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Community agencies urging Markham Mayor and Council to welcome refuees

The proposal by the Mayor of Markham to open up unused schools for asylum seekers has unleashed latent xenophobia and intolerance against refugees within certain segments of the Chinese Canadian community. To counter the growing, ill-informed stigma against refugees, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) and Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) issue 

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ToM-cancelled

‘Costs too much’ — Mangante; ‘We tried to help’ — Pasternak

By Irish Mae Silvestre During a summer filled with street festivals, one well-known calendar event will be notably absent in 2018. The Philippine Cultural Community Centre (PCCC) announced that this year’s Taste of Manila, set to take place on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th has been cancelled. “With a heavy heart, the organizers 

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MARIA  AVIE DELA CRUZ displays her medals, 2 Golds and a Bronze. Gold from U30 Female Team PanAm Championships (out of 4 Teams Competitors); Gold From U30 Female individual PanAm Open (out of 15 Competitors); Bronze from U30 Pairs PanAm Open (out of 5 Pairs Competitors)

Dela Cruz won 2 Golds and a Bronze

PAN AM PARA OPEN Taekwondo Championship

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The Balaquit family: Iluminada, Erwin, Eduardo and Edward. 
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‘It’s a different kind of pain. It’s a lot of questions’

Father missing nearly two months in Winnipeg By Edward Balaquit On June 4, 2018, Winnipeg resident Eduardo Balaquit left home for his second job of the day as he’s done every day for about 20 years. He never returned. Nearly two months since his disappearance, his family is still looking for answers. His son, Edward, 

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Michaela Cruz, Growing Green: Starting one’s own organic farm

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter On a sun-soaked Saturday morning, Evergreen Brickworks is abuzz with activity. From vendors plying stacks of pies to the crowds navigating stands heaving with fresh produce, it’s a testament to Toronto’s love affair with farmers’ markets. And amidst the vast space with its maze of vendors is Healing 

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Malaya holds United People’s SONA in New York.

Duterte condemned during People’s SONA globally

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Thousands of cause-oriented groups, the clergy and religious organizations, women, urban poor, peasants, youth and students alike demonstrated as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered third annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 23. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other community members also held simultaneous actions across 

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United People’s SONA: One march, one program calling to end charter change, tyranny, killings

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The first United People’s SONA gathered broad and diverse groups of people to share “the true SONA” yesterday July 23, 2018. From the main converging areas all over the University of the Philippines in Diliman to the march to Commonwealth, the participants demonstrated organized discipline and displayed similar calls 

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Jobs crisis intensifying under Duterte — IBON

Research group IBON said that despite recently hyped growth of 6.8% in first quarter 2018 the country’s jobs situation continues to worsen under the Duterte administration. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the employment rate grew slightly to 94.5% in April 2018, while the unemployment rate was lower at 5.5 percent. The jobs situation 

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PUBLIC APOLOGY. Migrante International demands a public apology from Kuwaiti social media celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who ranted against Filipino workers having rest days. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids’ day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. “We strongly demand that she offer public apology and genuinely express remorse for her disgusting statements,” said Migrante in a joint 

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Pilita Corales

Pilita Corrales Is Still The Top

By Marra PL. Lanot Listen to Pilita Corrales singing. You’ll see the sun rise at sea, not the beating of angry waves on the shore. You’ll hear the gentle breeze in the treetops, not the tempest howling at night. For Pilita is not quarrelsome. Her voice is calm, smooth, and soothing, She chooses not to 

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