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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MLA Mable Elmore

Mable Elmore, BC MLA launches re-election campaign

By Erie Maestro A Filipino marching band made its dramatic entrance to the auditorium of John Oliver High School in East Vancouver with loud drumming and lyre xylophone music to the rhythm of the Ati-Atihan beat. Campaign supporters followed the band and ushered a smiling and confident Mable Elmore on stage. “Mable” supporters from various 

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Angely Pacis

Fil-Can Atty. Pacis wins PC’s MPP nomination

Mississauga-Centre On December 10, 2016, Filipino-Canadian immigration and constitutional law lawyer Angely Pacis won the nomination as the official Ontario PC candidate for Mississauga-Centre in the upcoming 2018 Ontario elections. She is the first Filipino-Canadian in Ontario’s history to win the nomination to become a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). Pacis, who was born in 

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Twelve Vancouver Women’s Marchers on Why They Marched

Against a grey sky and indigo mountains, a sea of signs and pink pussy hats overflowed from Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza and into the streets — just some of many colourful visuals at Vancouver’s Women’s March on Washington Saturday, which saw up to 15,000 protesters flood the downtown core. Part of a worldwide response to 

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Toronto marchers Wayne Chu, Ethel Tungohan and baby Freddie

Toronto Women’s March

TORONTO’s Women’s March had 60,000 people in attendance, including many babies and children. Many held signs extolling the value of women’s rights, and others chanted in favour of migrants’ and refugees’ rights. Wayne Chu, Freddie Tungohan-Chu and Ethel Tungohan attend rally as a family. “It was important for me to bring my 11 month old 

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Filipino Youth and Students in U.S. vs Trump

We, Filipino youth and students from across the United States, reject Donald Trump’s rhetoric of hate. We pledge to defend the rights and welfare of our communities, both here in the United States and back home in the Philippines through our unity and collective action. This coming January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 

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