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ERIC BACULINAO, NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief at Migrant Resource Centre, Oct. 17

NBC News Bejing Bureau Chief: Issues in Hong Kong protests complex

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter As demonstrations in Hong Kong go into an eighth month, journalist Eric Baculiano predicts that it could become a “protracted conflict” between protesters and the Chinese government. “[A] stalemate, basically, a counter attack between protesters, violence on both sides,” he said to a crowd of about a dozen people 

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2019 BONI FEST poster 2019-10-21

BoniFest all set for Nov. 17, T.O. City Hall

TORONTO–An event celebrating the life and historical contribution of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio will feature works by Filipino Canadian writers and artists, and a presentation by an award-winning Filipino journalist and 2019 Marshall McLuhan awardee Patricia Evangelista. The event will be held at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the 

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Meet and Greet with Congen Orontes V. Castro

TORONTO–The Philippine Consulate General’s Sentro Rizal-Toronto organized Consul General Orontes V. Castro’s Meet and Greet with the Filipino Community in Toronto which was held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the Consulate General office on Eglinton Ave. The get-together event was an opportunity for members of the Filipino community, leaders of the Filipino-Canadian organizations and 

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Consul General Orontes V. Castro, Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos and Fatima Muallam with Culture Philippines of Ontario dancers
(Photo: MC Ramos)

Culture Philippines Ontario (CPO) Dance Group at the ASEAN Youth Cultural Performance

TORONTO–The Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO), upon the invitation of the Consulate General of Indonesia in Toronto through the Philippine Consulate General, performed at the ASEAN Youth Cultural Performance on Saturday, 26 October 2019. Consul General Orontes V. Castro, accompanied by his Executive Assistant Fatima Muallam, Cultural Officer Cecile Santos and Consular Assistant Oliver Baranda, 

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Zenee Maceda (2nd from left), UFCW Canada and Workers Action Centre representatives.

Workplace death triggers protests vs Ford inaction

By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Workers will hold a rally at Queens Park, Monday, Oct. 28, to once again ask Ontario Premier Doug Ford to sign the regulation of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act stipulating the rights and safety of temporary help workers. Only when the Premier signs the document can this safety 

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Over 200 participants walked off the heart of the “Chemical Valley” with a banner to express their support to Aamjiwnaang First Nations.                                                      (Photos: Y. Cabana)

In Canada’s Chemical Valley, a tour sheds light on tragic toxicity

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter SARNIA, ON–For five years now, the Gray siblings, Vanessa and Beze have been fighting environmental racism. In their First Nations home called Aamjiwnaang, they have been leading an annual “Toxic Tour” near the shores of St.Clair River, southwest of Ontario to acquaint people from outside the Sarnia area with 

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Migrants Resource 
Centre Canada (MRCC) 
staff at their new office at 
2482 Dufferin St.
(Photos: Y. Cabana)

Empowering migrant workers

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter More than a dozen migrants and newcomers are taking their weekends off for a series of know-your-rights workshops. IMPACT, or Immigrants and Migrants Participating for Collective Transformation, is a a 7-month long project to build the organizational capacity of Migrants Resource Centre Canada (MRCC). Its first session tackled federal 

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Why Andres Bonifacio Festival

In June 2019 Canada marked the inaugural Filipino Heritage month. To celebrate the occasion, the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) published The Struggle for Philippine Independence, a historical poster that will be launched on Sunday, November 17, 2019. November is a significant month for Filipinos, who commemorate the birth of Filipino revolutionary hero 

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Lily Adams, Vice Principal at Loretto College School

Vice Principal Lily Capalad Adams: Helping out immigrant students to be successful

By Jennilee Austria The Philippine Reporter As the Vice-Principal at Loretto College School, Lily Capalad Adams is a Filipina trailblazer in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. After growing up as a shy student in the Philippines, Adams emigrated to Canada in 1988 when she was in the eighth grade. With the support of her 

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Morris and Lisa Rivera in Melbourne

Love never fails: A Filipino marriage in Melbourne

By Patty Rivera The diaspora has claimed many Filipino families, ours among them. Migration has sent siblings on both sides of our family to several continents. Thus, when an invitation came from my husband Joe’s youngest brother Morris, whose only child, Blue Iris, was getting married to her sweetheart Peter Dorkota, we considered it a 

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