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‘Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto’

  Let’s all have fun and help at the same time! Join us at the PINOY FIESTA AND TRADE SHOW SA TORONTO on June 28, 2014, 9:00 AM ’til 11:00 PM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A< North Building, 255 Front St W, Toronto. The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation will bring fun and …

Canadian athletes show off medals as they return home from Sochi Olympics

Photo: Facebook Page of Dara Howell TORONTO – There were hugs, cheers and even some tears as a number of Canadian Olympians stepped back onto home soil Monday after an exhilarating two weeks of competition at the Sochi Games. Medallists Dara Howell and Mike Riddle were among the athletes greeted by a wave of applause …

Canada maintains threat of sanctions on Russia if it interferes in Ukraine

Photo: Facebook Page of PM Stephen Harper OTTAWA – The Harper government left the threat of sanctions against Russia on the table if it interferes in Ukraine, even as federal politicians in Ottawa reacted Monday to the convulsive events there with domestic political mud-slinging. The possibility of Canadian sanctions against Russia was first raised Sunday …

Middle class, marriage and money are the themes in Ottawa on Tuesday

Photo: Facebook Page of The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada OTTAWA – It’s all about class. The middle class. The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada will release a report today that it says shows a link between marriage and income in this country. Perhaps not surprisingly, the pro-marriage organization says data from Statistics …

Bestselling US author Albom launches drive to rebuild libraries in typhoon hit Philippine city

Photo: Facebook Page of Mitch Albom MANILA, Philippines–U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November. National Book Store Foundation, his Philippine partner in the project, said Tuesday that Albom has pledged to raise $160,000, starting with his own contribution …

Philippines protests to China after water cannons used to drive Filipino fishermen from shoal

Wikipedia photo MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine government summoned China’s top envoy in Manila on Tuesday to protest what it said was the firing of a water cannon by a Chinese government vessel to drive away Filipino fishermen from a hotly disputed shoal in the South China Sea. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the …

Philippine police clash with protesters opposed to Obama’s upcoming visit

Photo: Facebook Page of U.S. Pres. Barack Obama MANILA, Philippines –Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence in the country. Riot police on Tuesday holding up shields across a road to the U.S. Embassy were pushed back …

Spirit of EDSA still alive, but reforms needed—Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano

Photo: Facebook Page of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines— The spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution is still alive, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said in an interview with the press on Feb. 24, Monday. “People power is also very much alive. In fact, the abolition of pork (Priority Development Assistance Fund) …

Philippine police arrest a commander of Muslim rebel group in peace deal with government

Wikipedia photo MANILA, Philippines–A commander of the main Muslim rebel group that recently signed a peace deal with the government has been arrested, the Philippine national police chief said Monday in a move criticized by the rebels. Director-General Alan Purisima said police and marine forces arrested Wahid Tundok, a commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation …

Filipino fishermen say Chinese coast guard used water cannon to drive them from disputed shoal

Wikipedia photo MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine military chief says Filipino fishermen have reported that a Chinese coast guard vessel used a water cannon to drive them away from a disputed shoal. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista said Monday that the military is investigating the Jan. 27 incident at Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground off the northwestern Philippines. …