Former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Viola was the traditional host to the annual Philippine Reporter picnic at the scenic town on Sept. 6. He is shown cutting his and wife Julie”s Thank You Duflet chocolate cake. From left: Bert de Lara, Tom and Leslie Gesell, Dean Garcia, Mila Garcia, Imelda Copada, Art Viola, Au de Lara, Joe Damasco   (PHOTO: HG)

Reporter’s Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Philippine Reporter‘s Annual Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

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Anacito, Dan Gabriel and Anastacia having dinner at their new apartment.    (PHOTO: MARIA ASSAF)

Beset by difficulties, injured ex-caregiver’s reunited family settles down little by little

By Maria Assaf “Little by little everything is going to be okay,” says Anastacia Espena, as she rolls her wheelchair towards the dining table where she is about to have dinner with her family. Her husband made corned beef with rice. The phrase has become her motto of late. It hides the urgency of her 

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Taste of Manila: A Huge Pinoy Street Festival Waiting to Happen

By Rachelle Cruz There’s Korea town, China town, Greek town, and now there’s Little Manila.  You won’t find jeepneys bumper-to-bumper stuck in traffic, or street-kids selling Sampaguitas under the searing heat of the sun but the first ever Filipino street festival at Bathurst and Wilson Avenue is as close to home as it can get.  Large 

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Montreal Pinoy community organizes vs LCP changes

MONTREAL–Members of the Montreal Filipino community at large met last week to discuss the proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) that were recently revealed by Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to several Filipino organizations in Toronto earlier this year. Recently, the comments made by Minister Kenney, as reported by 

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Mabini: 150 Years Hence

Mabini: A Century After His Passing (Reprinted from Bulatlat, Vol 3, No 14, May 11-17, 2003) May 13, 2003 marks the 100th death anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, known to Filipinos as “The Sublime Paralytic” and “The Brains of the Revolution.” He was a brilliant thinker who used his pen in the service of the Filipino 

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Hustisya’s director Lamangan and audience’s reactions at TIFF

By Rachelle Cruz The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival kicked off, and this year, three films from the Philippines made the cut: Lav Diaz’s From What is Before (Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon), Carlos Siguion-Reyna’s Where I am King (Hari ng Tondo), and celebrated filmmaker Joel Lamangan’s Jusice (Hustisya). The Philippine Reporter caught 

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10 myths destroyed by the People’s Initiative campaign

1. President Noynoy Aquino is sincere in abolishing the pork barrel system. PDAF (legislative pork) was abolished but the funds were embedded in the national budget. DAP (presidential pork) was discontinued but the unconstitutional principles that sustained it were maliciously inserted in the 2015 General Appropriations Bill. Aquino adopted and expanded the crooked practices of 

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PPCO to host a ‘Press Forum’ event for Filipino-Canadian candidates

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) will host a Press Forum event featuring Filipino-Canadian candidates to positions in the school board, and municipal and federal government. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 19. 2014, 6:30 p.m. at FV Foods restaurant, 280 Wilson Avenue, North York. The event dinner buffet is $10 per 

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Country Head Raffy Policarpio (far right) joins members and families of Talamak golfers before the start of ANCOP’s charity walk.

LBC walks with ANCOP for a worthwhile cause

LBC, the Philippines’ premiere cargo-forwarding and money-remittance provider, has once again teamed up with ANCOP International Canada in enhancing the lives of needy Filipinos.  By becoming its main sponsor for three consecutive years now, LBC teamed-up with ANCOP International, a registered Canadian Catholic charity organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of countless people in developing 

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The unbearable lightness of PNoy’s so-called reforms

In his speech marking the celebration of National Heroes’ Day, President Noynoy Aquino put down the growing popular protests against his administration as disruptive of the government reforms he has initiated. Calling them forces against social reforms, the President’s own pro-administration coalition on the other hand has vowed to continue to fight for his “straight 

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