Sarah Salise, secretary-general, Anakbayan Toronto speaks at the Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage rally at Queen’s Park last May 14, 2014.

Pinoy youth groups join labor to press for $14 minimum wage

By Mia Ondo TORONTO–Pinoy youth groups recently joined labour groups, community organizations and Ontario youth groups in campaigning for a raise in minimum wage to $14 per hour. Pinoy groups Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance-Ontario (UKPC/FCYA-Ontario) and Anakbayan Toronto joined fellow youth from the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario and other groups 

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The Philippine Reporter’s 25-year collection of its print edition was donated (for archiving) to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (University of Toronto Libraries).  From left: Leslie Gesell, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Anne Dondertman (Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library), Hermie Garcia and Norman Garcia.  (PHOTO: JOHN SHOESMITH)

Reporter’s 25-year collection archived in Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

TORONTO – The 25-year collection of The Philippine Reporter was recently turned over to the prestigious Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library of the University of Toronto Libraries, comprising the largest repository of rare manuscripts and books in Canada. This means the priceless collection, which consists of rare original hard copies of The Philippine Reporter, will 

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Letter from a professor about the significance of archiving the Reporter

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Oath taking: Adhoc Election Committee Chair Larry Bercasio administers swearing-in of the newly elected officers and board members of PPCO. Photo: HG

New PPCO officers elected, inducted

TORONTO–The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) has elected a new set of officers for 2014-2016. The officers, who comprise the executive committee of the PPCO Board, are: Rosalinda Tijam, president; Jonathan Canchela, vice president; Rodel Ramos, secretary; Noel Perada, treasurer; and Mila Astorga-Garcia, public affairs and communications officer. The other officers elected as board 

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Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosted by Art T. Viola

PPCO President’s Report on one-year plus of activities

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–An envigorated and enlivened PPCO, enhanced by a dynamic program comprising a good balance of social events, community forums, professional development, and membership expansion, characterized the organization’s performance during the one year and two-month term under the 2013-2014 board of the directors. Hermie Garcia, immediate past president of the Philippine Press Club 

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Montreal May 1, 2014 Workers Day Celebration

MONTREAL — PINAY and Migrante Canada joined the Precarious Workers Coalition in a Press Conference and Day of Action held on May 1st for the International Workers Day Celebration. The Coalition, established over a year now, is composed of domestic workers (represented by PINAY), temporary foreign workers, workers with precarious immigration statuses and temporary agency 

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Copy of the signed Napoles' List.

Swindlers’ list

Everybody knows a swindler, a dishonest person who cheats by very clever means in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages through pretense or deception. The swindler is a bilk, bilker, cheat, cheater, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, fraudster, hoaxer, phony, plotter, rascal, rogue, scammer, scamster, schemer, skinner, tricker, and a wheeler-dealer. Janet Napoles, the 

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Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 6

By Rodel J. Ramos Dr. Jose Rizal, our greatest national hero and his co-expatriates during the Spanish era Marcelo H. del Pilar, Juan and Antonio Luna, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Jose Alejandrino and a few others were able to influence the Spanish Government in the late 1800s by their connection in their secret fraternity as Freemasons. 

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Knights mark Rizal’s 153rd birth anniversary

If you happen to visit Scarborough, along McCowan Rd., you will be surprised to be greeted by young students with a “Magandang Hapon Po!” or some students getting your hand, and asking for your blessing, “Mano Po!”. They are students of Ms. Maria Regala from St. Ignatius Catholic School. She is conducting Filipino Classes to 

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The Pre-Pageant candidates of “Miss Philippines Canada 2014 - PCCF” in alphabethical order are : Lyka Mae Castillo, Adrienne Eduria, Stephanie Huertas, Jessica Ignacio, Theresa Louise Lagman, Jennifer Lotz, Krisgelle Maramot, Camille Manosca, Regine Taguinod, Joanna Torrano, Eldrin Velasco. The pre-pageant was held at Korean Cultural Centre on May 3, 2014.

Other Community Events

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