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AFP open to localized peace talks with NPA groups

MANILA—While reflective of the dissent within the New People’s Army (NPA) ranks, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is open to pursuing localized peace talks with rebels. This was stressed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo ‘s press briefing in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday. Request for such negotiations came from …

Sister of teacher killed in La Loche shooting says community needs more support

SASKATOON –The sister of a teacher who was killed in a school shooting is speaking out in support of the northern Saskatchewan community where he died. Adam Wood was killed along with a teacher’s aide at the La Loche school by a 17-year-old boy who had already fatally shot two teenage brothers at a home. …

Registration of Filipino Citizens for Philippine National Elections

      Philippine Consulate General Toronto, Ontario Advisory 01 February 2017   REGISTRATION OF FILIPINO CITIZENS FOR PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ELECTIONS   For purposes of the 13 May 2019 Philippine mid-term national elections, all Filipino citizens who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on 13 May 2019 are encouraged to register at the …

Lions Clubs International Marks Its 2017 Centennial Year

Lions Clubs International (LCI) will commemorate its 100th foundation this year, 2017. LCI, formed in 1917, is the largest service club organization in the world with 1.4 million members. The prestigious and prominent international service organization performs valuable service in 210 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Lions are friends, family and neighbours who …

Mable Elmore to launch re-election in Vancouver-Kensington

Hundreds of orange-clad supporters waving placards and flaglets will join Mable Elmore as she launches her re-election at the John Oliver High School Auditorium in East Vancouver. The high-energy event will feature drummers, singers, and BCNDP candidates and current MLAs. She will be joined by Hazel Panghilinan, Save Our Schools organizer, and Marty Dolan, a …

First Filipino-Canadian Attorney Angely Pacis wins Mississauga-Centre MPP nomination

On December 10, 2016, Filipino-Canadian immigration and constitutional law lawyer Angely Pacis won the nomination election and became the official Ontario PC candidate for Mississauga-Centre in the upcoming 2018 Ontario elections.  She is the first Filipino-Canadian in Ontario’s history to win the nomination to become a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). Pacis, who was born …

FBL Opening Ceremony – A Huge Success

The Filipino Basketball League opened its maiden season with a bang last January 15 at St. Mary Secondary School in Pickering. Teams from Crossover Basketball, CKATT-Robinson, NK Warriors, UNDFTD, North York and Lapsley attended the ceremony. It started with an opening prayer led by Ms. Arnie Lopez followed by the singing of the Philippines and …

Philippine Consulates in Toronto’s Thanksgiving party

Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero hosted an end-of-the-year Thanksgiving Reception on 29 December 2016 at the Philippine Consulate General’s Public Hall for the leaders and representatives of Filipino community organizations in Toronto and nearby cities under the Consulate’s jurisdiction. The Consul General took the opportunity to introduce new members of the Philippine Consulate family from …

Western Union treats top agents with a close encounter with John Lloyd Cruz

“Naku, hindi po. I am not a star,” John Lloyd Cruz quipped when one of the guests came up to him to say that she had always watched him since his Tabing Ilog days and that she knew that young actor will be a big star someday. Truly, it sounded like the John Lloyd that …

Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto celebrates silver milestone

Let’s talk business! Get into entrepreneurial spirit! Be your own boss! These are the collective mantras of the prominent guests and business people who attended the remarkable celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) held on November 19, 2016 at Crystal Fountain, Markham, Ontario. The anniversary gala program, superbly hosted …

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