Vote-buying in the Philippines. Photo by Photoville International.

Who’s to blame for vote-buying?

Most Filipinos, especially the educated ones, have always blamed the poor for the kind of leaders they elect. To them, that we have corrupt leaders is the fault of those who willingly sell their votes to elect these people. As if bribery and vote-buying were legitimate while the poor who accept money in exchange for 

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Ariel Ramos Pictorial at Ivy Violan’s Concert in TO

Ivy Violan held her Nov. 17, 2014 concert at Prestige Bar. This jampacked event was indeed a very successful concert; and joined by gifted singers such as Gian Carlo Bobila, the 2011 WCOPA Singing Champion. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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Seated,from left: Cheryl Cantonjos, Maripi Leynes, Elvie Tan, Congen Junever Mahilum-West, GK Executive Director Luis Oquinena, Agnes Manasan, Evelyn Pagkalinawan, Ting Pacis. Standing, from left: Jose Querubin, Jimmy Nagallo, Pidoy Pacis, Francis Rementilla, Amir Billones, Raffy Fabregas and Alice Herrera.  (PHOTO: Wilfred Tangid)

GK funding 106 homes for Haiyan survivors

Gawad Kalinga Philippines is constructing a total of 106 houses for the survivors of typhoon Haiyan in the province of Leyte and Iloilo from donations coursed through Gawad Kalinga Canada, GK Philippines executive director Jose Luis Oquinena said in his report one year after the strongest typhoon on record struck Central Visayas, Philippines. Oquinena was 

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Cooperation between Ontario and Quebec on climate change and energy sets example for Canada

The David Suzuki Foundation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached last Friday between the governments of Ontario and Quebec to work together to fight climate change, improve the sharing of electricity resources and jointly assess the risks from the proposed Energy East pipeline. “Ontario and Quebec’s agreement sets an example for 

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Here comes the snow: City gets ready to clear streets and sidewalks

TORONTO–Snow. It’s a fact of life in Canada. And when the snow starts to fly, it can affect how we get around. Drivers and cyclists want to have roads cleared quickly and efficiently to allow for the movement of traffic. Pedestrians require sidewalks to be cleared in order that they be able to move around 

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WINTER ACTIVITIES: Tips to avoid injury

By Dr. George I. Traitses When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re 

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‘Sky-high’ Liberal tuition fees forcing more students to go hungry

QUEEN’S PARK–NDP Training, Colleges, and Universities critic Peggy Sattler rose in the House today to question why the government is allowing more and more college and university students to rely food banks to make ends meet. “It’s not easy being a student in Ontario, from studying and working part-time or even full-time jobs, to paying 

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GTA Featinians holds early Christmas gathering

The Featineans Association of Toronto (TFAT) in engaging mood, held its annual pre-Christmas family gathering and fellowship on November 16, 2014. With Philippine Ambassador Clemencio Montesa, former Consul General in Toronto, together with his wife Amelia and Ricky Castellvi, as distinguished guests, the GTA Featineans enjoyed a delightful luncheon -cum- meeting at a Scarborough Chinese buffet 

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Marivel Taruc, CBC reporter and TV host, receives award from Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

CBC’s Taruc, Philippine Reporter among 39 Ethnic Press awardees

By Rachelle Cruz The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada hosted its annual award ceremony, a tradition of the last 37 years, at Queen’s Park on Friday, Nov. 14. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, presented the certificates to media practitioners and individuals who made long-term contributions to ethnic press and 

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Preventing sexual and gender-based harassment

Sexual harassment and the Ontario Human Rights Code Recent events have triggered a nationwide discussion about the continued occurrence of sexual harassment and violence against women throughout Canadian society. Sexual harassment is against the law. The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) prohibits sexual harassment in employment (and in services, housing, and other “social areas”). SEX 

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