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Youth punched after stopping domestic violence

By Jennilee Austria On Saturday night (March 21) at 12:30 a.m. while waiting for his father to pick him up at a Brampton bus terminal, 22 year-old Kev Panlilio saw a man screaming at a young woman. When the man punched her so hard that he could hear it through his headphones, Panlilio, the lone 

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Representatives from Migrante Ontario, 
iWWorkers, Gabriela Canada and Anakbayan Toronto rallied outside of the Philippine Consulate.

Rally for OFW rights

ON Flor Contemplacion’s 20th death anniversary on, members of Migrante Ontario, iWWorkers, Gabriela Canada, and Anakbayan Toronto held a rally on Friday, March 20 outside of the Philippine Consulate in Toronto. Twenty years ago, Contemplacion was hanged despite insufficient evidence that she murdered another Filipina worker and her three year-old ward in Singapore. As Migrante 

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Stop the mass deportation of thousands of immigrants on April 1st

We the undersigned support the many migrant workers who are facing deportation because of this unjust law, as described below. We have read and understood the implications of these cruel changes and demand that they be ended, and that the thousands currently facing deportation be landed as permanent residents in Canada. Those arriving in the future must have 

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Learn about the 4 and 4 rules

As of on April 1st, 2015, all low-waged migrant workers employed under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and Live-In Caregiver / Caregiver Program who have worked in Canada for more than four years will be banned from continuing to work in Canada and forced to leave. They will also be barred from returning to Canada as 

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Ricky Cuenca, ANCOP president, donates $3,000 cheque for victims of typhoon Yolanda through Congen Mahilum-West, with PCCF officers led by Rosemer Enverga. The fund was raised in the despedida party of the same evening.  PHOTO: HG

Filipino community bids adieu to Ambassador Mahilum-West

Members of the Filipino community in Canada bid farewell to newly appointed Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan with concurrent jurisdiction over the Palestine Republic, Her Excellency Junever Mahilum-West. The Despedida Party held March 21st at the St. Ohrid Macedonian Banquet Hall in Toronto, was hosted by the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), headed 

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Young Fil-Canadian breaks into mainstream fashion scene

TORONTO–A young Filipino-Canadian designer has made his mark in Toronto’s mainstream fashion circles with the successful runway presentation of his own brand of unique male fashion designs. Patrick Salonga presented his men’s wear collection on Feb. 27 during the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Day 3 Runway Show, an event that attracted a number 

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Bern Jagunos, ICHRP Canada

Forum on Mamasapano sheds light on Aquino, U.S. involvement

On Wednesday, March 11, BAYAN-Canada held a public forum, “War, Peace, and A Regime in Crisis” at the Trinity-St. Paul United Church in Toronto. Supported by Anakbayan, Gabriela, and Migrante Ontario, the event sparked discussions about the Mamasapano armed encounter. On January 25, Operation Plan Exodus broke a ceasefire between the Philippine government and the 

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Death of SAF 44 commemorated in Toronto

On Saturday, March 8, members of PNP Officers Living in Canada Integrated Association (POLICIA) held the event “44th Day of Sacrifice” at the corner of Bathrst St. and Wilson Ave. in Toronto. Among parts of the program were formation of the members, singing of the national anthems of the Philippines and Canada, prayer by Fr. 

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How I met Jo San Diego

By Joel Recla I will share with you this story with an edifying encouragement.  Most especially for those  who know and are fans of Jo San Diego. Now and back then, Jo ruled the air lanes at midnight on “All Night Stand.” Her own radio program on FM frequency, at DZMT (the Manila Times radio 

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Ontario Athletes from York Centre shine at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

rformance of its athletes at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia. Our talented athletes are returning home with an impressive medal count including 47 gold, 40 silver and 25 bronze. Sports in which Ontario’s athletes excelled include alpine skiing, archery, badminton, biathlon, cross country skiing, curling, hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, judo, 

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