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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.
MoreGeorge Poblete Receives Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers award
Fe Paca-Taduran

OTTAWA, CANADA --- Scarborough, Ontario resident George R. Poblete,  received the Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston, during a formal presentation ceremony made at  the Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on April  24, 2017. (in photo: Queen’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers awardee George R. Poblete(left) with Right Honourable Governor General...
MoreThe Giant Sleeps, While Wild Rumours Made Tourists Restless
Edwin Mercurio

Coron, Palawan – The “Sleeping Giant” of Palawan looms large over the islands of Coron. Atop the elevated Mt. Batyas an estimated 1,500 steps uphill climb and downhill descent  combined, the islands of Coron are visible.
MoreECC NSW and APCO march to muzzle hate speech
Richard J. Ford

On the 31 March 2017 a celebration of the defeat of the 2nd attempt of the Liberal Government to introduce...
MoreAPCO’s Charity Ball 2017 to celebrate 119th Declaration of Philippine Independence set on June 10, 2017
Richard J. Ford

“Respect and Harmony for a Progressive Multicultural Society”. 
This is the theme of the much-awaited...
MoreMaking traffic jams bearable
Willie Jose

If you’re thinking of visiting our homeland, there’s one good advice:  brace yourselves both physically and mentally for the heavy...
MoreDOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac meet Repatriated Workers from Saudi Arabia
Department of Labor and Employment

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE. Undersecretary Joel B.Maglunsod  and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac, together International Labor Affairs Bureau OIC Director Mary Sol...
MoreLong live Mother Earth!
Julia Carreon-Lagoc

I cannot let Earth Day, April 22, pass without a tribute to Mother Earth, as precious as your own mother—to...

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