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Cusipag: ‘We can’t talk but we will appeal’

The Philippine Reporter reached Tess Cusipag, publisher of Balita, to get her side on the Superior Court of Justice’s judgement on the defamation lawsuit against her and Balita Media Inc. filed by Ontario Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. In a phone conversation on Thursday, July 21, for the purpose of getting an interview, in reference 

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Protesters holding placards in front of the Immigration building at 25 St. Claire East  (PHOTOS: LQ)

Migrant groups protest immigration detention, support detainees on hunger strike

By Lui Queaño Migrant groups who were barred from the “secretive-invitation-only-consultation” converged in front of the Immigration building along 25 St. Clair Ave. East on Tuesday July 19 where the consultation was being held to protest to Immigration Minister John McCallum over immigration detention and in support of the hunger striking immigrant detainees. “We know 

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Potri Ranka Manis doing the Magical Butterfly dance (Paga Apir Apir)

Diwa ng Kasarinlan 2016: Celebration of history and culture of resistance

By Lui Queaño Local Toronto artists, poets and musicians shared the space with the New York-based dance theatre ensemble and founder of Kinding Sindaw Potri Ranka Manis during the Anakbayan Toronto 5th Diwa ng Kasarinlan (DnK) celebration held in Ontario Institute for Studies (OISE) University of Toronto last July 16. With this year’s theme, Land 

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From left: Carmela C, Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Maita Tenedero, Andrea Tenedero, Jesson Reyes. (Photo provided)

Migrante Ontario urges OWWA, Consulate to help an OFW in distress

Members of Migrante Ontario Organizing Committee held a dialogue with Consul General Rosalita Prospero appealing the denial of financial support from Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) for an OFW in distress. The group submitted a letter of appeal addressed to the Regional office of OWWA Region 4 to request for the disbursements of funds for 

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The cast and crew of Living Instead by BE Rogue Productions shot the first feature film set in Canada and the Philippines by a Fil-Canadian film producer. The movie is directed by veteran actress/director/producer Beverly Vergel and produced by Emily Bolanos.  
Left to right front row: Joey Abrenilla, Abril Carrancho, Erick Zonio, Michelle Chermaine, Emily  Bolanos, director Beverly Vergel, Levi De Jesus, Jas De Jesus, Goody Cambay and Joe Sangco.
Left to right back row: Verzon Mata, Marivic Fuentes-Man, Kayla Valiente Zhai, Domz Sabanal,  Sydney Aguilar, Jomar Sagun and Sonny De Jesus

LIVING INSTEAD – First 100% Fil-Canadian Feature Film

BE Rogue Productions Directed by Beverly Vergel, Living Instead produced by BE Rogue Productions is the first feature film with a 100% Filipino Canadian cast, staff and crew shot in Canada with some scenes in the Philippines. It tells the story of the lives of Filipino immigrants and their experiences with love, loss, relationship issues, 

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5 ways to ensure your customers Pay on time

It’s important to keep a steady hand on the finances and ensure that there is always enough money available to pay your bills Troy Media Exclusive LAS VEGAS, Nev. / Troy Media/–provide credit-checking services for a fee that you can use if you don’t have the time or inclination to run the checks yourself. Set 

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Senate Unanimously Approves Hirono Bill To Award Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Senate today passed a bill authored by Senator Mazie K. Hirono to award Filipino World War II veterans who fought for the United States the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award that Congress can bestow. A broad, bipartisan coalition of 71 Senators co-sponsored the legislation, which recognizes Filipino soldiers who 

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Locating Filipinos in Toronto: From Enclaves to Ethnoburbs

(Part 3 of a Series) By Ysh Cabana Why would one choose to live in a neighbourhood of the same ethnic group? Certainly, there are benefits of the critical mass of ethnic neighbours. Aside from the obvious reason of speaking their own language, common interests and values facilitate social cohesion. Feeling a close connection offsets 

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Matthew Astorga

‘My food is already out there being executed by chefs’

By Mila Astorga-Garcia (This is a continuation of a series on two Filipino Canadian finalists of MasterChef Canada, Living their Dreams and Two Pinoy-Canadians in top three finalists of MasterChef Canada What follows is The Philippine Reporter’s interview with MasterChef 2016 finalist Matthew Astorga. The Philippine Reporter: How did you get into the MasterChef competition? 

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PARAGAS: Mga Awit ng Pag-ibig, Pakikibaka at Pagsulong

By Lui Queaño Sa Facebook event page ng Paragas, ikinuwentoni Edge Uyanguren ang kanyang paglalakbay lulan ng Victory Liner mula Davao hanggang Surigao “habang nag-e-emote” sa saliw ng awiting “Anak ng Bayan”. Ito raw ang paborito niyang awit habang kumikilos siya kasama ang mga Lumad at magsasaka sa Davao. Ipinanganak at lumaki si Ed sa 

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