Fair Trade, Business & Small-scale Entrepreneurship

PHL artisinal ice cream forays into export market 
The Manila Bulletin
November 2, 2015.
“Carmen’s Best International Co., a local artisanal ice cream brand, is setting up an ice cream factory at the Laguna Technopark to export its handcrafted products.” Carmen’s ice cream is being served on selected PAL flights, including ones to Canada…
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Exporters urged to tap Canada’s ethnic health, specialty care products market 
The Manila Bulletin
November 2, 2015
“Manufacturers of ethnic health and personal care products have been urged to explore opportunities for these items in Canada, which has a growing appetite for these kinds of products given its multicultural society…” 
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Casa Manila’s kamayan feast a taste of the Philippine tropics: Review
The Toronto Star
October 7, 2015.
“Kaman is Tagalog for ‘hand-to-mouth communal dining’, a promise of a released meal understood by Toronto’s 100,000-strong Filipino community…”
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Learn to make Kanto’s tapsilog, a Filipino breakfast of champions
The Toronto Star
September 23, 2015.
‘Kanto’ chef/owner Diona Joyce shares her recipe for tapsiolog as well as her story of immigration to Canada. “Joyce is a self-taught cook who owns a catering company and a takeout spot called Kanto in Market 707’s retrofitted shipping containers at Dundas and Bathurst…” 
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Filipino Canadian paper celebrates 25th anniversary
The Toronto Star
April 21, 2014.
“Hermie and Mila Garcia, political prisoners under a dictatorship, did odd jobs to fund their own paper (The Philippine Reporter), which celebrated its 25th anniversary…”
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Filipino fast-food chains taking off in Toronto
The Toronto Star
November 4, 2013.
“Despite the large Filipino presence in Toronto and other Canadian cities, the country’s food has flown under the radar.” FV foods, Max of Manila and Jolibee are making waves in the Canadian food market…
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Lamesa Filipino Kitchen: Review
The Toronto Star
August 24, 2014.
Lamesa Filipino Kitchen is a representation of the evolution of the Filipino community in Toronto. Owner Sibilano and chef Boquila “were united by their desire to elevate Filipino food to the next level…”
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Filipino fair trade advocate visits Toronto
The Philippine Reporter
September 1, 2006.
Labradores and Salditos, two Filipino fair trade entrepreneurs visit the Canadian National Exhibition to promote Philippine fair trade food products….
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