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Amazon bestseller book by Fil-Canadian American to be launched in Vancouver

VANCOUVER–The #1 book on Amazon’s Parenting and Adult-Child Relationships category was written by a Filipina-Canadian-American who enjoys juggling her thriving career and growing family, fundraising for Filipino community events and promoting work-family balance for women. Marie Claire Lim Moore is a Filipina-Canadian-American working mother and author of Don’t Forget the Soap. After spending the early 

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The Ex marks the spot for summer fun

NEW – Country Saloon, Mechanical Bull, Towering Fandom Robot, and Star-Studded Concert Series Featuring the likes of Hanson, Down With Webster, Tom Cochrane and Tim Hicks! WHAT: Sounds of the Midway, laughter, music and the aroma of funnel cakes and cotton candy are a sure sign of the heydays of summer when the 136th annual 

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Representatives of Filipino organizations met with officials of Philippine Consulate General-Toronto last July 18 to raise their concerns about developments in the Philippine on the occasion of the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino scheduled on July 28 in Manila.
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Pinoys in Toronto raise concerns to Consulate officials

By Mia Ondo Representatives of some Toronto-based Filipino organizations recently met with Philippine Consulate officials to express their concerns over some developments happening back home, and some of which affect Filipinos in Canada. The groups, led by Migrante Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines-Canada (ICHRP-Canada), also presented open letters to 

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Owners Teody and Cecile Asuncion outside the store with Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, Romi MananQuil, Necie MananQuil and the Mega World team before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Barrie Fiesta Foods store

BARRIE, ONTARIO By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Barrie Fiesta Foods held a successful grand opening on July 12th 2014 at 304B Dunlop St. West Unit 4 to serve the Filipino community in Barrie. The store owned by award-winning artist Teody Asuncion, Cecile Asuncion and Fhe Landicho was officially opened to the public by Consul General Junever 

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‘I have only one wrinkle and I’m sitting on it

122-Year Old Woman When I wrote to you the other day about supercentenarians and their telomere secret to a long healthy life, I forgot to tell you about my favorite supercentenarian, Jeanne Calment. She lived to be 122 – the world’s longest lived woman. She was a real character. When she was “only” 120, Jeanne 

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THE BEACON: Testament to good practices in property development

By Raquel P. Gomez THE BEACON is a three tower residential resort condominium project of GeoEstate Development Corporation and the company’s pilot project. The high-rise residential community sits right smack on nearly a hectare of property on the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and Arnaiz Avenue in Makati City and boasts of also nearly a 

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Rev. Fr. Regulo Imperial, Pastor and Chaplain and  DD SK Wilfred Gomez, PGK, PFN, DD are shown above with the officers of Prince of Peace Council # 9144  after the Installation ceremonies at Prince of Peace Church.

KC 9144 Installation of Officers and Awards Night in Scarborough

Installation of Officers District Deputy SK Wilfred Gomez, PGK, PFN DD, installed the 2014-2015 officers of the Prince of Peace Council # 9144 in the Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough. The officer installed are: Grand Knight SK Keith Coutinho, SK Greg Saldanha, DGK, SK Jaime Marasigan, Chancellor; Bro. Rommel Acayan, Financial Secretary; SK Andrew 

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Strong reactions vs changes in TFWP and LCP

TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS PROGRAM AND LIVE-IN CAREGIVER PROGRAM We sought comments from Dr. Salimah Valiani, labour researcher and author of the book, Rethinking Unequal Exchange: The Global Integration of Nursing labour Markets; and from Petronila Cleto, Secretary-General of GABRIELA Ontario. -– Editor • Kenney misleading public on LCP — GATES • ‘Changes’ do not alter 

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Temporary status breeds super exploitation

Dr. Salimah Valiani’s comments on the 2014 reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program(TFWP) and Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP): I agree with Migrante (BC) that  “Under these “changes”, migrant workers are generally still where they are – being used, abused, and then disposed of”, but I would add that this is the case for BOTH 

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Kenney misleading public on LCP — GATES

Contrary to claims made by Employment Minister Jason Kenney, very few people are using the live-in caregiver program for family reunification. As detailed in media reports late last month, Jason Kenney claimed that Filipino families are abusing the live-in caregiver program by using it as a backdoor family-reunification program. However, a new national study funded 

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