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Monastery and mountain: the handiworks of man and God.

Montserrat monastery — closer to God

Text and photos by Bruce Gates MONTSERRAT, Spain–The five-minute cable car ride up to the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey atop the mountain is not for nervous types. The car is fully enclosed, but it does sway, so those who suffer from a fear of heights may want to try the train instead. But the 

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Cool, hazy, dreamy

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Uppercase’s self-released Christmas single Babalik (Returning) is, in a word, pretty cool. The first Christmas single of this local Toronto pop indie rock Original Pinoy Music (OPM) band, is soft with crispy lead guitar parts, toned bass, synths, thoughtful guitar work and distinct vocals. Mark de Leon’s gentle voice 

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Petronila ‘Tita Pet’ Cleto, Oct. 18, 1945 – Jan. 11, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of GABRIELA Ontario organizer and founding officer Petronila Galicia Cleto, known to many as “Tita Pet”. She died at St. Michael’s Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 around 5:00 AM, from organ failure. Tita Pet was an integral part of building the Filipino women’s movement 

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Carol Kinsey Goman

How to supercharge your success in 2018

Toronto (Troy Media)–Last year, I gave a seminar on leadership presence for the executive team of a high-tech company in northern California. The next day, the president of the company phoned and said: “I have an administrative assistant who is the brightest, most creative person I’ve worked with. The problem is, we’re relocating and she 

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David Pfrimmer

Charity is not enough to fight poverty, social inequality

Toronto (Troy Media)–We’ve just emerged from the season when everyone wants to help support their local food bank initiatives. But ‘sharing the season’ always poses a tough question for me: How do we help our neighbours when, according to Canada Without Poverty, there are 4.9 million neighbours to help? The number of Canadians in need 

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Karen Selick

Emails destroyed, justice denied?

Toronto (Troy Media)–Deleted government emails have been hot news in Ontario since former premier Dalton McGuinty’s aides David Livingston and Laura Miller were charged with deliberately destroying records relating to cancelled gas-fired power plants. Now an unrelated Ontario trial has revealed another alleged incident of deliberately deleted government emails. In late 2015, government employees and 

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Rizal Canada Commanders

121st Rizal Martyrdom Celebration

The Knights of Rizal Canada headed by Region Commander Sir Eduardo C. Prillo, KGOR, celebrated the 121st Rizal Martyrdom in Toronto on December 20, 2017. Consul Edwin Mendoza of the Toronto Consular Office gave the inspirational talk and led the Wreath laying on Dr. Jose P. Rizal bust. Induction of new Rizal Knights During this 

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From left: Hermie Garcia, Thomas Saras, Mila Garcia, Emmanuel Ayiku; seated, from left: Sandie De Freitas,  guest, and Norman Hart.

Ethnic Press Holiday Party

       

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Sitting from left: Faithful  Mashall SK Rudy Montaniel, 
PGK, FDD, PFN; guest  Faithful Master Joseph Mathews and 
Ontario Marshall  
SK Jerry Hayes, 
PGK, FPN. 
Standing from left: KC #2113 Faithful 
Navigator 
SK Rod Sanchez, PGK, FDD, PFN, and SK George R. Poblete, PGK, FDD, PFN, FDD.

KC # 2113 Bishop C.P.Greco Assembly Christmas Party

The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Knights of Bishop Charles P. Greco Assembly # 2113 celebrated their Christmas Party at St. Aidan’s Church Hall in Scarborough. Over a hundred knights and ladies joined in singing of the Christmas Carols and had a delicious dinner served by the Ladies. Main guest was Faithful Master Joseph Mathews. 

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Hosts Sir Joe Daniels and Sir Jun Calaguio with Knights, Ladies and Guests.

Rizal Don Valley Chapter Christmas Party

The Rizal Don Valley Chapter headed by Sir Joe Daniel and Sir Jun (and Lady Ining) Calaguio held their ‘Pasiklaban Paskor 2017’ Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. It was a joyous celebration of Christmas among the Knights, Ladies and guests at Christina’s Restaurant at Bathurst Ave. The 90 guests include Rizal Region Executives 

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