What’s your take on the Pope’s PH visit?

Philippine Reporter’s Opinion Survey “I think it’s great that the Pope does a yearly pilgrimage and the people in the Philippines must feel really grateful to have Pope Francis. So I’m not surprised by the large number of people who showed up to greet him. Whether you are Christian or not, it’s an honour to 

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Advocates speak out against policy changes

LIVE-IN Caregiver Program Recently, a new set of regulations took effect that drastically changed the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). To discuss the impacts of these changes, Dr. Philip Kelly of the York Centre for Asian Research organized a panel of legal professionals and caregiver advocates. With the end of the live-in requirement, the imposition of 

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Jeanette Rosales, Head of the Caregivers Ministry of the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission in Toronto and Philippine Labor Representative in Canada Leonida V. Romulo, during a breather from their discussion of future seminars that their two organizations are giving for the benefit of caregivers and their families. (Ace Alvarez for the Caregivers Ministry, AFCM/OLA)

AFCM Caregivers Ministry, POLO provide pro-active move to renew Caregivers’ OWWA membership

The Caregivers Ministry of the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission (AFCM) has gathered caregivers at a recent seminar, providing them an opportunity to renew their life insurance and health care coverage under the Philippine government’s Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Membership Benefits’ Program. Officers and staff of the Philippine diplomatic mission in Toronto were on hand 

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By Rodel Ramos

How we treat our leaders is unkind

Business corporations compensate their executives with lavish salaries, bonuses, stock options, retirement and separation packages to attract the best. In the government, elected and appointed officials are highly paid, have retirement bonuses, well respected and have the power to decide where the billions of dollars in taxes go and what projects and policies to pursue. 

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Krisgelle Maramot

PCCF Miss Philippines Canada 2014 in Lal-lo, Cagayan Tree Planting

By Fe P. Taduran Krisgelle Maramot, Miss Philippines Canada 2014 of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation, did her share to address the problem on environment, climate change, hunger and malnutrition for Lal-lloqueños in the province of Cagayan, when she visited the Philippines, as part of her prizes. In the Philippines, studies show that only less 

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Filipino organizations are invited to use the Philcomcen office for meetings

By Dindo Orbeso The Philipine Cultural Community Centre (Philcomcen), the producer of the Taste of Manila, has opened an office at Suite 311, 3rd Floor, 3768 Bathurst Street (Corner Wilson Ave.), Toronto, Ontario. According to Rolly Mangante, chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Philcomcen, the  office is open to every Filipino organization 

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Cindy Forster

Chaos grows in social assistance scandal as families face at least 10 more weeks of turmoil: Forster

WELLAND – Cindy Forster, NDP Critic for Community and Social Services, called on the Liberal government to come clean about the chaos caused by SAMS, as an internal memo predicts at least 10 more weeks of turmoil for families and caseworkers. “The SAMS nightmare keeps getting worse for families on social assistance,” said Forster. “This 

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By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Way to rid gov’t of ‘ghosts’

Despite earnest efforts of the government to weed out ghost employees in its various agencies, it seems that authorities could not find immediate solution to this nagging problem. In one case, a judge was found collecting the salaries of his court personnel through a special power of attorney (SPA) where he was authorized not only 

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Nicole Samantha Huff as ‘Gloria Chin’ on Degrassi (Official photo from Degrassi)

Flirtatious and feisty on Degrassi Season 14

Half-Pinay Nicole Samantha Huff By Rachelle Cruz It’s safe to say that she’s not your average 16-year-old belle of the ball. This half-Filipino, half-Caucasian mix ain’t just a pretty face made to mesmerize. Her gilded gold medals and awards spewing out of her trophy room (Was there like 500??) it seemed like she’s already lived 

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Contributed Photo: Bangsamoro National Movement For Peace and Development

Press freedom or abuse of freedom?

PHILIPPINE REPORTER’S OPINION SURVEY (This issue’s second Opinion Survey conducted by The Philippine Reporter writer and digital journalist Mark A. Cadiz. The first one is about the Pope’s visit to the Philippines. See homepage.) Charlie Hebdo killings and the debate about the freedom of the press vs. abuse of freedom. Where do we draw the 

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