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Nora Aunor lip syncs in concert; fans still adore her

Fans of Nora Aunor were disheartened when she announced during her concert in Toronto that it was her last show. News that she has ended her singing career became headline news especially in entertainment. Noranians all over the world phoned each other, jampacked their e-mails and Facebook. News about the demise of her singing career 

Posted 9 years ago by

An Igorot Nanny’s Real Nanny Tales

The Cordillera region has always been the pride of the Philippines. Blessed with a rich and fascinating cultural history, it has been a home for many skilled artisans and a source of mystical tales. Its breathtaking sceneries have become the subjects of masterpieces among literary artists. Photographs of it have graced numerous travel magazines. Now, 

Posted 9 years ago by

Awarded $17K, boy proud of using spoon and fork

Montreal Boy Wins Discrimination Case “I may still be a young boy but I know the meaning of discrimination”, says the triumphant 11 years old Luc Cagadoc. The Cagadoc family, a resident of Montreal was awarded $17,000.00 after a long court battle against Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board for racial discrimination and moral damages. The School Board, 

Posted 9 years ago by

Two tragedies highlight issue of family reunification

The death of two Filipina caregivers has once again brought to light another social issue facing today’s overseas workers: family reunification. Their sad demise has prompted the community and human rights advocacy groups to assess Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship’s policy on family reunification specifically those under the Live-In Caregiver program. Elena Partosa had been working 

Posted 10 years ago by

Pasko Sa Canada

Christmas is highly significant among the Filipinos and believed to be the most revered holiday. It is a time for family, for sharing, for giving, and a time for food, fun, and friendship. We have a interviewed a cross-section of the Filipino community in Ontario and they have given their insights on what is Christmas 

Posted 11 years ago by

‘Scam artist’ del Rosario leaves behind A Trail of Woes

TORONTO–Janice del Rosario, 44, the Filipino woman now tagged by many in Toronto as a master con-artist, was deported to Manila on Friday, Jan. 19. But she left a dozen angry victims with tales of financial losses totalling more than a million dollars. Del Rosario left on board a Canadian Airlines plane escorted by immigration 

Posted 13 years ago by

Fil-Cans form task force on RP human rights

TORONTO–The B.C. Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines spearheaded the launching of the Philippines-Canada Task Force on Human Rights (PCTFHR) on October 14, 2006 at St. Vladimir Institute in Toronto. The task force and the Fact-Finding Mission aims to raise public awareness of the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines calling for support 

Posted 13 years ago by

Beauty beyond borders

LORRAINE TAGALOG, the newly crowned Hiyas ng Pilipinas Canada 2005 believes that beauty and justice make a better world. The newly crowned beauty queen is popularly known for her quest in seeking a woman’s perfect beauty. But what is unknown to many is Tagalog’s immeasurable spirit as a crusader for human rights abuses. A self-proclaimed 

Posted 14 years ago by

‘No racial profiling’ – Toronto police

The recent spike in gun-related slayings happening in the city of Toronto are part of an alarming trend that police say is related to drugs and gang retaliation. According to police records there are 59 homicides this year, 41 are gun related incidents. “Most of the problems we are having when it comes to shooting 

Posted 14 years ago by

Jeffrey’s inquest, the long wait….

Everyday, Willie Reodica arranges the files that contain all the relevant documents pertaining to Jeffrey’s death. He has arranged it meticulously ranging from the medical findings, the witnesses statements, letters of communication from his lawyers, press releases up to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) findings. He has everything marked, labelled and stamped with appropriate dates. 

Posted 14 years ago by