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PIDC to hold elections

The Philippine Independence Day Council - PIDC, will hold an election of the  Executive Officers and  Board of Directors for the January 2018 to December 2019 term on December 10, 2017 (Sunday). The exact venue and time of the elections are being arranged and will be announced later. A 5-person Committee on Election has been created to 

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Toronto councillor to push for Filipino Heritage Month declaration

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–A motion to declare June as Filipino Heritage Month annually in Toronto has been introduced in the city council the first week of November 2017. Scarborough Rouge councillor Neethan Shan, who made the motion, said that the declaration will most likely be the first ever in Canada. The motion calls for all 

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‘Poverty is not a hindrance to success’ — Renee Salud

13 Lessons & Points to Ponder for Aspiring Designers By Michelle Chermaine Ramos With a career spanning decades, Renee Salud (or Mama Renee as he is affectionately called) first earned the spotlight in the business as a fairy godmother to many aspiring beauty queens who won their crowns wearing his creations. His name is synonymous 

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Powerful play tackles martial law and EJK

‘Pagsambang Bayan,’ The Musical By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – One of the gems of theatre art which powerfully tackles the issues of extra judicial killings both during the Marcos dictatorship and under President Duterte’s administration is Pagsambang Bayan, the Musical. Written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan, both award winning luminaries in the 

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Canadian groups: Ottawa should suspend military aid to PH over human rights violations

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO — Civil society groups and advocacy networks in Canada urged the Government of Canada to cease all military aid and sale of military equipment to the Philippines and expressed “deep concern” to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to act on the “severe deterioration” of human rights situation in the Philippines. The Asia 

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New Alberta nominee program will get rid of ‘low skilled’ migrants — Migrante Alberta

EDMONTON– On Friday, October 20, 2017 the Minister of Labour Hon. Christina Gray announced the changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The changes will take effect on January 2018.  The changes include the consolidation of all categories in a single stream with one set of standardized eligibility criteria. According to Hon. Gray, the 

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What you need to know about the nationwide #TransportStrike in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The jeepney, actually a converted US military jeep, has been one of the major means of transportation in the country since the end of World War II. They have also become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. Jeepneys now make up an estimated 40 percent of public utility vehicles in the Philippines 

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DOF tax reforms relieve rich while burdening poor–IBON

Research group IBON said that the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposed tax reform program relieves the rich and burdens the poor. The group said that this will worsen inequality in the country and should be replaced by a tax program that taxes the rich instead and is backed with the required political will. The DOF 

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Real wage falling, higher taxes imminent

By IBON.org Though welcome, the recent wage hike in the National Capital Region (NCR) does not increase the minimum wage earners’ purchasing power. The real value of the minimum wage is even falling while the people face higher taxes under government’s proposed tax reforms, said the group. The NCR Regional Wage Board recently announced a Php21 

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Warren Kinsella

Trudeau’s betrayal of Mexico smells of desperation

Trudeau’s betrayal makes Canadians look like they will turn on their allies, even after they repeatedly said they never would How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep a North American trade agreement? Pretty desperate. The Mexicans likely marveled about this once or twice as they welcomed the Canadian prime minister to Mexico City last week 

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