Engage in politics, not frivolities

By Joe Rivera our months from now, the Filipino community in Toronto will be abuzz again with festivals commemorating Philippine Independence Day. Filipinos will come out in droves to join the parades of beauties and beasts, the latter being roasted pigs or lechons. In addition to parades, there will also be singing and dancing contests, 

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Illegal movie downloading and piracy of DVD content

Canada’s anti-piracy law penalizes:         The Philippines is the single largest source country of immigrants and migrants in Canada at present. With almost one million Filipinos spread across the country, they are a significant consumer sector that product, entertainment, and service providers strive to attract and pursue. As this consumer sector grows, 

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From the Heart Concert

Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Mississauga on Feb. 16, 2013

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Luzana-Aklao Wedding

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Other Community Round-Up

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Gov’t lacks political will to go after the Marcoses

By Satur C. Ocampo One can understand Andres Bautista’s deep frustration in wanting to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which he has headed since October 2010, although — or because — it has failed to accomplish its two-pronged mandate, 27 years after President Cory Aquino created the PCGG through Executive Order No. 1. 

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Remembering Tony Zumel

By Hermie Garcia In this issue is an article about the celebration held in Manila marking the 80th birthday of the late Antonio Zumel, revolutionary leader with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and once a journalist with Manila daily newspapers. From those who spoke about him and his contributions to the progressive movement, 

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People’s lawyering goes a long way back in history

By Satur C. Ocampo Apolinario Mabini, Jose Abad Santos, Claro M. Recto, Jose W. Diokno, and Lorenzo M. Tanada. What do these historical figures have in common? They were all lawyers and patriots, yes. Above and beyond that, at crucial junctures in Philippine history, these men proved to be “passionately committed people’s lawyers.” They serve 

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Jose ‘Ka Pepe’ Diokno, quintessential nationalist

By Satur C. Ocampo Tomorrow marks the 90th birthday of Jose “Ka Pepe” Diokno: nationalist, human rights defender, progressive intellectual, and more. Had he lived as long as his colleague, Lorenzo “Ka Tanny” Tanada who, at 91, stood up from his wheelchair at the gallery to hail the Senate voting in 1991 that ended the 

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