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2019-11-26

Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring home Grey Cup

Posted by: Donna

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a 29-year championship drought on Sunday as they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in the 107th Grey Cup. They  were met with loud  cheers from hundreds of fans who greeted them at the airport as

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-11-18

BLOG: Christmas cheer @ the 2019 Pre Santa Claus parade Block Party

Posted by: Donna

Before  the big man in the red suit from the North Pole made his way down Portage Avenue for the 2019  annual Santa Claus Parade,  friends from  Energy 100.6, Hot 100.5 and CKJS 810AM brought some fun  at the Pre

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2019-11-14

Santa Claus Parade lights up the city this weekend; MFSF’s “Bahay Kubo” showcases heart of Filipino home

Posted by: Donna

Bundle  up for the 2019 Santa Claus Parade this weekend!   The family-friendly evening of fun and entertainment will be this Saturday, Nov 16. Parade starts on Portage Avenue at Young Street at 5:00 PM.  Organizers say there will be  approximately

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2019-11-14

HEALTH: Diabetes cases soar, 1-in-11 adults affected: doctors

Posted by: Donna

More than 460 million people — 1-in-11 adults — now suffer from diabetes, largely brought on by an over-rich lifestyle short on exercise, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said Thursday. The IDF said the current number of 463 million sufferers

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2019-11-05

BLOG: My sister rises from the grave and wins best costume

Posted by: Donna

  My family  is a big fan of  halloween. This is one Canada tradition that we have embraced.   We love the dressing up part,  aside from the  trick or treating. This year,  we got a friendly sheriff in our household

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2019-10-30

Philippines: Trick or treat: Boy puts on electric and water bills as costume

Posted by: Donna

MANILA – A child’s Halloween costume caught the attention of netizens as he had on something considered by many as their worst nightmare: “Judith” or a pun for the monthly “due date” of utility bills. A Facebook post by Nexil

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2019-10-07

World-class Philippines’ Douglas Nierras Powerdance performs in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

The Philippines’ premier jazz and contemporary dance group Douglas Nierras Powerdance  performed at Maples Collegiate  in Winnipeg  this Saturday. The show called ” Dances of Filipino Heart and Soul”   brought  Filipino arts and creativity to  a higher level while taking the

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2019-10-02

Forever 21 leaving two big retail gaps in Winnipeg malls

Posted by: Donna

Forever 21 is closing all 44 stores across the country, leaving two high profile vacancies in Winnipeg malls. The Los Angeles-based company announced Sunday that it has filed for bankruptcy in both the U.S. and Canada. The retail giant has

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2019-09-25

BLOG: 10 Quotes from Michelle Obama that Inspire Me

Posted by: Donna

Former United States First Lady   Michelle Obama stopped by Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Centre for a noon time conversation  with  University of Manitoba Chancellor Anne Mahon  in front of a crowd of thousands  on September 24 as part of  her memoir “Becoming” tour.

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-11-18

BLOG: Christmas cheer @ the 2019 Pre Santa Claus parade Block Party

Posted by: Donna

Before  the big man in the red suit from the North Pole made his way down Portage Avenue for the 2019  annual Santa Claus Parade,  friends from  Energy 100.6, Hot 100.5 and CKJS 810AM brought some fun  at the Pre

Read More..

2019-11-14

Santa Claus Parade lights up the city this weekend; MFSF’s “Bahay Kubo” showcases heart of Filipino home

Posted by: Donna

Bundle  up for the 2019 Santa Claus Parade this weekend!   The family-friendly evening of fun and entertainment will be this Saturday, Nov 16. Parade starts on Portage Avenue at Young Street at 5:00 PM.  Organizers say there will be  approximately

Read More..

2019-11-14

HEALTH: Diabetes cases soar, 1-in-11 adults affected: doctors

Posted by: Donna

More than 460 million people — 1-in-11 adults — now suffer from diabetes, largely brought on by an over-rich lifestyle short on exercise, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said Thursday. The IDF said the current number of 463 million sufferers

Read More..

2019-10-30

Philippines: Trick or treat: Boy puts on electric and water bills as costume

Posted by: Donna

MANILA – A child’s Halloween costume caught the attention of netizens as he had on something considered by many as their worst nightmare: “Judith” or a pun for the monthly “due date” of utility bills. A Facebook post by Nexil

Read More..

2019-10-07

World-class Philippines’ Douglas Nierras Powerdance performs in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

The Philippines’ premier jazz and contemporary dance group Douglas Nierras Powerdance  performed at Maples Collegiate  in Winnipeg  this Saturday. The show called ” Dances of Filipino Heart and Soul”   brought  Filipino arts and creativity to  a higher level while taking the

Read More..

2019-10-02

Forever 21 leaving two big retail gaps in Winnipeg malls

Posted by: Donna

Forever 21 is closing all 44 stores across the country, leaving two high profile vacancies in Winnipeg malls. The Los Angeles-based company announced Sunday that it has filed for bankruptcy in both the U.S. and Canada. The retail giant has

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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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2019-11-26

Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring home Grey Cup

Posted by: Donna

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a 29-year championship drought on Sunday as they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in the 107th Grey Cup. They  were met with loud  cheers from hundreds of fans who greeted them at the airport as

Read More..

2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

Read More..

2019-11-18

BLOG: Christmas cheer @ the 2019 Pre Santa Claus parade Block Party

Posted by: Donna

Before  the big man in the red suit from the North Pole made his way down Portage Avenue for the 2019  annual Santa Claus Parade,  friends from  Energy 100.6, Hot 100.5 and CKJS 810AM brought some fun  at the Pre

Read More..

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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2019-07-24

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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2019-06-02

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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