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Home-grown terrorism

By Joe Rivera   While the smoke hasn’t cleared yet, many Americans were quick to blame Muslim terrorists for the bombing of the Boston Marathon last April 15. Arab extremists were also the first among the usual suspects in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, until 

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Consulate announces April 13 – May 13 overseas voting

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto enjoins all registered Overseas Voters to exercise their right to vote during the 2013 Philippine Senatorial and Party List Elections which will start on 13 April 2013 and  last until 7:00AM, Monday, 13 May 2013, which coincides with the closing of  the election period in the Philippines (7:00PM, Monday, 

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Honasan named in Olalia-Alay-ay case

A state witness said then colonel Gringo Honasan headed the Special Operations Group, under the Defense department, that abducted and killed labor leaders Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay in 1986. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Along with former Air Force Col. Eduardo “Red” Kapunan, former colonel Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, now a senatorial candidate, was 

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne explains her program of government for the province before the Ethnic Press at Queen’s Park

Wynne: ‘Ontario needs a better transit system’

TORONTO–Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, emphasized the need for investing in transit to ensure Ontario’s success, during her talk before the officers and members of  the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. Speaking before a packed room of journalists during the organization’s monthly meeting,  April 8, 2012, at Queen’s Park, Wynne noted that there 

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Enverga replies to critics, decries ‘media bullying’

By Dyan Ruiz      Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga addressed the public criticisms and “media bullying” aimed at him and his wife Rosemer Enverga through a speech and question and answer period at a Knights of Rizal assembly. The Knights of Rizal (Canada Region) held a Special Assembly on the afternoon of Sunday, March 17 

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Unique designs boost artist’s business venture

By Beatrice S. Paez Waiting for the perfect alignment of circumstances – a modest sum of capital, a community network and a sudden appetite for risk – to fall in place can hold you back further. It’s a truism that accidental entrepreneur Francis Yecla knows well. Down and without a job, Yecla, 37, pulled himself 

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On the Matter of Senator Enverga

By Voltaire de Leon   A Canadian senator Patrick Brazeau had four years to either prove he is fit to be senator or that he is a lout. In the Toronto Star this morning, we were treated with the spectacle of this senator   flaming out,  sitting in prison for alleged domestic disturbance. He also made 

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Work like any other, work like no other

By Joe Rivera   In July 2005, the European Court of Human Rights in Siliadin v. France ruled that France violated Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights that prohibits slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour. This groundbreaking case raised worldwide awareness about the plight of domestic workers and gave impetus for change 

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Eva’s spa launched

By Eva Agpaoa   So finally it’s done. I’ve put together the salon I’ve always dreamed about. Eva Spa and Salon has arrived. I realized that there is a real need for Yorkville quality at down-to-earth prices. That market is untapped and huge. Sure there are so many nail salons that price points have been 

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Flaherty is raising your taxes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty likes to boast that “we will not raise taxes.” There’s only one problem: that claim is not remotely true. His federal budget increases tariffs on everyday items imported from dozens of countries. These rising tariffs are a hidden tax on everything, from clothing and 

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