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Died in Columbia of apparent heart attack

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News The first and only Filipino-Canadian senator died today (November 16, 2017) in Medellin, Columbia where he was attending a parliamentary meeting. The Ontario senator was in the South American country for the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly, along with Liberal MPs Robert Nault and Randy Boissonnault, NDP MP Richard Cannings and Conservative MP Bev 

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16 Lessons, Tips and Gems of Thought from Agnes Miranda

Leading with Vision, Compassion and Integrity By Michelle Chermaine Ramos An astute entrepreneur, pioneer, community leader and philanthropist, Agnes Pasaporte Miranda is one of two Filipino Canadians who RBC recently named as one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2017. The pioneer of World Financial Group of Canada now leads 36,245 active licenced associates 

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Court dismisses Balita Newspaper, Tess Cusipag’s appeal

The defamation lawsuit launched by the Honourable Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. against Balita Newspaper, Balita Media Inc., Tess Cusipag, Romeo P. Marquez and Carlos Padilla may have been finally put to rest by a ruling dated April 12, 2017. The Court of Appeal for Ontario, presided by Justice David Doherty, Justice Jean MacFarland and Justice 

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Philippines: The police’s murderous war on the poor (Amnesty International Report)

31 January 2017, 16:21 UTC Acting on instructions from the very top of government, the Philippines police have killed and paid others to kill thousands of alleged drug offenders in a wave of extrajudicial executions that may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Amnesty International’s investigation, “If you 

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Congen Prospero: On same mandates, local groups’ demands and open-door policy

By Althea Manasan Despite all the uncertainty and controversy surrounding Philippine foreign policy since the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte four months ago, for the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, it’s mostly business as usual. Located in Midtown, inside a building nestled between a Brazilian steakhouse and a casual Indian restaurant, the office is a 

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Cusipag: ‘We can’t talk but we will appeal’

The Philippine Reporter reached Tess Cusipag, publisher of Balita, to get her side on the Superior Court of Justice’s judgement on the defamation lawsuit against her and Balita Media Inc. filed by Ontario Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. In a phone conversation on Thursday, July 21, for the purpose of getting an interview, in reference 

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Lumad killings to take center stage in intl rights confab in Davao

DAVAO CITY—Some 200 visitors from 25 countries worldwide will attend a conference on human rights, focusing on the killings of the indigenous peoples (IPs) or Lumads in Mindanao. In a courtesy call at the City Council on Tuesday, Dr. Angie M. Gonzales of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) said they 

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Duterte, Robredo to be proclaimed next week

On Friday, May 27, Congress finishes tallying all 167 certificates of canvass from provinces, chartered cities, and local and overseas absentee MNILA, Philippines – Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo will be officially president- elect and vice president-elect, respectively, early next week. Congress, sitting as National Board of Canvassers, 

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Left’s top choice for DENR: Bayan Muna Representative Zarate

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections has just proclaimed Bayan Muna as among the winning party-list groups in the May 9 elections on Thursday, May 19, but its top nominee as its representative in Congress has a tough choice to make soon. The National Democratic Front (NDF) is eyeing Bayan Muna party list Representative 

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Coalition against Philippine election fraud formed in Toronto

(Updated May 5, 2016) Koalisyon Kontra Dayaan to launch campaign on May 5 By Lui Queaño and Pet Cleto A coalition that will campaign against election fraud and irregularities – consisting of individuals, personalities, political parties and supporters, community activists, as well as youth groups and women’s organizations – was formed on May 3. The 

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