Round Up


Kalayaan Picnic 2014

By Babeth Cerbas The Kalayaan Picnic 2014 which was held on Saturday, June 7 at the Mississauga Valley Community Park, was a big success. Thanks to the Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization (KFCO) who organized the annual event and partnered with the Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts, it was well attended by the different 

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From left: PAG president Nelia Tonido, John West, Congen Mahilum-West.  PHOTO: Ariel Ramos

A gift of Artists

Consul General Junever Mahilum-West received a painting as a birthday gift from PAG members at the opening of the exhibit of Philippine Artists Group at Nielsen Park, June 7.

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INSCOL Academy announces launch of its facility in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA–INSCOL Academy has been established in Mississauga with the mission to provide academic & career progression pathways to Internationally Educated Nurses(IENs) and other Healthcare Professionals. Our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary training facility aims to provide technologically enhanced learner-centric & hands-on approach to healthcare education. In partnerships with leading Community Colleges across Ontario, namely, Seneca College, Niagara College, 

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MILESTONES: Dr. JP Catungal completed PhD at UofT

Congratulations to John Paul (JP) Catungal !!! Dr. JP Catungal completed his PhD in Geography at University of Toronto, and is now a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at University of British Columbia. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S GOLD MEDALS The Governor General’s Gold Medal was first awarded in 1873 

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The Pre-Pageant candidates of “Miss Philippines Canada 2014 - PCCF” in alphabethical order are : Lyka Mae Castillo, Adrienne Eduria, Stephanie Huertas, Jessica Ignacio, Theresa Louise Lagman, Jennifer Lotz, Krisgelle Maramot, Camille Manosca, Regine Taguinod, Joanna Torrano, Eldrin Velasco. The pre-pageant was held at Korean Cultural Centre on May 3, 2014.

Other Community Events

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Mrs. Asuncion Ramos, Silayan Community Centre  2014 Mother of the Year 
together with her escort and youngest son, 
(St. Jamestown News Service, PHOTO: jttjr)

Ms. Asuncion Ramos is Silayan Mother of the Year  for 2014

TORONTO–Asuncion Ramos is Silayan Community Centre 2014 Mother of the Year Mothers throughout the world were honored by their children, relatives, and friends on May 10, 2014. The Silayan Community Centre headed by its’ Chairman and President, Ben Ferrer together with the other officers and members of the board of directors of the association has selected 

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Victoria Cup, May 17 and 18, 2014 at Centennial College

VICTORIA CUP 2014 Basketball Tournament was held at Centennial College on May 17 and 18, 2014. The 2 days of tournament was attended by RAPTORS, politicians, community leaders, parents, relatives and Filipino Centre Toronto volunteers.

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Members and guest artists of the Philippine Artists Group at the opening of their art exhibit at the Philippine Consulate General’s Office on May 2, 2014.

PAG Opens Art Exhibit at the Consulate

Philippine Artists Group Opening of Art Exhibit at the Philippine Consulate May 2, 2014

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Minister Jason Kenney

Moratorium not a solution to abuses of TFWP

Migrante Canada, the broad alliance of 19 Filipino migrant and immigrant groups in Canada, calls attention on the impact of the moratorium on the migrant workers already working in Canada and those with positive pending applications. On April 24, Minister Kenney of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) declared a Canada-wide moratorium of the TFWP 

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Bishop Vincent Nguyen administered the Catholic confirmation of a group of Grade 8 students at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Scarborough, Ontario, on May 6, 2014. (PHOTO: HG)


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