Round Up


Our Lady of Assumption Christmas party, Dec. 12

Parishioners of Our Lady of Assumption Church of Toronto held their Christmas Party on Dec. 12, 2015. The line-up for Santa Claus gifts was long but it was worth the wait. A baby, kids, adults, and senior citizens received gifts from Santa. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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Philippine ConsulGeneral in Toronto, Rosalita Prospero paid a visit to 
Ontario Premier 
Kathleen Wynne 
on Dec. 15, 2015
PHOTO: Office of the Premier

Other Community Events

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Traditional Philippine Christmas songs were performed by students

Five TCDSB schools celebrate Filipino Christmas, information evening

Staff and Filipino families from St. Paschal Baylon, Our Lady of Assumption, St. Margaret, St. Antoine Daniel and St. Robert came together on December 16th to learn about family reunification and successful settlement in Canada.  PHOTOS: JENNILEE AUSTRIA

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Lumad Grandmother and Girl, Pencil crayons

Art Exhibit by Francesca ‘Ching’ Esguerra

The artwork of Francesca Esguerra – paintings and sketches in varied media — were exhibited in Art in the Hub, along with those of other women artists, last Nov. 19, 2015 at the Riverdale Hub, Toronto The event was a fundraiser for the Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) to empower immigrant women through the art. 

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PTAC officers and members at their Christmas party, Nov. 28 at St. Paul the Apostle Church

Fil-Can  teachers group elects  new officers

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. The Philippine Teachers Association of Canada (PTAC), during its General Assembly on November 14, 2015, elected its new set of officers and directors for the 2015-2017 term. Held at the Finch-Bathurst Hub in North York, Toronto, the members of the samahan ng mga gurong Filipino  in Canada chose Rose Apilado as its new 

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PPCO Christmas Party Pictorial

Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO)’s Christmas Party Dinner & Dance, Friday, November 27, 2015 at Prestige Lounge & Restaurant, Toronto PHOTOS: HG

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CLIQUE ‘Someday’: An electrifying concert

From beginning to end , this concert was just so electrifying that it radiated in your whole body and made me want to groove some more … that was the CLIQUE Concert: “Someday” held last November 14 at the Korean Cultural Centre, Toronto. These five girls: Breanna Ticsay, Keesha Cerezo, Keana Cerezo, Jam Lazaro and 

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Abigail Bengwayan-Anongos (Sec. General of Cordillera People’s Alliance), speaker at Besao Night.

Grateful to Canada, our second home

Besao Association of Ontario’s Thanksgiving Night By Jen Owatan Besao Association of Ontario celebrated its annual thanksgiving event with some 160 attendants last Saturday, Nov. 17, 2015 at Holy Rosary Church Hall, St. Clair West, Toronto. Its theme was “Iyaman tako ay Igolinsan isnan entako nakiilyan isnan Canada.” Meaning “Igolinsan: Grateful to Canada as our 

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Lilac Caña’s ‘Thankfully Yours’ — A Concert of Praise

October 18, 2015 St. John’s Polish Catholic Church, Toronto Soprano Lilac Caña gave another wonderful performance for a rapt audience of 250 people, to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. Accompanied by pianist Douglas James Rice, with performances by the Absolute Blend Performers and the Multicultural & Latino Dance Group, she gave an expressive display of vocal 

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Chona Stinson (right), Mrs. Philippines 2013, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Cancer Society representatives for her group’s donation; also present are Mary Grace 
Enciso, and Fe Gregorio of 
the Beauties of Summer.

Halloween party raised fund and donated to the Canadian Cancer Society

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