From left: Deputy Gen. Bernadette Fernandez, Bern Jagunos, Rafunzel Korngut, Congen Rosalita Prosero, Pet Cleto, Connie Sorio and Sarah Salise.

Toronto groups seek justice for IPs, independent probe of Oct. violence

By Pet G. Cleto Indignant over the violation by police forces of the Duterte government’s maximum tolerance policy regarding protest rallies, a number of representatives from progressive  organizations in Toronto registered their calls for justice with Philippine Consulate officials last October 25. Community leaders from Migrante Ontario, GABRIELA Ontario, Anakbayan Toronto, the International Coalition for Human 

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Bayan-USA Chair Bernadette Ellorin with Petronila Cleto of Gabriela Ontario.  (Photo LQ)

Problem is not Trump but global monopoly capitalism, says Bayan-USA chair

On U.S. Presidential Election: By Lui Queaño The recent U.S. presidential elections that proclaimed Donald Trump as the winner created troubling reactions within the Fil-Am community and stirred up waves of protest actions across the United States, according to Bayan-USA chair Bernadette Ellorin. Ellorin is not surprised that people have reacted badly to Trump’s election 

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Part of the 150-strong youth delegates from Canada, Philippines, U.S. and Europe. (PHOTOS: HG)

Anakbayan Canada launched in Toronto

By Pet G. Cleto The historic launch of the Canada-wide youth organization of Anakbayan took off successfully on the November 18-20 week-end of 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, with some 150 participants in attendance. It is the second overseas country-wide Anakbayan organization, the first being Anakbayan U.S.A. Youth and their advocates flocked to the University of 

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Librarian David Fernandez receives latest issue of The Philippine Reporter from Publisher Hermie Garcia, joined by Mila Garcia, Norman Garcia, Leslie Gesell and students Daniel and Isabelle Avila, Domenic and Serena de Vera

U of T library gives Reporter staff, guests special annual tour

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library tour for Reporter staff and students By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – A deck of 16 rectangular art cards published several decades ago that could be combined three million picturesque ways; an original copy of the oldest biblical history of humankind printed on velum; a heavy little volume with a metal 

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Gabriela Ontario Submissions to the Parliament

By GABRIELA-Ontario GABRIELA Ontario is a Toronto-based feminist organization that addresses Filipino women’s issues, rights and welfare, advocating and campaigning for their issues in Canada as well as for their families in the Philippines. Being part of GABRIELA Philippines, the largest feminist coalition in that country, composed of over a hundred women’s organizations, GABRIELA-Ontario also 

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ohn Ablaza prepares a model backstage.

John Ablaza Toronto Bowtie Couture Trunk Show

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos INTERNATIONALLY renowned Filipino designer John Ablaza held a trunk show for his Bowtie Couture line in Mississauga on October 17, 2016 at the STIR Kitchen & Beverage Company. The show featured handcrafted bowties and accessories along with some of Ablaza’s formal and casual creations. Ablaza is known for his eco-friendly designs 

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From left:   Belinda Reyes, 2nd place winner Alyssa Grace Datu, Sing Pilipinas Toronto champion Shairah Garrido, 3rd place winner Edwin Andres, Darren Espanto and Danilo Baluyot.

Sing Pilipinas Toronto

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Sing Pilipinas Toronto crowned its champion on November 12, 2016 at the Toronto Pavilion. Nineteen pre-auditioned finalists battled it out on stage with their vocal prowess for three rounds, the first narrowing them down to seven until only three remained by the third round. The panel of distinguished judges included Jasleen 

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Southeast Cartel (from left): Biggz, Franchizze, Keith Skillz, Raygee, Pipoy (crouching down), Rydeen, Check One  and Bustarr, performs at ANAKBAYAN National Youth Conference on Nov 18-20 in Toronto. 
(PHOTO: Raymond B. Garcia)

QUATRO UNO SEIS (416): Ang alyenasyong ramdam sa musikang rap ng Southeast Cartel

Ni Lui Queaño Ang QUATRO UNO SEIS ay ang pinakabagong musikang rap ng grupong Southeast Cartel. Tinutukoy nito ang lugar kung saan umiinog ang kolektibong buhay ng grupong ito na may kolektibong danas ng pangingibang-bayan. Kadugtong ito ng mga nauna na nilang likha gaya ng “Pare, Ayos Lang!” na sumasalamin sa mga danas ng pandarayuhan 

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Gigi Grande, McLuhan Fellow to speak in T.O. Nov. 29 at PPCO event

The Philippine Press Club Ontario (PPCO) will hold a forum featurihg Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Ms. Gigi Grande, in Toronto, Nov. 29, 2016. The event is at 6:00 PM, at FV Foods 260 Wilson Avenue, North York. Ms. Gigi Grande is news editor/presenter at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, and is currently ABS-CBN Correspondent for its Investigative 

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(From left) Melchor Galeon, Second VP; Manny Yanga, Director; Gemma Mendoza, Director; Michele Serrano, Auditor; Immigration Minister John McCallum; Steve Pagao, President; Oswald J. Tugadi,  Director; Martin Lagman, First VP.   PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

PCCT 25th Anniversary Gala Night

PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-TORONTO’s 25th Anniversary Nov. 19, 2016, Crystal Fountain, Toronto Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

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