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Winnipeg family has Jewish connections

Updated: August 12, 2023, 9:25 A.M. Winnipeg, Manitoba D’Est en Est by Joëlle N. Lasserre Levy Abad Browsing the internet for the book D’Est en Est (From East to East) by Joëlle N. Lasserre, my daughter became curious and asked, who is Joëlle? I explained that Joëlle is her grandaunt who wrote the book about the […]

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Hip Hop music: Filipino-American Rapper Ez Mil scores big

Rapper Ez Mil releases new single with Eminem, signs major International record deal Mildred German Filipino-American rapper, Ez Mil, releases a new single entitled ‘Realest’ with Grammy-winning artist and producer Eminem. Since its release on August 3, 2023 on YouTube, it has amassed 1.2 million views in three days and counting. Since ‘Realest’ dropped, Ez

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Philippine Pavilion wins in Surrey Fusion Festival

Products, food, gowns are among items on display By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Philippines Pavilion won the Best Dressed Pavilion among 50 different nations’ pavilions at the recent Surrey Fusion Festival. The Philippines Pavilion’s dominant theme this year featured Muslim creations including malong table covers, beautifully decorated umbrellas, and decorative fabric wall lining, according to

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Pinoy festival draws thousands in Toronto

Organizers aim to help revitalize economy By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez An estimated 200,000 participants trooped to Fun Philippines in Toronto’s event over the weekend to celebrate Filipino culture, food, games and crafts. The two-day event was organized by the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA), the non-profit organization responsible for events like Taste of Manila

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Gerber Baby: Grandchild of Filipinos who served in the US Navy wins famous photo contest

Updated: July 25, 2023, 10:17 P.M. Baby Madison’s story of love, resilience, adventure captures hearts of judges By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Baby Madison “Maddie” Mendoza enjoys baby music music classes and fearlessly explores new foods like most babies in the US. But her parents are from first-generation families from the Philippines and both of her

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Breaking: Two community leaders in Surrey, B.C. vie for recognition

Surrey, B.C. Who is telling the truth? Analysis Teodoro Alcuitas Editor, Philippine Canadian News.om Two prominent leaders in Surrey are in conflict as to who is to claim the honour of the first to celebrate Filipino Heritage Month in this bustling and fastest growing metropolis in British Columbia. As the month of June ended, Narima

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Pinoy sorbetes, ice cream, soft serve flavour options available in Canada

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, Filipino ice cream businesses get the spotlight   By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez July 16 is National Ice Cream Day and the choices for this most loved dessert now includes Filipino flavours. “National Ice Cream Day serves as a reminder of the joy and nostalgia that ice cream can bring.

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Eraserheads: Nostalgia, reunion make concert more unforgettable

2nd update: July 12, 2023, 11:00 A.M. Updated: July 12, 203, 6:55 A.M. Eraserheads meet actress ‘Paraluman’ after 27 years By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Filipinos love nothing more than nostalgia and reunions.  An epic combination of both gave concert-goers in Hamilton, Ontario goosebumps when the Eraserheads reunited with the actress in their video after 27

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Burnaby’s 1st Filipino Festival a success

The sights, sounds, flavours were highlights of the event   By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The first Filipino festival held in the City of Burnaby drew 12,000 participants who enjoyed the food, dances, music, art and culture of the Philippines. The “Pinoy Festival: Panahon na para Magsaya (Come Join the Fun)” was part of June Filipino

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Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing out in October

Accidental journalist Charmaine Rodriguez In time for the celebration of Philippine Heritage Month this year, members of the Filipino-Canadian community launched a book that explored their identities, experiences, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions. Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing is edited by our very own Philippine Canadian News Editor-in-Chief

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