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Pinoy food for the Holidays

Casa Manila: Home of high quality Filipino cuisine By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Cheery Christmas carols play over the speakers, while delicate parols (lanterns) light up the windows at CASA Manila. Inside, there’s freshly cooked lumpia and steaming bowls of kare-kare. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues. CASA Manila has long 

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Capoeira comes to Markham

Afro-Brazilian Martial art combines dance, music and acrobatics By Lawrence Garcia The Philippine Reporter “Are they fighting or dancing? Are they playing a game?” Typical curiosities of a first-time spectator to a roda—the circle. The roda is created when capoeira practitioners come together and form a makeshift circle to engage in a game of fight 

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Fil-Am Democrat wins 1 of 2 close races for Congress

Fil-Am Gina Ortiz-Jones conceded the Texas Congressional seat on November 19. But Fil-Am TJ Cox has declared victory in his California congressional district, becoming the first Fil-Am to represent California. By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena WASHINGTON, D.C.–In another blow to U.S. President Donald Trump and his agenda, and another historic victory for the Filipino-American community, 

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Vicente and Santos officially sworn in to represent Brampton Wards 1,5

Santos and Vicente have maintained high visibility since Election Day BRAMPTON, ON–Paul Vicente and Rowena Santos, who were elected Regional Councillor and City Councillor respectively, thanked supporters for choosing them to be their voice on council in Brampton Wards 1&5 after officially being sworn in at the inauguration ceremony at the Rose Theatre on Monday 

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From left: MPP Aris Babikian, MPP Robyn Martin, Rosemer Enverga, Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Alex Yuan, MP Colin Carrie, Dawn Angue and MP Peter Kent (Not in Photo: Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth).

Sen. Enverga’s life celebrated at big event

A Celebration of Life Gala event was held last Nov. 30 at the Metropolitan  Banquet Hall in Toronto to honour the life and legacy of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. The hall was filled with over 450 guests in attendance including friends, family and members of the community who were touched and inspired by the 

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Holiday gift list: Fil-Can Titles in 2018

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Books are sure to make great presents: they open up worlds to the recipients, either your relative or yourself, at a reasonable price. This annual installment is becoming a tradition as we not only round up reads, we also celebrate the reach of Filipino-Canadian writers. Some featured below are 

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FILM REVIEW: The Cleaners (2018)

The scary side of cleaning social media sites in the Philippines By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “Im Schatten der Netzwelt” (literally, in the shadow of the net world; English: “The Cleaners”) is an incisive documentary that parachutes into the sweatshop-like labor of digital scrubbers, crawls into the scary side of social media and shines 

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Toronto advocates call for probe on EJKs

Several people held a protest vigil in the intersection of Bathurst and Wilson in response to the recent spate of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in Negros island. Groups with BAYAN-Canada, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) heeded the youth to fight President Rodrigo Duterte’s tyrannical 

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Youth group Anakbayan marks 20th year

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Patriotic youth organization Anakbayan marked twenty years since it was established on November 30 and calls young Filipinos to continue the nationalist, anti-colonial struggle against tyranny and fascism. The Friday activities in various regions were headed by the local chapters of Anakbayan as the Philippines also observed 155th Bonifacio 

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Ways to survive exam time

Dear Kuya Allos Naku, it’s exam time and I’m having trouble concentrating. I still have essays that are overdue and three exams! I think I lost track of time because for a month or so there was not many assignment and then all the deadlines just came up! I am doubting my decision to go 

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