Krisgelle Maramot

PCCF Miss Philippines Canada 2014 in Lal-lo, Cagayan Tree Planting

By Fe P. Taduran Krisgelle Maramot, Miss Philippines Canada 2014 of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation, did her share to address the problem on environment, climate change, hunger and malnutrition for Lal-lloqueños in the province of Cagayan, when she visited the Philippines, as part of her prizes. In the Philippines, studies show that only less 

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Filipino organizations are invited to use the Philcomcen office for meetings

By Dindo Orbeso The Philipine Cultural Community Centre (Philcomcen), the producer of the Taste of Manila, has opened an office at Suite 311, 3rd Floor, 3768 Bathurst Street (Corner Wilson Ave.), Toronto, Ontario. According to Rolly Mangante, chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Philcomcen, the  office is open to every Filipino organization 

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Cindy Forster

Chaos grows in social assistance scandal as families face at least 10 more weeks of turmoil: Forster

WELLAND – Cindy Forster, NDP Critic for Community and Social Services, called on the Liberal government to come clean about the chaos caused by SAMS, as an internal memo predicts at least 10 more weeks of turmoil for families and caseworkers. “The SAMS nightmare keeps getting worse for families on social assistance,” said Forster. “This 

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Nicole Samantha Huff as ‘Gloria Chin’ on Degrassi (Official photo from Degrassi)

Flirtatious and feisty on Degrassi Season 14

Half-Pinay Nicole Samantha Huff By Rachelle Cruz It’s safe to say that she’s not your average 16-year-old belle of the ball. This half-Filipino, half-Caucasian mix ain’t just a pretty face made to mesmerize. Her gilded gold medals and awards spewing out of her trophy room (Was there like 500??) it seemed like she’s already lived 

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Contributed Photo: Bangsamoro National Movement For Peace and Development

Press freedom or abuse of freedom?

PHILIPPINE REPORTER’S OPINION SURVEY (This issue’s second Opinion Survey conducted by The Philippine Reporter writer and digital journalist Mark A. Cadiz. The first one is about the Pope’s visit to the Philippines. See homepage.) Charlie Hebdo killings and the debate about the freedom of the press vs. abuse of freedom. Where do we draw the 

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Advocates speak out against policy changes

LIVE-IN Caregiver Program Recently, a new set of regulations took effect that drastically changed the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). To discuss the impacts of these changes, Dr. Philip Kelly of the York Centre for Asian Research organized a panel of legal professionals and caregiver advocates. With the end of the live-in requirement, the imposition of 

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Queer Filipinos in Canada conference breaks new ground

For the first time, there will be a Queer Filipinos in Canada conference. Lead organizer Dr. Robert Diaz of OCAD University hopes that this event will jumpstart “a meaningful and diverse conversation about LGBTQ representation and community work in Canada.” This event brings together Filipino and Filipina artists, activists, academics and frontline community workers. It 

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SPAR: Most Current Research on Social Change in Canada

The Philippine Reporter believes that research matters. Hence, it is publishing information on some of the latest research gems significant to everyone. These studies are lifted from the SPAR (Social Policy Analysis and Research) Monitor, an inventory of recent social research information relevant to social policy. — Editors This bulletin is a quick inventory of 

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Why Canada does so poorly on children’s health rankings

By Nicole Letourneau CALGARY– Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada’s children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged in the last 10 years. When measuring the quality of 

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How to avoid seasonal depression

Keep Happy in the Winter: By Dr. George I. Traitses Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is when people experience symptoms of depression during the Fall and Winter months (winter depression) or Spring and summer months (summer depression). It is thought to occur due to the changes in duration of sunlight which then affects our circadian rhythm, 

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