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Gina Bahiwal: Fighting On

OFW Advocating for Temporary Foreign Workers Almost deported, but for Gina and others, the fight is still on By Pet G. Cleto On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Gina (Gregorgina) Bahiwal, former social worker turned farm worker, was to be deported back to the Philippines. She was judged to be illegal because she was way past 

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Dr. Eileen de Villa

Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health

TORONTO–At its meeting on Jan. 30, Toronto City Council approved the appointment of Dr. Eileen de Villa as Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health, following recommendation from the City’s Board of Health. Dr. de Villa will begin her position at the City on March 27. “I’m very pleased with the appointment of Dr. de Villa,” 

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A protester expressed her outrage over U.S. President Trump’s Muslim ban.

‘Justice for immigrants, freedom for refugees’

Migrants protest against Trump’s travel ban By Lui Queaño TORONTO– U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of immigrants and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries sparked protests in Toronto in front of the U.S. Consulate, on University Ave. south of Dundas St., on Monday, Jan. 30. Thousands of demontrators again regrouped 

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Town Hall Panel speakers

Jersey City Filipinos hold forum on Trump’s policies, unite with Muslims, refugees

NEW JERSEY, NY–More than 50 community members attended a town hall forum last Sunday at the Philippine Community Center in Jersey City, aimed at tackling the impacts of the Trump administration on the Filipino community.  The town hall forum was held a couple of days after Donald Trump signed a series of anti-immigrant executive orders. 

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Pinay filmmaker awarded to use studio, resources

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that local filmmaker Leslie Supnet is now in residence as our first filmmaker in the new Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation. The award enables Canadian and International artists to use the studio at PIX FILM and production 

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Toronto 2017 budget focuses on savings, investing in community

TORONTO–The 2017 budget is focused on saving money, keeping the city affordable and investing in Toronto residents’ priorities. On Monday Feb. 6, Mayor John Tory, Councillor Gary Crawford and City staff met with members of the multilingual media for a Toronto 2017 Budget briefing. Media received a technical briefing by City staff on the budget. 

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Maria Tanglao, receives the Gold Top Award from Raffy Policarpio – LBC Country Head Canada

LBC awards Top Cargo Agents

LBC Canada, the leading provider of moving packages and goods thru sea and air to the Philippines, awarded its Top Air Cargo Agents for 2016. LBC Air Cargo Partners offers business owners LBC’s air cargo service that is secure, reliable and on time. The services provided to our Filipino community are Documents, Parcels and Boxes 

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Sebang Travel Filipino staff, from left: Lucy King, Levie Andrew, Cille Tan, Lyn Sanchez and Angie Oliveros.

Sebang Travel – KC Tours 34th Anniversary Party

Celebrating Sebang Travel – KC Tours 34th Anniversary Party held at Sariwon Korean Barbeque Restaurant

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Community Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Miss Maria Liezel Malicay, Miss Caregiver – FILCORE 2016, participated in the Fundraising of FILCORE Gala Night (Dec. 17, 2016) for OFWs, caregivers and others. Liezyl arrived in Canada from Saudi Arabia. ———————– ———————–

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OBITUARY: Efigenio S. Dorotheo, March 29, 1922 – February 2, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care in Toronto on Thursday February 2, 2017 in his 94th year. Loving husband of 58 years of Anita (nee Buendia). Beloved father of Ruth (Peter Abraham), Mary Ann (Joseph Carlos), Asuncion (Domenico D’Alessandro) and Efigene (Ayako). Proud grandfather of Christine and Joshua. Son of the 

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