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Lumad leader urges Duterte to build rather than destroy IP schools

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said on Wednesday. Datu Jomorito Goaynon, regional chairperson of the tribal group Kalumbay in Northern Mindanao, said it 

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NUPL: The danger of deranged solutions

Statement of the National Union of People’s Lawyers on President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, July 24, 2017 Two years after President Rodrigo Duterte wheedled his way into the presidency with his much touted promise of change, strongman fantasies and semantic tricks, his once nascent fascism has finally reared its ugly head. 

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SONA protesters face Duterte

By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte made another record first, as right after giving his two-hour official speech inside Congress, he walked straight outside to Batasan Road, to face thousands of protesters who had just spent the whole day criticizing his administration. His appeal 

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State of the Bakwit Address

On Marawi bombings and evacuations July 24, 2017 SANA MAWAKASAN ANG DALAWANG BUWAN NANG PAG-AALINLANGAN: This statement was delivered by Omelhayyaah M. Sharief, an evacuee from Marinaut, Marawi City during the State of the Bakwit Address today, July 24, at Mahad Al-Nor Al Islamie, Madrasa, Ceanuri Subdivision, Iligan City Assalamu Allaykum Warrahmatullahi WaBarrakatuhu! Magandang araw 

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Philippine Tapestry fashion show tours four key cities in Canada this August

It takes a Philippine ambassador of fashion, Renee Salud, to come up with “Philippine Tapestry” – an initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving. This, while highlighting the exceptional beauty of the Philippines and its unique culture. Hailed 

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The Philippine Festival Mississauga soars high

By Babeth Cerbas The Philippine Festival Mississauga, formerly known as Fiesta ng Kalayaan, held on July 8-9, 2017 was undeniably a huge success. This annual summer event, now on its seventh year, celebrates the rich culture of the Filipinos living in Canada. The festival is always a crowd-pleaser especially that it is yearly celebrated at 

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TRAVEL: Ways to save at Canada’s top summer destinations

Russell Hannon, who calls himself an “ultra-economical travel expert” and uses lean principles to travel economically CALGARY, Alta. /Troy Media– If the low-flying loonie sunk your plans to travel abroad, a common misperception amongst travellers is that a thrill abroad is somehow greater than a thrill near home. It’s why so many people travel half 

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Getting ready for the first year of post-secondary

LONDON, ONT.–The high school year is not quite done, and no doubt soon-to-be graduates are thinking more about their prom and graduation parties than they are their pending arrival in the post-secondary world. But school choices are now in, and once summer vacation hits it will be time to start thinking about and preparing for 

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MFFC gets project funded by Ontario

An application to the Government of Ontario‘s Seniors Community Grant program was approved for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) for a maximum of $8,000. The grant for “Seniors’ Health, Fitness and Trip Project” will allow our ever growing membership of seniors to go on trips, learn brain games, Zumba and ballroom dancing. The 

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Sen. Enverga questions Canada 150 spending

OTTAWA–The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario, expressed concern upon learning of the millions of dollars that the Liberal government is doling out in additional spending as the total cost of Canada 150 celebrations continues to rise. “Canada’s 150th birthday is certainly cause to celebrate and reflect on how fortunate we are to 

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