Will Duterte declare Martial Law like Marcos?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Talks about President Duterte declaring martial law this week became louder and sounded more urgent five days ago when the AFP (Agence France-Presse) came out with an article with the title “Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law: defense chief.” This triggered alarm bells and the AFP article was posted by 

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By Emmanuel S. de Dios

Vox populi vox Dei?

It is a common misapprehension that the essence of democracy is sufficiently defined as the popular will expressed through elections or plebiscites and as implemented by the rule of the majority. Vox populi vox Dei, the saying goes, and on this basis elected representatives believe they have carte blanche to change rules big and small, 

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Lies Tatay Digong told me

By Rappler Early in the campaign, President Rodrigo Duterte proudly admitted, “Yes, I cannot lie, I killed 3 people.” Many people said, “That is a brutally honest man,” and believed him. They reasoned, if he can admit to a crime, he must be incapable of lying. We say we’re tired of the lies, but the 

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David Fuller

Do immigrants work harder?

By David Fuller Contributor, Troy Media PRINCE GEORGE, B.C./Troy Media–When Henry Novak and his brothers arrived in Canada in 1967 to escape a lack of opportunity in their native Slovenia, they had no option but to work hard. They came without money or English. They hoped to get a job with their brother Tony, who 

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It’s time we target the real tax avoiders: corporations

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media With all due respect to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, if you’re going to declare war on tax cheats, do it right. The truth is there’s a deep structural flaw in Canada’s (and every other country’s) income tax system. It’s rooted in the unequal tax treatment of one class 

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Robert McGarvey

Tax reforms may be a turning point in Liberal political fortunes

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media It all seemed perfectly reasonable: tax the low hanging fruit of “fat cat” professional corporations to fund programs for the poor. Who could object to that? Turns out plenty of people object. A Hurricane Harvey of resentment has landed in Canada and its torrent of political backlash is growing 

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Rani Rivera, author

All Violet book launch: October 27

Poems by young poet and social activist published posthumously TORONTO–A young Filipino-Canadian poet’s collection of poems, found after her death in August 2016, will be off the press this fall, published by Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, a publishing house in British Columbia. Rani Rivera, 35, a Toronto social activist, succumbed to the 

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UAP-OC 2017 Induction

Ontario Fil-Can architects to scale up practice on 14th year

By Ysh Cabana TORONT–With a span of almost a decade and a half as the first branch in Canada, members of the United Architects of the Philippines-Ontario Chapter (UAP-OC) celebrated their anniversary at Novotel Toronto on Saturday September 23, 2017. Elected chapter president Alvic Doctolero shared that imagination to innovate and plan ahead while fostering 

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Some of the participants comprising the LBC team of charity walkers, with Raffy Policarpio, LBC Country Head (in red).

LBC walks with ANCOP

In support of the charities that the ANCOP (Answering the Call of the Poor) organization regularly undertakes, LBC Express Cargo once again took part at this year’s 5K ANCOP Charity Walk held recently at the David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto. Consisting of a contingent of some 70 participants, the LBC group joined with thousand 

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Crossover Basketball

Crossover Basketball is now an Ontario Basketball affiliate

By Emar Sy Four years after its inception Crossover Basketball gained the nod of the Ontario Basketball leadership to be an affiliate club officially today. Coach Mike visited the OBA office to formally accept its affiliation from OBA Executive Director Jason Janson, Clubs and Competition Manager Mike Barbin and High Performance Manager Melo Mallia. It 

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