Round Up

KAREN Pascual-Binaday, new PIDC President

PIDC has new Executive and Board

TORONTO–On Dec. 10, 2017, the Philippine Independence Day Council, Toronto (PIDC) conducted its elections, in order to select its new Officers and Board of Directors, who will be serving with the organization for the next two years (2018/19). Those selected will be involved in organizing various community events such as: the annual Miss Philippines and 

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Amalia Loyzaga, who came to Canada in 2008 under the live-in caregiver program, who shared her struggle of getting permanent residency on the grounds of her daughter’s “medical inadmissibility.” Now, Loyzaga organizes with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots advocacy group, through which she met other foreign live-in caregivers.
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Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala”

Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day, Dec. 16, 2017, at OPSEU, in Toronto, with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala” (Onwards Migrants, Stand Against Exploitation”). Migrante organizers together with other migrant community organizations in Ontario reflected on the victories and breakthroughs of migrant workers this past year. The afternoon event also featured 

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FCWJNet welcomes new members

New members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FCWJNet), Nastasha Alli (left) and Irish Mae Silvestre (right) receive books of poetry by Patty Rivera (centre) on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo: MG)

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Fr. Sol congratulating Mr. Manolo Arnaldo after the blessing

Opening of the new PNB Global Remit branch

Seafood City in Mississauga, Dec. 18, 2017

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Senate 150 Canada Medal Awardees

ANCOP’s Cuenca receives Senate 150 Medal Early this year, Senators were asked to nominate and award in November the prestigious medals to Canadians who are thoroughly involved in their communities, whose generosity, dedication, volunteerism and hard work make their home towns a better place to live. “Senators want to take this opportunity to reflect on 

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Agnes Miranda (left), Executive Vice Chairman, WFG; Joe
DiPaola, Presidet and CEO, WFG

WFG 20th Anniversary Pictorial

Dec. 2, 2017, World Financial Group Gala Night, International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON Photos: HG

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CARLOS Bulosan Theatre play development workshop on ‘Our Time of Night.’ From left: Isai Rivera Blas; Luis Arrojo; Leon Aureus (artistic producer CBT and dramaturg); Susan A. Lock; Richard Mojica (playwright); and Arlene Pacuan at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Nov. 16 to Dec. 9, 2017.

Other Community Round-up

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ALL VIOLET, the late Rani Rivera’s book of poems launching

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ED MARANAN, literary writer, journalist and author, takes  a break from book-signing duties, with Mila Astorga-Garcia and Ruth Sarmienta Callanta, at the 38th Manila International Festival last September at the Mall of Asia.

More book events and others

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From left: Ed Prillo, Taduran and Romy Sinajon

Taduran receives Knights of Rizal award

Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran,Jr., KGOR, was a recipient of an appreciation award from the Knights of Rizal Canada Region for fully supporting the Rizal Canada 17th Commanders’ Ball which was held on  October 14, 2017 at the JC›s Banquet Hall located at 1686 Ellesmere Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Taduran’s appreciation award were signed by Sir 

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