Joanne Ramos answering questions during the Q&A

The Farm: Women’s Wombs in a World of Extreme Capitalism

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter How much of yourself would you be willing to sacrifice for the “American Dream”? And the bigger question is, whose? When society is already allowing women to sell so much of themselves, where do we draw the line where it makes us feel uncomfortable? Touted as The Handmaid’s 

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Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero remembered: ‘Kindness and Patience Personified’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philipipne Reporter On Saturday morning June 8, 2019, the Filipino community gathered at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in North York to remember and honour Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero. Lovingly called “ConGen Rose” by many in the community, she was often described as “quiet”, “humble” and “down-to-earth”. Even Rev. Pamela 

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The PH political situation, according to Dr. Temario Rivera

By QM Borja Professor Temario Rivera, a former chairman of the Department of Political Science in the University of the Philippines (U.P.) in Diliman, Quezon City, discussed the Duterte regime in a forum in New York on May 22. Currently the Chair of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), a public policy NGO 

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Joi Barios: Poet in Exile

By Marra PL. Lanot The rather short woman waited for the audience to remain quiet, commanded attention, and stood tall. She whipped out a malong, and with that single prop, with the proper projection of her dramatic voice, she read a poem in Filipino, and she owned the stage. (Malong is a tube cloth worn 

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On the malicious arrest of Mindanao journalist Margarita Valle: We in the alternative media denounce the unlawful arrest of Margarita Valle, veteran Mindanao-based journalist and a columnist of Davao Today. Valle was arrested at the Laguindingan airport on June 9 by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reportedly based on two arrest warrants dated 

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No reason to celebrate phony ‘Independence’ under Duterte’s puppet regime — LFS

The League of Filipino Students decries the Duterte government’s antics of celebrating Philippine Independence Day tomorrow, despite its outright puppetry to foreign plunderers and terrorists such as the US ad Chinese government. “Under the Duterte administration, the Filipino people have moved farther from the quest for genuine independence and national sovereignty. In his three years 

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Dr. Ambeth Ocampo: Maps divide countries, history connects people

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter In celebration of the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Consulate General, Sentro Rizal Toronto and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts hosted lectures by renowned Philippine historian Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo in Toronto. Professor Ocampo is a public historian and the former Chairman of 

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Was Rizal an American-sponsored hero?

More than a week ago, on June 4, an audience of a few dozen mostly Filipino Canadians were awed in a presentation of historical facts, anecdotes and trivia and archival images of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal and places he travelled to, by prominent historian Dr. Ambeth Ocampo. The topic was “Rizal: The Hero 

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Historic unveiling of smiling Rizal monument in Markham

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Sunday June 9, 2019. the Filipino community gathered at Luneta Gardens where the City of Markham unveiled the long-anticipated larger than life statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in celebration of the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence and the first Philippine Heritage Month to be celebrated nationwide in Canada. This 

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Film Review: Revolution Selfie (2017): Stories of peasant warriors under conditions of poverty

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “This is what keeps the revolution alive: it comes down to the moment of decision for each individual to join a movement and fight for a better world.” Some things never get out of style, and Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion’s central premise—go on a mission to meet face 

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