Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol

PH Agri head Piñol to hear Pinoy concerns in Canada

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–Philippine Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol will visit Canada to take part in a town hall meeting this coming Saturday October 29 at 2:30pm. “We are all inviting our fellow kababayans to speak up, connect and engage,” the organizers Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement (PICPM) said in a statement. Over 

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Speakers and attendees of the dialogue-forum at Ryerson University, Toronto. Photo: HG

Human rights coalition holds dialogue on peace talks

By Lui Queaño The International Coalition of Human Rights in the Philippines-Canada (ICHRP) held a dialogue on the ongoing peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at Ryerson University on Saturday, Oct. 5, entitled Root Causes of the War & the Peace Talks under President Duterte. 

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Young migrant workers are used to ‘job churn’

This is in response to public comments about precarious employment made by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Liberal MP for Toronto Centre on October 22. When Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that young Canadians should get used to what he called ‘job churn’—having short-term work, high employment turnover—he stated as fact what has been happening in 

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Canada Filipino youth condemn violent dispersal of Indigenous people in Manila US embassy protest

October 20, 2016 Filipino youth group Anakbayan in Canada strongly condemns the dastardly dispersal of protests of indigenous peoples belonging to the newly established SANDUGO alliance at the Manila US Embassy and at Camp Aguinaldo the previous day. Around fifty were hurt when police personnel brutally used unreasonable force to break up the organized group. 

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Duterte: no more foreign troops in PH in 2 years

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may abrogate executive military agreements with the United States in a bid to freeing the country of the presence of foreign troops in two years time. The President made the announcement as he addressed the Philippine Economic Forum at the Convention Hall of Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel 

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President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on the 
sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in 
Vientiane, Laos on Sept. 6. 
(File photo from ABS-CBNNews.com)

Duterte Japan trip yields Toyota, Mitsubishi deals in $1.85-B package

TOKYO – President Rodrigo Duterte has secured $1.85 billion in investment pledges from Japanese companies here, including commitments from Toyota Motor Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors to build subcompacts in the Philippines, a Cabinet official said Thursday. The two auto giants’ decision to build Vios and Mirage models will boost Manila’s efforts to revive its automotive 

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RENEWAL OF TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their bilateral meetings at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. 
Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte bringing home $24B worth of deals from China

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte and the large business delegation that accompanied him to China may be bringing home around $24 billion worth of deals, said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. “Based on the numbers we are putting together now, in terms of investments, credit facilities opened, $24 billion,” Lopez told reporters on Friday, October 

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HELP OFWS. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz (extreme left) wants President Rodrigo Duterte to help undocumented OFWs in China.  PHOTO: Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte urged: Help 200,000 undocumented OFWs in China

MANILA, Philippines – Days after President Rodrigo Duterte returned from a trip to Beijing, a lawmaker urged the President to help some 200,000 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based in China. “‘Yung concern kasi ng sector namin, being the [one] representing OFW, is the legalization muna of the agreements between China and Philippines. Kasi hanggang 

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Environment sec vows moratorium on new mining

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – To the delight of thousands of indigenous and Moro people environment and natural resources secretary Gina Lopez said that her office will no longer entertain new permits for mining companies in the country. “I want you to know, that DENR now, I’m putting a moratorium on all new mining,” Lopez said 

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Independence assertion a first 100 days highlight

End US interference in PH econ affairs, gov’t urged

O​n the eve of the Duterte administration’s 100th day, research group IBON said that the government should not just be open to United States (US) withdrawal of its assistance to the Philippines. The Philippines can unilaterally end so-called programs which interfere in the country’s economic policy-making. This includes the US’s so-called Partnership for Growth (PFG) 

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