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Wife defends husband over sex assault charge

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Joanna Corpuz, the President and CEO of immigration and fingerprinting business Gino International, and the wife of embattled businessman Eugene Deocareza, defended her husband and denied all allegations that her husband sexually assaulted anyone. Eugene Deocareza, 47, was arrested and charged by Toronto Police Service Monday, March 13, with one count of 

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Taste of Manila founder Rolando Mangante gave Senator Manny Pacquiao a Taste of Manila souvenir T-shirt when he visited Pacquiao’s office at the Senate.
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Taste of Manila 2017 with Pacquiao the biggest yet

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Taste of Manila founder and Philippine Cultural Community Centre Chairman Rolando Mangante confirmed Manny Pacquiao’s attendance at this year’s upcoming summer festival. With an impressive growth in attendance from approximately 75,000 in its first year in 2014, last year’s Taste of Manila attracted approximately 350,000 visitors drawing people from all walks 

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Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Philippine Leaders visit Canada, March 20-April 5

By Joyce Valbuena The Open for Justice campaign, organized by a faith-based social justice organization, KAIROS, is bringing to Canada five delegates from the Philippines, including political, faith and indigenous leaders. The delegates will visit six cities from March 20 to April 5 to ask the Canadian government to address the issues on human rights violations 

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Philippine delegation presses Canada for mining justice and leadership in peace process

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists OTTAWA–Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process are two key requests a five-person KAIROS-sponsored delegation from the Philippines will bring to Members of Parliament and 

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TOM show raises funds for SickKids

MEN’S FASHION 4 HOPE By Veronica C. Silva What’s common between fashion models, a politician, sportscaster, athletes, business executives? For one night in March, some of the who’s who in Toronto’s society strut the runway with professional models and designers to support a charitable cause. Toronto’s Men’s Fashion Week 2017, aptly nicknamed TOM, again played 

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Min Sook Lee and Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Migrant Dreams author wins 2017 Hillman Prize

The 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize went to Min Sook Lee for her groundbreaking TVO documentary, Migrant Dreams, which profiles a group of migrant agricultural workers who were lured to Canada by promises of high-paying greenhouse jobs only to find exploitation, surveillance, and intimidation via the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Migrant Dreams, which Lee wrote, was 

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‘Super Lola’ with her daily Coca Cola drink at 100.

‘Super Lola’ turns 100

By Michael Avila Felicidad Varona known as “Nanay Pili”, “Auntie” or “Super Lola” has become one of the newest centenarians as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Nanay Pili lives with her family Willy, Zenaida, Mervin, Carla, Karen, Neil and Chali. She was born on March 4, 

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Jerome and Kate Ubalde

Pinoy couple offer unique food service

MEAL DELIVERY For Toronto East Seniors Heart to Home Meals launches new franchise for Canada’s fastest growing demographic TORONTO–A unique food service for seniors is now available in the eastern part of Canada’s largest city.  Starting on Monday March 13, door-to-door delivery for Heart to Home Meals is available in Toronto East. The new franchisees are Kate 

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Balita Newspaper, Cusipag committed criminal contempt

TORONTO, March 8, 2017–Today, the Honourable Frederick L. Myers, Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, in the contempt of court case: Enverga v. Balita Newspaper, Balita Media Inc., Tess Cusipag, Romeo P. Marquez (a.k.a. Romy Marquez) and Carlos Padilla (deceased), ruled that the media defendants committed criminal contempt of court after having continued to 

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Stop trying to grow the economy on a hunch

As the government sets about designing a new innovation agenda, the case for evidence-based decision-making in innovation policy is urgent OTTAWA–Canada can’t expect to improve its economic growth without a better understanding of who is responsible for growth. At a conference in Ottawa last fall, where speakers included Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Innovation Minister Navdeep 

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