• Ramon Estaris, Liberals finish third in York Centre • Nerissa Cariño, NDP fall short in Pickering-Uxbridge • Angely Pacis’ replacement in PC nomination wins Mississauga Centre  By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña QUEEN’S PARK, Toronto, June 8, 2018 It was, in many ways, a change election. But sadly, one thing hasn’t changed yet. After all 

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Rhoderie Estrada. Source_ Facebook

Pinay slay suspect charged with first-degree murder

Rhoderie Estrada died May 26 at her East York home By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter TOTONTO–A week after the death of Rhoderie Estrada, 41, left the Filipino-Canadian community reeling in shock, Toronto Police announced that a suspect has been arrested. During a Toronto news conference on Sunday, June 3, Homicide Detective Sergeant Mike 

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The Philippine Festival Mississauga
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PH National Day, Heritage Month & Summer Fests

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The community is gearing up to celebrate June as the first ever Filipino Heritage Month. The motion, passed by Toronto City Council in November 2017, recognizes Filipino culture and the many achievements and contributions of Filipino-Canadians. In addition to the hugely popular Mabuhay Festival, the Philippine Independence Day 

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Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan

Andres Bonifacio was born on November 30, 1863 in a small hut at Calle Azcarraga, presently known as Claro M. Recto Avenue in Tondo, Manila.  His parents were Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro.     Andres was the eldest in a brood of five.  His other siblings were Ciriaco, Procopio, Troadio, Esperidiona and Maxima.  

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Philippine Independence Day (June 12, 1898)

1898: Philippine independence declared

This Day in History: June 12, 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaim the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines 

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First Shot of the War, Feb. 4, 1899
San Juan Bridge: Contrary to popular belief that prevailed for over a century, the first shot of the Philippine-American War was not fired on this bridge but on Sociego Street in Santa Mesa district, Manila. The Philippines’ National Historical Institute (NHI) recognized this fact through Board Resolution 7 Series of 2003. On Feb. 4, 2004 the marker on the bridge was removed and transferred to a site at the corner of Sociego and Silencio streets.                   (Source: www. filipinoamericanwar.com)

1899: Betrayal of Trust: The San Juan Del Monte Bridge Incident

This Day in History: February 4, 1899 By Quennie Ann J. Palafox       Without any single doubt, the Filipino-American War is one of the most unforgettable events in our history because in just one day, the fate of the nation was changed and its impacts are still felt to date and will persist 

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Then and now: US economic intervention in the Philippines

IBON.org During the swearing-in of the new United States (US) ambassador to the Philippines in early November, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the “logic” of the “indelible” US-Philippine alliance is “as compelling today as [it has] ever been”. Newly sworn-in US ambassador Sung Kim in turn highlighted the “ironclad” Mutual Defense Treaty, 

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Mr. Diego García-Sayán

Judicial independence in PH is under threat

UN human rights expert: GENEVA –A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines’ Chief Justice by the country’s President, saying her dismissal, that followed those threats, is sending  a chilling message to other supreme court judges and members of the judiciary posing a serious threat to judicial 

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Phelim Kine

Duterte threatens summary execution of drug suspects. Again.

Human Rights Watch Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a fresh reminder as to why his murderous “drug war” has earned United Nations and International Criminal Court scrutiny. Duterte issued a televised death threat against detained drug suspects in Cebu province last week. “You know if I were you guys in Cebu, stay in jail. You want to live longer? Stay 

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Sophia with a Love Box.                   
Photo: Josie Cipriano Photography

A Boxful of Love and Comfort

The Super Sophia Project: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter A mother and daughter project that aims to help Ontario families battling childhood cancer is now turning its attention to families in the Philippines with an upcoming fundraising event on June 24. Launched in 2012, The Super Sophia Project was born out of Nicolle 

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