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Reader protests ‘very offensive’ nanny comment in Toronto Star story on Pacquiao

(Note: Following is Patrick Ruiz’s letter to the Toronto Star Public Editor Kathy English. It was shared by Ruiz with The Philippine Reporter for publication. Link on DiManno’s column at end of this letter. Update and link at bottom on the Star’s reply.) I’m writing because I take offense to a section of Rosie DiManno’s 

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Aquino’s low popularity, poor record won’t help Harper in Federal election

Commentary on President Aquino’s visit in Canada By Bern Jagunos Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes that when President Benigno Aquino visits Canada from May 4-12, 2015, his aura will rob off on him. The Prime Minister hopes the visit would provide him the opportunity to court the votes of Filipinos in Canada ahead of the 

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By Rodel J. Ramos

President Aquino, what legacy will you leave Toronto?

Open Letter to President Aquino Welcome to Canada Mr. President. I am sure you want your visit to Toronto significant. You can leave us a legacy, Mr. President just like what other past presidents did. Former President Joseph Estrada’s legacy in Toronto is the Filipino Centre Toronto. For 35 years our people here tried to 

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A fitting memento for a golden milestone

UP Prep Class ‘65 Celebrates its 50th Anniversary An event that brings good things to one’s life always matters, and takes on a significant meaning when it hits the golden anniversary mark. It is a milestone worth celebrating and even documenting in a book. And so, when the University of the Philippines Preparatory School Class 

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Sen. Grace Poe reveals findings of Senate committee that investigated Mamasapano tragedy.

Poe to Aquino: Be a leader, tell the truth

By Ellen Tordesillas Reading President Aquino’s speech before the 2015 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy last Sunday, I got the impression that he is isolated from the real world outside Malacañang. For how does one who has to suffer daily the monstrous Metro Manila traffic and the inefficiency of the MRT accept his painting 

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The author displays part of his collection of newspaper clippings and memorabilia of the fights and life of the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

I remember Flash Elorde

By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal Gabriel “Flash” Elorde deserves to be remembered by a very grateful nation.  For exactly 55 years ago, or on March 16, 1960 to be exact, he brought honor and pride to our country and our people when he knocked out then defending champion Harold Gomes of the United States and 

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Canon fodder?

By Benjie Oliveros During the time when the Aquino government was defending the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US, it repeatedly claimed that the increased presence of US troops in the country would ‘protect’ the country in the event that the territorial dispute with China escalates into a shooting war. 

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EDSA in context: An uprising 14 years in the making

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Criticizing those in government — and he might as well have been referring to certain sectors of the media too — who have been campaigning against the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, President Benigno S.C. Aquino III, described them as “enemies of peace” in his speech 

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Venancio with supporters and media (Photo grabbed from

Let Maria Victoria ‘Vicky’ Venancio stay in Canada

We, the undersigned appeal to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Honourable Chris Alexander, to grant Maria Victoria “Vicky” Venancio permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Vicky is a 29 year old woman who came from the Philippines to to work in the service industry. In June 2012, Vicky was cycling to work 

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Why is this government such a failure on jobs?

Dear Editor, When you look at the numbers, it is clear that the Conservative federal government has been a major failure on jobs, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s indifference to all those who are struggling to get decent full-time work is shocking. There are 140,000 more jobless Canadians today than before the recession. Last year 

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