Round Up

Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos performed a medley of Filipino folk songs in the second  part of their concert.

The Nightingales Enchant Toronto

Photos and text by Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Nightingales started off the Toronto Philippine Consulate General’s Independence Day weekend festivities with a bang on Friday June 10th 2016 at the Alliance Francaise theatre in downtown Toronto where guests were treated to a sumptuous cocktail reception before the show. Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos-Livioco 

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PAG President Nelia Tonido in front of her watercolor paintings.

Philippine Artists Group’s 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated Independence Day with their annual anniversary art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre on Sunday June 12th, 2016. The show titled “Iniibig Ko Ang Pilipinas . Ito Ang Tahanan Ng Aking Lahi (I Love the Philippines. It Is The Land of My Birth)” 

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From left to right: MPP Laurie Scott, MPP Patrick Brown, Rose Tijam (President of the Philippine Press Club of Ontario), Leizyl Putong - Sobrinho (Filipino Centre Toronto), and Ariel Ramos of PPCO.

Patrick Brown meeting with Filipino media

Patrick Brown, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario called a quick meeting with the Filipino media in Ontario to discuss issues that were addressed during the Spring session in the Ontario Legislature including cuts to the health care system and Autism programs, rising hydro rates, and reforms to political fundraising. The meeting 

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MILESTONES: Ligaya Caña’s 70th Birthday

Ligaya Caña celebrated her 70th birthday with family, relatives and friends. The event was held at Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre in Mississauga on May 22, 2016. (PHOTOS BY ARIEL RAMOS)

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Corpus Christi Church

A successful Mother Day’s brunch was held at Corpus Christi Church on May 8. Picture shows Fr. Joselito Oriasel with his wonderful Prayer Warriors.

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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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