Minister Ahmed Hussen: No to landed status upon arrival; 2 years work as caregivers needed

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to caregivers: By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–For several years now, caregivers have campaigned for landed status upon arrival. They maintain this is the only way they can be treated just like other immigrant workers in Canadian society – with rights and privileges to lessen their vulnerability to abuse and 

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Noted Toronto businessperson accused of immigration fraud

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–More than a dozen Torontonians gathered at the storefront of Chelsea’s Filipino Cuisine in Pape Village on Saturday, Oct. 5 to rally against an immigration agency they say has bilked aspiring immigrants of thousands of dollars. The focus of the protest is Marissa Odi-Gonzales, who is also the owner 

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Filipino Canadian Youth join Climate Strike

By Anakbayan Canada Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets in Canada as part of a rising movement demanding swift action on climate change. Protests were held in dozens of cities across Canada, and national democratic youth group with a socialist perspective Anakbayan aroused, organized and mobilized for the Friday strike that started at noon 

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Lumad youth demand halt to environment plunder

By John Aaron Mark Macaraeg Bulatlat.com MANILA — Hazel Grace or Bebang to her friends, 16 years old, travelled all the way from Talaingod, Davao del Norte to join the Global Climate Strike’s week-long protests at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her community, which lies in the Pantaron mountain ranges, has been home 

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Is immigration a major issue for ethnic media as election looms? 

By Blythe Irwin in Vancouver, B.C. Immigration figures prominently in the five issues that will be themes for the federal leaders’ debates Oct. 7 and 10, but is it a topic of coverage in ethnic media outlets in the lead up to the Oct. 21 election? Some of Canada’s ethnic media think the issue has 

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Lilac Caña blowing the candles of her cake.
(Photos: M. Ramos)

Lilac Caña: Reflections on 50 Golden Years

Interview with Soprano Lilac Caña: By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Local vocal powerhouse Lilac Caña recently celebrated her 50th birthday in an intimate gathering with 50 of her closest friends, family and long-time supporters on September 21, 2019 in Mississauga. The private soiree was a celebration for fifty blessed years as well as 

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Temp workers, transient love

FILM REVIEW: Hello, Love, Goodbye [2019] By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Cathy Garcia-Molina is at it again. Known for her blockbuster romcoms, the director appeals to the masses for another till breaker that is distinct of her mold. Her latest stands as tall as the rooftop spot where it has become its iconic scene. 

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From left: Fr. Art Calaycay, Fr. Dante Coloma, Fr. Albert Dacera, Bp Jerry Sagun, Supreme Bishop Rhee Timbang, Bp Rudy Juliada, Fr. Wilner Dangawen, Fr. Christian Rey

Remembering Bishop Gregorio Aglipay

On the Pastoral Visit of Obispo Maximo Rhee Timbang Members of the Philippine Independent Church (or Iglesia Filipinia Independiente/IFI) from Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal came together for the first pastoral visit of Supreme Bishop Rhee Timbang to the IFI congregations in Canada. The Obispo Maximo officiated in concelebrated masses at the All Saints Kingsway Anglican 

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Author Mila Bongco Philipzig

PLUMA and FC-WJNet met with author Mila Bongco Philipzig

PLUMA and FC-WJNet (Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network) writers met with Edmonton-based author Mila Bongco Philipzig at the Centro Rizal to share works, literary camaraderie, and fun.

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Eric Baculinao

Hong Kong Protests: Report, Insights and Scenarios by Eric Baculinao

Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) presents: Eric Baculinao NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 pm Migrants Resource Centre Canada 2482 Dufferin St., Suite 207, Toronto Along the TTC Dufferin bus route #29 northound (if coming from downtown). Right at the corner of Castlefield Drive

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