Public protests against pork barrel intensify after the August 26th people’s march in Luneta.   Photo by AFP.

A case for resistance

By Joe Rivera After the August 26th people march at Luneta, September looks like a spirited month for Filipinos to sustain and maintain their opposition to the pork barrel system. It’s not just the congressional pork barrel, known otherwise by its euphemism, the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), that the people want to abolish, but 

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Redistribute and socialize pork funds – CenPEG

…also calls on the Chief Executive to prioritize passage of FOI law Instead of Malacañang and Congress leaders colluding again to retain the fraudulent pork barrel in the guise of “requested” line projects, the national budget should be reformed to allow direct people’s participation in the planning. The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) 

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CNE Rising Star Jr Grand Champ

10-YEAR old KATHARINE BELLE REYES BAGS 2013 TORONTO–Filipino-Canadian Katharine Belle Reyes, 10 years old, bagged the 2013 CNE Rising Star Junior Grand Champion title,  in a prestigious annual competition held at the CNE,  Sept. 1, 2013. The young singer and dancer emerged champion, after three rounds of competition, starting with the video audition that included 

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Filipino Migrant organization launched in Edmonton

On August 31st the event to formally launch Migrante Alberta was held at the Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch. More than 60 Filipino immigrant and temporary workers from Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton gathered in Edmonton on Saturday for the launching of the event. Migrante Alberta is a Filipino migrant/immigrant advocacy organization that is part 

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WANTED! Participants for an important research study

• Are you a Filipina woman who immigrated to  Canada after completing the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)? • Did you receive an open work permit or permanent residency status before 2011? If you answered YES to these questions, you are eligible to participate in a research study The purpose of this study is to examine 

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HEALTH: Back to school lunches as easy as 1-2-3

By Kalaayan Garcia de Vera Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Yes, I know I am a bit late on this post, but as we all know this first week of school is quite hectic for everyone, and there’s still many more weeks of school lunches to pack.  With week one now in the books, I must 

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From left: UAP-OC President Carlos Lacuna, and past presidents Severino Perez, Eduardo Manapul, Remus Ancheta, Flordeliza Laperal, Rommel Lumbao cut the anniversary cake. 
(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Demetillo)

Filipino architects in Ontario mark 10th year

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–The United Architects of the Philippines-Ontario Chapter (UAP-OC) celebrated its 10th anniversary and held its Induction rites on September 7, 2013. The celebration was held at the Westin Prince Hotel and was attended by distinguished architects from the Philippines and in Ontario. Speakers were Ontario Association of Architects President Bill Birdsell, and 

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From left: ABS-CBN TV production head Laurenti Dyogi, broadcast head Cory Vidanes, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, and talent manager Alfie Lorenzo.

Juday: ABS-CBN will always be my first choice

MANILA–Actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo puts an end to speculations that she is transferring to another network as she renewed her contract with ABS-CBN this Wednesday (September 11) afternoon. “Regarding talks about possible offers from the other networks, we were willing to listen. But since I am a Kapamilya, I can’t deny the fact that ABS-CBN 

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Supreme Commander Sir Reghis M. Romero II (center), of the Order of the Knights of Rizal together with Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran, Jr., KCR,  Trustee of the Rizal Canada Region, and Lady Fe Bustillos Paca Taduran, in Montreal City, Quebec on Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2013. Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR, Supreme Commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, confers a distinguished Silver Medal Award to Sir Jojo Taduran,  KCR, Canada Region Trustee, during the 4th Canada Regional Assembly in Montreal. (Dindo Orbeso, St. Jamestown News Service)

The Knights of Rizal is 107 years old

By Manuel Papa and Dindo Orbeso The Order of the Knights of Rizal ,  headed by Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR as the Supreme Commander, will celebrate its 107 years of existence on November 16, 2013 as it was promulgated by Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives) and signed into law by 

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PCCF donates $9,000 for houses for the poor

TORONTO–True to its Vision and Passion to advocate for charity, the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) Officers, led by president Romy Rafael, presented a cheque in the amount of $9,000 to ANCOP President, Temi Pangilinan. To date, PCCF has donated to ANCOP $27,500. The donation will fund the building of houses for the poor in 

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