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Marcelino (left) celebrates victory with volunteers and supporters at campaign headquarters

To renew, rebuild NDP culture and values

Interview with Flor Marcelino, MLA (Logan), Manitoba By Mila Astorga-Garcia THE PHILIPPINE REPORTER: To what do you attribute your win, despite the victory sweep of the Progressive Conservatives throughout the province. How do you see the significance of your re-election, in light of the present Progressive Conservative majority in the legislature and in light of 

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Members and delegates to the first conference of the Filipino Workers Network

Pinoy workers hold first conference

“Congrats to sisters and brothers of Filipino Workers Network for their first, incredibly successful, conference of Filipino Workers across the GTA! Mabuhay!” — Rowena Santos, participant “…this will take the Network to a whole new level of activism and capacity to play a leading role in the labour movement in greater Toronto.” – John Cartwright, 

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Maria Castañeda

Temporary Foreign Workers, Kidapawan Masaker at mga karanasan ng isang Lider Manggagawa

Panayam kay Maria Castañeda Ni Lui Queano Radyo Migrante Producer/Writer-Host Isang karangalan para sa mga Pilipinong manggagawa dito sa Toronto ang pambihirang pagkakataong makapanayam si Maria Castañeda, isa sa iilan lamang na mga babaeng lider-manggagawa. Anak ng dekada sitenta si Castañeda. Puno ng aktibismo ang dekadang ito. Sa panahong ito humagupit ang diktaduryang Marcos sa 

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Filipino workers group will be crucial part of Toronto labour movement in 21st century

Interview with John Cartwright By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter caught up with John Cartwright, President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, for an interview, midway through the First Filipino Workers’ Network Conference held April 9, 2016 in Toronto. The Philippine Reporter: How significant is this initiative to the overall labour movement in 

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Fil-Am magnate pitches for Roxas, Robredo

Loida Nicolas Lewis, the Filipino American business magnate, lawyer and advocate for good governance in the Philippines, came to Toronto with two speaking engagements cramped in one day on April 9. The flyer and press release announcing her events had the title of her talks, “How the Values of Anti-Corruption Can Firmly Take Root in 

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The FilConPros (from left, standing) Ron Dizon, Ronald Rillera, Tess Docusin, Antonio Ebeo, Dave Estrella, Roy Rabanal, Leo Guitierez, Juan Bernal, Lervin Adap, Edward Lintag, Rey Dela Merced,Gemma Patronilla, Salome Marikit, Eddie Bernal. (seated) Tom Cruz (President), Deputy Congen Jesusa Susana Paez, Senator Tobias and Ms. Rosemer Enverga. (Not in photo: Glosardo Sarmiento)

Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario on the move

By Voltaire de Leon Last March 19, 2016, another event was unfolded when the newly formed group Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario (FilConPrO) conducted their 1st General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers and Members held at the Earl Bales Community Center, North York, Ontario. The inaugural meeting was attended by more than a hundred 

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Lawyer Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, Chief Executive Officer, Home Development Mutual Fund or PAGIBIG  

My home via Pag-IBIG loan

By Willie Jose We all know the hardship of raising the money to buy a home and if our families would just rely on their meager earnings, it would be a struggle even next to impossibility to own houses. Today, the Home Development Mutual Fund, popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund has been taking the 

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Zambales group picnic at Centennial Park, July 16

By Rodel J. Ramos Zambales Assn. of Ontario is having its Annual Picnic on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 11am to 3pm at Centennial Park, Area 8 (P8) by the Pond (Rathburn / Elmcrest Rd Etobicoke. It is Pot Luck. There will be an election after. A prayer will be said for our faithful members 

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FLOR MARCELINO, NDP: An immigrant’s journey to politics

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News It was a bizarre twist that first catapulted Flor Marcelino to the political stage in 2007 for the NDP, making political history as the first woman of colour to be elected to a provincial legislature. Today, after two successive terms, she is seeking another term in a political climate 

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Champagne is trying to continue the Liberal surge in Manitoba. (Official campaign photo)

Four Filipinos seek legislative seats in Manitoba

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News Political battles in Manitoba are won or lost in Winnipeg where the majority of Manitoba’s Filipino community resides. Province-wide, Filipinos comprise the largest ethnic population. The vote-rich city is therefore coveted by all political parties as they go into elections. In this continuing series focusing on Winnipeg, we feature 

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