Opinion & Analysis

By Rodel Ramos

Leaders need vision

Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 4 We must start planning for our political and economic future here to leave a legacy for our children and future generations. If we can only plant the seed of these ideas and let them germinate, then our people’s future is on the road to progress. Our proud 

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An Open Letter to Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver

By Gregory Thomas, Federal Director In January 2012, Finance Minister Joe Oliver made a name for himself, as then Minister of Natural Resources, when he published an open letter tackling what he called ‘radical groups’ with an ‘ideological agenda’ and ‘jet-setting celebrities’ who lecture Canadians not to develop our natural resources.” Seeing as how his 

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BUDGET

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why is much-needed infrastructure investment being cut?

Dear editor, Investments in public infrastructure are the single most cost-effective way for the Government of Canada to help drive jobs and growth. So why are the Conservatives slashing new funding for the biggest federal infrastructure fund by 90%? The old Building Canada Fund had grown to about $1.6 billion a year for community infrastructure 

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OPEN LETTER: Justice for Carla Abogado

Dearest reader, Thank you for making it to the first part of my post. I know it’s difficult to read things that involve death or any other horrible circumstances. I, myself have turned off the TV and scrolled down past links when something tragic has happened in the world. But once something devastating close to 

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Out of the shadows

By Arnold Alamon SO THIS is what the leaders of the longest Maoist insurgency in the world look like, I thought to myself as I stared at the pictures of the couple who seemed well into their retirement years. At first glance, they looked ordinary to me, except for the stern faces and clenched fists 

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Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia

How do you solve a problem like Cudia

By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia’s petition before the Supreme Court and his intention to appeal to the Office of the President that he be included in the March 16 commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have been rendered moot and academic when the said graduation rites were 

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Mabini Pablo (Photo: HG)

The Extraordinary Prepians

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL By Mabini “EQ” Pablo (Delivered during the UP Prep Grand Alumni and Faculty Reunion Diamond Jubilee at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Metro Manila on 18 February 2014) Good evening fellow Prepians, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight I have been given the privilege of speaking to you on behalf of 

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Members of Class ’64, Section IV-1 (Morning), Far Eastern University, Boys High School and two of their former teachers. Front row, from left: Freddie Obligacion, Vernon Gamboa, Omar Oteyza, Mrs. Nena Orendain, Mrs. Consolacion Valmonte, Rene Ruivivar, Atty. Edwin Obien, Philip Recto. Back row: Mar Concepcion, Bernardo Montiero, George Cua Chi Lam, Rufo Limon, Ed Deveza, Peter Aventajado, Leopoldo Ong, Dr. Virgilio Gillego, Eddie Dio, Mel Bustamante, Fernando Gan Tiong Kang, Atty. Romy Macalintal and Hermie Garcia. (Photo: John Tan)

FEU Boys High, Class ‘64 Golden Reunion

By Philip Recto February 24, 2014 Dear Classmates, We had a most memorable reunion last Feb. 22 at the Architectural Centre Club in Makati. The weather was cool. It was a Saturday so we had the club all to ourselves, allowing us to make all the noise, laughters and uninhibited singing. Our classmates arrived on 

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By Ysh Cabana

Of Puto and Poutine

A rejoinder on the Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit There was a time when community members came and left. Certain structures however were far more enduring than others, with some individuals who are more participative, to enablers who animate a model, to activists who push for change, may it be revision or radical reform. A community 

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By Rodel Ramos

Political Goal

Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 3 Our goal should be to have political influence in Canada and in 3 years time have at least one councilor in Greater Toronto Area and the suburb, one Member of Parliament (MP) and a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in every province. In five years we can 

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