By Rodel J. Ramos

President Aquino, what legacy will you leave Toronto?

Open Letter to President Aquino Welcome to Canada Mr. President. I am sure you want your visit to Toronto significant. You can leave us a legacy, Mr. President just like what other past presidents did. Former President Joseph Estrada’s legacy in Toronto is the Filipino Centre Toronto. For 35 years our people here tried to 

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Aquino to visit Canada on May 6 – 9

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III will visit Canada May 6 to 9, and will leave Canada from Toronto on May 9, according to The Philippine Reporter sources. Preparations for the visit are underway in meetings at the Consulate (click here for story). Canada’s Prime Minister’s Office has officially announced Aquino’s visit in early May 

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Harper officially announces Aquino’s visit to Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today (April 23) welcomed the news that Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines, will visit Canada in early May. President Aquino’s bilateral visit to Canada will provide an opportunity for both leaders to reaffirm the close relationship between Canada and the Philippines, based on strong people-to-people ties. Discussions between the 

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Preparations underway for Aquino’s visit to Canada

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Philippine Embassy and Philippine Consulate General Toronto officials have been meeting with the Filipino community leaders to prepare for the visit of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III. Various sources have unofficially announced Aquino’s state visit sometime first week of May, although there has been no official statement yet from both the 

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Minister Kenney is joined by Minister Oliver, Senator Enverga, MP Mark Adler & MP Roxanne James in Scarborough to discuss improvements to remittance services in Canada and Economic Action Plan 2015.

Harper announces support to improve remittance services

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government’s intention to help provide Canadians with safe, reliable and low-cost services to transfer money to family and friends outside of the country. He was joined by Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar. These transfers, known as remittances, represent a major 

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TCDSB Slates 2015 Proudly Pinoy Day Celebration in Toronto

The TCDSB Asian Heritage Month- Proudly Pinoy Day is to be held on May 23, 2015 (Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic Secondary School, 1440 Finch Avenue West, North York, Toronto. The one-day celebration with its theme : “Proudly Filipino: Sa Puso, Diwa at Gawa” is a significant segment 

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Photo shows Pastor Teck Uy (middle in jacket) of the  Congregation of the Friends of Jesus Christ Canada, leading the prayer before the distribution of the different food stuffs at the Woodbine Height Baptist Church at 1171 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, to the poor residents of the area. Others shown in photo include: Sister
Letty Jonayon, Brother Jay Ilagan and members of the congregation who are assisting in the Food Bank Ministry.

The Friends of Jesus Christ Canada congregation gets an award from the Daily Bread Food Bank

The Congregation of the Friends of Jesus Christ Canada received an award from the Daily Bread Food Bank  through the latter’s Manager Charles Jergi, for its extraordinary commitment in the fight against hunger. According to Mr. Jergi, the award  is the best way to say thank you and to highlight and emphasize the great work 

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Applied stream students less likely to graduate from high school

By Jennilee Austria Are poor, racialized students being discriminated against? People for Education, an education advocacy group, is calling for the Ontario government to end streaming – particularly in Grade 9. Their report, Applied or Academic: High Impact Decisions for Ontario Students, found that students in applied stream classes are less likely to graduate from 

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Labour groups (PHOTOS: VERNICA C. SILVA)

Labour groups demand $15 minimum pay

‘The current minimum wage ($11) is still 17% below poverty line’ By Veronica C. Silva The Philippine Reporter Labour groups in Ontario have launched a new campaign to raise minimum wage. Last April 15, labour groups held a rally in front of the Ontario Ministry of Labour office at 400 University Avenue to press for 

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David Deen in Tokyo, Japan

Is 18 too young to leave home?

By Jennilee Austria Miguel, an 18 year-old Filipino-Canadian, is debating which university to attend. He has two offers: one at Western University in London, Ontario, and one at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. “Western is my dream school, and it has my dream program,” he said. “I’ve been researching it for months. I even got 

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