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Pinoy Fiesta, a success

TORONTO–Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro and Rafael Rosell were a colossal hit at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto. Festive pandemonium erupted when the GMA Pinoy TV  artists  went on stage and performed their best to the thousands upon thousands of fans and well wishers on June 22  “Wow, what a great night for 

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Kalayaan former chairmen and officers with current Chair Dr. Solon Guzman (right)

The Philippine Independence Day Ball

Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization’s 30th Anniversary Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Mississauga,  June 15, 2013

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Ms.Caregivers

Salu-Salo sa Earl Bales Park

June 15, 2013

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DR. JOSE RIZAL’s birthday at Earl Bales Park. In photo: Consul General Junever Mahilum-West with Ladies of the Knights of Rizal (LKoR)

Ladies of Rizal

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UPAAT Kapihan

 

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Belinda Corpuz and Mom Paulina with Phil. Ambassador to Canada Leslie Gatan in Ottawa in the Celebration of Phil indendence day at Ambassador residence.

Singer Belinda Corpuz receives certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Leslie Gatan

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RAISING the Philippine flag at Queen’s Park, June 12, 2013. From left, PIDC President Norma Carpio, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Philippine Consul General Junever Mahilum-West.  PHOTO: MAG

Flag Raising at Queen’s Park, June 12, 2013

Congen Mahilum West receives Certificate of Appreciation from Ontario Legislature Speaker Dave Levac

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It will be long remembered in the history of Philippines and Canada that on June 12, 2013, the first ever Filipino Canadian Senator Tobias "Jun" Enverga unfolded the biggest Philippine Flag on the steps of the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa; together with other Senators, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Ambassador of the Philippines (Leslie Gatan); together with other celebrants from Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Nunavut, Vancouver, Montreal, and Hamilton, etc.

Flag raising in Ottawa, June 12, 2013

Filipino Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga unfolded the huge Philippine Flag on the steps of the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa; together with other Senators, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Ambassador of the Philippines (Leslie Gatan);  with other celebrants from Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Nunavut, Vancouver, Montreal, and Hamilton.

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Eric Baculinao stresses a point  at a talk before media and guests

China’s global ambitions require peace with neighbors

ERIC BACULINAO, BEIJING BUREAU CHIEF, NBC NEWS: By Beatrice Paez Four decades ago, Filipino law student Eric Baculinao found himself stranded in a socialist country, trading the certainty of an arrest if he returned home to the Philippines, for the unknown. What were supposed to be two weeks visiting China as a student, turned into 

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Ambeth Ocampo spoke about Rizal’s loves and women and the hero’s ‘Oedipus complex’ and indications he was gay.

Rizal had 14 ‘queridas’ — historian Ocampo

By Hermie Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO — Historian Ambeth Ocampo had a field day amusing and making the audience laugh with his  research, anecdotes and trivia about the loves and women in Jose Rizal’s life on Friday, June 7, at Ryerson University. On the second part of his more than 3-hour presentation, organized by  

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