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Dr. Jose ‘Butch’ Dalisay, Jr. read excerpts from his work and answered questions about Philippine literature, book writing and publishing, politics and Filipino diaspora. 

Filipino author speaks in Toronto

Jose “Butch” Dalisay By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr., PhD, acclaimed Filipino writer, editor, and University of the Philippines professor of English and Comparative Literature, was in Toronto recently as one of the featured authors in the Toronto Festival of Literature and the Arts 2015. Along with international authors from Canada, India, Ghana, Sri 

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The aboriginal ministries circle team during Cordillera day.With ifugao peasant movement staff Brandon Lee (2nd from left).

Building a journey of solidarity

By Vernie Yocogan-Diano Executive Director, Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center (CWEARC) Three First Nations women came for a learning visit on the work of the indigenous peoples’ movement in the Cordillera region (Philippines) through the leadership of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance . This was a week of homestay and learning from the Kalanguya people 

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Economic goals must be growth and fairness

By Ralph Goodale Feeble jobs and trade data last week underscore what most Canadians know only too well – the national economy continues to falter and Stephen Harper’s long-delayed budget did little to help. On trade, Canada has just posted a massive monthly trade deficit at $3-billion – second worst ever.  That’s on top of 

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Andrea Horwath: NDPs applaud call to stop the sell-off of Hydro One

QUEEN’S PARK–Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement: “I welcome the principled stand taken by Ontario’s independent watchdogs against the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One. Today’s statement by Ontario’s Ombudsman, Auditor General, Integrity Commissioner, Financial Accountability Officer, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Environmental Commissioner and French Language Services 

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The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and Liberal MPs John MacKay and Kevin Lamoureux meet with the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, in Toronto.

Liberal Party’s Trudeau statement on Aquino visit

OTTAWA–The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, May 14, issued the following statement on his meeting with the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III: “It was an honour and privilege to meet with President Aquino in Toronto late last week. “Canada and the Philippines enjoy a successful bilateral relationship based on 

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Harper marks successful Aquino visit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today marked the conclusion of a highly productive visit to Canada by Benigno Aquino III, President of the Philippines. The three-day state visit, from May 7 to May 9, 2015, which included stops in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, was President Aquino’s first to Canada and the first by a Filipino president 

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Aquino, Harper cheered inside hall while protesters raise rights abuse, poverty and TFW issues

State leaders earn standing ovations as kababayans and supporters protest outside venue By Veronica C. Silva TORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Philippine President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III in trying to win over the Filipino-Canadian community during the latter’s state visit to Toronto Friday, May 8. Harper invited Aquino for a three-day state 

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Philippine President Benigno Aquino (PHOTO: Hermie Garcia)

Mixed reactions to Harper-Aquino ‘political rally’ in Toronto

By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO — If yesterday’s state visit of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III was any indication of the Harper government’s political orchestration in obtaining votes from the Filipino Canadian community, then it’s safe to say that winning over Filipinos in the upcoming federal elections won’t be an easy feat. Some men donned 

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Yolanda survivors to receive homes from SM Cares, ANCOP

During its 2015 ANCOP WALK launch at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ANCOP Canada International president, Ricky Cuenca, revealed its partnership with the SM Foundation to provide 400 typhoon-resilient homes to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda. The Palo Archbishop donated the land in New Kawayan, Tacloban City. ANCOP Canada International will fund 100 of 

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Fundraising for Autism Ontario organized by Jujelyn Brown on March 28 at Le Passion Lounge.

‘It’s all about you’ fundraising for Autism Ontario

TORONTO–March 28, 2015 at Le Passion Lounge a fundraising event was organized by Mrs. Jujelyn Brown in support of Autism Ontario. From the theme itself “It’s All about you,” the event promotes  bringing out the best of the participants and supporters, allowing them to express themselves in their own way. This event was inspired by 

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