LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why is much-needed infrastructure investment being cut?

Dear editor, Investments in public infrastructure are the single most cost-effective way for the Government of Canada to help drive jobs and growth. So why are the Conservatives slashing new funding for the biggest federal infrastructure fund by 90%? The old Building Canada Fund had grown to about $1.6 billion a year for community infrastructure 

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Professor Sheila S. Coronel, Director of  the Toni Stabile Center of Investigative Journalism of the University of Columbia, discusses how journalists and supporters of the Kiev protests gathered  and disseminated information against former Ukraine President Yanukovych that led to his downfall. 
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Watchdog reporting & gotcha journalism

The works of investigative journalists have enabled the porousness of today’s social media or the Internet in general in creating a virtually open source community. Professor Sheila S. Coronel, Director of the Toni Stabile Center of Investigative Journalism of Columbia University, led an afternoon of interactive and interesting conversation last March 18 at the University 

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Friends, family and the staff of The Philippine Reporter celebrate its 20th anniversary, along with then Toronto Mayor David Miller in 2009.

A newspaper worth its salt

PHILIPPINE REPORTER MARKS 25TH YEAR Reposted from The Origami This March, The Philippine Reporter, a leading Filipino-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, is celebrating its 25th year of publication. For its founders – the indefatigable husband-and-wife team Hermie and Mila Garcia – it represents a quarter of a century of hard work and persistence. Along with other 

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OPEN LETTER: Justice for Carla Abogado

Dearest reader, Thank you for making it to the first part of my post. I know it’s difficult to read things that involve death or any other horrible circumstances. I, myself have turned off the TV and scrolled down past links when something tragic has happened in the world. But once something devastating close to 

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WOMEN (Women Writers in Media Now) enjoy merienda at Mandarin hotel. L-R: Rochit Tañedo, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Sol Juvida, Marites Danguilan-Vitug (Rappler), Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon (YES! magazine editor) and author Marra Pl. Lanot.

Media and writer colleagues mini reunion

Media and writer colleagues had a mini reunion at Mandarin Oriental hotel in Makati recently.

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Killings of activists: 173 under P-Noy’s watch

It seems that we will not see the ending of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations under this second Aquino administration. What we have seen were continued killings with impunity — and not only of political/social activists. These were largely perpetrated through a method flagrantly used during the previous Arroyo government: killers-in-tandem aboard motorcycles. 

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Out of the shadows

By Arnold Alamon SO THIS is what the leaders of the longest Maoist insurgency in the world look like, I thought to myself as I stared at the pictures of the couple who seemed well into their retirement years. At first glance, they looked ordinary to me, except for the stern faces and clenched fists 

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March 21, 2014: Int’l Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

TORONTO–The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually on March 21 to commemorate the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa and to denounce racism globally. The victims of the Sharpeville massacre were merely protesting the Apartheid-era law that required black South Africans to carry passes, which restricted their 

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To mark the Int’l Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Minister Jason Kenney Issues Statement OTTAWA–The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a day observed in like-minded countries around the world to reaffirm our shared commitment to combatting racism. “Canadians 

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Migrante Alberta lauds Coalition for Consular Office

CALGARY, Alberta – Migrante Alberta commends the Coalition to Open a Consular Office in Alberta for a fruitful meeting with newly installed Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer here over the weekend. Migrante Alberta, along with various Filipino-oriented support groups, received confirmation from the RP official that his office had sent recommendations to the Department of 

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