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Nastasha Alli at the Food and Nutrition Conference in Milan on Nov. 28, 2018.

Food blogger Nastasha Alli wins prestigious writing award

Nastasha Alli won the prestigious 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award in the unpublished written journalism category. She received an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the award ceremonies in Milan, Italy, Nov. 2018 and to participate in a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability in March 2019. Out of over 400 contenders all over 

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Vancouver, Toronto among most ‘severely unaffordable’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Toronto ranked as the 10th most unaffordable city out of 293 cities in the world in the latest Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. This is up way from 21st place the year before. The report measures middle-income housing affordability in 92 major metropolitan housing markets, which includes Australia, Canada, 

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Faltering Economy, Shell of a Democracy

IBON.org Yearend Birdtalk 2018 Executive Summary Adverse economic and political trends since the start of the Duterte administration intensified last year. The risk of combustion in 2019 has become much higher. The administration has tried to project an image of economic progress and strongman-driven stability, peace and order. But if the year 2018 has shown 

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Under Duterte, econ slowing and job creation the lowest since after Marcos–IBON

Research group IBON said that the economy is slowing under the Duterte administration and that its first two full years registered the lowest level of job creation among post-Marcos administrations. The group said that these obvious signs of the country’s troubled economy should be enough to make the government reconsider its overly market-driven policies. Budget 

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Bill exempting journalists from being witnesses in anti-drug operations filed

By Kath M. Cortez DavaoToday MANILA, Philippines – As the government intensifies its campaign against illegal drugs, Makabayan representatives in Congress filed a bill to support the call to spare journalists from becoming witnesses during anti-drug operations. Led by Act Teachers Partylist Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro, the group including Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos 

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Alliance calls on Filipino people to act amid ‘bleak situation under Duterte’

“The mass killings are meant for mass intimidation! Not just in the drug war, but in the war against authoritarianism, in the war against poverty, and in the war against political dynasties and perpetuation of this system of injustice.” By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA— A broad array of groups and individuals expressed concern over 

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Ni Dimple Paz-Bonganay Nagpunta ako sa mall at bumili sa SM supermarket. Habang nakapila at nag-aantay para bayaran ang pinamili, nagflashback sa akin ang lahat ng mga nangyari noong nagtatrabaho pa ako sa SM Supermarket bilang isang cashier. Madami na akong pinasukang trabaho para lang mai-survive ko ang pag aaral ko, pinakahuli ang SM sa 

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FAST FACTS: Remembering Henry Sy Sr

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy Sr died on Saturday, January 19, at the age of 94. Born Sy Chi Sieng on October 15, 1924, Sy lived in Xiamen in China’s Fujian province where many Filipino-Chinese trace their roots. At 11 years old, Sy left his family and followed his father to 

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Comedians entertain Toronto crowd

By Fe P. Taduran The JVF Productions, a new Toronto-based entertainment show producer presented a well attended stand-up comedy show at the Toronto Pavilion last January 12th, 2019, Saturday. The show which featured the exciting comedian/singer tandem of AJ Tamiza and Le Chazz, did not disappoint. Feedback from those who watched the show were all positive. 

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Fil-Am actor cast as lead in Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’

Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Last January 19, Filipino-American actor Marc dela Cruz took the stage as the lead role of the hit-Broadway musical “Hamilton” for the first time. “I am over the moon to be a part of Hamilton,” he said in an interview with New York-based Filipino-American magazine “The FilAm.” “I’ve been a fan 

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