From left: Bin Kon Loo of Filipiniana, Veronica Silva of ABS-CBN Balitang Canada, Sen. Tobias Enverga Jr., Prime Minister Harper, Gie Alvarez of Front Page Philippines, Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter and Mon Datol of Philippine Courier.

Media roundtable with Harper

TORONTO–Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accompanied by Senator Tobias Enverga, Jr.,  met with five members of the Filipino community media in a brief roundtable discussion about Canada’s relief efforts to the Philippines. Present were representatives from Manila Media Monitor and Front Page Philippines,  Philippine Courier,  ABS-CBN Balitang Canada, Filipiniana, and The Philippine Reporter. A press release 

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CONGEN Mahilum-West

Congen responds to criticisms on typhoon relief

By Dyan Ruiz The head of the Philippines Consulate in Toronto, Junever Mahilum-West, sat down with community leaders and The Philippine Reporter to respond to the government not “having its act together” when it comes to the relief efforts following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Toronto Consul-General Mahilum-West met with leaders of Filipino-Canadian advocacy 

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RENOWNED film director Peque Gallaga

Rage vs PNoy, politicians, slow relief goods

An Open Letter From Peque Gallaga Not since Marcos have we as a people been so polarized. As far as our hearts and minds are concerned it’s like we’re in the edge of a civil war. We are forced to take a hard look at ourselves and what we value. Because of this, we are 

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What Matters
By Mila Astorga-Garcia

The survivors’ voices or the prettified “truth”

When an ABS-CBN’s TV crew finally made its way to Tanauan Leyte, our family’s hometown, it found a place so badly damaged and its townspeople in great despair. The TV footage showed wrecked houses, people crying for water, food and medicine, corpses lying in the plaza, an estimated over 1000 for the whole town. The 

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My Challenges and Triumphs

CBC’s Marivel Taruc speaks on her 20 years in Journalism (Text of the speech delivered on Nov. 16, 2013 in the second of the series”Filipinos in Canadian Mainstream Media” by Philippine Press Club of Ontario) This is why journalists become journalists…to tell stories…good and bad…to bring attention to hopeless situations…this is what journalists have been 

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From L: Vice Consul Bolivar Bao, PPCO VP Rose Tijam and President Hermie Garcia at press conference for fundraisers.

CBC’s Marivel Taruc: ‘Journalists are giving a voice to those who have none’

By Rachelle Cruz No stranger to covering catastrophic events, one of her career highlights was Manitoba’s “Flood of the Century” where she spent weeks reporting on the rising waters across Winnipeg and the United States.  This time, as Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc across the Philippines, the scheduled keynote speaker for the Philippine Press Club of 

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Awardees from the Filipino community at the Awards Night of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada held at the Ontario Lt. Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park on Nov. 15, 2013. From left, Enrique Castelvi; Lulu Marcelino (representing Manitoba Multiculturalism Minister Flor Marcelino); Thomas Saras, NEPMCC President; Caroline Mangosing of Kapisanan Centre; and Hermie Garcia of The Philippine Reporter.

Best editorial and design: PH Reporter receives 5th award in 10 years

TORONTO–The Philippine Reporter was awarded by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council Award (NEPMCC) for “Best Editorial/Free Expression/Concept and Visual Presentation,” in the 2013 Award Ceremonies, officiated by the Hon. David Onley, Lt. Governor of Ontario, and Ethnic Press Council President and CEO Thomas Saras,  on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Queen’s Park. TPR 

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Caroline Mangosing, executive director of Kapisanan Centre for Philippine Arts and Culture, received an award from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for Culture/Community/Arts. At right is Ontario Lt. Governor David Onley who traditionally gives the certificates and plaques at his suite at Queen’s Park, Toronto. (PHOTO: MG)

Marcelino, Mangosing, Castellvi awarded in individual category

TORONTO–The Hon. Flor Marcelino, Minister for Multicultralism and Literacy, Province of Manitoba, received the 2013 National Ethnic Press and Media Council (NEPMCC) Award for Distinguished Services in Humanities, Public Service and the Arts, in ceremonies officiated by the Hon. David C. Onley, Lt. Governor of the Province of Ontario, and Thomas Saras, NEPMCC president and 

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Cynthia Palmaria (right) with the facilitator who is a University of New Brunswick professor and a researcher from McGill.

Study of caregivers transitioning from LCP goes to U of Alberta

GATES research goes to U of A: From ‘Migrant’ to ‘Citizen’: Learning from the Experiences of Former Filipina Caregivers Transitioning out of the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) One year after the GATES (Gabriela Transitions Experiences Survey) project initiated its data collection, the research core group has presented its preliminary results in several conferences in different 

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Frankie Tomatto’s to donate one day’s sales

Eat out — your bill payment will go to typhoon victims By Beatrice Paez In a show of solidarity with the Filipino community, family-friendly Italian restaurant Frankie Tomatto’s is holding a fundraiser on November 29 for the communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Behind the restaurant’s replica façade of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is a 

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