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RISING TYRANNY: The Philippines today

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM Doors open and refreshments at 6:30 PM The Mary Ward Centre, 70 St. Mary Street, Toronto (near Bay & Charles Sts.) After a year-and-a-half in power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of change has been replaced by authoritarian rule.  Even before Duterte was sworn into power, his regime embarked 

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ALL VIOLET, the late Rani Rivera’s book of poems launching

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ED MARANAN, literary writer, journalist and author, takes  a break from book-signing duties, with Mila Astorga-Garcia and Ruth Sarmienta Callanta, at the 38th Manila International Festival last September at the Mall of Asia.

More book events and others

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The Opening & Blessing of the Trade Office, Philippine Consulate General Toronto was officiated by Undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotion Group, Hon. Nora K. Terrado and was graced by Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero, Philippine Consulate General in Toronto; Ms. Sue Rauth, Deputy Director, Regional Office of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Ontario Region; Alma Farias, Ontario Regional Representative, Trade Facilitation Office – Canada; Marivel Taruc, CBC Toronto News; Monet M. Trespeses, Area Manager Toronto, Philippine Airlines, and former employees of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, and officers of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto and representatives from other Attached Agencies; and leaders and members of the Filipino-Canadian business and community.

PH Trade and Industry Dept opens T.O. office

Canada is the 21st trading partner of the Philippines. Total bilateral trade between the Philippines and Canada in 2016 stands at barely USD 1.0 Billion with exports from the Philippines of USD 529 Million outpacing imports from Canada of USD 417 Million resulting in a positive trade balance of USD 112 in favour of the 

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Enverga defends caregivers, questions long process for permanent residency

OTTAWA–On November 2, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, questioned the Government Representative in the Senate during question period concerning the increasing wait times facing caregivers with respect to their permanent residency applications. “The government recently announced their plan to increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada in 2018 to 2020. Yet, 

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College faculty appeal to MPPs

An Open Letter to Lawmakers of Ontario I am writing today to ask you to encourage the College Employer Council to remain at the bargaining table. Professors, Instructors, Librarians and Counsellors have now been on strike for almost three weeks. In Ontario, it is important to have a high quality post-secondary education system that develops 

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Taduran receives Knights of Rizal award

Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran,Jr., KGOR, was a recipient of an appreciation award from the Knights of Rizal Canada Region for fully supporting the Rizal Canada 17th Commanders’ Ball which was held on  October 14, 2017 at the JC›s Banquet Hall located at 1686 Ellesmere Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Taduran’s appreciation award were signed by Sir 

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17th Rizal Commanders Ball

The Knights of Rizal Canada Region Council led by Regional Commander Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, held their 17th Commanders Ball at JC’s Banquet Hall in Toronto on October 14th, 2017. Knights from Rizal Chapters from all over Canada came over and joined the organization’s major celebration. Host Commander Sir Pastor Elmer Manzo, KCR, led his 

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K of R to mark Rizal’s martyrdom

By Dindo Orbeso and Manuel Papa TORONTO–The Knights of Rizal Canada Region headed by Sir Ed C. Prillo, KGOR, and Sir Romy Sinajon, KGOR, regional commander and deputy regional commander respectively, is now reminding the different  Rizal commanders to kindly strengthen and give emphasis on the  preparation of the forthcoming 121st celebration of the martyrdom 

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Honor Guards include: SK Denis Marcelino, SK Keith Coutinho, PGK, SK  Ronnie Nolasco, SK Jasmine,  SK Bryan Marcelino, SK Hermie Bacod, SK Franklin Romeo, PGK, FDD, SK George R. Poblete, PGK, FDD, PFN, and Commander SK Eduardo  C. Prillo, PGK, FDD.

100th Year of Our Lady Fatima

Mass and procession at Prince of Peace Church Prince of Peace Parish in Scarborough celebrated the 100th year of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima with a Holy Mass and Procession, led by Rev. Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan. Bishop Charles P. Greco KC Assembly # 2113 provided the Honor Guards for O.L. of Fatima during 

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