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Ted Marcelino is confident he will get reelected.

Tenacious Ted fights second term

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News “I am not taking it for granted. Kelangan kayud ng kayud,” says Ted Marcelino as he faces another battle to retain his Tyndall Park seat for the NDP on April 19. He is seeking a second term in a riding with a large number of Filipino voters (42%) and 

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Jon Reyes (right) with PC Leader Brian Pallister after his nomination. (Filipino Journal Photo)

Second gen hopes to be first PC MLA

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News The youngest and the only second generation candidate is Jon Reyes who is running in St. Norbert for the Progressive Conservative Party. This is the first political foray for the former Canadian Forces veteran and owner of a UPS store. The tech-savvy father of two has a long history of 

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Canada Filipino youth condemn massacre of Kidapawan farmers

The national preparatory committee of Anakbayan-Canada strongly condemns the massacre of farmers and Lumads in Kidapawan City. In broad daylight on April 1st, the Philippine National Police (PNP) opened fire on unarmed protesters which resulted in five deaths, over 116 wounded, 78 illegally arrested, and 89 missing including women and children. One of the strongest 

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Change in distribution of ballots worries PH post in Canada

VANCOUVER–Philippine consulate officials worry about a possible disenfranchisement of overseas voters in Canada as they await clarification from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on a change in the distribution of ballots. Election materials for the May polls are here but unlike past elections, consulate officials can’t send ballots to registered voters just yet. Kababayans need 

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NextDayBetter joins forces with Doctors Without Borders to cut the price of pneumonia vaccine in PH

NEW YORK International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is partnering with media impact company NextDayBetter to amplify their global campaign to make the pneumonia vaccine more accessible for millions of children in the Philippines. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death for Filipino children under the age of five. Currently the 

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URBAN PLANNING: Toronto Community Housing Corporation

The redevelopment of Regent Park, Lawrence Heights and Alexandra Park provide opportunities to renew our affordable housing and create new mixed use neighbourhoods. Affordable housing is a vital part of a healthy city and the model we are using to provide it has changed. When first built, projects like Regent Park were celebrated as examples 

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ICCRC ends successful 2016 Fraud Prevention Month

BURLINGTON–ICCRC ended a successful 2016 Fraud Prevention Month campaign by launching a micro website to warn the public of immigration fraud. The site – www.immigrationfraud.ca (English) and www.fraudealimmigration.ca (French) aims to provide the public with important information they need to make informed decisions when coming to Canada. Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign by 

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Taxes help fund your new life in Canada

You probably already know that Canada is the second-largest country in the world…and home to the beaver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, maple syrup, and the French-Canadian delicacy known as poutine. Sorry, almost forgot to add ice hockey. Actually you’ve probably heard that Canadians have a habit of saying “sorry” a lot, too! All in 

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HOMEOWNERS: Let the CRA help you lay the foundation for tax filing success

Buying a home may be the largest financial investment you make in your lifetime. As with any major purchase, many factors and sleepless nights play into the decision. Whether you’re jumping into the housing market for the first time, or moving on up to accommodate a growing family, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has resources 

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Paint Nite to unleash the artist in you

By Mila Astorga-Garcia PAINT NITE is now becoming a craze in Toronto’s trendy neighborhood bars and restaurants and is attracting people who love socializing with some drinks in a creative way. At Krepesz Cafe & Bar in Kensington Market last Saturday (March 19) evening, about 30 people filled the place to participate in the unique 

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