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Spratlys’s future and mining’s dark present

TORONTO – The contested Spratlys with its reported rich deposits of oil and gas reserves underneath the sea. The raging question of who exactly owns it. The hysteria brought about by an imagined invasion by a mighty state, implying the intervention of another. The claim that acquiring Spratlys, with its rich natural resources, could alleviate 

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One Woman, 12 Women, and our Dependable Men

On the Making of the CASJ Leaders’ Gala We are still excited about the successful turnout of CASJ’s first Leaders’ Gala, held last Saturday, April 2 at Rembrandt Banquet Hall. It is quite a challenging task to embark on such a big project with just two months preparation. Our vision was to have a formal 

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Envoy receives Austrian Presidential Award

PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR LINGLINGAY F. LACANLALE It is not every diplomat who gets decorated with a prestigious award from no less than the head of state of the host country. In fact it is unusual. However, Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale, Philippine Ambassador to Thailand at present, is a rarity in diplomatic circles. She was conferred by Austrian 

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Florfina Marcelino – A

Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism February 2, 2010

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‘Recognition of the Ethnic Community’

Interview with Florfina Marcelino, Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism (Interview conducted by Mila Astorga-Garcia on Feb. 2, 2010 at Filipino Centre Toronto, Parliament St., Toronto) Reporter: What is your core mandate? How do you perceive your role as a woman of colour, as a Filipino Canadian: Marcelino: I am so honoured by the 

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A real unity concert

(More photos….) TORONTO – When the idea of a “unity concert” for typhoon victims was suggested by the Comunity Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) amidst a flurry of various other fundraisers – separate initiatives by individual organizations – it meant embarking on an exciting project that would unite various groups willing to work together in 

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Ethnic press leader lambasts Public Works exec for advertising discrimination

TORONTO – Thomas S. Saras, president and CEO of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMMC), lambasted the Public Works and Government Services of Canada, specifically its Advertising Coordination and Partnerships office, for its “discriminatory practices” against the ethnic media. Responding to a presentation by Louise de Jourdan, Director, Advertising Coordination & 

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Lea Salonga’s pure voice, pure music

TORONTO- Music lovers got a special treat when Lea Salonga performed in a solo concert in Toronto for the first time. Although the Queen Elizabeth Theater seats were not filled to capacity, the good crowd managed to purchase the mainstream-priced tickets for the two-hour long show, never mind if prices ranged from $45 to $100. 

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WHAT MATTERS: Unity Concert, the long run

Living life with passion is like distance running. What matters is not one’s speed. It is one’s way of taking on the challenge with the vision and dogged persistence to complete the run, no matter how many times one trips and falls. It is crossing the finish line triumphantly, perhaps achy of body, but lucid 

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Musical star Lea Salonga to perform solo in Toronto Nov. 4

Exclusive Interview: TORONTO –Internationally acclaimed musical artist Lea Salonga will be in Toronto to perform solo on Wednesday night, Nov. 4, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The Tony-award-winning star of Miss Saigon, and the Disney Princess from Aladdin and Mulan will be performing for the first time in a live solo concert in Toronto. The 

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