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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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Community pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Miss Philippines 2016 PCCF held its pre-final pagent at the Korean Cultural Centre on May 7, 2016; final coronation night will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18, 2016. The candidates in alphabetical order are : Lea Alinsod, Krista Bella, Jonaline Bernal, Patricia Gacula, Joanne Ramos, Marichitt Salalila, Chiara Silo, Angel 

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Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, spoke in a roundtable with the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada on general military matters.

Ethnic Press roundtable

Ethnic Press roundtable participants in a photo with Lt. Gen. Michael Hood at Toronto City Hall Chamber, Members Lounge, on April 18, 2016, led by President Thomas Saras. Photos: HG

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Dolly Poblete with family and friends at Prince of Peace Church

Dolly Poblete’s 85th Birthday

Dolly Poblete’s sister, family, friends, children and grandchildren surprised her when they joined her on the Holy Mass on her birthday, at Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough.  

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Filipino Centre-Toronto holds Presidents’ Ball, Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

The Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT) held its Presidents’ Ball on April 23, 2016 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Toronto. The guest speaker was Patrick Brown (Leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario). Sponsors, friends, supporters, and guest came from all parts of Canada, USA, and Philippines. FCT President Rosalinda Cerrudo-Javier gave a thank you 

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Santiago de Vera on his 13th birthday breakfast  treat on Feb. 27. 5 PHOTOS: HG


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Principal Sponsors: Mhel Cruz, Joy Ciolo, Dennis Ibaviosa and Albert Ciolo; Secondary Sponsors: Jarvin, Jessie, Gus, Miela, Val and Faye

Sanchez and Yau Nuptials

Ramiel Mark Sanchez and Yamira Yau tied the knot last April 9 at St Maria Goretti Parish,Scarborough. Ramiel Mark is the son of Rodel and Lyn Sanchez of Toronto while Yamira is the daughter of Kim Kuen and Xin Yau of Panama.

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Surprise birthday for Carol Joy Martin

A surprise birthday for Carol Joy Martin by family, relatives and friends in Brampton on April 16.

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April (left) with friends and classmates

Community Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

April Gonzalez celebrates debut at Rembrandt Banquet Hall, Toronto, April 9, 2016 —————————-

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4 Generations of De Veyra Clan’s typhoon Haiyan survivors celebrate birthdays

FOUR GENERATIONS of the De Veyra Clan’s Typhoon Haiyan survivors celebrated April 19th, the joint birthdays of cousins Amie V. Balagapo, (Left with cake), and Lollie V. Musca-De Leon (right), shown here (right photo) with 99-year old matriarch Pomposa V. Musca, at the family’s ancestral home in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines. Canadian relatives partook in the 

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