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Filipino leaders raise issue of Canadian mining injustice to MPs, groups in 6 cities

PPCO PRESS CONFERENCE: By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Philippine Press Club Ontario held a press conference with members of a visiting Philippine delegation of leaders who travelled to a number of Canadian cities, including Ottawa, to bring attention to Canadian legislators and the public about the detrimental impact of mining in the Philippines. The delegation specifically asked 

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From left: Dr. Anie Bautista Eufemia Campos Cullamat, Nenita Andrea Condez and Bishop Antonio Ablon

Lumad women, advocates for peace invigorate Toronto!

On the Toronto leg of their speaking tour, the Philippine delegation for mining justice, the human rights situation and the welfare of lumads (indigenous peoples of Mindanao) and leadership in the peace process faced the Filipino community, including its many leaders, some solidarity groups, and church leaders, last April 1, and delivered much needed information 

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Eufemia Cullamat, extreme right with Bishop Antonio Ablon, Dr. Anie Bautista and supporters from KAIROS and solidarity groups.

ATOHAN (Fight! Defend the Ancestral land!)

The opportunity to meet indigenous persons from Mindanao doesn’t come often. To start with, their visit to Canada was a big decision they had to do. Then they had to fly hundreds of miles from their abodes in the mountains and in the hinterlands of Mindanao to relate to us their miseries and struggles. They 

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Marily Mondejar, Founder and CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network

Consulate Hosts Disrupt 2.0 launch and Filipina global summit kickoff

The Philippine Consulate in Toronto hosted the Global Summit Kickoff and book reading of DISRUPT 2.0 on Sunday March 26th 2017 in celebration of Women’s Month. This was in preparation for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards set to take place at the 14th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 25-29 

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Pinoylicious Wine and Dine

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Organizers of Pinoylicious Wine and Dine – a food, wine and music event to promote Philippine cuisine in a grand way to Toronto’s mainstream diners – are jubilant over the success of their initial effort. “It exceeded our expectations,” confides international Sommelier Arlene Oliveros to this writer immediately after the event held 

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Holy Week traditions in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Holy Week (or Mahal na Araw) features the story of Jesus Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. The different levels of devotion of the Catholic faithful are visible this week, as they reflect on the agony and sacrifice of the Son of God to deliver the world from sin. Here’s a quick 

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Support for caregivers making a difference for families in York Region

This year, Ontario increased supports for people caring for their loved ones at home in the Central Local Health Integration Network region, by increasing access to respite services for over 1,500 local families. Today (April 4), on National Family Caregiver Day — York Region MPPs Dr. Helena Jaczek, Steven Del Duca, Reza Moridi, Michael Chan 

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FTV launches TV Migrante

Filipino TV proudly announced today that it will launch TV Migrante as part of its regular programming on its carrier cables starting April 21, 2017, Thursday from 9:30pm -10 pm. It will be replayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, spaced at every eight hours on those days following its first telecast. Filbert Wong, 

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Pictorial: 28th Anniversary Dinner Celebration of The Philippine Reporter

SEVENTY (70) people – family, staff and friends – gathered for an intimate dinner party to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of TPR and the 70th birthday of Hermie Garcia on March 31, 2017 at Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant in Toronto. (Photos: Eric Parungao, Mel Jaluag, Lito Garcia)      

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Burgosinians across the globe gather in Ilocos Sur

The 2nd global reunion of Burgosinians of Ilocos Sur Global Organization, held in Burgos, Ilocos Sur Philippines was a triumphant huge success. The five days event, February 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2017 had the global theme, “Panagiinniliw (Nostalgia), Panagtitimpuyog (Togetherness) Panagkakapya (Peace) and Panagraragsak” (Celebration). Benilda Filart Degracia -Hizon, Founder and President of 

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