Round Up

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Gawad Kalinga held a news conference on the update of their rebuilding efforts

One year after typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas Region. Executive Luis Oquinena (based in the Philippines) did the slide and video presentation. The event was held at Glenview Presbeyterian Church on Nov. 15, 2014. Pidoy Pacis and Francis Rementilla were instrumental in gathering funds for the rebuilding project.

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Mikey Bustos

Mickey Bustos Concert Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Mickey Bustos held a concert at Prestige Disco Club on Nov. 1, 2014; immediately after the concert, the Halloween Custom Competition was held.

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Consul General Junever 
Mahilum-West

Winter Escapade 2 Pictorials by Ariel Ramos

Winter Escapade 2 launched in Toronto Oct. 3, 2014 In attendance were members of Filipino-Canadian media corps and representatives of travel and business groupings Ontario-wide

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Leaders of different caregiver organizations and community advocates met with the Liberal Party Immigration critics, John McCallum and discussed the Liberal Party's platform on the OFWs; the meeting was held at the Filipino Centre-Toronto (FCT) on Oct. 4, 2014.

Other Community Pictorials by Ariel Ramos

—————————————————————————– OFWC 32nd Anniversary and Coronation Night Ellas Banquet Hall, Toronto, Sept. 20, 2014

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In this event FRNAO donated $2,000.00 to Gawad Kalinga Canada for re-building the houses of Philippines  typhoon victims, community health and child development. FRNAO donated $1,000.00 to Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament for the children and youth 3 days annual summer tournament. FRNAO donated $1,000.00 to Negros Occidental Primary Center towards 4 (four) wheelchairs and immunization. FRNAO gave $500.00 to one of their colleague’s who have family victims of Yolanda Typhoon

Other Community Round-Up

The Filipino Renal Nurses of Ontario(FRNAO) 8th Dinner/Dance Campaign held at the Maple Banquet Hall on September 13, 2014, chaired by Helen Lao and hosted by Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. —————————– Toronto Ward 21 Councilor Joe Mihevc was honoured for his active support of Filipino community with sketches of himrendered by members of the Philippine 

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Nico Villa Pineda celebrated his first birthday at Imperial Buffet on Sept. 7, 2014. Proud parents Lyla Villa and Florencio Pineda invited their friends, colleagues, and coworkers; and of course the Ninangs and Ninongs.

MILESTONES

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Ontario Filipino Women’s Club marks 32 years

It is with great pride and jubilation that the officers and members of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club (OFWC) celebrated their 32nd anniversary with a Viennese theme party at Ellas Banquet Hall, Toronto, last Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The highlight of the celebration was the coronation of Chona Stinson as the OFWC’s 2014 Queen and 

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Former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Viola was the traditional host to the annual Philippine Reporter picnic at the scenic town on Sept. 6. He is shown cutting his and wife Julie”s Thank You Duflet chocolate cake. From left: Bert de Lara, Tom and Leslie Gesell, Dean Garcia, Mila Garcia, Imelda Copada, Art Viola, Au de Lara, Joe Damasco   (PHOTO: HG)

Reporter’s Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Philippine Reporter‘s Annual Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

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Country Head Raffy Policarpio (far right) joins members and families of Talamak golfers before the start of ANCOP’s charity walk.

LBC walks with ANCOP for a worthwhile cause

LBC, the Philippines’ premiere cargo-forwarding and money-remittance provider, has once again teamed up with ANCOP International Canada in enhancing the lives of needy Filipinos.  By becoming its main sponsor for three consecutive years now, LBC teamed-up with ANCOP International, a registered Canadian Catholic charity organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of countless people in developing 

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Margie Alocilja, an organic farming practitioner of Nueva Vizcaya with friends at the CocoVie Natural booth at Coconut Festival in Toronto, Aug. 24.

Coconut Festival at Artscape Wychwood Barns, Aug. 24, 2014

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