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The First Jews in the Philippines

The First Jews in the Philippines

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad Adolphe Levy and Brothers After fifteen years of research into the founders of the Manila store La Estrella Del Norte, I finally found pictures of two of the three siblings, Adolphe

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Ano’ng Masasabi Mo?

Ano’ng Masasabi Mo?

Levy Abad

Star Wars with all its sequels, prequels, and offshoots remains one of the most influential movies in the last forty years. And its recent developments, which included its original visionary and creator George Lucas’s

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A Filipino Christmas in Steinbach

A Filipino Christmas in Steinbach

Levy Abad

On December 2, I traveled to Steinbach to attend the South East Manitoba Filipino Association (SEMFA) Christmas Party, held at Pat Porter Active Living Centre. I was happy to respond to the invitation of

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Caught in the Middle of a Life-Death Experience

Caught in the Middle of a Life-Death Experience

Levy Abad

(On Finding Goodness in an Unfortunate Situation) by Robin Allan M. Banaag Middle of a green light. Running at a good speed. Trying to be as observant as I could while crossing a busy

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Heber Bartolome Rocks Winnipeg!

Heber Bartolome Rocks Winnipeg!

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad That Sunday night proved to be a great evening at Canton Food Gallery, where the legendary Filipino troubadour/singer-songwriter, painter, and professor of Filipino Literature at De La Salle University Heber Bartolome

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Free Francisca Linconao: Resistimos! (part 1 of 2)

Free Francisca Linconao: Resistimos! (part 1 of 2)

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad Seemingly, small events such as a forum of a hundred people may be perceived insignificant by the eye of the unconscientisized. However, to anybody who understands the process of building a

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Jhayzon Paredes: Rocker Entrepreneur

Jhayzon Paredes: Rocker Entrepreneur

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad Many of those who are familiar with the Rock ’n’ Roll scene of Winnipeg’s Filipino community most likely know also Jason “Jhayzon” Paredes as a rakista and the founder of three

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For the Record: Immortal Sacrament (2008–2016)

For the Record: Immortal Sacrament (2008–2016)

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad One of the best Filipino-Canadian Metal bands in Manitoba, Immortal Sacrament, during its heyday in 2012, was comprised by Paul Magnaye (vocals), Marron Verzosa (guitar), Niko Guilbang (bass), Victor “Vic” Bautista

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Reflections on Theology of Liberation

Reflections on Theology of Liberation

Levy Abad

by Levy Abad The decision of our Pastor to go on Sabbatical to do some immersion in the North and learn about the different forms of being a Church is a radical step. It

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Rizal on Reform and Revolution (conclusion)

Rizal on Reform and Revolution (conclusion)

Levy Abad

Andres Bonifacio and other leaders of the Katipunan, together with ranks of the revolutionaries, belonged to the “left-wing tendency” of those who adhered to the ideas that Jose Rizal espoused. Upon closer look at

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