We need affordable housing, and schools, hospitals

Willie Reodica: For mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville By Maria Assaf Willie Reodica is running for mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario. His political career includes having run for Ward 38 in Scarborough in 2003, and then in 2006. He lost to incumbent Glen DeBaeremaker both times. Reodica, 62, works as a real-estate agent at Remax. He has lived 

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Better transit, street safety, lower taxes, training for TFWs, caregivers

Randy Bucao: For Councillor, Ward 10 York Centre, Toronto By Rachelle Cruz He’s been all over town, in case you haven’t heard. This Filipino Canadian ramped up his campaign for the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 27, running for Toronto City Councillor for Ward 10 York Centre. From early this year, you saw him sweeping 

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Mercader on campaign trail.

Issue of transit, creating opportunities for youth

Louroz Mercader: For Councillor, Ward 7 Mississauga By Maria Assaf Louroz Mercader is a promising candidate for Councillor of Ward 7 in Mississauga. I met with him at his office in Cooksville, the neighbourhood where he grew up and where he is now running. Surrounded by his young niece, his father and mother, who give 

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No special treatment for LGBT groups and non-Catholics

Emmanuel “Manny” Yanga: For Catholic Trustee, Ward 7 By Maria Assaf Manny Yanga, a senior product advisor at a Toyota dealership in Scarborough, is running for Catholic Trustee in Toronto’s Ward 7. Born in Malabon, Rizal, he has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a masters in marketing. He decided to run for trustee 

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Two Pinoy candidates vie for lone trustee seat in Ward 12

By Veronica C. Silva Two Filipino Canadian candidates are trying to bring the Pinoy voice to the Toronto separate school system by running for a post in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). Community social activist Paulina Corpuz and journalist Ace Alvarez are competing with three other candidates – including incumbent Nancy Crawford — 

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Mississauga Mayoral Candidate Steve Mahoney

Mahoney gets ethnic media as captive audience

Doug Ford’s no-show gives Mississauga mayoral bet Mahoney full attention of ethnic press By Maria Assaf After Doug Ford’s announcement that he was taking his brother’s place as mayoral candidate, not many ethnic reporters were left to attend the meeting for the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada on Sept. 12. Also missing 

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Why I’m Running

MARIA SARAS-VOUTSINAS for tdsb trustee ward 15 My name is Maria Saras-Voutsinas and I am running for Toronto District School Board Trustee in Ward 15. I’m a lucky parent of two wonderful kids, who believes that the education they receive today will form a big part of who they are tomorrow. That means having a strong, 

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Pomposa de Veyra-Musca, 97

Growing old gracefully: Love and kindness of 3 generations

By Mila Astorga-Garcia POMPOSA De Veyra Musca turned 97 last September 19, 2014, with a big celebration organized by her children, grandchildren, and members of the Musca-De Veyra clan of Tanauan, Leyte. One of the oldest survivors of Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda, Pomposa is the grand matriarch of the De Veyra clan, she being the 

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Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay

Manipulating public opinion

For the misled and deceived public, including those in supposedly intelligent discussion forums in social media, the word “manipulation” often has pejorative connotations, implying unfair or deceptive strategies. But the Webster Dictionary defines it more broadly as an act of change by artful or unfair means to serve one’s purpose. Manipulation therefore may be either 

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The Consulate office was fully-packed for the event. (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

Winter Escapade 2 launched

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto proudly launched the 2nd Winter Escapade Tour of the Philippines (WE2) on October 03 at the public hall of the Consulate General, with around 140 guests composed of leaders and members of Filipino community and media organizations, as well representatives of travel and business groupings in Ontario. Early registrants 

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