Community

PEN Canada highlights killing of journalists in RP, Mexico on World Press Freedom Day

TORONTO – PEN Canada, in a press statement to mark World Press Freedom Day, stated that the murder of journalists in Mexico and the Philippines is “a stark reminder of the dangers of working for the media.” The prestigious Canadian organization of writers noted that during the past decade, Mexico and the Philippines are the 

Posted 14 years ago by

Blatant attack on press freedom

Statement of Philippine Press Club-Ontario We, members of the Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO), a non-partisan organization of media practitioners with Filipino background in Ontario, view with utmost concern the killing of journalists in the Philippines. We consider these killings as a blatant attack on press freedom. Since 1986, the year democracy was supposedly restored after 

Posted 14 years ago by

Orientation for newcomers

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto will conduct Newcomer’s Orientation Program for Filipino Immigrants, Contract Workers and their Dependents on Sunday (May 22), from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This seminar is sponsor by the Mt. Zion Filipino Seventh Day Adventist Church and will be held at 140 St. Regis Crescent, Downsview, North York. A 

Posted 14 years ago by

Consulate reaches out

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto will dispatch two missions to Winnipeg, Manitoba and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in May 2005 as part of its Annual Consular Outreach Program. During these visits, Filipinos in Winnipeg and Saskatoon can avail themselves of consular services such as renewal and amendment of Philippine passports, legalization of documents for use in 

Posted 14 years ago by

Fil-Canadian realtors’ gala night: May 21

The Filipino Canadian Real Estate Association (FilCREA) is holding its gala night and induction of officers on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the Westin Prince Hotel, in Don Mills.  Inducting officer is Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and guest speaker is Miss Cynthia Lai, past president of the Toronto Real Estate Board.  Other expected guests 

Posted 14 years ago by

IMMIGRATION: Time to turn on the immigration tap

Canadian business often laments at the very shallow pool of skilled labour. With an aging population, the baby boomers nearing retirement and a shortage of young people who want to enter into some occupations employers’ cries will be getting louder and louder. Statistics have shown that retirees outpace the workforce. That is the number of 

Posted 14 years ago by

NOTEBOOK: Desperate times

OUR page one this issue is screaming with a banner story and plastered with photos of either people protesting killings or those who had died by political assassination. I personally agonized over the decision of making this issue look like a statement of protest against the current political killings in the Philippines. There are numerous 

Posted 14 years ago by

Petals of Hope art exhibit

The Philippine Consulate of Toronto and the Philippine Artists Group (PAG) present a two-man art exhibition on April 22, 2005. This event showcases the works of Omel Masalunga and Connie Marcoux, both active members of the PAG. These two talented visual artists will display their artworks in oil, oil pastel and acrylic. As the title 

Posted 14 years ago by

Business for stay-at-home moms

‘Wee Piggies & Paws™’ is one of the fastest-growing Franchises in Canada. A unique concept – developed by and structured entirely for moms who wish to stay home to be with their children but would also like to run a successful business of their own. ‘We are a very close, dedicated team of moms from 

Posted 14 years ago by

St. Jamestown festival logo contest is on

The St. Jamestown Festival is calling interested and creative individuals to participate in the contest to design the festival’s 2006 logo. The festival which was formed recently was attended by community leaders in the St. Jamestown area. Gene Lara was elected chairman and Willie Nabus, treasurer. The prize for the winner will be announced later. 

Posted 14 years ago by