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Faith Wood

What does your signature reveal about your personality?

Handwriting analysis requires comparing upstrokes and downstrokes, looking for patterns and discrepancies to form a profile of the writer VERNON, B.C. –As a handwriting analyst, I often speak to groups on the value of learning to interpret someone’s handwriting as a strategy for improving communications and reducing conflicts on teams. After a recent event, several 

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Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre Centre 2017

Spend 2017 at the Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC). KCCC has been around since 1997 and has continued its mandate of serving the Filipino-Canadian community with a wide spectrum of training programs, educational activities, and support services for the general public. It is also the premier destination for Filipino-Canadians to come together and celebrate milestones 

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From left: Taduran, Poblete and Alpuerto

Knights of Rizal Canada will be sending 49 delegates to the 2017 Rizal 21st Int’l Assembly

By Dindo Orbeso and Manny Papa The Knights of Rizal Canada Region will be sending 49 delegates to the 21st International Assembly and Conference scheduled on February 23-25, 2017 in the City of Davao, Davao del Sur and City of Tagum in Davao del Norte. Heading the officers and members of the Knights of Rizal 

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Gina Bahiwal was invited to speak before a parliamentary committee in Ottawa last year that led to the revocation of the rule that banned migrant workers from Canada for four years after being here for four. She is now being deported under that rule despite the fact it was quashed.  (JUSTICIA FOR MIGRANT WORKERS) 
File photo courtesy of Toronto Star

Deportation order against migrant activist Gina Bahiwal cancelled

Toronto, Jan 13th, 2017/ – Prominent migrant worker activist Gina Bhaiwal is celebrating today after learning that her deportation order has been cancelled by the federal government. Bahiwal was to be deported this Sunday January 15th at 9:30pm. Upon hearing about Bahiwal’s imminent deportation, hundreds of people across Canada wrote letters of support to cancel 

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Filipina ‘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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