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Pistahan sa Toronto – Proud to be Pinoy
By Aida E. D’Orazio
Fri 2nd August 2013

Toronto_ June 8-9, 2013: After 300 years of Spanish colonial rule, the Philippines was proclaimed independent by the Filipino forces led by Emilio Aguinaldo 115 years ago. It has since then been marked as a National Day and is celebrated by Filipinos all over the world.

In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), where the largest concentration of Filipino communities in Canada is located, several festivities were organized by Filipino associations in different boroughs.  The 2-day Pistahan sa Toronto sponsored by the Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT), at Nathan Phillips Square on June 8 and 9, was just one festivity among the many in the GTA that brought Pinoys together. 
Outstanding FilCan graduates receive FCT Awards 2012
By Aida E. D’Orazio
November 27, 2012  

Toronto-November 11: Eight outstanding 2012 Filipino-Canadian graduates from Ontario universities, high schools and elementary schools were recipients of awards presented by the Filipino Centre Toronto at FCT’s Rizal Hall, November 11.

The inclusion of university graduates as honorees for the first time at the Awards Ceremony on this eighth year has given this annual event more significance. The Filipino Centre has so far awarded 56 high school and elementary school graduates. The university honorees were Madelaine Cruz, Krisel Nagallo, Fritz Luther Pino, Stephanie Segovia and Rose Torres.  All of them have graduated from Ontario universities with honours or distinction this year. 
By Aida E. D’Orazio

Filipinos in Toronto, Canada, celebrated the 114th Philippine Independence Day with a successful 2-day Pistahan held at Nathan Phillips Square...
More3 Outstanding young Filipinos receive FCT’s YEPA
By Aida E. D’Orazio

Three outstanding young Filipinos were the recipients of the Young Entrepreneur and Young Professional Awards (YEPA) at the Filipino Centre...
MoreFCT Committee starts project on Filipino elderly well-being
By Fritz Pino

A community-based research project that looks at the well-being of Filipino elderly in the Greater Toronto Area has started last...
More3 Fil-Can students win FCT Outstanding Student Awards
By Aida E. D’Orazio

Three Filipino-Canadian students were awarded the top prize at the Filipino Centre Toronto 2011 Outstanding Student Awards ceremony held...
MoreFilipina Muslim wins Zonta International YWPA Award Donates award prize to empower Muslim women/children
Emailed for posting by Aida D’Orazio

The first Filipina Muslim to win the prestigious Zonta International Young Women for Public Affairs (YWPA) Award is donating part...
MoreA Fil-Can blooms in Manhattan
By Aida E. D’Orazio

A multi-talented and multi-awarded Filipino-Canadian young woman has made the news again in New York recently.
MorePistahan sa Toronto – the best Pistahan of all
By Aida E. D’ Orazio

Pistahan’s Santa Cruzan Reyna Elena was the new Miss Manila, Rhaina Dimayuga
As it has...
By Aida E. D’Orazio

Filipino community groups in Toronto will get together with York University researchers to further examine the issues that face the...

Aida D'Orazio

About author Aida E. D’ Orosio

Aida is a Board Member and Publicity Chair, Filipino Centre Toronto; writes "The Filipino Centre Toronto Update" for several Toronto Filipino newspapers and is a columnist for The Filipino Forum in Montreal.
MoreStichting Bayanihan (Netherlands) Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017
Myra Colis and Yukari Shiozaki

Filipinas, Dare to Use Your Strength!
Every year, Stichting Bayanihan celebrates the International Women’s Day in line with the mission of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (also known as UN Women) to advance gender equality and women empowerment.
Edwin C. Mercurio

For the 4th year in a row, Singapore is top on the list for the most expensive city to live beating Hong Kong, Zurich, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Geneva, Paris, New York and Copenhagen, according to a biannual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
MoreFirst Golden Balangay Awards For Filipino Canadian Achievers Launched
Tony A. San Juan

Truly meeting the long-cherished desire of recognizing purposefully  the "remarkable achievements of  Filipino Canadians across Canada",  the 1st Golden Balangay Awards was significantly  launched on...
Jorge D. Lomboy

There is a reason and there must be a purpose for anyone to keep a miniature private diary of names,...
MoreReagan Tila wagi sa FBAR Masters/Elite Event League
Marlon Baris Vicente

RIYADH: Mula sa 40 kalahok sa Masters/Elite Event, tagumpay na naiuwi ni Reagan Tila ang kampiyonato sa katatapos lamang na...
MoreFBL donates $5000 to Team Canada SMART NBTC
Dindo Orbeso

The Filipino Basketball League headed by FBL Commissioner Wallie Landicho has donated $5000 to help finance the trip of Team...
MorePinoy Radio(Ontario) has a New Home, Expands Programming
Tony A. San Juan

The significantly popular Filipino Canadian - managed broadcast station Pinoy Radio has recently moved to a new site in the City of...
MoreDOLE CONFERS “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Kababaihan” award to the Outstanding Overseas Filipina Workers
Gerry S. Rubio

DOLE SECRETARY WITH OUTSTANDING FILIPINAS. DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III (center) confers the “Parangal sa mga Natatanging...

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