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Support for caregivers making a difference for families in York Region

This year, Ontario increased supports for people caring for their loved ones at home in the Central Local Health Integration Network region, by increasing access to respite services for over 1,500 local families. Today (April 4), on National Family Caregiver Day — York Region MPPs Dr. Helena Jaczek, Steven Del Duca, Reza Moridi, Michael Chan 

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FTV launches TV Migrante

Filipino TV proudly announced today that it will launch TV Migrante as part of its regular programming on its carrier cables starting April 21, 2017, Thursday from 9:30pm -10 pm. It will be replayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, spaced at every eight hours on those days following its first telecast. Filbert Wong, 

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Burgosinians across the globe gather in Ilocos Sur

The 2nd global reunion of Burgosinians of Ilocos Sur Global Organization, held in Burgos, Ilocos Sur Philippines was a triumphant huge success. The five days event, February 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2017 had the global theme, “Panagiinniliw (Nostalgia), Panagtitimpuyog (Togetherness) Panagkakapya (Peace) and Panagraragsak” (Celebration). Benilda Filart Degracia -Hizon, Founder and President of 

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MONTREAL: Sr. Mary John Mananzan’s Radical Enlightenment

On spiritual asphyxiation, women’s empowerment and Duterte’s trolls By Joyce Valbuena “When you just do everything routinely and you think you’re okay but you’re not okay, then you are just going through the motion. That happens to us when we have no spirit in what we are doing – we are apathetic, depressed and burnout. 

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Wife defends husband over sex assault charge

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Joanna Corpuz, the President and CEO of immigration and fingerprinting business Gino International, and the wife of embattled businessman Eugene Deocareza, defended her husband and denied all allegations that her husband sexually assaulted anyone. Eugene Deocareza, 47, was arrested and charged by Toronto Police Service Monday, March 13, with one count of 

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Taste of Manila founder Rolando Mangante gave Senator Manny Pacquiao a Taste of Manila souvenir T-shirt when he visited Pacquiao’s office at the Senate.
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Taste of Manila 2017 with Pacquiao the biggest yet

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Taste of Manila founder and Philippine Cultural Community Centre Chairman Rolando Mangante confirmed Manny Pacquiao’s attendance at this year’s upcoming summer festival. With an impressive growth in attendance from approximately 75,000 in its first year in 2014, last year’s Taste of Manila attracted approximately 350,000 visitors drawing people from all walks 

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Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Philippine Leaders visit Canada, March 20-April 5

By Joyce Valbuena The Open for Justice campaign, organized by a faith-based social justice organization, KAIROS, is bringing to Canada five delegates from the Philippines, including political, faith and indigenous leaders. The delegates will visit six cities from March 20 to April 5 to ask the Canadian government to address the issues on human rights violations 

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Philippine delegation presses Canada for mining justice and leadership in peace process

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists OTTAWA–Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process are two key requests a five-person KAIROS-sponsored delegation from the Philippines will bring to Members of Parliament and 

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TOM show raises funds for SickKids

MEN’S FASHION 4 HOPE By Veronica C. Silva What’s common between fashion models, a politician, sportscaster, athletes, business executives? For one night in March, some of the who’s who in Toronto’s society strut the runway with professional models and designers to support a charitable cause. Toronto’s Men’s Fashion Week 2017, aptly nicknamed TOM, again played 

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Migrant Dreams author wins 2017 Hillman Prize

The 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize went to Min Sook Lee for her groundbreaking TVO documentary, Migrant Dreams, which profiles a group of migrant agricultural workers who were lured to Canada by promises of high-paying greenhouse jobs only to find exploitation, surveillance, and intimidation via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Migrant Dreams, which Lee wrote, was 

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