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ABIGAIL ANONGOS, Secretary General of Cordillera People’s Alliance, speaking on Nov. 7 at Ryerson University on Dundas St., Toronto (PHOTO: HG)

Plunder and profit for big capitalist mining linked to killings of indigenous peoples

Interview with Abigail Anongos, Secretary General, Cordillera People’s Alliance By 2014, at least 13 Canadian mines have secured permits to operate in the Philippines, covering at least 5 million hectares By Hermie Garcia The Philippine Reporter: Give us a brief description of Cordillera People’s Alliance, of which you are the Secretary General. What are its 

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Trudeau causing social media buzz in Manila for APEC 2015 meet

But is he getting the attention for the right reasons? By Veronica C. Silva Expect us Filipinos to poke fun on our misery. In the midst of traffic jams now crippling the capital Manila as it hosts the 2015 meeting of the 21-economy Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Filipinos still find time to have fun. 

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Refugees, Siblings, Spouses and Grandparents Jump to Head of Queue

By Ranjit Bhaskar in Toronto Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given his Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship a list of top priorities to work on in the coming months. While leading efforts to resettle 25,000 refugees in the coming months was number one on the list, John McCallum was also asked to work with 

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Refugees Trying to Escape Violence, Not Stoke It

By Don Curry in North Bay, Ontario The online reaction to the horrific events in Paris of November 13 has been a wake-up call for those of us who work in the immigration, race relations and multiculturalism sector. We thought our work was creating citizens who respect those of different cultures and religions. I believe it 

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Abigail Anongos, Secretary General of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) appeals for support for Filipino indigenous people’s struggle for land, life and respect for human rights

Cordillera leader was guest speaker at the forum “Philippine Indigenous Peoples Under Attack: A Call for Solidarity” on November 7, 2015. at the Rogers School of Management (7th floor) Ryerson University. 55 Dundas St. West, Toronto. Abigail Anongos, Secretary General of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA), visited Canada from Nov. 3-11 to attend meetings with 

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Migrants coalition presses Trudeau for ‘real change’

Asks for immediate open work permits, scrapping of ‘four-in, four-out’ By Veronica C. Silva A newly formed coalition composed of migrants and workers’ groups across Canada has launched a campaign calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be true to his campaign promises. Called the Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights-Canada (CMWRC), the group held a 

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Conservatives Misread Immigrants: Journalist Panel

By Leah Bjornson in Vancouver With the final ballots long since counted and the prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau preparing to name his cabinet, members and guests of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CFJ) gathered in downtown Vancouver to reflect on the longest election campaign in Canadian history. The discussion, titled “Election 2015: How the Votes Were 

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Philippine Reporter, 13 other newspapers receive 2015 Ethnic Press Awards

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell confers awards Hermie Garcia, publisher and editor of The Philippine Reporter, received the 2015 National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) Award for “Distinctive Achievements in Media and Free Speech,” on Oct. 30 during ceremonies officiated by Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, representing Her Majesty Queen 

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Max’s Restaurant Turns 70!

Retelling the 70-year-old story of the Filipino brand we all love today It was October 18, 1945 when Max’s Restaurant was born. It started with Maximo “Max” Gimenez’s simple dinner invitation to his eight American servicemen friends after World War II — and serving them with the especially concocted chicken recipe by his niece, Ruby 

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Eliminate the “four-in, four-out” rule for migrant workers

MONTREAL– Placing a limit of four years on temporary foreign workers’ stay in Canada does more harm than good, says a new IRPP study. In addition to forcing some vulnerable workers underground, the policy jeopardizes successful transition to permanent residence for those who qualify. “This rule places pressure on migrant worker protection and leaves room 

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