Baculinao to speak on media in China

Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, will speak at a forum in Toronto on “China and the Media in China.” He was the Chairman of the UP Student Council in 1970. He’s a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity. Baculinao was a law student when he, together with other student leaders, went 

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Maricon Gerente

Former caregiver dies after coma

By Dyan Ruiz It was a “bittersweet” end for former caregiver and mother of two, Maricon Gerente, who passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. She lost her battle against a brain tumor, but won her dreams of starting a life for her daughters in Canada.   Ma Concepcion Ala Gerente, also known as Maricon, had 

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Gerente with daughters Lean and Saniel

Daughters of nanny in a coma get temporary residency

By Dyan Ruiz The daughters of Maricon Gerente, the live-in caregiver who was granted permanent residency while she was confined in an Oakville hospital in a vegetative state, have been granted temporary resident status. Lean, 14, and Saniel, 11, the daughters of Ma Concepcion Ala Gerente, also known as Maricon, have been granted temporary residency 

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney

Tougher rules for sponsorship of parents, grandparents

By Dyan Ruiz Parent and grandparent sponsorship  resumes with major changes The federal government will be resuming immigration sponsorship program for parents and grandparents in January 2014, but will be setting the bar much higher for the relatives in Canada sponsoring them. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on May 10, 2013 at 

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Malcolm Guy and Marie Boti at Ryerson screening.

‘Use, abuse and throw them out process’

DOCUMENTARY: “The End of Immigration?” By Dyan Ruiz “We’re here to do the very manual labor that no Canadian would touch,” said a Filipina who packs produce and is interviewed in the documentary, “The End of Immigration?” Meatpackers in Alberta, agricultural workers in Southern Ontario, fast food workers in Calgary, nannies in affluent neighborhoods all 

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Fil-Canadian Fashion Feast

By Beatrice Paez Filipinos wear their pride on their sleeve. When it comes to high fashion, Philippine designers infuse their fashion lines with hints of the traditional garb, the terno (butterfly sleeve attire) and indigenous style elements. The localized approach has come to define Philippine fashion, with designers taking old styles to new heights. Now 

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Mary Ward students creating the banig.  PHOTO: MELVIN BILBAO

Inspiring outreach to young Fil-Cans

By Dyan Ruiz Filipino art forms, cultural pride and tackling tough issues were the hallmarks of arts-based outreach to elementary and high school aged Filipino-Canadian students conducted in a pilot program this Spring. Artists from the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture led workshops for students in two high schools and an elementary school 

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Casts of Temptation of Wife

Kapuso Stars Grace Independence Day Events in US and Canada

In celebration of the country’s 115th Independence Day, GMA Network – through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International – partners up with different Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian groups and communities in commemorating this memorable occasion. Touted to be the biggest Filipino event outside the Philippines, gathering an average 

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UFCW lauds Manitoba for health care for migrant workers

WINNIPEG–Canada’s leading voice for agriculture workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada), is applauding the Manitoba government in response to its decision to extend public health care coverage to migrant farm workers: the people who make the country’s food supply and production system possible. As Canada’s strongest voice for migrant workers, UFCW Canada 

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Kalayaan annual picnic on June 8 in Mississauga

Come one, come all to our annual Kalayaan Philippine Independence Day Picnic to be held at Mississauga Valley Community Centre Park. Bring your families, friends, neighbours, and the barkada para magsalosalo tayo sa samahan, kuwentuhan, tsimis, at tsibugan. June 8, 2013 (Saturday) from 11:00 AM till 7:00 PM. Bring your group, association, organizations, office or 

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