Round Up

Canadian Envoy to GMA: ‘Listen to Appeals on Killings’

The Canadian ambassador has asked President Arroyo to listen to international appeals for a stop to the political killings in the Philippines, reminding her that his country’s aid is tied to “good governance.” Expressing concern over the reported spate of political killings in the Philippines, the Canadian ambassador to Manila has asked the Arroyo government 

Posted 11 years ago by

FCT SCHEDULE For AGM and 2006 ELECTION

Nomination forms and Rules & Regulations on Election of FCT Board of Directors– Available from December 1, 2006 at FCT Office (FCT office closed: December 23, 2006 to January 3, 2007) Deadline for Filing of Candidacy–Friday, December 22, 2006, 5:00 p.m. Anuual General Meeting (AGM) Sunday, January 21, 2007, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure 

Posted 11 years ago by

To ethnic media: ‘Empower the community’

By Veteran journalist Haroon Siddiqui TORONTO – “Your main role is to cover your community and equally to empower your community in Canada. You help the people in your community to integrate into Canada, help them have equal access to professions, make sure that the workers are not exploited, that they are treated equally as 

Posted 12 years ago by

United Methodists ask Bush to help stop Philippines killings

The head of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has urged U.S. President George W. Bush (himself a Methodist by tradition) to press Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take steps to reduce violence throughout the Southeast Asian country. In a letter to Mr Bush on behalf of the council, bishops’ President Janice Riggle Huie of 

Posted 12 years ago by

’Kubrador’ – Complex life of jueteng world

Production Company : MLR Films Executive Producer: Josabeth V. Alonso Producer: Rogelio I. Rayala Director: Jeffrey Jeturian Screenplay: Ralston Jover Cinematographer: Roberto Yniquez Editor: Jay Halili Production Designer: Leo Abaya Sound: Ditoy Aguila Music: Jerrold Jarog Principal Cast: Gina Pareño, Fonz Deza, Nico Antonio, Ran Del Rosario, Johnny Manahan, Nanding Josef Amy (Gina Pareño) paces 

Posted 12 years ago by

Filipinos in U.S. denounce anti-immigrant bill

By Aubrey SC Makilan Filipinos in the United States declared that they will support the call for a general strike called “A Day without Immigrants,” if the U.S. Senate will pass the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill. Immigrants who joined the historic California march on March 25 also vowed to continue staging protests until the bill is 

Posted 12 years ago by

Kalayaan Centre elects new officers

The Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre held its annual general meeting and election of a new board of directors on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the new KCCC at 5225 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga. The board reported its accomplishment in the past year the most important of which is the acquisition of a facility at the 

Posted 12 years ago by

Martin Nievera makes merry music at the Metro

TORONTO–Filipinos love to laugh. That’s why when Martin Nievera came to this city recently for a one-night show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s John Bassett Theatre, hundreds came to watch the Philippine concert king. And much of the reason was because Martin could easily put on a really amusing show. It doesn’t take much 

Posted 13 years ago by

Starmodel face candidates selected

By R.D. Ching The first batch of the official candidates of the ongoing search for Mr. & Ms. Starmodel Face Canada was selected recently. The selection was made during the two screenings held last July 9 and 23, 2005 at The Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga and at Gold Ribbon Restaurant and Banquet 

Posted 13 years ago by

Filipinos across Canada reiterate call for GMA’s ouster

VANCOUVER – In at least three major cities across Canada, Filipinos rallied to call for the immediate ouster of Philippine President Arroyo and to denounce her moves to change the constitution. In Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, around 100 Filipinos held actions over the last few days to coincide with protests internationally as Arroyo gave her 

Posted 13 years ago by