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Magno v. Balita 2018 ONSC 3230 (CanLII)

(Following is the May 23, 2018 decision on the defamation case Magno vs Balita penned by J.W. Ferguson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. – Ed)

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Poet Patty Rivera

Patria Rivera: Outward and inward

By MARITES N. SISON TheOrigami.ca Laughter surprisingly comes easy for Patria “Patty” Rivera, the pre-eminent poet of Filipino descent in Canada, whose literary work do not exactly shy away from pathos, chaos, and the dark underbelly of life.  She laughs when asked about why she writes poetry, how she writes poetry, and whether she has 

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No Child Should Live in Poverty

New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit TORONTO–As kids across Canada go back to school this month, a new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children. Every Child Counts: 

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From left to right: Resource speakers Hermie Garcia and Mila Garcia, Kamalayan Midya Project coordinator Sarah Joy Salise with Silay Edades, Andy Tran, Fatima Barron, Andy Aquino, Carlos Saldana and Ysh Cabana (sitting).

Kamalayan youth news writing training

Youth involved in the Kamalayan Midya Youth Project learned significant aspects of news writing conducted by publisher and editor Hermie Garcia and managing editor Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter. The workshop was held Thursday. Sept. 6 at the new SEAS office in Regent Park Toronto. Focus of the presentation were the two essentials of 

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From left: Danny Zapata, Art T. Viola, Joey Luz, Ivalof Valov, Serge Demesa, Corey Bristowe (Golf Services Manager, Royal Niagara Golf Club).

Record 136 players at Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

The Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Royal Niagara Golf Course was a success in terms of participation and outcome, according to the event organizers. The number of golfers who came to participate was “overwhelming,” according to Serge Demesa, one of the organizers. One hundred thirty six 

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PICTORIAL: Martin Nievera at PIDC Mabuhay Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, Aug. 25, 2018

   

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PIDC awardees

Pictorial: PIDC-Mabuhay Festival 20th anniversary Gala

August 23, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Toronto PHOTOS: By Michelle Chermaine Ramos

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MAYOR John Tory with Bangla Youth Radio’s Narwin Farah, new member of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada during the organization’s meeting Monday, Sept. 10 at City Hall.

NEPMC new member with Mayor Tory

 

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TPR’s Norman Garcia (center) celebrates his birthday with family and friends at Asian Legend in Scarborough. Among those present are Jhun Garcia, Dodie Garcia, Eric and Pat Lazaro, JP Lazaro and Mary Wong, Mae, Sarah and Adam Lazaro; Mike and Elaine Avila and kids David, Daniel and Isabel; parents Hermie and Mila Garcia; siblings Lawrence and Lala Garcia, nephew Domenic and nieces Serena, Naeema and Justice.

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Films from the Philippines at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018

THE IMMINENT IMMANENT (Baga’t Diri Tuhay Ta’t Pamahungpahung), Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad; starring Sylvia Sanchez Angeli Bayani Arjo Atayde Chai Fonacier. As a typhoon bears down on a sleepy rural town in the Philippines, strange events and even stranger behaviour foreshadow the watery catastrophe to come, in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s wildly audacious yet deeply 

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