Round Up

(Photos provided by Li Eron)

Durham Fil-Canadians hold Fiesta Week 2016

By Li Eron DURHAM REGION, ONTARIO–The Filipino community in Durham Region is growing steadfastly these past years. One proof of this is the city of Pickering hosting an annual Filipino Fiesta celebration organized by a Filipino non- profit organization. In Oshawa alone, you can see a lot of activities organized by Filipino individuals or organizations. 

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Pinoy Fiesta beauty queens.

Pinoy Fiesta stars, beauties wow crowd

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) held its annual Pinoy Fiesta event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18. Special guests are actors from the Philippines, Tom Rodriguez and Betong Sumaya. This multi-cultural event was also attended by performers from the Chinese, Polish, Jamaican and Filipino and other communities. Also in attendance are politicians 

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PIDC’s Salu-Salo sa Earl Bales Park, June 11

The President of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Norma Carpio, gave an appreciation speech to all those who attended the Salu-Salo at Earl Bales Park in Toronto, on June 11, 2016. There were singing, dancing, and a parade of community associations with their banners.

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FCT’s Pistahan Ng Bayan, June 11-12 Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Filipino Centre Toronto president Linda Javier and her volunteers pulled-off a successful PISTAHAN NG BAYAN 2016 at Nathan Phillips Square Toronto on June 11 and 12.

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Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos performed a medley of Filipino folk songs in the second  part of their concert.

The Nightingales Enchant Toronto

Photos and text by Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Nightingales started off the Toronto Philippine Consulate General’s Independence Day weekend festivities with a bang on Friday June 10th 2016 at the Alliance Francaise theatre in downtown Toronto where guests were treated to a sumptuous cocktail reception before the show. Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos-Livioco 

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PAG President Nelia Tonido in front of her watercolor paintings.

Philippine Artists Group’s 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated Independence Day with their annual anniversary art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre on Sunday June 12th, 2016. The show titled “Iniibig Ko Ang Pilipinas . Ito Ang Tahanan Ng Aking Lahi (I Love the Philippines. It Is The Land of My Birth)” 

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From left to right: MPP Laurie Scott, MPP Patrick Brown, Rose Tijam (President of the Philippine Press Club of Ontario), Leizyl Putong - Sobrinho (Filipino Centre Toronto), and Ariel Ramos of PPCO.

Patrick Brown meeting with Filipino media

Patrick Brown, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario called a quick meeting with the Filipino media in Ontario to discuss issues that were addressed during the Spring session in the Ontario Legislature including cuts to the health care system and Autism programs, rising hydro rates, and reforms to political fundraising. The meeting 

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MILESTONES: Ligaya Caña’s 70th Birthday

Ligaya Caña celebrated her 70th birthday with family, relatives and friends. The event was held at Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre in Mississauga on May 22, 2016. (PHOTOS BY ARIEL RAMOS)

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Corpus Christi Church

A successful Mother Day’s brunch was held at Corpus Christi Church on May 8. Picture shows Fr. Joselito Oriasel with his wonderful Prayer Warriors.

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Newly elected officers and board members with the election committee members

Press Club elects 2016-18 Officers

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario held its Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2016 at FV Foods, Toronto. The elected officers, mostly by acclamation, are the following: President : Rose Tijam Vice President : Mila Astorga-Garcia Secretary : Joe Damasco Treasurer : Noel Perada Public Affairs and Communications Officer: Veronica Silva Cusi Board Directors: 

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