Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

Dela Rosa cries while assuring senator there’s no state policy on killings

MANILA, Sept 5 (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa on Tuesday cried, seemingly out of frustration, during the Senate hearing after a senator alleged that there was a government policy to kill drug suspects. “I am grieving for the majority of my men na nakataya ang buhay nila tapos i-accuse n’yo kami […]

15.09.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Hometown, Legal Matters, Local News, News ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the closing night of the 2016 Euro Asia Short Film Festival, garnered admiration and generated discussion from the panelists and audience on 10 June 2016. Film and movie enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy of Italy for the 5th and closing night of the film festival which featured nine short […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Legal Matters, Local News ·
California’s new paid sick leave law

California’s new paid sick leave law

Recently, the California State Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family’s Act of 2014 (HWHFA) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  An employee who on or after July 1, 2015 works in California for 30 or more days within a year, and satisfies a 90-day employment period before taking any sick […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Jacob M. Krall, Legal Matters, Services ·
Back wages: They belong to you

Back wages: They belong to you

Filed in Wage Enforcement, Workplace Rights by Michael Eastwood on August 22, 2015 In the Wage and Hour Division, we feel a particular pride and satisfaction knowing that workers who have suffered labor violations end up receiving their entitled back wages. During our investigations we meet workers and ask them questions about their work, their hours and their pay […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of the changes was crucial for many as new rules will no doubt […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Discharge  the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharge the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharging a Deed of Trust in bankruptcy! A second or third mortgage can be stripped off the title of your home, and discharged as unsecured debt in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Imagine, your house is worth less than you owe, and now you can strip part of what you owe and still keep the property. […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Legal Matters, Services ·
Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
No job offer required to pass express entry

No job offer required to pass express entry

By Atty. Henry Moyal I’m a mechanical engineer with several years of work experience abroad. I have no work experience in Canada. I tried to apply under the old Federal Skilled Worker program but my application was returned because of the quota. Everyone is encouraging me to apply under the new Express Entry program but when I […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Employment agency must be stopped

Employment agency must be stopped

Q. I’m a nurse by profession. I was convinced by a distant relative to apply for a work permit in Canada to work as a personal support worker outside the Toronto area. The job offer was to work for a nursing home and company that guaranteed 40 hours of work per week. My relative in Toronto works for a consulting company/employment […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not accumulated the required 730 days to renew our […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

This is the first article to be published since Canada Immigration overhauled its application management system. Under new rules, all economic applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker category (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trade (FST) now must go through an added step of being selected called Express Entry. In other words, all […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers would be granted open work permits from the start. All of those never […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

  The Toronto and Philippine Community are in shock over the recent death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo. It has been reported that Evelyn Castillo arrived in Canada in January 2013 as a live in caregiver and was inCanada as a nanny to care for three children in Thornhill. Police reports have confirmed that she was murdered and a 32 year […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Key elements of a sponsorship application

Key elements of a sponsorship application

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I was born in Canada and want to sponsor a woman from the Philippines that I met online. We married last year in Las Vegas. I have never sponsored anyone before and do not know what to do. What do I need to know so this goes smoothly? A. Assuming you are eligible to sponsor, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Worker should leave abusive employer

Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 to look for an employer. The agency told me that it is better to have […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

An expired work permit could be fatal to permanent resident application

Q. I entered Canada as a live in caregiver and have been working for over two years. I did not apply for permanent residence yet. My work permit expired five months ago and I did not renew it because I had a problem with my passport. Can I apply for permanent residence now and obtain an open […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
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