippine Press Club of Ontario and other media people attending. Pinoy Para sa Pinoy, a fundraising project aimed at mobilizing the Filipino community for World Vision programs in the Philippines, was launched. For 

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(St. Jamestown News Service, DO/MP)

Mapa High to hold grand reunion in Costa Rica, June 22 to 29

It’s now all systems go for the grand reunion of the officers and members of the Mapa High School Alumni Association of United States and Canada in Costa Rica on June 22-29, 2015. According to President  Grace Belen Victoria of the MHSAA – U.S.A. and CANADA, the group will be visiting the different places in 

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Gloria Gelilio Aquino celebrates milestone

GLORIA GELILIO AQUINO celebrated her birthday last April 12 with husband Jonathan Annobil (not in picture), siblings, children, other family members, friends and other well-wishers, at Wok of Fame in Brampton, ON. Husband Jonathan works with Ghanaian News, a community newspaper based in Toronto.  

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TEAM RA AVENGERS led by Davidson Benedicto participated in Walk to Fight Arthritis at Lakeside Park, Mississauga on 
Sunday, June 7, 2015.

TEAM RA AVENGERS participated in Walk to Fight Arthritis, June 7

TEAM RA AVENGERS led by Davidson Benedicto participated in Walk to Fight Arthritis at Lakeside Park, Mississauga on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory greets Pinoys in video message on June 12 Philippine Day

TORONTO – Mayor John Tory released a video message, wishing members of Toronto’s Filipino community a Happy Philippines Independence Day.   In the video, the Mayor speaks to the significant contributions Filipino-Canadians have made to Toronto and Canada. The Mayor states: “Filipino Canadians contribute greatly to the cultural mosaic that is Toronto with their diverse 

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The real costs of informal caregiving in Canada

National strategy needed for unpaid caregivers in the workplace By Nicole Bernier Expert Advisor MONTREAL, QC Jun 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ -One in every three workers in Canada is assisting a chronically disabled person – many of them seniors – with transportation, household maintenance or day-to-day tasks, according to a recently released federal report. 

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Proudly Pinoy organizers, performers and volunteers celebrate at the end of a successful event.

Proudly Pinoy day uplifts Filipino community

“It’s a powerful thing!” On May 23rd, the TCDSB hosted Proudly Pinoy, an annual Asian Heritage Month event for the Filipino community. 250 people gathered at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School to celebrate their Filipino heritage and to learn how to improve their lives in Canada. In the “Tips from the Pros” workshop, a 

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Ms. Splinter, Butch Dalisay, and Ms. Kobak with Aparna Halpé of FSALA

From Manila to Malvern: Renowned author Dalisay inspires Blessed Mother Teresa students

On May 15th, just hours after his flight from Manila, author Jose “Butch” Dalisay Jr. gave two presentations at Malvern’s Blessed Mother Teresa CSS as part of his tour with FSALA, the Toronto Festival of Literature and the Arts. After reading from his Palanca-winning novel, Killing Time in a Warm Place, Dalisay spoke about his 

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Alberta doctors ask gov’t and corportions to take care of temporary foreign workers, including quadriplegic Filipina asked by CIC to leave Canada

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA), an advocate for almost 10,000 physicians in Alberta, is concerned about the medical care for Temporary Foreign Workers in this province, including the situation of Maria Victoria (Vicky) Venancio, the worker who came to Alberta from the Philippines, was hit by a car on her way to work, is quadriplegic 

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Maria Rowena Santiago Belen

Maria Rowena Santiago Belen convicted of operating as a Travel Agent without Registration

TORONTO–Maria Rowena Santiago Belen (“Ms. Belen”) pleaded guilty to one count of operating as a travel retailer without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. Ms. Belen offered travel services in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. As a result of the conviction, the following sentence was imposed on Ms. Belen: 

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