Community Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Zamboanga Hermosa Association held its 2016 Dinner Dance at Oasis Convention Centre on Oct. 15, 2016. William (president), Aida Orazio (officer) and other officers made sure that all their guests were entertained. ————————- Colon Cancer Fundraising Dinner Dance was held at King’s Garden Banquet Hall on October 7, 2016. The event was well-attended by different 

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Two-in-five Canadian parents may be overdressing children in car seats

Allstate Canada stresses that bulky winter clothing may limit the ability of car seat restraints to keep children safe. MARKHAM–With cold weather comes bulky clothing, and while this may be a great way to keep kids warm in the winter, it can be dangerous when a child is strapped in a car seat. While the 

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Home safety audit for Daylight Savings Time

TORONTO–It’s almost time to turn back the clocks and gain an hour of sleep when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6. Having a universal day set on the calendar for resetting to Standard Time is also a useful reminder for other regular tasks that should be undertaken for the safety 

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Perpetrators of the brutal dispersal of indigenous people’s rally must be held accountable

A Statement of the International Coalition on Human Rights in the Philippines – Canada  The International Coalition on Human Rights – Canada condemns in the strongest terms the brutal police attacks on the people who were rallying at the United States embassy in Manila on October 19, 2016. Protestors were demanding the withdrawal of US 

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Ontario Superior Court orders Balita and Tess Cusipag to pay $90,000 for Enverga’s legal costs

For a total of $340,000 payment to Enverga in defamation case TORONTO–Balita Media Inc. and Editor/Publisher Tess Cusipag have been ordered by the Hon. Sidney Lederman, Judge of the Ontario Superior Court, to pay $90,000 towards legal costs incurred by Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. related to the civil action for defamation brought by the 

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Ontario fight for decent work finds strength in numbers

By Ysh Cabana Thousands of Ontarians from the labour movement, alongside community partners, mobilized for the Rally for Decent Work at Queen’s Park early Saturday afternoon of Oct. 1. “What do we want? Fifteen dollars!” “When do we want it? Now!” cheers the crowd carrying banners and protesting the minimum wage despite the legislated increase 

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Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) showed that they stand with people in Ontario and elected provincial officials in prayer to work together against poverty

Faith leaders pray for Ontario solons to support decent work

By Ysh Cabana Some members of various faith traditions speak out to ensure fair wages and to reduce poverty in Ontario. A rally was led by the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) in front of the Legislative Assembly at Queens Park on Thursday October 6. Leaders of ISARC said the gathering is to acknowledge 

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Catherine & Max: Magical Wedding

Max Uhlenbeck and Catherine Lacanlale exchanged their wedding vows in ceremonies officiated by Fr. Dante Daylusan in the Nativity Church in the parish of Acquapendente, town of Trevinano, province of Viterbo, in the Tuscan region of Italy last August 28, 2016. The long-time sweethearts who both live and work in New York, planned and worked 

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JDL Performing Arts Super Showcase: A Musical Extravaganza, celebrating 5th Anniversary

With DK Tijam, Leo Bautista, 1 Rock with the One and Only Miss Josie de Leon, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2016 at PC Ho Theatre, Scarborough  

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UP High ‘68 Reunion: Toronno, eh?

By Junie de Veyra Fortunate that we knew/learned about the bed & breakfast houses owned and operated by Rogie and Tess Concepcion of Toronto ( Choosing the right place to set-up base helps quite a bit, for both travel and reunions. So even as we were tourists of Toronto, our being reunionistas was also made that much more 

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