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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. 
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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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Ana Orosa, Mr. Michael Cruz of Crossover Sport, Mr. Bong Ulep of Fil Am Sports, Coach Eric Altamirano, NBTC Program Director, Ms. Michelle Beltran and National University Assistant Coach Anton Altamirano during a meeting held in Manila, Philippines last October 2016. 
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Canada secured a slot again at the SM NBTC National High School Championship in Manila in March 2017

Crossover Sports TORONTO–Canada has once again secured a slot for 2017 SM NBTC National High School Championships, taking place at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on March 15-19 2017. Crossover Sports is proud to spearhead the delegation to 2017 SM NBTC National HS Championships under the leadership of Mr. Michael Cruz. SM NBTC 

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Filipino Basketball League starts Jan. 2017

TORONTO–Filipino Basketball League will start its maiden Basketball Tournament at St. Mary Secondary School in Pickering, ON on January 17, 2017, and featuring the best local basketball club in the GTA and surrounding regions. Filipino Basketball League was organized through the efforts of long time basketball enthusiast Mr. Wallie Landico and supported by Maharlika Ball 

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