Opinion & Analysis

By Rodel Ramos

We’re a very active community, why are we politically indifferent?

Gaining political influence in Canada (Part 2) If we remain indifferent and not get involved in the voting process we will always be insignificant and as Prime Minister Harper said “invisible”. Politicians do not even care to court our votes because they know we have no value to them. We don’t vote solid and if 

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By Rodel Ramos

Gaining political influence in Canada

Part 1 With nearly one million Filipino Canadians, we have the numbers to influence the results of an election in some ridings for the local, provincial and federal levels of government. In the United States we have more than three million Filipino Americans. We can be the king makers or the game changers if we 

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With only one law passed, it’s time to abolish Congress

By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal The very dismal performance of our legislators in 2013 with only one insignificant law enacted for that year with a whopping P35.2 Billion budget, is enough justification to call for a charter change to abolish Congress and let the provincial governors and mayors of highly urbanized cities to form the 

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‘We Should Legalize Everything’ and other shocking sound bites of 2013

By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com 2013 was a calamitous year for the Philippines – earthquakes, strong typhoons, bus crashes, corruption scandals. The reactions of various newsmakers to these disasters have revealed a lot of things about the fundamental flaws in governance, and in particular the inability of President BS Aquino to govern properly and decisively. Let 

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Consul Jesusa Susana Paez

Dr. Jose Rizal: Quintessential Filipino

By Consul Jesusa Susana Paez (Speech delivered at the 117th anniversary commemoration by the Knights of Rizal (Canada) in Toronto on December 30, 2013 at Earl Bales Park social hall) Sir Poblete, Sir Claguio, Sir Alpuerta, Sir Marasigan, Lady Rose Cruz, Lady Odette Virey, Lady Ason Ramos, Lady Pilipinas Perez, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, 

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DR. JOSE RIZAL, Filipino national hero

Love is never sorry immortalizing a friend

Believe Me Or Not! By Jose Sison Luzadas, KGOR A news feature that appeared in the July 9, 2013 issue of Canada’s Toronto Star was about the newly appointed Governor General, David Johnston then president of University of Waterloo. He has an exciting life to tell starting from his student days at Harvard where he was 

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By Barbara Hall
Chief Commissioner Ontario Human Rights Commission

Human rights partners

The Ethnic Media: (Speech delivered at the National Ethnic Press journalism seminar on Dec. 8, 2013 at Seneca College, Markham Campus) Introduction • It is a pleasure to join you today to talk about human rights, and the role the Human Rights Commission plays in Ontario. • I will also talk about the crucial role 

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By Gerry Villareal

FCMA to send medical and relief mission to PH

Barely a month on its fundraising campaign, Dr. Chelly Silva, president of Filipino Canadian Medical Association (FCMA), convened its Board of Directors and its support group to introduce the first contingent of medical personnel who will perform the medical and relief mission. Seven (7) medical doctors volunteered for the mission. Dr. Richard Sims, Dr. Richard 

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HELP IS ON THE WAY
Julie Viola, a registered nurse, has left for the Philippines, having shipped cartons of medicine, medical supplies and baby formula before she left.  She is also taking supplies with her.

Letter to the editor

First, I am grateful for the opportunity to express my concern in light of the fact that I am personally involved in the latest calamity to hit the Philippines. Our family lives in Roxas City, Capiz, one of the hardest hit areas of this horrific storm. But my conscience compels me to personally thank all 

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Appeal for increase in Canada’s assistance for typhoon Haiyan relief and rehabilitation

November 12, 2013 Prime Minister Stephen Harper Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington St. Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister Harper, Re: Appeal  to the Canadian Government to increase the federal financial aid for typhoon Haiyan relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction As the Canada Coordinating Committee of the International Coalition on Human Rights in 

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