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From left to right: Resource speakers Hermie Garcia and Mila Garcia, Kamalayan Midya Project coordinator Sarah Joy Salise with Silay Edades, Andy Tran, Fatima Barron, Andy Aquino, Carlos Saldana and Ysh Cabana (sitting).

Kamalayan youth news writing training

Youth involved in the Kamalayan Midya Youth Project learned significant aspects of news writing conducted by publisher and editor Hermie Garcia and managing editor Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter. The workshop was held Thursday. Sept. 6 at the new SEAS office in Regent Park Toronto. Focus of the presentation were the two essentials of 

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From left: Danny Zapata, Art T. Viola, Joey Luz, Ivalof Valov, Serge Demesa, Corey Bristowe (Golf Services Manager, Royal Niagara Golf Club).

Record 136 players at Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

The Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Royal Niagara Golf Course was a success in terms of participation and outcome, according to the event organizers. The number of golfers who came to participate was “overwhelming,” according to Serge Demesa, one of the organizers. One hundred thirty six 

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PICTORIAL: Martin Nievera at PIDC Mabuhay Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, Aug. 25, 2018

   

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Pictorial: PIDC-Mabuhay Festival 20th anniversary Gala

August 23, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Toronto PHOTOS: By Michelle Chermaine Ramos

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MAYOR John Tory with Bangla Youth Radio’s Narwin Farah, new member of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada during the organization’s meeting Monday, Sept. 10 at City Hall.

NEPMC new member with Mayor Tory

 

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TPR’s Norman Garcia (center) celebrates his birthday with family and friends at Asian Legend in Scarborough. Among those present are Jhun Garcia, Dodie Garcia, Eric and Pat Lazaro, JP Lazaro and Mary Wong, Mae, Sarah and Adam Lazaro; Mike and Elaine Avila and kids David, Daniel and Isabel; parents Hermie and Mila Garcia; siblings Lawrence and Lala Garcia, nephew Domenic and nieces Serena, Naeema and Justice.

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Films from the Philippines at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018

THE IMMINENT IMMANENT (Baga’t Diri Tuhay Ta’t Pamahungpahung), Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad; starring Sylvia Sanchez Angeli Bayani Arjo Atayde Chai Fonacier. As a typhoon bears down on a sleepy rural town in the Philippines, strange events and even stranger behaviour foreshadow the watery catastrophe to come, in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s wildly audacious yet deeply 

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Government losing control of economy – IBON

The Duterte administration is losing control over the Philippine economy and the poorest Filipinos are suffering for this, research group IBON said upon the release of the August inflation rate. The greatly accelerating inflation is only the latest in a series of bad economic news about the economy’s so-called fundamentals. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 

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PH Economy Duterteriorating

IBON FEATURES – Stay the course, the country’s economic managers always insist. They will be the last to admit bad economic news because eternal sunshine is part of their job. Their recent spontaneous reactions against federalism are however more revealing. They are losing control of the economy as it is and they know the ill-conceived 

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Wage hike needed as Filipino families’ incomes erode Jan. – July due to inflation

A substantial increase in the minimum wage is necessary and doable as the country’s poorest households are losing income due to escalating inflation, said research group IBON, contrary to the recent claims of an employers’ group. IBON estimates that income losses of the poorest 60 million Filipinos ranged from Php1,276 to as much as Php3,489 

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