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Playwrights Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos

Philippine mythology in Canadian theatre

REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Through the Bamboo By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter As Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artists, husband and wife team Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos explained that they wrote Through the Bamboo to create “a story that felt epic in scope to rival The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia” since 

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Fil-Can among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

Gelaine Santiago, Founder, Cambio & Co. TORONTO–Gelaine Santiago, founder of Cambio & Co. has been named one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2019. She received the esteemed award at the Toronto ceremony at One King West Hotel on June 25th. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is a people’s 

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FILM REVIEW: Tenderness is fortitude

FILM REVIEW: Rainbow’s Sunset (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippne Reporter Filled with social commentary, and stellar cast, Rainbow’s Sunset offers up a pleasantly made yet astonishingly strenuous storyline of a slice-of-life Filipinx family. There’s an extra dose of melodrama in this film, which is inspired by a true story according to director Joel Lamangan. 

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PLUMA: An intimate night of story telling

Pluma Collective Reading, July 20 Filipino Heritage Month might be in June but we are continuing to celebrate the diverse stories of Filipino-Canadians all year round! Pluma Collective is a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers in the Greater Toronto Area whose work spans genres and generations. They will be hosting an intimate night of storytelling at 

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Virtuous Waste, winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge

U of Waterloo students win innovation tilt

Students propose seaweed-based packaging to overcome mounting plastic waste dumped in rivers and lakes MISSISSAUGA–Virtuous Waste, a team of five students from the University of Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, outshone 46 other competitors from across Canada to emerge as winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge. The team will 

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UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH

MANILA — In a historic decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted July 11 the Iceland’s resolution to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines. During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from 

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Didipio residents stage barricade as Oceanagold continues operation sans license

“The ongoing barricade by the affected citizens in Nueva Vizcaya echoes the battle that we’ve been long fighting. We want them gone and be held liable for their atrocities…” By JOHN AARON MARK MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA — The continuous operation of mining company Oceanagold, despite the expiration of its financial and technical assistance agreement (FTAA) 

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Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan welcomes the draft 

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2 political prisoners in Samar released

Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Not guilty. This was the decision of Basey Regional Trial Court Judge Tarcelo Sabarre on the case of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against Joel 

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Bloody Sunday in the Philippines

3 Daylight Killings Highlight Rampant Impunity By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch Three people – an activist church worker, a provincial politician, and a businessman – were killed in separate attacks in the Philippines on Sunday by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles. The media reported that on July 7, gunmen shot dead Salvador Romano, 42, 

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