Seminar certificate recipients (back, fr. Left) Jonathan Canchela, Veronica Cusi, Hermie Garcia, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Susana and Ernesto Donan with (seated) Professor Emeritus Dr. Ralph Izard and wife Janet (Not in photo: Paulina Corpuz and Rolly Cabrera)

Toronto Pinoy media in journalism seminars

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Filipino-Canadian journalists were among the participants in the three-day 2013 Professional Development Conference and Training Seminars in Journalism, held Dec. 6-8, 2013 at Seneca College, Markham Campus. The conference and seminars were organized by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC), an organization of over 600 members from all 

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By Barbara Hall
Chief Commissioner Ontario Human Rights Commission

Human rights partners

The Ethnic Media: (Speech delivered at the National Ethnic Press journalism seminar on Dec. 8, 2013 at Seneca College, Markham Campus) Introduction • It is a pleasure to join you today to talk about human rights, and the role the Human Rights Commission plays in Ontario. • I will also talk about the crucial role 

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By Gerry Villareal

FCMA to send medical and relief mission to PH

Barely a month on its fundraising campaign, Dr. Chelly Silva, president of Filipino Canadian Medical Association (FCMA), convened its Board of Directors and its support group to introduce the first contingent of medical personnel who will perform the medical and relief mission. Seven (7) medical doctors volunteered for the mission. Dr. Richard Sims, Dr. Richard 

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From left: Rev. Brad Newcombe, Fr. Expedito Farinas, Fr. Dennis Godley, Rev. Deb Hinksman, Rev. Heidi Brear, and Fr. Dennis Morgan

Nature’s Worst Reveals Humanity’s Best

VANCOUVER–The People’s Worship/Pagsambang Bayan in Vancouver did not miss the attention of Rev. Rex Reyes, Jr, the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.  In his message to the solidarity gathering for the people and communities affected by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, he declared that to honour those who have perished in the 

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CROWD at the Vigil

Solidarity for the Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Marking Human Rights Day: VANCOUVER–Braving the cold December weather, at least 40 Filipinos and Canadians held lighted candles at the vigil as a demonstration of solidarity with the people of the Philippines last December 7. It was also an occasion to remember the Filipinos who died, were displaced and are homeless and hungry. Lighted candles 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and PH President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Blame games

Here in the city of Toronto, the mayor appears unbreakable. In other cities, notably Montreal, allegations of misbehaviour in office, whether corruption-related or simply fundamental flaws of character are enough to induce a sitting public official to resign. But Toronto Mayor Rob Ford seems impervious to criticism and public clamour for him to step down 

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Rizal’s 117th death anniversary on Dec. 30

KNIGHTS OF RIZAL The celebration of the  117th death anniversary and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal,  the Philippines’ national hero will be celebrated worldwide by the Order of the Knights of Rizal on December 30, 2013. Knights of Rizal Supreme Commander Sir  Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR, will lead the worldwide celebration. Sir Reghis 

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Help the Haiyan Victims Fundraiser Dinner

Dec. 15, North York Civic Centre  

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The Leyteños Association of Ontario, in cooperation with the Filipino Canadian Charitable Association of Vaughan held a fundraising dinner last  Dec. 6 at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Scarborough.

Other Community Round-Up

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Twins Alces Silverio and Alta Santos mark their birthday with a big cake and family at a Japanese restaurant in Markham.


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