Atty. Benjamin Ramos, 56 years old, was Secretary General of the Negros Chapter of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL). He represented the Mabinay 6 and the victims of the Sagay massacre.

Atty. Ben was a giant in our midst

Statement by Public Interest Law Center (PILC) As Atty. Benjamin T. Ramos is laid to rest today, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) joins all those he left behind in grief and remembrance. We remember Atty. Ben, our co-counsel in cases of political prisoners, as a jolly fellow who enjoyed good-natured ribbing as well as 

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Celebrate People’s Resistance on #ISD2018

The Canada chapter of Filipino youth group Anakbayan expresses its collective support of the global observance of militant student activism on International Students Day #ISD2018. We continue the struggle against the neoliberal attacks on public education, and fight for free and emancipatory education. November 17th is commemorated as a significant day when students rose in 

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By Aisha Kaalim

Violence Against the Land and People

(Following speech was delivered by youth group Anakbayan-Toronto at the 2018 Toronto People’s Climate Assembly at University of Toronto, an annual social justice event, which asserts that climate change is not a future social and ecological crisis, but a current one and that those most impacted are those most marginalized; thus it seeks to center 

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Human Rights Update

HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE. Two guests from the Philippines — Vernie Yocogan-Diano and Dr. Anie Bautista recently conducted in Toronto an update on the human rights situation in the Philippines on Nov. 19.

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Two candle-lit ceremonies for Maguindanao and Sagay 9 Massacres

At another event by Filipino-Canadian Journalists Network on Nov. 13, a candle-lit ceremony was held to commemorate the Maguindanao Massacre of 2009. A candle-lit ceremony was held in Toronto for the Sagay 9 Massacre victims in Negros Philippines, Nov. 19.

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Statement on Sagay 9 Massacre

Vancouver District and Labour Council The VDLC stands in the solidarity with the National Federation of Sugar Workers in the Philippines in the wake of the massacre of the “Sagay 9”. The following motion was adopted at our regular meeting yesterday evening with regards to these horrible and unacceptable murders of union activists: Subject: Condemning 

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Dear Kuya Allos: Getting ready to transition

Dear Kuya, I want to start taking testosterone but I don’t know where to go. I have been thinking about it for a long time even when I was still in the Philippines and I think I’m ready now. When I think about it, I get excited! I started telling my close friends to call 

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Councillor Rowena Santos at Talakayan Radyo Filipino

Brampton City Councillor-elect Rowena Santos and parents Roque and Fe Santos, special guests of Talakayan Radyo Filipino show at Pinoy Radio Station, with TRF producer May Cabrias and granddaughter Makayla and staff Bobby Achacon, Nelson Galvez and Tony A. San Juan on November 17, 2018. (Photo provided by May Cabrias)

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Stand up comedians AJ Tamiza, Le Chazz in T.O.

The Dazzlers Entertainment, together with JJavier Digital Media and JVF Productions, will present a stand-up comedy show to welcome 2019 at the Toronto Pavilion (located at 190 Railside Road, Toronto) on January 12, 2019, Saturday. The show will feature the exciting comedian/singer tandem of AJ Tamiza and Le Chazz, regular performers in Philippine television and  at 

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The upside to Social Media?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We hear about social media every day, and it’s often in a negative context – as in excessive screen time, dependence on technology, and the psychological problems attributable to the platforms themselves, including a constant need to check one’s accounts, high levels of stress based on what one reads online (even 

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