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In Memoriam –Corazon (Cora) Isla

Died peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the age of 70. Dear sister of Pina, Julius, Benny, Ellia and Vicky. Cora will be missed by many. Her helping hands, motherly love and high regards of others, will never be forgotten. Reflecting on her Unconditional Hard Work and Sacrifices Cora was the eldest of the 

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Santacruzan Beauties (from left: April Severino, Anabelle Mayor, Grace Manaog, Ledelyn Martinez, Marcia Cruz, Eunice Ado, Catherine Kao, Megan Amahan and Laila Kao.

Celebrating Christmas with a Cause

Filipinos in Somona Heights, Woodbridge, Ontario By Jonathan B. Canchela Christmas is usually a festive celebration for people around the world. For many Filipinos, it is a time for family reunions, community gatherings, holiday parties and some sort of coming together while eating traditional foods and chatting about Filipino holiday traditions and anything about politics 

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Poster Invisibles and Disposables 2017

Invisibles and Disposables

International Migrants Day in Vancouver By E. Maestro For the third year, the Migrant Workers’ Dignity Association (Asociation Dignidad Migrante) and Migrante BC, two grassroots organizations working with Spanish-speaking and Filipino temporary foreign workers, marked International Migrants Day this December 18th at the Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End. A red-letter day for migrant 

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Hermie Garcia (right) officiating the oath taking of 15 PPCO inductees.

15 new members inducted at PPCO holiday event

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Fifteen new members were inducted to the Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) in ceremonies held on December 8, 2016, at Max’s Restaurant. The name of each new member, educational background, media affiliation and sponsors were read by Melinda Rustia, Membership Chair of the PPCO, as the members participated in a candlelight 

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Migrante International celebrates 20th anniversary

By Ysh Cabana Alliance of overseas Filipinos and migrants rights advocates marked twenty years since its foundation on December 18 and called for President Rodrigo Duterte to address root causes of forced migration. The Sunday activities in different cities globally were headed by group Migrante as the world observed International Migrants Day. In a statement 

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‘Four-in, four-out’ rule for TFWs removed

OTTAWA–This week, the Honourable John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced a number of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. By improving access to job opportunities for Canadians and creating the conditions for growth that will help families in the middle class our government is reiterating the commitment to bringing 

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Application process for parent and grandparent sponsporship changed

The Government is committed to a fair and transparent immigration system. Changes made to the Parent and Grandparent Program will improve access to the application process, given that the number of applications accepted for intake is limited. In order to give the same chance to all Canadians who are interested in applying to sponsor their 

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Artist/Author Interview: Eric Tigley

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Eric Tigley is a Toronto schoolteacher and artist/children’s book author. Born and raised in the Jane and Finch area, his childhood experiences struggling to fit in and grow as an artist despite limited resources heavily inspired the themes of his artwork and writing. His recently self-published children’s picture book titled, Round 

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File photo of Chinese students place flowers at a memorial honouring the dead at the Nanjing Massacre Museum.                                                   PHOTO: REUTERS

Ontario remembers victims of WWII in Asia

Memorial wall for Nanjing Massacre victims Bill 79, the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act, 2016, passed Second Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill received unanimous voice vote from all three parties, and it will now be referred to the Standing Committee of Justice Policy. If passed, every year, December 13th will be designated Nanjing 

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The Joy of Giving: 5 Ways to Give with the Whole Family

By Simone Mets Author of Very Christmas Each year, we are teased earlier and earlier of the impending holiday season.  Then suddenly, time flies, and, as if by magic, we find ourselves right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of it all. Creating a signature family tradition of giving is not only fun, 

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