Stop over-relying on foreign investments, government told

IBON.org Soon after the enactment of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, research group IBON said that the Duterte government should not depend on foreign investments for economic progress and job generation. For expediency, the Ease of Doing Business Act or Republic Act (RA) 11032 simplifies the application process for 

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Php750 minimum wage possible, non-inflationary and good for the economy–​IBON​

Contrary to government and big employers’ claims, research group IBON said that raising minimum wages nationwide to Php750 is doable, need not spike prices further, and will benefit millions of Filipino workers and the economy. The group cited the following reasons: Raising minimum wages nationwide to Php750 is doable if owners of establishments allow a 

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Charter change for development?

(Excerpt from IBON Facts & Figures) IBON.org The latest call for changes in the Philippine Constitution or Charter is the latest among the many attempts, in more than a decade since the 1990s, seeking to remove the Charter’s nationalist and other progressive economic provisions. Widepsread protests and outright resistance from various sectors however deterred legislators 

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Where political parties stand on racial equity and racial justice

Racial justice report card: TORONTO–Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having 

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The book Shame to Honor to be made into a movie

LOS ANGELES–Q Management Inc, reps for Mr Christopher Broughton, a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc, are pleased to report that he has secured the exclusive movie rights for the book written by Mr Charles Lambalika, SHAME TO HONOR. Mr Broughton recently flew to Brisbane Australia to meet with the 

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PCCF at Asian Heritage Month gala

By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena TORONTO–Members and guests of The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) were able to take part in the annual Asian Heritage Month Gala on the night of Sunday, May 27, 2018, held in Richmond Hill, a suburb north of Toronto, Canada. The Asian Heritage Month Gala celebrated the various Asian groups 

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2018 Transformation Awardee

Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Executive Director, NEPMCC Maria Saras-Voutsinas is one of the 12 awardees for the presstigious Transformation Awards 2018, to be honoured June 15 at Liberty Grand, Toronto. She will receive the 2018 Harmony Award. Maria is the Executive Director of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, a non-profit organization that works 

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95th Birthday of Gloria Mesina

95th Birthday and Thanksgiving for Lola/Nanay Gloria Mesina on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Etobicoke. Lilian and Arturo Cuaresma, with their children and family with Gloria Mesina. Lilian is Nanay Gloria’s daughter. (Photos provided)

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Devotees to the Virgin of Peñafrancia

This month’s Novena Devotions: Date: June 17, 2018, Sunday ( 3rd. Sunday of June 2018 ) Place: Our Lady of Assumption Church (OLA), 2565 Bathurst St. Time: 1:30 pm devotion starts • Rosary • Novena to the Virgin of Pinafrancia • Holy Mass Sponsors for this month’s Devotees of the Virgin of Peñafrancia from the 

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The secret to living longer: 5 Habits

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We can’t live forever, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy as long and healthy a life as possible. What if you could extend your life by more than a decade merely by adopting a few healthy lifestyle habits? You can, according to research published in Circulation, a journal of the 

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