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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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