PIDC to hold elections

The Philippine Independence Day Council - PIDC, will hold an election of the  Executive Officers and  Board of Directors for the January 2018 to December 2019 term on December 10, 2017 (Sunday). The exact venue and time of the elections are being arranged and will be announced later. A 5-person Committee on Election has been created to 

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Toronto councillor to push for Filipino Heritage Month declaration

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–A motion to declare June as Filipino Heritage Month annually in Toronto has been introduced in the city council the first week of November 2017. Scarborough Rouge councillor Neethan Shan, who made the motion, said that the declaration will most likely be the first ever in Canada. The motion calls for all 

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Photos: M. C. Ramos

‘Poverty is not a hindrance to success’ — Renee Salud

13 Lessons & Points to Ponder for Aspiring Designers By Michelle Chermaine Ramos With a career spanning decades, Renee Salud (or Mama Renee as he is affectionately called) first earned the spotlight in the business as a fairy godmother to many aspiring beauty queens who won their crowns wearing his creations. His name is synonymous 

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Powerful play tackles martial law and EJK

‘Pagsambang Bayan,’ The Musical By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – One of the gems of theatre art which powerfully tackles the issues of extra judicial killings both during the Marcos dictatorship and under President Duterte’s administration is Pagsambang Bayan, the Musical. Written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan, both award winning luminaries in the 

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Canadian groups: Ottawa should suspend military aid to PH over human rights violations

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO — Civil society groups and advocacy networks in Canada urged the Government of Canada to cease all military aid and sale of military equipment to the Philippines and expressed “deep concern” to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to act on the “severe deterioration” of human rights situation in the Philippines. The Asia 

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Hon. Christina Gray

New Alberta nominee program will get rid of ‘low skilled’ migrants — Migrante Alberta

EDMONTON– On Friday, October 20, 2017 the Minister of Labour Hon. Christina Gray announced the changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The changes will take effect on January 2018.  The changes include the consolidation of all categories in a single stream with one set of standardized eligibility criteria. According to Hon. Gray, the 

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Warren Kinsella

Trudeau’s betrayal of Mexico smells of desperation

Trudeau’s betrayal makes Canadians look like they will turn on their allies, even after they repeatedly said they never would How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep a North American trade agreement? Pretty desperate. The Mexicans likely marveled about this once or twice as they welcomed the Canadian prime minister to Mexico City last week 

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Jagmeet Singh and media’s race problem

By Paul Adams New Canadian Media Jagmeet Singh does not yet have a seat in the House of Commons. So when the new NDP leader comes to visit, he’ll have to sit up in the Leader of the Opposition’s Gallery and gaze down on the body he wishes someday to join. If all the MPs 

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New York: Victory rally against gentrification and displacement

Woodside vs Megachurch WOODSIDE, New York–On Thursday evening, community organizations and residents gathered on 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue underneath the 7 train in a rally to announce their victory against the Megachurch. Speakers from Anakbayan New York, Queens Anti-Gentrification Project (QAGP), the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), and Coalition to Defend Corona expressed 

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IN PHOTO: Seated (from left) Mr. David Agnew, President, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada and Mr. Rene de Guzman, VP, Resources Development, Tooncity Academy, Philippines. Witnessing the signing are: (Standing from left) Undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotion Group, Ms. Nora K. Terrado; Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines, The Honourable Minister Michael Chan, Ministry of International Trade, Ontario andThe Honourable Rosalita S. Prospero, Philippine Consul General in Toronto. (Photo provided)

Signing of the memorandum between Seneca College and Toon City Academy

On the Forum on Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Philippines, co-organized by the Trade Office, Philippine Consulate General-Toronto and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines which was held on October 23, 2017, at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Toon City Academy and Seneca College was 

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