Category Archives: Prerogative

DESPITE ALL THE HURDLES Balita Stands Firm in Its Quest for the Truth

Toronto’s largest Filipino newspaper will be 40 years old next year, that period where life begins, it is commonly said. Those four decades are not without challenges. Disputes arise here and there but they only serve to strengthen the paper in its campaign to expose the ills afflicting the Filipino community. Every challenge it is made to face fortifies its… Read More »

DESPITE ALL THE HURDLES Balita Stands Firm in Its Quest for the Truth

~  Toronto’s largest Filipino newspaper will be 40 years old next year, that period where life begins, it is commonly said. Those four decades are not without challenges. Disputes arise here and there but they only serve to strengthen the paper in its campaign to expose the ills afflicting the Filipino community. Every challenge it is made to face fortifies its… Read More »

CON ARTISTS GALORE Fraudsters and Impostors in Toronto’s Filipino Community

~  The Filipino community is a happy mix of honest, hardworking individuals, true patriots, uppity social climbers, pretenders, among others. Within this structure, a small army of con artists proliferate. They are everywhere – in community organizations, in media, in business, in glittering social events. It’s quite difficult to fathom why these fraudsters operate with impunity. Is the… Read More »

Why Tobias Enverga Is NMS*

– Societies and governments have rules, guidelines, protocols and laws that govern the conduct of affairs and the public have every right to call attention, complain, or even demand measures to punish any public official who sidesteps them for purely partisan and personal reasons. Tobias Enverga occupies a seat in the Senate not because Canadian voters elected him but… Read More »

‘MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)’ The Lessons of Being Candid

“It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up.” – St. Augustine TORONTO – The feeling must be exhilarating. It is as if power radiates from one’s fingertips. Wait out, then sue at the opportune time and collect the rewards. Sue again and silence the lambs. This situation is actually happening in the… Read More »