Kibaka launches 'Nationwide Awareness Campaign'

KIBAKA Canada is calling on all members of the “Ang Samahang Kibaka” worldwide to join the group in the launching of its “Nationwide Awareness Campaign” through the Internet. The group has developed three 2011 calendars for such purpose: Panawagan, Farmer, and Kahirapan. The first calendar, named “Panawagan”, was designed to be sent to all government offices, from the executive to legislative and ministry level. The “Farmer” calendar was designed to…

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Low-cost Smart Money transfers from Canada to RP launched

VANCOUVER BC — Filipinos in Canada now have an affordable and secure alternative to sending money to their loved ones in the Philippines. hyperREMIT (www.hyperremit.com), a revolutionary low-cost Canada-to Philippines online and mobile SMS remittance service, announced the launch of Smart Money transfer services from Canada to the Philippines for only $6.00 CAD per transfer. hyperREMIT supports Smart Money transfers through the partnership of hyperWALLET Systems Inc. with Smart Communications…

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British-Filipinos push for public diplomacy and stronger representation

A BRITISH-Filipino company was launched in London this month to promote public diplomacy and provide programs in bringing stronger representation to Filipinos in the United Kingdom. One Filipino was formed by two university students from London, Mark Wolfisz, 23, and Jordan Anthony Magtoto, 23, who both worked during the Ondoy relief efforts of the British-Filipino community in 2009. They are joined by Peps Villanueva, a community leader from Surrey, and…

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Valentine Greetings

THROUGH the centuries, the Christian holiday on the feast of St. Valentine became a time to exchange love messages. St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers. This Valentine season, greet your loved ones through this greetings board. Sun.Star has devoted this page to hear your message and thoughts. You can also reminisce with us how you met your Valentine. Sun.Star, however, reserves the right to delete messages that are offensive,…

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Randy Gener to receive presidential award

MANILA — An award-winning Filipino writer, editor, drama critic, playwright and visual artist will be conferred with the 2010 Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award by President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang on December 14. Randy Gener, who has published his works in publications in the US, Europe and Asia, will receive the award together with seven Filipino organizations, one foreign group, three foreigners and 13 Filipinos who are the recipients…

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Filipina makes American stage debut in Houston

FILIPINO singing sensation Sheryn Regis, who recently relocated to Houston from her native Philippines, will make her American stage debut in Centre Stage’s main stage production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” In their first collaboration, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice bring to life the Old Testament story of a somewhat spoiled Joseph, his jealous brothers and one very loud garment! A colorful tale that spans musical styles…

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Martial law hero honored in Texas

WESLACO, Texas — The City Council of Weslaco recently passed a resolution proclaiming September 30 as “Ribomapil Holganza Day.” The resolution was passed in honor of Ribomapil “Dodong” Holganza Sr., the former secretary general of Pilipino Democratic Party (PDP-Laban), a staunch oppositionist to the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. It acknowledges Holganza’s role in bringing back freedom and democracy to the Filipino people during the dark years of martial law…

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Filipina gets Star Student award

A YOUNG Filipina from Buckhorn High School in Madison County, Alabama has been awarded as Waff 48 Star Student for her impressive performance in the field of art. Waff is a television network affiliate for Huntsville, Alabama and is broadcasting on channel 48. See video here Andrea Arrojado, 16, spent her earlier school years in the Philippines, studying in Cebu Bradford School, 7th Day Adventist Center, and St. Alphonsus Catholic…

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