Maria Luisa Tiro, ABS-CBN news correspondent
I nominate Maria Luisa Tiro (or Marlou for short) for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award in view of her journalistic efforts in covering and relaying accurately, objectively and clearly reports on issues that affect members of the Filipino community in Canada. In a journalistic style uniquely her own, Marlou pursues and conveys stories that keep the Filipino community in tune with current events. Using both print and social media, she covers and relays reports in areas ranging from entertainment, social problems to crimes. …
For more than 10 years, Marlou has been an official news correspondent of the TFC (The Filipino Channel) under the flagship of ABS-CBN, a leading media network based in the Philippines. She is also a regular contributor for The Standard in St. Catharines and The Welland Tribune.
Other comments: Marlou holds a B. Sc. Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines. As a freelance writer in Dubai, she wrote “Talking Point” column in the Gulf Today, and contributed to Al Khaleej Times, The Gulf News, the Emirates Woman, the Herald Tribune/Daily Star of Lebanon and The Philippine Inquirer.
Canada raises duty-free limit for cross border shopping. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiO8lpkB5V0
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