Mississauga Centre MPP Nomination race heats up

Rosemer Enverga Hopeful MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–Filipino-Canadians in the Mississauga Centre riding are anxiously waiting to know who will come out as the winner in the MPP nomination race which was recently opened by the Ontario PC Party. The nomination race pits Rosemer Enverga against three other candidates: Qadeer Shah, Natalia Kusendova and Tanya Allen. Shah is 

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Jollibee Scarborough's first customer, Paul Magbujos
(Photo: Irish Mae Silvestre)

Fans make a Beeline for Jollibee’s first GTA location

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Jollibee by Numbers • 1 store in Scarborough with a second planned for Mississauga • 2 the number of stores in Winnipeg • 16 the number of markets in which Jollibee currently operates • 40 the current total of stores in North America • 1,000 the number of 

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Lee Harding-Troy

Bill C-59’s overreach allows security to trump freedom

TROY MEDIA–One-time prime minister John Diefenbaker said, “We must vigilantly stand on guard within our own borders for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are our proud heritage. … We cannot take for granted the continuance and maintenance of those rights and freedoms.” But critics warn that Bill C-59, Canada’s new spy legislation, threatens the 

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Rosemer Enverga

Rosemer Enverga chosen by MPP aspirants

Community Gathering The search for an MPP nominee for Mississauga Centre, whose name will be submitted by the search organizers to the Provincial Nomination Committee of the Ontario PC Party for approval, ended Sunday (March 25) with the selection of Rosemer Enverga, widow of the late Sen. Tobias Enverga Jr. Enverga was one of three 

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The Story of the Philippine Arts & Social Studies in the Ontario Curriculum (PASSOC)

By Rachel Evangeline Chiong Effective since the launch on March 8, teachers in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) can now integrate Filipino art, culture, and social issues in their classrooms through the Philippine Arts & Social Studies in the Ontario Curriculum (PASSOC). Targeted for Grade 8 Geography, Grade 6 Social Studies, and Grade 

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Angely Pacis whose cardidacy was ‘set aside’ by her party.

Pinoys search for new nominee after Fil-Can candidate ‘set aside’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–The Filipino community’s hope of having first Filipino elected parliamentarian in Ontario legislature is surrounded with uncertainty in the run-up to the provincial elections. Former Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate Angely Pacis is left “appalled” after party president Jag Badwal issued a statement on the party’s website on March 

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Call Her Ganda

A film about Jennifer Laude, the Filipino transgender murdered by a U.S. Marine, to premiere in two international film festivals Documentary about Jennifer Laude, from award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval, will be world premiering in two prestigious film festivals: the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto. The 

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Vinusha Gunaseelan

Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty

TROY MEDIA–A basic income guarantee has been back in the news a lot lately, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and other tech giants who have publicly endorsed the concept. But it’s not just talk in Canada. Ontario is piloting a basic income across three cities, Quebec has brought in a basic income 

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By Sheila Block

$15 minimum wage or a tax cut: what are the trade-offs? In the lead up to the June 7th election in Ontario, the minimum wage continues to be a hot button issue. Both the provincial Liberals and the NDP have committed to increase the minimum wage from $14 this year to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019. But the new leader of the Ontario 

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Was FBI involved in the cover-up?

Families and friends of slain anti-Marcos activists want answers SEATTLE, Wash.–Friends and family of slain anti-Marcos activists Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo delivered a petition this week to the Seattle Office of the FBI, asking FBI officials to come clean on the U.S. Government’s role in the cover-up of their assassinations in 1981 and open 

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