A scene from the movie Madilim and Gabi (Dark is the Night) with Phillip Salvador and Gina Alajar.

MOVIE REVIEW: Technique and style leave message and drama out in the dark

By Petronila G. Cleto (Warning: Story spoilers abound – Ed.) When Toronto TIFF film aficionados learned what darkness this film by Adolfo Alix, Jr. was going to tackle – extra-judicial killings or “EJKs” in the drug war – what expectations did they have of a film that has had to pass the Manila censors? Myself, 

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Patrick Brown, Leader of the Progressive Conservative of Ontario with Atty. Angely Pacis, Mississauga Centre candidate for Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) at a Press Conference in Max Restaurant.

Let’s put Patrick Brown as Premier of Ontario

By Rodel J. Ramos It seems our Filipino leaders have no vision and no ambition except to lead their small ethnic tribes and followers to socials, beauty contest, religious, sports and yearly traditions that lead to nowhere and no future for our people. While some are involved in politics, we do not seem to know 

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David Fuller

Do immigrants work harder?

By David Fuller Contributor, Troy Media PRINCE GEORGE, B.C./Troy Media–When Henry Novak and his brothers arrived in Canada in 1967 to escape a lack of opportunity in their native Slovenia, they had no option but to work hard. They came without money or English. They hoped to get a job with their brother Tony, who 

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It’s time we target the real tax avoiders: corporations

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media With all due respect to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, if you’re going to declare war on tax cheats, do it right. The truth is there’s a deep structural flaw in Canada’s (and every other country’s) income tax system. It’s rooted in the unequal tax treatment of one class 

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Robert McGarvey

Tax reforms may be a turning point in Liberal political fortunes

By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media It all seemed perfectly reasonable: tax the low hanging fruit of “fat cat” professional corporations to fund programs for the poor. Who could object to that? Turns out plenty of people object. A Hurricane Harvey of resentment has landed in Canada and its torrent of political backlash is growing 

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Rani Rivera, author

All Violet book launch: October 27

Poems by young poet and social activist published posthumously TORONTO–A young Filipino-Canadian poet’s collection of poems, found after her death in August 2016, will be off the press this fall, published by Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, a publishing house in British Columbia. Rani Rivera, 35, a Toronto social activist, succumbed to the 

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UAP-OC 2017 Induction

Ontario Fil-Can architects to scale up practice on 14th year

By Ysh Cabana TORONT–With a span of almost a decade and a half as the first branch in Canada, members of the United Architects of the Philippines-Ontario Chapter (UAP-OC) celebrated their anniversary at Novotel Toronto on Saturday September 23, 2017. Elected chapter president Alvic Doctolero shared that imagination to innovate and plan ahead while fostering 

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Some of the participants comprising the LBC team of charity walkers, with Raffy Policarpio, LBC Country Head (in red).

LBC walks with ANCOP

In support of the charities that the ANCOP (Answering the Call of the Poor) organization regularly undertakes, LBC Express Cargo once again took part at this year’s 5K ANCOP Charity Walk held recently at the David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto. Consisting of a contingent of some 70 participants, the LBC group joined with thousand 

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Crossover Basketball

Crossover Basketball is now an Ontario Basketball affiliate

By Emar Sy Four years after its inception Crossover Basketball gained the nod of the Ontario Basketball leadership to be an affiliate club officially today. Coach Mike visited the OBA office to formally accept its affiliation from OBA Executive Director Jason Janson, Clubs and Competition Manager Mike Barbin and High Performance Manager Melo Mallia. It 

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Elections Ontario launches new e-Registration Tool

TORONTO–To mark International Day of Democracy, Elections Ontario has launched a new e-Registration tool to simplify the registration process for Ontario voters. Now, Ontarians can check, update or add their voter information online in a few easy steps. Elections Ontario will be promoting e-Registration across Ontario to improve the accuracy of the Voters List. Democracy 

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