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Master of Art: Romeo ‘Romi’ Mananquil

To his colleagues and friends in the industry, he is known as the “Maestro” (master). Having spent most of his life painting, his mastery of the art is, indeed, unquestionable. Romeo Mananquil, also known as Romi, discovered his passion for the arts early in life. In fact, he learned how to draw before he learned …

5 cool summer camps for kids

Summer camps do not just provide a fun environment for your kids, but also teach them many valuable skills, like leadership and social skills, which will help them in the time to come. Camps give them the opportunity to go out of their comfort zones and make new friends aside from their classmates as well. …

Not just glitz and glamour: The different chapters in top model Jodilly Pendre’s life

It was the last night of fashion week and Jodilly Pendre stepped out in a beautiful blue gown made by Francis Libiran. The audience was quiet in amazement, waiting for her next step. She walked the runway like she owned it. When she gracefully turned, people started clapping. “I really want to show the world …

Gluten-free information: Basic things you need to know before switching to a GF diet

By now, you have likely seen an explosion of products labeled “gluten-free” in grocery stores and gluten-free recipes on the Internet. It is probably starting to make you curious. Is it a new kind of diet? Should everyone switch to a gluten-free diet to be healthier? Or is it just another diet fad? To get …

Celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday in the Capital

The 1st of July holds a significant place in every Canadian’s heart. It was on the same day 147 years ago when the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada became united to become one nation. In short, it was the day when Canada became Canada. Canada’s birthday is usually celebrated …

Canada Philippine Fashion Week Year 2: Another week of Filipino style, culture, and philanthropy

TORONTO – From June 9 to 14, Toronto again welcomed renowned Philippine fashion icons, visionaries, and rising stars for the return of Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW).  CPFW’s 2nd year was indeed bigger, filled with spectacular showcase of Filipino talent and culture, all for a good cause. CPFW Executive Director and Founder Jeff Rustia said …

Parenting tips for Filipino dads raising millennial kids

The fathers are often the disciplinarians in Filipino households. They are the ones who set the curfews and impose the dos and don’ts. Filipino fathers have the role of being the protector of the family, and when they tend to be a bit overprotective, it results in clashes with their millennial kids. Even though the …

Filipinos in Toronto celebrate the 116th Philippine Independence Day

TORONTO – After they cast their ballots to use one of their democratic rights as Canadians on June 12, Filipino-Canadians in Toronto flocked to the Philippine Consulate General Office to commemorate the day when their home country became a free, democratic nation. Filipinos from all over the GTA came dressed in their best Filipiniana attires for …

The ‘Forgotten People’ in Philippine History

Since time immemorial, we Filipinos are being taught in many of our history classes about our national heroes. We see photos of them on posters on the walls of our classrooms and their statues in our school grounds. Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang are the names that …

Did you know: Interesting facts related to Philippine Independence

According to the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, approximately 10.5 million Filipinos were recorded to be living or working outside the Philippines in 2012—either permanently or temporarily. Despite the fact that many Filipinos leave their homeland for various reasons, they still bring to their adoptive countries their deep-rooted traditions and culture, and even pass them on …

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