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Cusipag sentenced to 21-day jail term for criminal contempt of court

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Ontario Superior Court Justice sentenced Balita publisher Tess Cusipag on Monday June 12 with 21 days of imprisonment for “the offence of criminal contempt of court” in relation to her defiance of a court order. A Superior Court had previously ordered Cusipag and Balita “to stop repeating their false 

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Senator Tobias Enverga Jr.
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Court Sentence on Balita, Cusipag

Complete Court Sentencing: Enverga vs Balita Newspaper CITATION: Enverga v. Balita Newspaper, 2017 ONSC 3500 COURT FILE NO.: CV-14-502946 DATE: 20170612 ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE BETWEEN: Senator Tobias Enverga (Plaintiff); Howard K. Winkler, counsel for the plaintiff -and- Balita Newspaper, Balita Media Inc., Tess Cusipag, Romeo P. Marquez (A.K.A Romy Marquez) and Carllos Padilla 

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Human rights activists stage sit-in protest at Michael Levitt’s Toronto office

MP LEVITT OBJECT OF PROTESTS ON CANADIAN MINING’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES By Jecris Tubigon TORONTO – Representatives from various civil society organizations in Ontario trooped Friday (May 26) to the Toronto office of Michael Levitt to have a meeting with the MP and demand his apology for the “arrogant and dismissive” treatment he gave the 

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Maria Alvie Dela Cruz is Canada’s 2017 Poomsae National Champion

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Toronto–FILIPINO-CANADIAN teen Maria Alvie Dela Cruz has once again brought honours to her country in the sport she loves. Dela Cruz is Canada’s 2017 Champion in the U30 Poomsae competition, both in the individual and team categories in the 2017 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships, held in Calgary, Alberta at the Olympic Oval 

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Toronto rally vs Martial Law in Mindanao.
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Protesters rally at Consulate vs Martial Law

By Pet G. Cleto The May 23, 2017 declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao by President Rodrigo Duterte, alongside his declaration of the suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpus, have successfully mobilized a united protest among various sectors of the Filipino community in Toronto. The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, 

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Designer: Jaki Peñalosa (Philippines)

Pinoy fabrics for the young: wearable, hip, cool, sexy

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The second annual Canadian Asian Fashion Week celebrated the talents of Canada’s multi-ethnic Asian community by featuring unique fashion pieces created by designers from different Asian countries including the Philippines, India, Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan and Pakistan. The event, which took place on the weekend of May 5-7, 2017, showcased haute 

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Fil Canadian Robert Ocampo commits to De La Salle College of St. Benilde

By Emar Sy After a successful stint at the SM NBTC and winning the MVP plum at the 2nd Dreamers Basketball 18U International Challenge, Team Canada-SMART mainstay Robert Ocampo received an offer to play for De LaSalle College of St. Benilde. Coach TY Tang met with Rob and his family in the Philippines to make 

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Toronto Newcomers Day

By Donna Cooke Toronto Newcomers Day 2017 was a hit with great weather and over 50 exhibitors participating in the city´s third annual event showcasing Toronto’s diverse communities. The festival, which was held May 15 at Nathan Phillips Square, welcomes and celebrates new Torontonians and included gardening activities, free guided City Hall tours, drama, reading 

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Joseph Nonato, Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. 
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First Fil-Can Commanding Officer of the Royal Regiment of Canada

TORONTO–Ontario Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. extended warm congratulations to the Royal Regiment incoming Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, who becomes the first Filipino-Canadian to hold this post. Prior to taking command of the Royal Regiment of Canada, Nonato graduated from Kingston’s prestigious Royal Military College and served in missions in Afghanistan and South Sudan. 

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Kristeel Marie Toral is  2017 Miss Maria Clara

TORONTO–23 years old Kristeel Marie Toral will be crowned  2017 Miss Maria Clara of the Kababaihang Rizalista, Inc, on June 24, 2017  (Saturday) at  the  Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at  930 Progress Avenue, Toronto,  according to Ms. Rose Cruz  KR Inc President. Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero will grace the occasion as the guest 

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