Opinion & Analysis

NOTEBOOK: Why we still can’t make it

Filipinos fail to gain foothold in municipal elections With all the excitement over the big number of Filipino-Canadian candidates in the recent municipal elections in Toronto and the GTA, come now the almost bitter disappointment over the losses and the hindsight expectation that these candidates could not win and did not expect to win at 

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IMMIGRATION: Keeping ‘exile’ in perspective

Upset over the so-called “exile” of child molester Malcolm Watson, are we? I don’t want to sound like the champion of child abusers or anything, but I do think some perspective is needed here. Watson is a US citizen who, a few years ago, became a permanent resident of Canada possibly through the sponsorship by 

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Regulations of Paralegals in Ontario

Canadian Immigration News and Views Quick Divorce! – Not so fast. The explosion of “paralegals” as alternate providers of services such as uncontested divorce, incorporations, WCB representation and other administrative type legal work in Ontario lead to increased pressure and need for consumer protection to ensure that the services being provided were done so by 

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Aggression not caused by Filipino youths

(Letter to the Editor in reply to the column of Rosie DiManno. Not published by the Toronto Star.) Rosie DiManno misses the point in her column “Teenager author of his own fate”. The Reodica family lawyer and that of the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) came up with recommendations to the jury in the 

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NOTEBOOK: Is this our coming of age?

Filipinos joining the fray in GTA municipal elections THE FIRST thought that crossed my mind when I learned about the proliferation of municipal election candidates with Filipino background was: Is this the long-awaited coming of age of the Filipino community in Toronto? Are we finally waking up to the reality that we need to join 

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IMMIGRATION: Disabled sponsor faces delay in bringing mom

Q. Since I had my stroke in 2002 my family from back home, especially my mom, have been my sole care takers. Unfortunately, the stroke left me with substantial disabilities and in need of family support. As I am not married and my mom is the only person who can provide the help I need 

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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

IMMIGRATION: Making Citizens of Convenience

Many Canadians are feeling duped by the 7,000 Canadian citizens who returned to Lebanon just weeks after having been evacuated from there at great expense to us. The federal government reportedly spent $85 million to rescue 15,000 Canadian citizens who were caught in the crossfire between Hezbollah and Israel. Almost half have already gone back…with 

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‘Gay films can save Filipino movies’ -Director Chionglo

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Twilight Dancers’ TORONTO–Can the gay flick genre save the day for Filipino cinema? Veteran film director Mel Chionglo believes so saying the ailing industry needs productions with sure-fire box-office hit and popular in the critics’ circle. “The gay element (in movies) is entertaining, funny, commercial at the same time it also brings a 

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Tough jueteng luck

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘KUBRADOR (The Bet Collector)’ TORONTO–The number 13 reminds her of bad omen. 29 signifies death. 5 is an innocent child. 18 cleverly brings to mind testicles. As a combination 13-24 or 5-18, it could bring a good fortune. Place a bet and find out soon if your numbers would yield bane or boon. 

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