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Flipina ‘bedrock of justice’ served removal order from Canada

By Ysh Cabana Feisty and dedicated, Gregorgina “Gina” Bahiwal, 42, has been the go-to person for migrant workers — attesting to the respect she inspires within her own milieu. Bahiwal came to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in 2008 and worked at a greenhouse packing fruits and vegetables in Leamington, Ontario for four 

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Eric Baculinao speaks before PPCO members at FV Foods. At left and center, Neftali and Cesar Abrenica, guests. PHOTO: HG

China’s new ‘middle class’ society guided by ‘adaptive’ communist principles

NBC BEIJING Bureau chief Eric Baculinao talks on By Lui Queaño NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief Eric Baculinao’s talk on China’s transformation and its bid for world supremacy was well received at the informal dinner hosted by the Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) held at FV Foods Scarborough, Tuesday, January 10. Presided over by 

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Eric Baculinao speaks before Ethnic Press Council

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, spoke before the officers and members of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada on January 9 at the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers. Speaking before an audience of publishers and journalists from at least 30 different ethnic media organizations, Baculinao discussed 

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‘Coron is not Bikini Bottom!’

Nickelodeon dives into PH sea for underwater resort, locals alarmed By Ysh Cabana American children’s television network Nickelodeon has announced plans to build a 400-hectare undersea attraction in Coron, an island municipality in the western Philippine province of Palawan. Ron Johnson, an executive vice president with Viacom International Media Networks, which owns Nickelodeon, said the 

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Carol Bañez: Seventy & Sensational

PHB President Carol Bañez turns 70, Dec. 9, 2016, Rembrandt Banquet Hall, Scarborough, Ontario The Greatest Role Model By Carleen Bañez Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight, we are here to celebrate a very special lady, my mother on her 70th birthday. Over the past seventy years, my mother has accomplished many things. For one, 

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FBL promotes new league at Pinoy Dreams Radio Program

Pinoy Dreams radio host Judith Gonzales recently hosted the FBL leadership on her radio program at Pinoy Radio. FBL Operations Director Mike Cruz discussed how the new league differs from current leagues and mentions about the FBL being a qualifiying tournament in the future for Canada’s representation to the NBTC Championships in the Philippines. FBL 

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Filipino leaders World Vision ambassadors

Three Filipino Canadian community leaders, active in their respective professions and leadership in community work, were tapped by the prestigious international World Vision Canada as Multicultural Council Ambassadors. They were appointed last spring, after undergoing a rigid screening and interview. Since then, they had been attending World Vision meetings and related activities, representing the Filipino 

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Knights of Rizal marks 120th martyrdom of Rizal

By Dindo Orbeso and Manny Papa The Knights of Rizal Canada Region headed by Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, Regional Commander, and Deputy Regional Commander Sir Romy  Sinajon, KGOR, celebrated the 120th death and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal  on December 30, 2016 with wreath laying infront of the statue of  the Philippine national hero 

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KC Honor Guards at Prince of Peace Altar with the icon of O.L. of Guadalupe, from left:  Commander SK Eduardo C. Prillo,PGK, FDD,  SK Jaime T. Marasigan, PGK, SK George R. Poblete, PGK, FDD, PFN. KGCHS, SK Jose A. Reyes, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Gregory Saldanha, GK, SK Wilfred Gomez, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Keith Coutinho, PGK, SK Vishnu Rampersaud, SK Alex Rondilla.

Honor Guards for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sir Knights of Bishop Charles P. Greco Assembly 2113 Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guards to Our Lady of Guadalupe at Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough on Dec. 12, 2016. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Pastor Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan, who explained to the parishioners in detail how this Blessed Virgin originated in 

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Consulate long hours

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that effective January of 2017, the Consulate will observe long hours every second Friday instead of every third of the month. It will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the said days, an hour longer than previously 

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