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Joe Rivera with his paintings

Joe Rivera’s first solo: Old photographs, new paintings, July 24-30

Beyond Images | First solo art exhibit of Joe Rivera   TORONTO—An emerging artist from the Filipino Canadian community seeks to give Torontonians a new take on his immigrant and socio-political experience in Beyond Images, an art exhibit that will run July 24-30 at Ben Navaee Gallery.   Canadian artist Joe Rivera has painted from Ingmar 

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Atty. Mark A. B. Donald

Presentation on Defamation by Lawyer Mark A.B. Donald

Summary of presentation to the Philippine Press Club of Ontario, June 24, 2015 at Casa Manila, Toronto DEFAMATION: WHAT IT IS The starting point for any discussion of defamation law is an understanding of what “defamation” actually means. Defamation can be divided into two sub-sections: (1) libel (written defamation); and (2) slander (spoken defamation). For 

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Pictorial: Philippine Press Club of Ontario lawyer speakers forum, June 24 2015

Philippine Press Club Ontario (PPCO) Speakers Series at Casa Manila, June 24, 2015 Featuring Mark Donald on Defamation and Ramon Andal on Mental Health and the Law

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Pinoy Fiesta Pictorial By Hermie Garcia

Photos of some of the highlights of Pinoy Fiesta, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 27, 2015

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New Filipino Canadian lawyer called to the Bar of Ontario

“God’s delays are never God’s denial”, from Og Mandino’s book, “Gift of Acabar.” After a long and strenuous path, the Law Society of Upper Canada called George M. Garvida to the Bar of Ontario. Finally, after returning to Canada with his family, becoming a full-pledged lawyer is sweeter the second time around. Atty. Garvida finished 

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Crowd thickens further towards late afternoon, awaiting the festival's stars from the Philippines led by Gerald Anderson. PHOTO: Ariel Ramos

Toronto preps up for Taste of Manila II, August 22 to 23

From August 22 to 23, at least a kilometer of the Bathurst-Wilson northward stretch will host the Taste of Manila, the biggest free and open street summer festival of a growing and resilient Filipino-Canadian community in Toronto. Following a spectacular first edition last year, the Taste of Manila reasserts itself as among the city of 

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Cynthia Dacanay, Springwater Hester-Meawassige, Audrey Beltran and Nelson Salvador

Cordillera peoples speak up, seek international support

By Artemio Borba TORONTO – The people remain steadfast, says Audrey Beltran, Cordillera human rights advocate. Lacub, a hinterland town in the mountainous province of Abra, has been the site of “atrocious war crimes” by the government, including the death of Recca Noelle Monte and six other members of the New People’s Army as well 

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From right: Sandra Moran, Carmen Diaz and Helena Wong. 
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2 Veteran Women Activists Speak on: Women’s rights, climate change

(Exclusive to The Philippine Reporter) By Leah Woolner MONTREAL–Last week in Montreal, a reception was held for two prominent, social justice activists, Sandra Moran and Helena Wong. Although both Moran and Wong were visiting Montreal to attend a conference hosted by the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, the activists also received a 

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$2.5 million defamation action against Balita’s Cusipag, Marquez

TORONTO–Kol Hope Foundation for Children, a Canadian charity to help kids in need, and Filipino-Canadian philanthropists Melinda Rustia (the President of Kol Hope) and her son, a Canadian broadcaster/fashion producer Jeff Rustia have filed a $2.5 million defamation suit against Teresita Cusipag, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Balita, and Romeo P. Marquez, Balita’s Associate Editor and 

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Pope Francis’s encyclical on global warming

TORONTO AND YORK REGION COUNCIL’S RESPONSE: The Toronto and York Region Labour Council welcomes Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si” which challenges humankind to take real and immediate measures to combat global warming. The Labour Council has been advocating for sustainability and green economic development for many years. We welcome the Pope’s progressive assertion that the 

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