Opinion & Analysis

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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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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RENOWNED film director Peque Gallaga

Rage vs PNoy, politicians, slow relief goods

An Open Letter From Peque Gallaga Not since Marcos have we as a people been so polarized. As far as our hearts and minds are concerned it’s like we’re in the edge of a civil war. We are forced to take a hard look at ourselves and what we value. Because of this, we are 

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What Matters
By Mila Astorga-Garcia

The survivors’ voices or the prettified “truth”

When an ABS-CBN’s TV crew finally made its way to Tanauan Leyte, our family’s hometown, it found a place so badly damaged and its townspeople in great despair. The TV footage showed wrecked houses, people crying for water, food and medicine, corpses lying in the plaza, an estimated over 1000 for the whole town. The 

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My Challenges and Triumphs

CBC’s Marivel Taruc speaks on her 20 years in Journalism (Text of the speech delivered on Nov. 16, 2013 in the second of the series”Filipinos in Canadian Mainstream Media” by Philippine Press Club of Ontario) This is why journalists become journalists…to tell stories…good and bad…to bring attention to hopeless situations…this is what journalists have been 

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Rev. Noriel C. Capulong

On the Death of a Brother

The year 2006 was a most dreadful year for human rights activists and even for our family.  It was the year when the series of extra judicial killings of activists and advocates for human and environmental rights had been most intense, so systematic and so brutal and unforgiving. It was a year also when my 

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