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2019-09-12

SPORTS COMMUNITY: Melee returns at the MET to support charity; local boxers box against Team Philippines

Posted by: Donna

Boxing fanatics or not  and   sports enthusiasts will  have the chance to  experience premier boxing  events in Manitoba this September. Melee Gala Established  in 2013,  Melee Gala has pride  itself as one of the most anticipated black-tie sporting events in

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2019-09-10

BLOG: One unforgettable Summer Getaway under the Hot California Sun

Posted by: Donna

This  summer  gave me  chance to fly  to neighboring  California state  with my daughter and mother. We   spent most of  our two-week  trip   under the scorching sun enjoying sceneries of   beach,  lake,  mountain, bridge,  church,  garden, museum   and theme parks.

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2019-09-09

Kidney Walk this weekend draws hundreds

Posted by: Donna

Hundreds joined this year’s   Manitoba Branch  Kidney Foundation Fundraiser held at St Vital Park today, Sept 8, 2019. Prior to the walk, there was acknowledgement of event sponosrs led by Vickar Automotive Group, presentation of top fundraisers and kidney donor

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2019-08-30

Duterte meets Chinese comedy action star Jackie Chan

Posted by: Donna

Pictures of  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with Chinese action star Jackie Chan surfaced the internet on the president’s first day of visit in Beijing. Photos show  the action-comedy legend made Duterte’s  signature clenched fist sign. Chan personally gave Duterte a

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2019-08-20

PHILIPPINES: Earth Warrior Gina Lopez dies at 65

Posted by: Donna

Philanthropist and environmentalist  Gina Lopez has  died Monday  due to multiple organ failure  after battling brain cancer. She was  65. Lopez  rose  to international prominence in 2016 by ordering many Philippines mines shuttered on environmental grounds. This was under her

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2019-08-12

BLOG: Thunder Rapids is for Riders and Racers; but there is more

Posted by: Donna

There’s one place  that is  fun to visit  for  the whole family  seeking for  adventure behind the wheels. The first time I learned about  Thunder Rapids was when my kids were invited to a birthday party. Known for its Go

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2019-07-24

Advocates appeal to keep Filipino bilingual program from folding

Posted by: Donna

Supporters of the first Filipino bilingual program in Canada are hoping it doesn’t have to fold. For the program to continue this September, it needs at least 20 students in Kindergarten and Grade 1, and another 20 students in Grades

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2019-07-08

COMMUNITY: BIBAK Manitoba celebrates International Grand Cañao

Posted by: Donna

Hundreds  joined  the members of   BIBAK  Association  of  Manitoba in the  first International Grand Cañao held at the Victoria  Hotel and Convention Centre this weekend. Cañao   is a  popular  traditional feast  celebrated  in the Philippine Cordillera for good harvest and 

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2019-06-25

BLOG: Red River Ex: #HappyPlace in Manitoba summers

Posted by: Donna

  There is  always something for everyone.  It’s that unique feeling of being young and  be surrounded by people in high spirit at the annual  Red River Exhibition. While my kids got the time of their lives  in  the midway

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2019-06-19

Cambodian Girl Who Collected Garbage As A Child Becomes Valedictorian In Australian University

Posted by: Donna

At 11 years old, Sophy Ron was forced to work at a waste dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in order to support her family. She grew up surviving on eating discarded food that she managed to scavenge for among the

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2019-08-30

Duterte meets Chinese comedy action star Jackie Chan

Posted by: Donna

Pictures of  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with Chinese action star Jackie Chan surfaced the internet on the president’s first day of visit in Beijing. Photos show  the action-comedy legend made Duterte’s  signature clenched fist sign. Chan personally gave Duterte a

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2019-06-19

Cambodian Girl Who Collected Garbage As A Child Becomes Valedictorian In Australian University

Posted by: Donna

At 11 years old, Sophy Ron was forced to work at a waste dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in order to support her family. She grew up surviving on eating discarded food that she managed to scavenge for among the

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2019-04-10

Marvel introduces Wave, the first original Pinoy Superhero

Posted by: Donna

Marvel will be introducing Wave this May, 2019– the first original Pinoy character to be featured in the company’s crossover events.     The  new superhero from the Philippines created by Greg Pak and  Leinil Francis Yu  is  said to stop

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2019-02-15

ENTERTAINMENT: “Sharon: My 40 Years” comes to Winnipeg on March 3

Posted by: Donna

Celebrate the Megastar ‘s four decades in showbiz. Join Filipino actress and singer Sharon Cuneta as she celebrates her  40 years journey in  the entertainment industry  in “Sharon: My 40 Years”  in Winnipeg March 3rd, 2019 at the Centennial Concert

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2019-02-05

ENTERTAINMENT: Philippine Pop star Sarah Geronimo performs at the Pope Francis visit in UAE

Posted by: Donna

  Sarah Geronimo wowed the crowd in Abu Dhabi with her performance after Pope Francis led a historic Mass in the Arabian Peninsula on Tuesday.  Geronimo performed the songs “The Prayer,” “Rise up,” “Heal The World,” and her own piece

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2019-01-23

LIFESTYLE: Tips to boost your mood at your job this winter

Posted by: Donna

The  Canadian Mental Health Association says up to three percent of   Canadians  will have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in their lifetime, and an additional 15 per cent of the population will experience a milder form of the fatigue, depression and

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2019-01-04

WORLD: Canada says 13 citizens detained in China since Huawei CFO arrest

Posted by: Donna

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada said on Thursday that 13 of its citizens have been detained in China since Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested last month in Vancouver at the request of the United States.”At least”

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2018-11-14

CELEBRITY: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Hits Shelves

Posted by: Donna

United States fomer first lady Michelle Obama released her  memoir  Becoming,  Nov. 13, which is antipcated to be one  of the year’s biggest blockbusters, with a global first printing of 3 million copies, and a worldwide release in 31 languages.

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2018-10-26

PHILIPPINES: Rejuvenated Boracay reopens to Tourism

Posted by: Donna

World’s  famed Boracay island in the  Philippines is once more open for tourism and business  but with restrictions  in place– like  no to  wild beach parties. Tourism numbers will be  strictly limited for the next 12 months. People will be 

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2018-10-17

Canadians Can Now Legally Buy Recreational Marijuana

Posted by: Donna

As marijuana enthusiasts continue celebrating this historic day for Canada today Oct 17, 2018 ,  here’s what you need to know: Adults of at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of

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2019-09-09

Kidney Walk this weekend draws hundreds

Posted by: Donna

Hundreds joined this year’s   Manitoba Branch  Kidney Foundation Fundraiser held at St Vital Park today, Sept 8, 2019. Prior to the walk, there was acknowledgement of event sponosrs led by Vickar Automotive Group, presentation of top fundraisers and kidney donor

Read More..

2019-07-24

Advocates appeal to keep Filipino bilingual program from folding

Posted by: Donna

Supporters of the first Filipino bilingual program in Canada are hoping it doesn’t have to fold. For the program to continue this September, it needs at least 20 students in Kindergarten and Grade 1, and another 20 students in Grades

Read More..

2019-07-08

COMMUNITY: BIBAK Manitoba celebrates International Grand Cañao

Posted by: Donna

Hundreds  joined  the members of   BIBAK  Association  of  Manitoba in the  first International Grand Cañao held at the Victoria  Hotel and Convention Centre this weekend. Cañao   is a  popular  traditional feast  celebrated  in the Philippine Cordillera for good harvest and 

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2019-06-02

COMMUNITY: First National Fil-Can Event kicks off Philippine Heritage Month Celebration

Posted by: Donna

Prior to the  official  adoption of Canada’s  Parliament   declaring “June as Filipino Heritage Month”,   there has been various celebrations of Filipino culture and heritage for many years in Manitoba. This year, it   was made more  significant  as  Filipinos across Canada,

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2019-05-27

COMMUNITY: 33rd Teddy Bear Picnic draws thousands

Posted by: Donna

Rain or Shine, teddy bears and other stuffed toys had a great time  outdoors at the  33rd annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic held Sunday at Assiniboine Park. Over 50 tents provided  a fun, entertaining and educational experience for the whole family. Volunteer  health

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2019-05-07

COMMUNITY: Fil-Can Author Shirley Camia releases new book

Posted by: Donna

Confronting grief and despair in the loss of her mother, Filipino-Canadian poet and author  Shirley Camia announced  on CKJS 810AM today the release of her newest collection of poetry,  Mercy,  as  an elegy dedicated to her mother. Shirley’s  mother died at the

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2019-05-06

COMMUNITY: Retro fever hits Winnipeg with Philippines Retro King Bennie Almonte

Posted by: Donna

This weekend in Winnipeg,   dozens of  dance  lovers from the Filipino community   hit the  dance floor  grooving   into  “Just got Lucky”,  “Head over Hills”, “Ring my Bell” , “I’m so Excited”, “Name Game” to name a few,  in one of

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2019-04-23

Death toll climbs to at least 16 as 2nd powerful earthquake rattles Philippines

Posted by: Donna

A pair of strong earthquakes have left at least 16 dead in the Philippines this week as search and rescue efforts continue. A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Monday and was followed by

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2019-04-05

COMMUNITY: Pinoy family owners led ribbon cutting as Max’s officially opens today in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Big fans of   “Sarap to the Bones”   chicken can now enjoy all the tasty home-style meals from  The House That Fried Chicken Built’  in full swing. Max’s  Restaurant Winnipeg officially  opens its doors  following  Grand Opening Blow out  today  hosted  by

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2019-03-26

Trudeau reaches out to Pinoys in Winnipeg; talks about federal budget on CKJS 810AM

Posted by: Donna

Canadian Prime Minister  Justin  Trudeau  talked  about the newly-tabled  federal government’s  budget for 2019  and how it  impact  Manitobans and Winnipegers as he reached  out to the  50 thousand strong Filipino community on   CKJS 810 AM today. Speaking on “Good

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