Round Up

At the Halo Halo Festival, from left: Ronnie de Leon, Maria Guiao, Cielo Ramos, Councillor Joe Mihevc, mayoral candidate John Tory, Michelle Ramos and Voltaire de Leon, event organizer. (PHOTO: JHUN CIOLO DIAMANTE)

HaloHalo Festival draws huge crowd

To the delight of the fledgling organizer, the first ever Halohalo Festival on August 17, 2014 at the iconic Artscape Wychwood Barns at 601 Christie Street, Toronto drew a huge festive crowd, under the very sunny August skies. Like the year-round favorite “halohalo” which is a thirst quencher and eye-filler (tummy filler, too) the festival 

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Celebration held at Qssis Banquet Hall, Scarborough, ON, August 8, 2014


Happy 100th Birthday, Ramona Umoquit —————————————————————————- Margaret Pardilla’s 18th Birthday ——————————————————————————- Alex Rondilla’s 75th Birthday ——————————————————————————- Marichu Guzman Estrella’s Birthday Celebration

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The Thorncliffe Filipino-Canadian Seniors Club (TFCSC) celebrated their 25th Anniversary on June 21,  2014,  at St Clement of Ohrid (Overlea Blvd/Don Mills Rd.), together with the Coronation of Miss Paraluman 2014.  From left: Angela Hollohan,  Miss Lakambini,  escorted by CeeJay Rosales;  Nelma Payawal, Miss Paraluman, escorted by Peter Payawal;  Marciana Salmingo, Miss Mutya, escorted by Exequiel Rabanillo.

Other Community Round-Up

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First Burgosinians global reunion attendees.

First Burgosinians Global Reunion

BURGOSINIANs of Ilocos Sur all over the world and across the USA gathered in Las Vegas. The 3 days event , held July 11-13, 2014 at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, , focuses on the Reunion theme “ Panagiinniliw ( Nostalgia) , Panagtitimpuyog (Togetherness) Panagkakapya (Peace) and Panagraragsak (Celebration ). The global reunion brought out 

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Bicol Canada Community Association spent their picnic, and games at Earl Bales Park on August 2, 2014. President Paeng Nebres gave the raffle prizes away. (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

Ontario Bikolanos enjoy kaogmahan

TORONTO–Welcoming the rites of summer, Ontario Bikolanos and Bikolanas from the 6 Bicol provinces of Albay, CamarinesÊ Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon celebrated collectively at an annual potluck picnic and games, dubbed as Bikol Kaogmahan, on August 2, 2014 ( Saturday) at Earl Bales Park, North York, Toronto. With the enshrined image of 

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Fiesta ng Kalayaan

July 26, 2014, Celebration Square Mississauga FILIPINO heartthrob Sam Milby topbills Fiesta ng Kalayaan in Mississauga  

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President Paeng Nebres (2nd from right) with the officers of the Bicol Canada Community Association. The picnic and games were held at Earl Bales Park on August 2, 2014.  PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS

Other Community Events

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Markham youth group performs all around T.O.

Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians All over Toronto, the enthusiasm was electric! The overall tone of the crowd was excitement – the venue, food, smells, event, performances. You can sense that everyone is anticipating what’s to come as they all venture into different stalls, see different things, smell the wonderful food around them and the 

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Ati-Atihan in Caribana

TORONTO–For the first time in it’s 47-year history in Toronto, the Caribana, billed as “an explosion of Caribbean cuisine, music, revelry, as well as, visual and performing arts”, had an Ati-Atihan group from the Philippines dancing behind the Panmasters Steel Orchestra as they played Caribbean music during the Caribana Grand Parade held August 2, 2014. 

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TOP Chairperson: Atty. Cristina De Leon-Culp, 
Co-Chairperson Edith Pulido, Village Mayor: 
Inday Van Dyk, Village Co-Ambassador Christine 
Grace Napenas; first row are the Singkil dancers.

Fifth Philippine Villages Festival

FILIPINO-CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRANTFORD MARK By Rachelle Abubo-Szenkowski BRANTFORD, ON–In the early evening of July 2, it was all about folk dancing and devouring traditional Filipino food as Filipino Canadian Association of Brantford (FCAB) celebrated its fifth annual Brantford International Villages. The four-day summer festival started as a salute to the 100th anniversary of the 

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