4 million poor Filipinos more

A recent survey showed four million Filipinos add to the more than 20 million poorest Filipinos who cannot afford the daily P293-cost living. Results of 2014 survey released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on March 6, showed poverty incidence among Filipino families worsened to 20% in the first half of 2014 from 18.8% in 2013 

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Young Fil-Canadian breaks into mainstream fashion scene

TORONTO–A young Filipino-Canadian designer has made his mark in Toronto’s mainstream fashion circles with the successful runway presentation of his own brand of unique male fashion designs. Patrick Salonga presented his men’s wear collection on Feb. 27 during the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Day 3 Runway Show, an event that attracted a number 

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Bern Jagunos, ICHRP Canada

Forum on Mamasapano sheds light on Aquino, U.S. involvement

On Wednesday, March 11, BAYAN-Canada held a public forum, “War, Peace, and A Regime in Crisis” at the Trinity-St. Paul United Church in Toronto. Supported by Anakbayan, Gabriela, and Migrante Ontario, the event sparked discussions about the Mamasapano armed encounter. On January 25, Operation Plan Exodus broke a ceasefire between the Philippine government and the 

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Int’l Tribunal to hear rights violations in PH launched

QUEZON CITY–An international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III has been launched today at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Dubbed as the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT), the initiative will bring into focus the ongoing human rights violations in the Philippines and hold 

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Death of SAF 44 commemorated in Toronto

On Saturday, March 8, members of PNP Officers Living in Canada Integrated Association (POLICIA) held the event “44th Day of Sacrifice” at the corner of Bathrst St. and Wilson Ave. in Toronto. Among parts of the program were formation of the members, singing of the national anthems of the Philippines and Canada, prayer by Fr. 

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Canon fodder?

By Benjie Oliveros During the time when the Aquino government was defending the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US, it repeatedly claimed that the increased presence of US troops in the country would ‘protect’ the country in the event that the territorial dispute with China escalates into a shooting war. 

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Govt shields US role in Mamasapano tragedy

If you have monitored the Senate hearings on the January 25 Mamasapano tragedy and the media reportage, can you adjudge as truthful the government assertion that there was no American involvement in the planning and execution of Operation Plan Exodus to “take down” Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan and Abdul Basit Usman? Foreign Affairs Secretary 

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EDSA in context: An uprising 14 years in the making

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Criticizing those in government — and he might as well have been referring to certain sectors of the media too — who have been campaigning against the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, President Benigno S.C. Aquino III, described them as “enemies of peace” in his speech 

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How I met Jo San Diego

By Joel Recla I will share with you this story with an edifying encouragement.  Most especially for those  who know and are fans of Jo San Diego. Now and back then, Jo ruled the air lanes at midnight on “All Night Stand.” Her own radio program on FM frequency, at DZMT (the Manila Times radio 

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Economy not going strong as government claims

The country’s decelerating growth highlights how the recent episode of relatively rapid growth is artificial and unsustainable Research group IBON debunked Malacanang’s claim that the economy is going strong amid calls for Pres. Aquino’s ouster. On the contrary, the slowing growth in 2014 debunks the much-hyped economic miracle and weakens the administration even on the 

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