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Eveyen Sobremisana: Fresh Voices Award Recipient 2017

By Erie Maestro VANCOUVER–High-spirited energy from a wonderful and diverse group of over 200  young people filled the Theatre at the Vancouver Science World last June 19. The youth, joined by their families, friends and adult allies from the community, gathered for the 2017 Fresh Voices Awards Ceremony. The Fresh Voices Awards recognize and celebrate 

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TRAVEL: Tips for back(packing) through Europe

What to pack, what to leave behind SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ Troy Media–Backpacking through Europe either before or after college is a time-honored tradition and rite of passage for many young people raised in western society, although, occasionally, many wait until they are older and more financially solvent so they can afford to take some real 

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Is there Freedom of Expression in China?

By Eric Baculinao (Read on June 26, 2017, OISE, Toronto, at a public forum organized by the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network) First of all, I am here purely in my personal capacity and not on behalf of any entity, be it NBC News or any other organization.  Our common interest in understanding China, 

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Cusipag sentenced to 21-day jail term for criminal contempt of court

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Ontario Superior Court Justice sentenced Balita publisher Tess Cusipag on Monday June 12 with 21 days of imprisonment for “the offence of criminal contempt of court” in relation to her defiance of a court order. A Superior Court had previously ordered Cusipag and Balita “to stop repeating their false 

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Complete Court Sentence on Balita, Cusipag

Complete Court Sentencing: Enverga vs Balita Newspaper CITATION: Enverga v. Balita Newspaper, 2017 ONSC 3500 COURT FILE NO.: CV-14-502946 DATE: 20170612 ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE BETWEEN: Senator Tobias Enverga (Plaintiff); Howard K. Winkler, counsel for the plaintiff -and- Balita Newspaper, Balita Media Inc., Tess Cusipag, Romeo P. Marquez (A.K.A Romy Marquez) and Carllos Padilla 

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Dare to struggle, dare to win: Envisioning a socialist Canada

Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution By Joyce Valbuena The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first socialist revolution in Russia which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the eventual rise of the Soviet Union. It was on October 25, 1917 (Nov. 7 in the Gregorian calendar) when the masses of workers, 

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Our tips to stretch your travel accommodation budget

CALGARY, Alta./Troy Media–Here are a few tips to stretch your travel accommodation budget. Rather than skipping a vacation, cut a few corners and travel a little smarter by eating and sleeping cheaper. I guarantee you will still have a great trip. To stretch your travel budget in Europe, stay in a bed-and-breakfast. It will probably 

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How to stretch your travel food budget

CALGARY, Alta./Troy Media—Eating and drinking in grand style will shrink your travel budget and leave you less money to do other things. Fortunately, there are lots of little ways you can save on food when you’re traveling. If your hotel doesn’t include breakfast in the price of the room, think outside the box and save 

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Human rights activists stage sit-in protest at Michael Levitt’s Toronto office

MP LEVITT OBJECT OF PROTESTS ON CANADIAN MINING’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES By Jecris Tubigon TORONTO – Representatives from various civil society organizations in Ontario trooped Friday (May 26) to the Toronto office of Michael Levitt to have a meeting with the MP and demand his apology for the “arrogant and dismissive” treatment he gave the 

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National Champion

Maria Alvie Dela Cruz is Canada’s 2017 Poomsae National Champion

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Toronto–FILIPINO-CANADIAN teen Maria Alvie Dela Cruz has once again brought honours to her country in the sport she loves. Dela Cruz is Canada’s 2017 Champion in the U30 Poomsae competition, both in the individual and team categories in the 2017 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships, held in Calgary, Alberta at the Olympic Oval 

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