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Press freedom very much alive in the Philippines: Parlade

MANILA – Press freedom in the Philippines is very much alive contrary to claims of some groups that media freedom in the country is under threat following the cease-and-desist order by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against ABS-CBN Tuesday. This, according to Southern Luzon Command chief, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr., in reaction to Amnesty International...

PHL President Duterte respects free speech of OFW in Taiwan: Palace
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PHL President Duterte respects free speech of OFW in Taiwan: Palace

MANILA – Filipinos who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, including the Filipino caregiver in Taiwan who criticized the government’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), can enjoy their freedom of speech, Malacañang said on Thursday. “Ang Pangulo naman talaga, sa mula’t mula, bilang isang abogado, kinikilala ang importansiya ng malayang pananalita (The President, as a lawyer,...

“We Heal as One” COVID-19 facility at the Philippine Arena to open ahead of April 29-schedule
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“We Heal as One” COVID-19 facility at the Philippine Arena to open ahead of April 29-schedule

April 27, 2020, Bulacan– Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of the 300-bed quarantine facility at the Philippine Arena Complex’s “We Heal as One” center for suspected COVID-19 cases before April 29 due date. “May mga tatapusin today, at bukas ang final inspection. 80% na siya, electrical works na lang, and...

Filipino-Canadian Judge, Hon. Steve A. Coroza, appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario
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Filipino-Canadian Judge, Hon. Steve A. Coroza, appointed a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto joins the Filipino Canadian Community in conveying warm congratulations to Justice Steve A. Coroza and his family on his appointment as Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. On 06 April 2020, the Department of Justice of Canada announced four (4) appointments under the judicial application...

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An advisory from the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto

For related queries, please e-mail consularmatters@philcongen-toronto.com; secretary@philcongen-toronto.com; or through its official website: www.philcongen-toronto.com; or call mobile phone no.: (416)  346-3268 / telephone no. ( 416) 922-7181 (Attn: Duty Officer) or the other contact information of Philippine Government Agencies, food bank,  and testing and treatment centers for COVID-19 as indicated in the Advisories.  Be rest assured that members and other...

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Philippine President Duterte granted special powers to address Covid-19 crisis

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The chamber approved House Bill 6616, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, with 284 affirmative votes, 9...

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IGLESIA NI CRISTO (INC) CHARITY AND SOLIDARITY IN ACTION

TORONTO, March 5, 2020-– A recent report by StatCan states 3.2 million living in poverty, include 566,000 children. Although the national poverty rate dropped to 8.7 percent in 2018 compared to 9.5 percent a year earlier, there still an existing level of poverty that cannot be ignored. It is now a fact that these are...