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Hermie and Mila Garcia load bundles of The Philippine Reporter from the dock of the press into their van.The paper celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring. 
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Filipino Canadian paper marks 28th anniversary

(This article was published in the April 21, 2014 issue of Toronto Star. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) Hermie and Mila Garcia, political prisoners under a dictatorship, did odd jobs to fund their own paper, which celebrates its 25th anniversary. By Nicholas Keung The 

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A newspaper worth its salt

By Marites Sison (This article was published online at theorigami.ca on Feb. 12, 2014. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) This March, The Philippine Reporter,  a leading Filipino-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, is celebrating its 25th year of publication. For its founders – the indefatigable husband-and-wife 

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Temporary reprieve for Gemma

A sudden ray of brightness and hope shone on Gemma Geronimo this March the 6th, just 2 days before International Women’s Day. Gemma, who had been living in fear since 2005 in Canada as a victim of human trafficking and as an undocumented worker, has been granted a temporary reprieve by the Canada Border Services 

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Don’t let Trumpty Dumpty Get You Down

Spoken word/music album about Migrants, Refugees and Resistance launched in Montreal By Joyce Valbuena “That orange guy can’t fire them all,” said Montreal’s prolific veteran rebel wordsmith/violinist, Norman Nawrocki who launched his 29th CD of spoken word plus music to a packed house, Feb 10th at the Casa del Popolo in Montreal. DISPLACED/MISPLACED features 18 powerful 

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Leader who stands up to Trump will be the winner

TORONTO–It feels like a lifetime. But the Trump regime has only been in power for just more than a month. When you look at the wreckage littering the landscape – unconstitutional anti-Muslim bans, scandal and high-level resignations, protests drawing millions, and seemingly bottomless chaos and confusion – it seems like it has gone on forever. 

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FILM REVIEW: Tu Pug Imatuy: The Right to Kill

By Ysh Cabana A poetic, pertinent portrait of aboriginal people surviving  hungry, impoverished lives, Arbi Barbarona’s first feature film “Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) traces the environmental devastation of southern Philippines, in the hinterlands of Mindanao. Tu Pug Imatuy is considerably slow-paced and the plot quite sparse. We patiently follow the story of 

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Philippine President Encourages War Crimes

By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch While attending a memorial service today for four policemen, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the army to “Go ahead, flatten the hills.” In counterinsurgency operations, he said, “anything goes for now. If there’s collateral damage, pasensiya” – using a Tagalog word that can mean either “I’m sorry” or 

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Health groups call for justice for slain rural doctor

“May this turn our anguish and anger into a burning fervor to serve the people.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA — Progressive health groups are calling for justice for Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas, the municipal health officer of Sapad, Lanao del Norte who was killed on March 1. Perlas was riding his motorcycle on 

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Cavite Respresentative (3rd District) Alex Advincula shows his vote as members of the 17th congress vote on House Bill 4727 or the Death Penalty Bill during the third and final reading at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 7. Miguel De Guzman / PHILIPPINE STAR

House approves death penalty; Senate next arena

BUSINESS WORLD House Bill 4727, or an act imposing the death penalty on certain heinous crimes, was approved last night after securing 217 affirmative votes from the lawmakers, as against 54 negative votes and one abstention. Earlier in Tuesday’s session, Liberal Party (LP) Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of Albay (2nd district) tried to stop the 

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PRO-LIFE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, slams the House of Representatives for approving the death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading. File photo by Roy Lagarde

CBCP on death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced

RAPPLER ‘They may have won, but it does not mean that they are right,’ CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) slammed the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening, March 7, for approving the death 

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