Pinoy youth hopeful for Pope Francis

By Beatrice S. Paez Pope Francis is set for a series of long and unwieldy missions. He passed his first test of character: a whirlwind of introductions to woo worldwide crowds. His projected humility, call for social justice and common touch have endeared many, boosting hopes that he can restore credibility to the beleaguered Catholic 

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CONSUL General Junever Mahilum-West (seated, 4th from right), with recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Toronto.

8th PH Heritage Tour launched in T.O.

TORONTO–It was a full house at the Casa Manila Restaurant when the Philippine Consulate General formally announced to members of the media and Filipino community representatives its 8th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT), Philippines, July 9-15, 2013. The reception-dinner was hosted by Philippine Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, with full support of the 

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Research at Nat’l Metropolis confab

Gabriela Transition Experience Survey (GATES)   On March 14, 2013, Petronila Cleto, Conely De Leon, Jesson Reyes, Christopher Sorio, and Ethel Tungohan represented the Gabriela Transition Experiences Survey (GATES) research team at the annual Metropolis conference, held in Ottawa, Ontario. During their panel, entitled “GATES: Exploring the Settlement Experiences of Former Live-in Caregivers in Canada,” 

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Juliet Tadeja of Migrante BC reads the statement for IWD

‘We hold half of the sky’

Migrante BC at the Int’l Women’s Day Rally: VANCOUVER, B.C.–It was a huge crowd of women, men, and children that stood by the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery for the International Women’s Day rally to celebrate the gains and struggles of women, across borders, classes, sexual orientation and status. The speeches by women from 

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Tax Tips 2013 (Part 2)

1. Split pension income, save taxes All’s fair in love…and taxes. At least, that’s the way the Canada Revenue Agency seems to see it when it comes to pension income. “Up to 50 per cent of eligible pension income can be transferred between tax returns for spouses or common-law partners,” says Joseph A. Truscott, CPA, 

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Block Rosary marks 35th year

The Block Rosary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary. This Block Rosary group was formed in 1978 by the families of Ciring De Leon, Ige Santiago, Mrs. Boufart, Ludy Andres, Dina Corpuz, Asing Fenol, Claring Dayot, Lulu Reynoso, Belen Fernandez, Amada Guerrero, Virginia Paz, Villahermosa sisters and Fe Castaneda. 

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Ging Hernandez Fund

Over a year ago, on December 6, 2011, Carmencita “Ging” Hernandez, a veteran human rights activist, passed away. There was an immediate and overwhelming expression of support among Ging’s many friends, the Filipino and other Canadian communities to honor Ging and her long unselfish service to many communities, with a funeral/memorial service. There were also 

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Southern discomfort

Last October 15, 2012, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak were all smiles as they posed for posterity with members of the peace panels for the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who had just signed their framework agreement for peace. Hopes were high that finally peace 

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Presidential chat

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Knights of Rizal Assembly with Sen. Tobias Enverga, Jr.

Knights of Rizal (Canada Region) Special Assembly with Sen. Tobias Enverga Jr. March 17, 2013, Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Mississauga  

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