CARLA ABOGADO: Jury split on case of teen fatally hit by car driven by police officer.

No jury verdict in case of teen hit by police car, judge declares mistrial

NATASHA CARLA ABOGADO By Pet G. Cleto and Lui Queaño An 11-man jury failed last May 18 to give a unanimous verdict on the case against York Regional Police officer Remo Romano, leading the presiding judge to declare a mistrial. Romano was driving an unmarked police car that hit and killed Natasha Carla Abogado two years ago, on February 

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Dela Cruz to represent Canada at international taekwondo event in Peru

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Maria Alvie Dela Cruz, a multi-awarded Filipino-Canadian athlete, will represent Canada at the 10th World Poomsae Championships in Peru, Sept. 30 – Oct. 03, 2016, as the Canadian champion in poomsae taekwondo in the recently held premier national taekwondo event. Dela Cruz won top medals at the 2016 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships 

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Emmanuel Escueta (right) receives award for teaching excellence from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Photos provided)

Escueta among Canada’s top teachers

By Ted Alcuitas “You don’t have what it takes to learn French”, Emmanuel Escueta, (‘Noel’ to friends), was told as a young 16-year old immigrant in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1981. That remark did not discourage him, Escueta told Philippine Canadian ( in a telephone interview. Instead, it challenged him to pursue his dream to 

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Philip Kelly, director of YCAR, opens event.	            
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Filipino Voices at York University

By Philip Kelly I have been teaching at York University for sixteen years but I have never seen anything quite like the scene that unfolded in a lecture theatre on the afternoon of May 16th. The York Centre for Asian Research, which I direct, organized an event to mark Asian Heritage Month with the theme 

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From right: Dr. Ethel Tungohan, Ericson De Leon and Evelyn Calugay of PINAY.

Policy changes make workers vulnerable

Transcript of testimony before Parliamentary Committee MAY 16, 2016 Ethel Tungohan: Mister Chair, Members of the Committee, good afternoon. My name is Dr. Ethel Tungohan. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University. With me today is Ericson De Leon, who is currently a caregiver. I am here today 

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Caregivers meeting (File photo)

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Caregiver Program

Dr. Ethel Tungohan Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, York University May 16, 2016 Prepared for the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Executive Summary The 2014 changes to The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Caregiver Program that were designed to eliminate worker 

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Newly elected officers and board members with the election committee members

Press Club elects 2016-18 Officers

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario held its Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2016 at FV Foods, Toronto. The elected officers, mostly by acclamation, are the following: President : Rose Tijam Vice President : Mila Astorga-Garcia Secretary : Joe Damasco Treasurer : Noel Perada Public Affairs and Communications Officer: Veronica Silva Cusi Board Directors: 

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We endeavour to remain strong, relevant, respected, credible

PPCO AGM Report By Rose Tijam PPCO President I am aware you are all busy, but you take time to come to this PPCO event. I thank you for your attendance today. This year is our 15th anniversary. We established PPCO in December 2001 during a snow storm. There were 15 of us, some are 

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URBAN PLANNING: Residential Apartment Commercial Zone

High-rise apartments are a common part of Toronto’s landscape. They are found in every corner of the city and are a vital part of our housing mix; stretching from East Scarborough to Rexdale, and to Thorncliff Park in East York. Primarily built between 1950-1980, these dense communities were planned as ‘single-use’ areas and designed to 

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Community pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Miss Philippines 2016 PCCF held its pre-final pagent at the Korean Cultural Centre on May 7, 2016; final coronation night will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18, 2016. The candidates in alphabetical order are : Lea Alinsod, Krista Bella, Jonaline Bernal, Patricia Gacula, Joanne Ramos, Marichitt Salalila, Chiara Silo, Angel 

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