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Ex-restaurant owners jailed and fined for owed wages of ex-employees

Ontario Ministry of Labour The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic welcomes the decision of Justice of Peace Karen Walker to impose a fine of $900,000 on Yuk Yee Ellen Pun and her companies behind the Regal Restaurant Chain for failing to comply with the Ministry of Labour’s Orders to pay their former employees owed 

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The artists and guests pose with the collaborative painting created by nine artists on one canvas which was displayed at the event. 
BACK (from left): Beth Ruivivar, Rose Tijam, Debbie Gatan, Livvy 
Camacho, Frank Tonido, Guy Camacho, Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Michelle Chermaine Ramos. FRONT (from left): Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Diamante, Romi MananQuil and Teody Asuncion

PAG marks 30 years of Filipino Canadian art

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos (Disclosure: Author is a member of PAG.) A mainstay in the Filipino community’s cultural history, the Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 23, 2018 with their annual summer art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre. This year’s retrospective exhibition titled “Our Journey: 30 Years and 

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Sir Joe Damasco, KGOR, the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada 
Region together with Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, the outgoing head of the Rizal Canada region. 
(St. Jamestown News Service)

Joe Damasco, new Regional Commander

Knights of Rizal Canada By Romy Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso TORONTO–Joe Damasco, one of the most senior members of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region was picked by the Supreme Council as the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region for the year 2018 – 2019. Damasco, KGOR, who for several years was 

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Mayor Frank Scarpitti

Community agencies urging Markham Mayor and Council to welcome refuees

The proposal by the Mayor of Markham to open up unused schools for asylum seekers has unleashed latent xenophobia and intolerance against refugees within certain segments of the Chinese Canadian community. To counter the growing, ill-informed stigma against refugees, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) and Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) issue 

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ToM-cancelled

‘Costs too much’ — Mangante; ‘We tried to help’ — Pasternak

By Irish Mae Silvestre During a summer filled with street festivals, one well-known calendar event will be notably absent in 2018. The Philippine Cultural Community Centre (PCCC) announced that this year’s Taste of Manila, set to take place on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th has been cancelled. “With a heavy heart, the organizers 

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MARIA  AVIE DELA CRUZ displays her medals, 2 Golds and a Bronze. Gold from U30 Female Team PanAm Championships (out of 4 Teams Competitors); Gold From U30 Female individual PanAm Open (out of 15 Competitors); Bronze from U30 Pairs PanAm Open (out of 5 Pairs Competitors)

Dela Cruz won 2 Golds and a Bronze

PAN AM PARA OPEN Taekwondo Championship

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The Balaquit family: Iluminada, Erwin, Eduardo and Edward. 
(Photo provided by the family

‘It’s a different kind of pain. It’s a lot of questions’

Father missing nearly two months in Winnipeg By Edward Balaquit On June 4, 2018, Winnipeg resident Eduardo Balaquit left home for his second job of the day as he’s done every day for about 20 years. He never returned. Nearly two months since his disappearance, his family is still looking for answers. His son, Edward, 

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Michaela Cruz in the field harvesting white stem bok choy                       
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Michaela Cruz, Growing Green: Starting one’s own organic farm

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter On a sun-soaked Saturday morning, Evergreen Brickworks is abuzz with activity. From vendors plying stacks of pies to the crowds navigating stands heaving with fresh produce, it’s a testament to Toronto’s love affair with farmers’ markets. And amidst the vast space with its maze of vendors is Healing 

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Malaya holds United People’s SONA in New York.

Duterte condemned during People’s SONA globally

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Thousands of cause-oriented groups, the clergy and religious organizations, women, urban poor, peasants, youth and students alike demonstrated as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered third annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 23. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other community members also held simultaneous actions across 

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INC outreach activity draws thousands to Quirino Grandstand

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), thru its charitable arm, Felix Y. Manalo Foundation continues to draw thousands to its Lingap sa Mamamayan (Aid to Humanity) this time with 160,000 trooping to the Quirino Grandstand for the latest edition of the homegrown Church’s worldwide outreach program. According to INC General Auditor Glicerio B. Santos Jr., the 

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