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Twelve Vancouver Women’s Marchers on Why They Marched

Against a grey sky and indigo mountains, a sea of signs and pink pussy hats overflowed from Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza and into the streets — just some of many colourful visuals at Vancouver’s Women’s March on Washington Saturday, which saw up to 15,000 protesters flood the downtown core. Part of a worldwide response to 

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Filipino Youth Call: Unite vs Trump, Fascism

QUEENS, NY–Filipino youth of Anakbayan New York together with community members and organizations participated in a march against President Donald Trump’s inauguration. This march was part of a series of protests happening all around the country and the world. Millions of people are taking to the streets to express their outrage of fascist, xenophobic, sexist, 

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When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down

By Erin Schryer and Nicole Letourneau CALGARY, Alta /Troy Media–National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada every Nov. 20 since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents describing children’s rights: the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. Unfortunately, 

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John Muscedere

Put end-of-life wishes at the top of your to-do list

KINGSTON, ONT.– The new year is a good time to put making end-of-life wishes at the top of your to-do list. It’s a perfect time to tell family and friends your health-care preferences in case one day you’re unable to speak for yourself. This advance care planning is good for your peace of mind and 

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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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