Why I read/write for The Philippine Reporter

Community News & Features Mar 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Marivel-Taruc_IMG_8702-CMYK“Now, more than ever, the search for truth is paramount. The Philippine Reporter has existed for 28 years with that unwavering dedication to the truth. Canada is blessed to have this multicultural publication to give kababayan important news from home.”

Marivel Taruc, CBC Toronto News Anchor, Host, CBC’s Our Toronto


Sison (1)“I have contributed articles for The Philippine Reporter because it’s a newspaper that’s published by professional journalists. As such, it abides by the basic tenets of journalism: accuracy, fairness, independence and loyalty to the larger public interest, to name a few. The newspaper’s staying power is a testament to how much it is valued by the Filipino community in Toronto and beyond.”

Marites Sison, Toronto-based author and journalist


joyce1_CMYKThe Philippine Reporter is endearing because it contains news that Filipino migrants yearn for – intense articles of what is happening in the Philippines, hands-on coverage of Filipino community events across Canada, and it also constantly gets scoops from our home country. I am humbled to be one of the contributing writers for this well-recognized newspaper.”

Joyce Valbuena, Masters in Communications, University of the Philippines, Contributing writer for Montreal Serai


Ysh_C“For almost three decades, The Philippine Reporter remains to be the source of Philippine-related news, relevant information and relentless opinion writing in Canada. I’ve contributed a series of articles about the Bathurst-Wilson intersection to put into record where the Toronto Filipino community is at now and where we could go further.
Mabuhay TPR!”

Ysh Cabana, BSc Arch., Writer



Rachelle“My first article with The Philippine Reporter was the first Canada Philippine Fashion Week. I am grateful to Tita Mila and Hermie Garcia for giving me the opportunity to practice journalism and to get to know our community. It all started with print and the rest is history…so thank you and congratulations on the paper’s 28th Anniversary!”

Rachelle Cruz Host, Writer, Producer, The It List; ABS-CBN Balitang America




The Philippine Reporter serves as a critical voice for Filipinos in Canada and a major information lifeline for what’s happening in the Philippines and the broader global diaspora. Your impact on our community is wide and profound. Congratulations for reaching this important milestone!”

Roland Sintos Coloma Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Teacher Education College of Education and Human Services, Northern Kentucky University



Philip Kelly - headshot“For me, The Philippine Reporter represents serious journalism and critical social commentary that covers both the experiences of the Filipino community in Canada, and current affairs back in the Philippines. I admire the many individuals in the community here in Toronto who write for the Reporter and who are also activists and advocates for social justice in both countries. I also appreciate the fact that, over the years, Hermie and Mila haven’t just reported on research about the Filipino community, but have been willing to play an active and collaborative part in research projects.
Congratulations on your 28th birthday!”

Philip Kelly, Ph.D., Professor of Geography and Director, York Centre for Asian Research, York University


Michelle_crop_CMYK“I write for The Philippine Reporter because it’s one of the most respected Filipino newspapers, reporting in-depth stories with substance. Furthermore, the publishers have proven their courage and journalistic integrity to report the truth no matter what the cost during their experience as political prisoners of Martial Law.”

Michelle Chermaine Ramos, TV Host, Artist, Writer, , Designer




Pet“I believe that The Philippine Reporter is an important source of knowledge for Filipinos and for people interested in Philippine issues. I also see it as a platform for opening connections among Filipinos and also with other communities in Canada. With such a view, writing for it becomes a very fulfilling task, and reading it strengthens my unity with Filipinos in Canada as well as my hope for an accord with other races and cultural groupings in our society.”

Pet Cleto, Literary writer/journalist, editor (Akdaan)



 Lui-Queano“Writing for The Philippine Reporter gives me pride and honor both as a journalist and as a reader myself. There is no other newspaper in Canada that correctly tackles, intelligently analyzes and factually reports issues of the collective experience(s) of the Filipino community in Canada that has direct link to the Philippines. The space provided by The Philippine Reporter to starting journalists legitimizes their profession even more as they engage the community and teach them to act and serve for the good of the Filipinos abroad.”

Lui Queaño, Radyo Migrante Host/Producer; Writer (Reporter)