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B.C. Asian Heritage Month with Tracing Malong

Artistic Director,  choreographer, dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino of Co. ERASGA is proud to partner with Migrante BC in  the dance production of Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Ating Malong in celebration of Asian Heritage Month this May. Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Malong centres around the malong, the traditional tube-like and intricately printed fabric associated with Mindanao in the 

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Art-filled Baby Shower

A CREATIVE BABY SHOWER highlighted by a two-hour paint session was held for the awaited arrival of the first-born child of artists Lala and Ivan. The event was held March 11, 2018 at Art Square Gallery and Cafe in Toronto. Family, friends, former classmates and colleagues came to the party with greetings of best wishes 

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AFCA launches scholarships for Filipino Canadian accounting students

The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) is proud to announce the launching of its Scholarship Program for 2018-2019. According to Vida Cruz, current president of AFCA: “The mission of the AFCA Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Filipino Canadian students in Ontario who are pursuing a career in Accountancy. This is AFCA’s 

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IN ONTARIO: Prescription drugs free for people 65 and over

Expanding OHIP+ Will Make Prescription Drugs Free for Nearly One in Two Ontarians Premier Kathleen Wynne announced March 20 Ontario’s plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need during this period of economic change and uncertainty. Through an expansion of OHIP+, more 

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SHOCK, DISBELIEF, ANGER

Mabini Express Shutdown: Customers in the dark, out thousands of dollars [The Mallaris’] business thrived because of the people in their community. — Michelle Lucas According to the Pew Research Center, $2.24 billion was sent by migrants from Canada to the Philippines in 2016 By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter That was the general 

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Carlos Conde at York University

Killings will scar a generation of Filipinos

Human Rights Watch’s Carlos Conde: By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter President Rodrigo Duterte continues to wage his drug war in the Philippines, something that one human rights expert says will “scar a generation of Filipinos.” But even while warning of the lasting damage the violence will leave behind, Carlos Conde, a Manila-based researcher for 

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Forum at University of Ottawa: The ‘Mining Mess’ in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Nicole Sudiacal’s grandfather worked in the gold mines for a quarter century. It’s a story she has never forgotten. “He would tell us about the effects of the mines being crushed. He would see people die,” said Sudiacal, a member of Filipino youth group Anakbayan. Despite being a second-generation 

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Caregivers

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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