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The Philippine Department Of Tourism And Philippine Consulate General In Calgary Announce Canada’s First-ever Filipino Restaurant Month

Calgary, AB – The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) and the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary are pleased to announce Canada’s first-ever Filipino Restaurant Month. This project will be jointly executed by the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and the Philippine Consulates General (PCG) in Toronto and Vancouver. From April 1 …

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An Ode to Yaya Meling

A fixture in the Buyco family, Lola Meling to my daughters, and Lenggay to me and my siblings has journeyed to her next life. This is how I remember her. It was 67 years ago when Meling became part of our family literally fresh off the boat from Iloilo. She …

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High School Blues

What passes as entertainment these days are largely high school dramas, those trauma plots pointing to transformation and identity.  Personally, these kinds of bildungsroman seem pretty foreign to me, as if they were disconnected petri dish specimens which seem good in the laboratory but they don’t seem to intersect with …

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Filipino Canadian Community In Ontario Donates To Victims Of Typhoon Odette

Consul General Orontes V. Castro (center) and Consul Rodney Jonas L. Sumague (leftmost) with Ms. Juanita Abalos Rejdik (Sanib Saya), Mr. Steve Pagao (President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto), Ms. Mary Ann San Juan (President, Filipino Centre Toronto) and the Filipino-Canadian volunteers during the inspection of the donation on 26 January …

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Life after Marcos

Willfredo Villanueva’s story, ‘Nightmare on Laurel Street,’ excerpt: “Leni Robredo conceded 12 hours after canvassing started, to the shock and consternation of her supporters. At the end of the balloting, Ferdinand Jr. received the highest margin of victory ever in electoral history anywhere in the world, with 94 percent of …

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Alex Chiu – Banaag Award 2021 Recipient

On January 25, 2022, the Philippine Consulate General – Toronto announced that Alex Chiu (†) was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) and awarded the Banaag Award 2021 posthumously. Rizal Statue Unveiling Stemming from humble beginnings, Alex served his Markham …

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