Round Up

To ethnic media: ‘Empower the community’

By Veteran journalist Haroon Siddiqui TORONTO – “Your main role is to cover your community and equally to empower your community in Canada. You help the people in your community to integrate into Canada, help them have equal access to professions, make sure that the workers are not exploited, that they are treated equally as 

Posted 13 years ago by

United Methodists ask Bush to help stop Philippines killings

The head of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has urged U.S. President George W. Bush (himself a Methodist by tradition) to press Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take steps to reduce violence throughout the Southeast Asian country. In a letter to Mr Bush on behalf of the council, bishops’ President Janice Riggle Huie of 

Posted 13 years ago by

’Kubrador’ – Complex life of jueteng world

Production Company : MLR Films Executive Producer: Josabeth V. Alonso Producer: Rogelio I. Rayala Director: Jeffrey Jeturian Screenplay: Ralston Jover Cinematographer: Roberto Yniquez Editor: Jay Halili Production Designer: Leo Abaya Sound: Ditoy Aguila Music: Jerrold Jarog Principal Cast: Gina Pareño, Fonz Deza, Nico Antonio, Ran Del Rosario, Johnny Manahan, Nanding Josef Amy (Gina Pareño) paces 

Posted 13 years ago by

Filipinos in U.S. denounce anti-immigrant bill

By Aubrey SC Makilan Filipinos in the United States declared that they will support the call for a general strike called “A Day without Immigrants,” if the U.S. Senate will pass the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill. Immigrants who joined the historic California march on March 25 also vowed to continue staging protests until the bill is 

Posted 13 years ago by

Kalayaan Centre elects new officers

The Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre held its annual general meeting and election of a new board of directors on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the new KCCC at 5225 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga. The board reported its accomplishment in the past year the most important of which is the acquisition of a facility at the 

Posted 13 years ago by

Martin Nievera makes merry music at the Metro

TORONTO–Filipinos love to laugh. That’s why when Martin Nievera came to this city recently for a one-night show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s John Bassett Theatre, hundreds came to watch the Philippine concert king. And much of the reason was because Martin could easily put on a really amusing show. It doesn’t take much 

Posted 14 years ago by

Starmodel face candidates selected

By R.D. Ching The first batch of the official candidates of the ongoing search for Mr. & Ms. Starmodel Face Canada was selected recently. The selection was made during the two screenings held last July 9 and 23, 2005 at The Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga and at Gold Ribbon Restaurant and Banquet 

Posted 14 years ago by

Filipinos across Canada reiterate call for GMA’s ouster

VANCOUVER – In at least three major cities across Canada, Filipinos rallied to call for the immediate ouster of Philippine President Arroyo and to denounce her moves to change the constitution. In Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, around 100 Filipinos held actions over the last few days to coincide with protests internationally as Arroyo gave her 

Posted 14 years ago by

FCT Update: From a birthday toast to a roast

By Aida E. D’Orazio The birthday celebrators all looked upbeat and chic at their Western-style shindig last April 2. So, why bother asking about ages? The question was tabooed, anyway. As they were ushered into the theme-decorated Rizal Hall, Julie Corpuz, Linda Taiabjee and Vicky Santiago – all FCT officers – had every reason to 

Posted 14 years ago by

PIDC Mabuhay summer events all set up

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) is excited to announce that the 2004 Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival has grown to be a weeklong celebration scheduled on August 4 to 11 happening in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are several activities planned leading up to the festival that will culminate on August 

Posted 15 years ago by