Instead of illusions, why not permanent residence now upon admission?

Canada’s Caregiver Program By Joe Rivera In a clarification letter issued last February 18, 2018, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s current Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said that Canada is “not shutting down any caregiver programs.” Further, the Minister made it clear that caregivers will always have a pathway to permanent residency. Soothing words 

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Groups renew vow to better serve Filipino migrants in Canada

App to aid Filipinos in need endorsed “Overseas Filipinos continue to leave the Philippines under the labour export policy, driven by many social and political problems, such as poverty, lack of jobs, landlessness, the lack of accessible health care and other social benefits.” By Erie Maestro Bulatlat.com Migrante Canada held its 4th Congress in British 

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A Tea Shop with a Filipino Flair

Tsaa (Filipino word for tea) By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Hot, iced or served with tapioca beads, there’s a great many ways to enjoy tea. However, Tsaa Tea Shop takes it up several notches with an impressive selection of flavors and blends that can be customized to your taste. Located along a busy 

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Solidarity on women issues

International Women’s Day in Toronto By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–“Abante, babae, palaban militante!” Pinays chanted with other migrants, Blacks, Muslims, transgender, indigenous people and other groups to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 3. “Women and children are most affected by displacement, loss of livelihood and health problems,” said Mithi Esguerra, chairperson 

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Alabat Island: First Makapuno Island in the PH 

By Myrrh Caithlin L. Gutierrez A lot can be done when people work hand-in-hand. Different government agencies converged and collaborated to establish the first Makapuno Island in the Philippines. On February 16, 2018, the Makapuno Island project was launched in Alabat Island, Quezon. “This project is not just a government project, but a project of 

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MARRA PL. LANOT (right) with National Artist F. Sionil Jose (2nd  from right), and writer Jose F. Lacaba (left).

Marra PL. Lanot’s Cadena de Amor book of poems launched

Cadena de Amor, New and Selected Poems by Marra PL. Lanot was recently launched at Iago’s Restaurant on Sct. Rallos, near Morato Ave., Quezon City, Philippines. Well-respected actors from Philippine theater, film, and television read from the book to an appreciative audience, who also enjoyed Iago’s food. Writer, stage actor, and pangalay dancer/choreographer Nannette Mailac 

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Official 64th anniversary reunion poster of UP Prep.

UP Prep holds ‘When I’m 64,’ Reunion

The University of the Philippines Preparatory School (UP Prep) celebrated its 64th Anniversary with the theme, ‘When I’m 64.’ On the night of the big event on Feb. 17, 2018, held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Master of Ceremonies Mabini EQ Pablo opened the program by welcoming all attending 

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“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers

ManilaToday.net Members of Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma—Sinirangan Bisayas (SAGUPA-SB), Bayan Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar Small Farmers Association (NSSFA) and People Surge stormed the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Quezon City today to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) which seeks to provide monetary compensation to members 

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Double taxes on oil show govt’s lack of concern for poor – IBON

IBON.org Slapping additional taxes on oil products makes the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law anti-poor, research group IBON said. Contrary to the argument that the new law is ‘fair’, the group said that these oil taxes should be scrapped for the benefit of millions of Filipinos who will otherwise continue to suffer 

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Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

By Teddy A. Casiño Rappler.com This year’s EDSA People Power anniversary was marked by widespread protests against President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for Charter Change (Cha-Cha). And with good reason. Taken as a whole, the various proposals to revise or amend the 1987 Constitution are a stark reversal of whatever spirit of democratization, nationalism, and people 

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