The historic trams that take you just about everywhere in the city. (Photos provided)

TRAVEL: Lisbon — built for walking; prices were cheap

By Bruce Gates LISBON, Portugal–The tomb of Vasco da Gama has pride of place inside the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon’s Belem district. Da Gama (1469-1524) was the Portuguese explorer largely responsible for finding sea routes to Asia around the cape of Africa, launching a golden age of exploration, which eventually led to the discovery of 

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Canada unprepared for aging population

By Jason Clemens and By Sasha Parvani The Fraser Institute The adverse consequences of an aging population – deficits, debt and slowing economic growth – can be mitigated with prompt action Canada’s population is aging, like all industrialized countries. But unlike most industrialized countries, Canada is doing almost nothing to prepare for the implications of 

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Enverga’s less known advocacies

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Long before the late Tobias Enverga, Jr. was appointed Senator for Ontario by the former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was already well known as an active volunteer and leader in the Filipino-Canadian community. His most high profile role was that of president of the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) that spearheads 

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Sen. Enverga, 61, passes away

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News The first and only Filipino-Canadian senator died November 16, 2017 in Medellin, Columbia where he was attending a parliamentary meeting. The Ontario senator was in the South American country for the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly, along with Liberal MPs Robert Nault and Randy Boissonnault, NDP MP Richard Cannings and Conservative MP Bev Shipley. 

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Iconic book cover by Julius Manapul.

Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries

Launch party for first book about queer Filipinx community in Canada On November 17th, an estimated two hundred people packed into Urban Space Gallery on 401 Richmond Street for the launch of Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries. Published by Northwest University Press and co-edited by Dr. Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo, and Fritz Pino, 

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With the Honourable Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, 2017 NEPMCC awardee Mila Astorga-Garcia displays her Human Rights/Equity/Social Justice plaque for ‘Lifetime services rendered to journalism and the information industry.’ 

2017 Ethnic Press Awards

Once again the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) recognized members of diverse communities “for their work, efforts, enthusiasn and contribution for the creation of a better, more industrious and more progressive Canada,” thru the 2017 NEPMCC Awards held Nov. 17, 2017, at the Toronto City Hall. Recognized were five individuals for 

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Manny Mogato

2017 McLuhan Fellow to speak in T.O. Dec. 5.

Manny Mogato, a veteran journalist of thirty years in the Philippines, now correspondent for Reuters news agency, will speak in Toronto on Dec. 5, 2017. He is the 2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow. Venue of his talk is Wilson Hall, University of Toronto, 40 Wilcocks St. corner Spadina Ave., Toronto. He was recently “swarmed” by trolls 

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UCCP Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza: Keep up the pressure vs Duterte

By Ysh Cabana A mainline Protestant church’s top executive said that there are ways the international community could put pressure on President Rodrigo Duterte’s “growing authoritarian and militarist” rule in the Philippines. “When we try to mass up with other organizations, in a people-to-people context…Eventually this will mount up into a pressure. We should keep 

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PM Trudeau

Migrante Canada: Challenge to Trudeau

Fulfill your commitment to protect human rights worldwide, including those of refugees and migrants Filipino immigrants and migrant workers in Canada are challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fulfill his reaffirmed commitment “– as individuals and as a country – to the protection and promotion of human rights worldwide,” including refugees and migrants, “regardless of 

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Duterte gets mad at Trudeau’s ‘interference’

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte must have been following what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s father said when asked if he would raise the issue of human rights with the dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 30 years ago. “Nobody likes to be told by an outsider how to run his own 

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