Int’l lawyers hit harassment, persecution of Filipino human rights lawyers

At conclusion of UN rights body session GENEVA, Switzerland – Italian human rights lawyer Micol Savia, Permanent UN Representative of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) to the United Nations in Geneva decried the continuing intimidation and harassment of human rights lawyers in the Philippines, particularly those working on politically sensitive cases, by security forces 

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Lingkod Katribu slams raid on relief center

Lingkod Katribu condemned the raid done of a relief center in Iloilo. “This attack is an outrage, an affront to donors here and abroad who had contributed to provide relief to the people devastated by super typhoon Yolanda,” Kakay Tolentino, Lingkod Katribu program head said. The Panay Center for Disaster Response (PCDR) office based in 

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Trouble in the diaspora

By Joe Rivera A malicious and hideous blog that goes by the title of Blood Stained Singapore has become the bane of the Filipino diaspora in the prosperous and sovereign city-state and island nation in Southeast Asia. Catching fire in blogger traffic, the sensationalist post has been viewed 529,301 times and shared in social media 

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Lobby Group

Gaining political influence in Canada – Part 7 But it is not as hard as we think. If we have a well financed lobbyist to do the job for us then we can be as effective as other well financed business groups. Sometimes we only have to pinpoint the chairman and members of the committee 

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Grade 8 Filipino Canadian Graduates of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary, from left: EJ Prodigalidad, Patricia Felthman, Serena de Vera, Jacob Loden, DJ Carnate, Meg Velez and Maribella Ditta.

Young Filipino Canadian Graduates

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Jhun Ciolo Diamante (far right) with guests in front of his paintings.

The Next Quarter, a historical grand opening

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Independence Day celebrations were in full swing as an excited crowd of friends, fans and diplomats gathered at the opening of the Philippine Artists Group of Canada’s 26th anniversary exhibition at the Neilson Park Creative Centre on Saturday June 7th 2014. The show titled The Next Quarter, in reference to the 

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PH Flag-raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall

Officials and staff of the Philippine Consulate General-Toronto, led by Consul General Junever Mahilum-West (to the right of the flag pole), leads the flag-raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall, marking the 116th Independence Day celebration of the Philippines. Joining the Consul were guests, including Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory (to the left of the flag 

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Philippine Flag Raising in Pickering – Durham Region, ON


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PH flag raising in Vaughan, June 14

Erlinda Insigne, president of Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan with Vaughan public officials and community leaders.

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TFC One Kapamilya Go! Toronto 2014

Ricoh Coliseum, June 21, 2014 PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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