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Magno v. Balita 2018 ONSC 3230 (CanLII)

(Following is the May 23, 2018 decision on the defamation case Magno vs Balita penned by J.W. Ferguson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. – Ed)

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‘I’m Not a Politician’

Miles Roque, Councillor candidate, Ward 1, Mississauga: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philipppine Reporter When Miles Roque, 31, talks about his childhood in Mississauga, he remembers it with fondness: an idyllic time growing up in a close-knit community, playing sports and walking home from school. Applewood Acres had been home to Roque’s parents (his mother 

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Poet Patty Rivera

Patria Rivera: Outward and inward

By MARITES N. SISON TheOrigami.ca Laughter surprisingly comes easy for Patria “Patty” Rivera, the pre-eminent poet of Filipino descent in Canada, whose literary work do not exactly shy away from pathos, chaos, and the dark underbelly of life.  She laughs when asked about why she writes poetry, how she writes poetry, and whether she has 

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No Child Should Live in Poverty

New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit TORONTO–As kids across Canada go back to school this month, a new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children. Every Child Counts: 

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Solon hits Libya posting of labor exec in scandal

A member of Congress has panned the Department of Labor and Employment’s designation of Adam Musa as the new Philippine labor attaché to Tripoli, Libya. “We expect Philippine labor officials abroad to be held to lofty ethical standards. The posting of an executive with a derogatory record does not conform to, and is not consistent 

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By Atty. Romulo  B. Macalintal

Inordinate delay, mootness could dismiss court martial case vs Trillanes

Just because the word “court” is used in “courts martial” or “military courts” does not mean that they are courts within our judicial system.  In many cases, the Supreme Court held that “courts martial (or military tribunals) are not courts within our judicial system and are simply instrumentalities of the Executive power (and that) the 

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This is not just about Senator Trillanes

By Ann Marxze Umil Bulatlat.com The nullification of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty is not surprising for those who are standing up against the tyrant in Malacañang. Remember that a month ago or so, former Bayan Muna Representatives Teddy Casiño and Satur Ocampo, former National Anti Poverty Commission lead convener Liza Maza and former Agrarian 

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New Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita  De Castro

New Chief Justice, ‘Duterte’s disciple’

“De Castro will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — An alliance of civil libertarians said the appointment of Teresita De Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice “can only erode what remains of the promise of the rule of law and the cause of 

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From left to right: Resource speakers Hermie Garcia and Mila Garcia, Kamalayan Midya Project coordinator Sarah Joy Salise with Silay Edades, Andy Tran, Fatima Barron, Andy Aquino, Carlos Saldana and Ysh Cabana (sitting).

Kamalayan youth news writing training

Youth involved in the Kamalayan Midya Youth Project learned significant aspects of news writing conducted by publisher and editor Hermie Garcia and managing editor Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter. The workshop was held Thursday. Sept. 6 at the new SEAS office in Regent Park Toronto. Focus of the presentation were the two essentials of 

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From left: Danny Zapata, Art T. Viola, Joey Luz, Ivalof Valov, Serge Demesa, Corey Bristowe (Golf Services Manager, Royal Niagara Golf Club).

Record 136 players at Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

The Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Royal Niagara Golf Course was a success in terms of participation and outcome, according to the event organizers. The number of golfers who came to participate was “overwhelming,” according to Serge Demesa, one of the organizers. One hundred thirty six 

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