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Philippine Independence Day Council held its Christmas Party at Casa Manila on Dec. 20, 2015; colleagues, friends, and newly elected federal politicians joined the celebration.

Community Pictorials by Ariel Ramos

Philippine Independence Day Council held its Christmas Party at Casa Manila on Dec. 20, 2015; colleagues, friends, and newly elected federal politicians joined the celebration. —————————— —————————— —————————— —————————— —————————— —————————— ——————————

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Kol Hope Foundation Gala, Dec. 5, 2015

Melinda Rustia, the president of Kol Hope Foundation for Children, invited friends, and colleagues for a Fund Raising Dinner; accompanied by a Fashion Show of Rene Salud. The proceed of this event goes to the Easter Seal Society, Toronto Children Hospital, and an Orphanage. This very successful event was held at Royal York Hotel on 

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FCAN incoming officers sworn in by former NOTL Lord Mayor Art T. Viola

New officers of Fil-Can Association of Niagara sworn in at Christmas party

The newly elected 2016-2017 officers of Filipino-Canadian Association of Niagara (FCAN) were sworn in at the organization’s Christmas Dinner Dance last December 5 at the Americana Conference Resort in Niagara Falls. Former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Art T. Viola officiated the swearing-in ceremonies. The 2016-2017 officers are: Augusto Cuyugan, President; Rolly Dela Cruz, 1st Vice 

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Friends of Jesus Christ Christmas celebration, Dec. 12

THE FRIENDS OF JESUS CHRIST held its Christmas celebration on Dec. 12, 2015; different ministries performed Christmas reenactments of Christmas stories. Pastor Teck Uy and Senator Tobias Enverga delivered their Christmas messages. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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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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