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Swearing-in ceremony for Rotary Club of Toronto, President Susan Flores Hunter with outgoing President David Hetherington. 
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Fil-Can lady is new president of Rotary Club of Toronto

By Mann Nacario Philippine born Susan Flores Hunter made history by taking the helm of one of Toronto’s most prestigious and one of Canada’s oldest clubs, The Rotary Club of Toronto. Since its inception in 1912, the Rotary Club of Toronto had evolved to one of Canada’s premier club, serving the community with unselfish fervor 

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Keeping your yard healthy in the heat

Tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn and garden in excessive heat TORONTO–Heat advisories have been a regular occurrence for many regions across Ontario this summer. While it’s important to be wary of the high temperatures and humidity levels for health reasons, the heat can also have impacts on the lawn and garden 

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UCCP Gen-Sec Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza

Duterte gov’t: Prospects for Change

TORONTO FORUM Just a day after newly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the current situation and prospects for change under the new administration were the subject of a public forum sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Toronto), Migrante Ontario, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines 

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Malcolm Guy shared insights from his interview with President Duterte in Davao City at a community forum held in Montreal.

Duterte and the Left: A marriage made in heaven?

MONTREAL FORUM By Joyce Valbuena Asexciting as any newly formed relationships or marriages, the newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been open in expressing his support to the progressive movements. “There will no doubt be many more surprises in store under President Rodrigo Duterte. He could be the best, or the worst, President the 

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Unlimited data for chatr customers

Building on the success of its GTA, Calgary and Edmonton launch in April, chatr is now expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and Ottawa TORONTO–Starting today, chatr is expanding its unlimited talk, text and data plans at 3G speeds to now include Vancouver, Southwestern Ontario and 

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Joshua Yasay: His Memory Lives On

Mass shooting victim Filipino-Canadian Contributed by Schubert Restituto JULY 16, 2016-York University, Toronto, Ontario Joshua would have been happy with the outcome. Joshua Yasay was one of two people who lost their lives at the “infamous” Danzig Street Community BBQ on July 16, 2012 in “the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history”. Two people lost 

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Superior Court finds Cusipag and Balita  liable for defamation

TORONTO– On July 13, the Honourable Sidney Lederman, Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, ruled in favour of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, in his defamation lawsuit against Balita Media Inc. and publisher Tess Cusipag, in a damning verdict over false and defamatory remarks published about the Senator which alleged fraud related to 

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Cusipag: ‘We can’t talk but we will appeal’

The Philippine Reporter reached Tess Cusipag, publisher of Balita, to get her side on the Superior Court of Justice’s judgement on the defamation lawsuit against her and Balita Media Inc. filed by Ontario Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. In a phone conversation on Thursday, July 21, for the purpose of getting an interview, in reference 

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Protesters holding placards in front of the Immigration building at 25 St. Claire East  (PHOTOS: LQ)

Migrant groups protest immigration detention, support detainees on hunger strike

By Lui Queaño Migrant groups who were barred from the “secretive-invitation-only-consultation” converged in front of the Immigration building along 25 St. Clair Ave. East on Tuesday July 19 where the consultation was being held to protest to Immigration Minister John McCallum over immigration detention and in support of the hunger striking immigrant detainees. “We know 

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Potri Ranka Manis doing the Magical Butterfly dance (Paga Apir Apir)

Diwa ng Kasarinlan 2016: Celebration of history and culture of resistance

By Lui Queaño Local Toronto artists, poets and musicians shared the space with the New York-based dance theatre ensemble and founder of Kinding Sindaw Potri Ranka Manis during the Anakbayan Toronto 5th Diwa ng Kasarinlan (DnK) celebration held in Ontario Institute for Studies (OISE) University of Toronto last July 16. With this year’s theme, Land 

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