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

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

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

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

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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World-class Philippines’ Douglas Nierras Powerdance performs in Winnipeg

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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Forever 21 leaving two big retail gaps in Winnipeg malls

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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BLOG: 10 Quotes from Michelle Obama that Inspire Me

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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Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is simply breathtaking and amazing

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. A   fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”, Amaluna   symbolizes  femininity

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

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

Posted in All Stories

BLOG: One unforgettable Summer Getaway under the Hot California Sun

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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Kidney Walk this weekend draws hundreds

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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Duterte meets Chinese comedy action star Jackie Chan

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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PHILIPPINES: Earth Warrior Gina Lopez dies at 65

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

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

Posted in All Stories, Donna Natividad-Arenas

Advocates appeal to keep Filipino bilingual program from folding

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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