Filipino-Canadian Alexa Grant Represents Canada in Miss Supranational 2023

December 8, 2022
The titleholder of Miss Teen Philippines Canada in 2018 of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) Pageant, Alexa Marie Grant, will represent Canada in the worldwide competition of Miss Supranational to be held in Poland July next year.
 
Alexa won the title at the 2022 Miss World Pageant in Canada –being held annually to choose Canada’s representatives for five major international competitions: Miss World Canada, Miss Supranational, Miss Earth, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Grand International.
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Alexa Marie Grant (Photo: Erwin Loewen)

 
Along with Alexa are the winners, Emma Morrison as Miss World Canada; Layanna Robinson as Miss Earth Canada; Patricia Seward as Miss Intercontinental; and, Yuliya Scherban as Miss Grand International.
 
Alexa is an honor student at the Schulich School of Business, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in International business.
 
Alexa centers her professional background on her advocacy for sustainability.
 
The beauty with brains is the president and founder of Beyond Our Now – a youth-led initiative promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability, while empowering youth.
 

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ENHANCEMENTS TO THE SUPER VISA PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

June 9, 2022
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June 7, 2022—Ottawa—As we work to recover from the pandemic, the Government of Canada continues to prioritize family reunification so that we can attract, retain and integrate immigrants who contribute to the success of our country.
Today, the Hon. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced enhancements to Canada’s super visa program. These enhancements will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time. These changes, which come into force on July 4, 2022, will
— increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry into Canada, which means, people who have a super visa also have the option to request to extend their stay by up to 2 years while in Canada. This means super visa holders will now be able to stay in Canada for up to 7 consecutive years.
— allow the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to designate international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to super visa applicants in the future. Currently, only Canadian insurance providers can provide the necessary medical coverage that super visa applicants are required to have. Information about any designated medical insurance companies located outside of Canada will be communicated on IRCC’s website at a later date.

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2022 OMNI Television Scholarship

May 28, 2022

Sharing the following from our airing station:

The deadline to apply for OMNI Scholarships has been extended to June 1st, and we encourage all qualifying students to apply!

These scholarships are open to all eligible post-secondary students (including those entering their 1st year) across Canada who are pursuing careers in ethnic and third-language journalism.  OMNI will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each this Fall, with awardees for each province/region being selected by members of their respective OMNI Advisory Councils.  Deadline to submit is no later than 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1st, 2022.

OMNI Television LogoOMNI is home to daily national newscasts, a variety of locally- produced current affairs programs, broadcast in 6 languages, and airs popular entertainment shows from around the globe. OMNI supports journalism students interested in providing news and information to Canadians in the languages they understand.

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AHA! The Front Page Philippines TV Host is pin-up model of Filipino popular culture at the TTC this week!

May 14, 2022

By Ace Alvarez
Program Producer
 
My good friend, Chris Jones — a longtime TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) employee, shared with me on Thursday, May 12, 2022, the information contained in the images below,
 
Photo below is Chris’ message to me, saying the posters are posted in TTC Divisions in celebration of the Filipino Heritage Week at the government-owned transit body.
 
The TTC is the public transport agency that operates bus, subway, streetcar, and para-transit services in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Photo further down is the poster with the photo of Front Page Philippines TV host Gie Alvarez, circulated at the TTC Divisions as described by Chris.
 
Taking this opportunity to thank Chris Jones for this information.
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Join program host Gie Alvarez on Saturdays, 10 a.m., on OMNI.2 Television, with repeat broadcast on Wednesdays, 2:30 PM; and, Thursdays, 1 PM.

Front Page Philippines is seen across Canada and is available to Shaw Direct satellite TV subscribers on channel 395, and to Bell ExpressVu subscribers on channel 216; all airings, Eastern Time. Please refer to your local TV Guide for channel assignment by your TV satellite or cable provider.

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BROADCAST ADVISORY for SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022

March 4, 2022

The Lent Season this year is from Ash Wednesday, March 2, and ends on Black Saturday, April 16 – a forty-day observance (excluding Sundays) of fasting and abstinence.

NOTE ON THE IMAGE ON TOP: The image symbolizing Lent in this post is work done by 4-year old Brooklyn C. Alvarez — granddaughter of Front Page Philippines’ Gie & Ace Alvarez. Brooklyn did the project in one art class she attended a couple of months back and presented the item as a Christmas gift to her grandparents.

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Join program host Gie Alvarez as she walks Front Page Philippines TV viewers in the Filipino Catholic observances during the Season in Saturday’s episode of the program, March 5, 10 a.m., on OMNI.2 Television.

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Broadcast Advisory for Wednesday, Jan. 5; Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

January 4, 2022

Had you missed your appointment with Front Page Philippines TV because of your frenzied schedule on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 , here’s your chance to catch up with the program’s New Year’s Day episode, re-airing 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5 & 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.  NEW YEAR GREETING

Join Program Host Gie Alvarez as she presents to you events which significantly influenced arts and culture to the Philippine contemporary times.

Front Page Philippines is seen across Canada — through OMNI.2 Television, and is available to Shaw Direct satellite TV subscribers on channel 395, and to Bell ExpressVu subscribers on channel 216; all airings, Eastern Time. Please refer to your local TV Guide for channel assignment by your TV satellite or cable provider.

Tune in. It’s your date with the Front Page Philippines Program Host!

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Broadcast Advisory for Christmas Day 2021

December 20, 2021
Front Page Philippines’ Christmas Presentation 2021 is ready for upload to the Rogers Media Shuttle by submission deadline 10 a.m. today — Monday, December 20. Gie Alvarez
Christmas GreetingThe episode features popular Filipino Christmas songs from the pool of talents in the Filipino Canadian community in Toronto; a GREAT WATCH, especially relieving oneself from festive stresses.

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BROADCAST NOTICE for SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 2021

November 5, 2021

Join Program Host Gie Alvarez as she takes us to a review of songs that kept coins dropping on jukeboxes in the Philippines during the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The Philippines saw an emergence of OPM (Original Pilipino Music) in the 70s from the likes of Haji Alejandro – the 1st Winner of the Metro Manila Music Festival, interpreting National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab‘s “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika”; the Total Entertainer Rico J. Puno‘s “May Bukas Pa” from an Ernie dela Peña composition.

Former Torontonian Leah Navarro is also in this episode with her rendition of George Canseco‘s “Kailangan Kita”.

Gie takes us after to the jukebox hits of the 80s: Imelda Papin‘s “Kung Liligaya Ka sa Piling ng Iba”, Eva Eugenio‘s “Tukso”, Didith Reyes‘ “Bakit Ako Mahihiya” and Claire de la Fuente‘s “Sayang”–in a medley rendered to viewers by Asia’s Queen of Songs herself, Ms. Pilita Corrales.

The 90s saw Lani Misalucha, Regine Velasquez and a lot — hit songs interpreted for us by “The Voice”- Jed Madela.

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BROADCAST ADVISORY for SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2021

October 27, 2021

Join Program Host Gie Alvarez as she rocks your Saturday in a segment of this episode with original Pinoy rock music from Toronto’s Jenifer Camacho and the power trio of iconic Juan de la Cruz Band of the Philippines — namely, Pepe Smith, Wally Gonzalez & Mike Hanopol.

Also in this episode is a cultural feature on the Hispanization of the Philippines having been under Spain’s colonial regime for over 300 years and reflected in the country’s and its people’s religious, political and economic lives, including food, language, songs and dances.

In “Getting to Know the Philippines”, Front Page Philippines takes us for a visit to Vigan in Ilocus Sur — a unique town (now a city) among the Philippine towns because it is the country’s most extensive and only surviving historic city, dating back to the 16th century Spanish colonial period.

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BROADCAST ADVISORY for SATURDAY, October 23, 2021

October 21, 2021

Join Program Host Gie Alvarez as she takes the episode paying homage to national and/or regional Filipino songs popular in rural folk Philippines.

The songs in this episode are presented by Toronto-based soprano Lilac Cana and Asia’s Queen of Songs, Pilita Corrales.

Collage-S19E06Also in this episode is an update on COVID-19 measures in Ontario – the program’s provincial broadcast base. Front Page Philippines is an active community partner in the provision of updates on pandemic matters.

In “Getting to Know the Philippines”, Front Page Philippines takes us for a visit to Western Visayas.

These and more on Front Page Philippines, Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10 AM. Repeat broadcast for this episode is on Wednesday, October 27, at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, October 28, 1 PM.

Front Page Philippines is seen across Canada — through OMNI.2 Television, and is available to Shaw Direct satellite TV subscribers on channel 395, and to Bell ExpressVu subscribers on channel 216; all airings, Eastern Time. Please refer to your local TV Guide for channel assignment by your TV satellite or cable provider.

Tune in. It’s your appointment!

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