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Three OFWs’ Struggles in A Piece of Paradise

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter In celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, the Consulate General in Toronto hosted a screening of A Piece of Paradise on March 8, 2019. Written, produced and directed by Dr. Patrick P. Alcedo. The documentary took five years to complete including one year of post-production 

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Canadians Deserve 21st Century Ethnic TV

Channels like OMNI once served us well. What we’re offering is a huge leap forward. By Slava Levin and Hari Srinivas If you have a VCR in 2019, it’s likely gathering dust on a shelf. There’s nothing wrong with it. It still does the same job it always did. But today we live in a 

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Migrant Caregivers win major victory, Permanent resident status on arrival still needed

Newly announced pilot Caregiver Program, and Interim Program important steps in the right direction, and a direct response to Caregiver organizing. CANADA–Migrant Care Worker organizations and allies from across Canada (scroll below for list of organizations) are welcoming the newly announced Caregiver Program which is a direct response to the Landed Status Now (www.LandedStatusNow.ca) campaign 

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Jess and Tess Mallari

Mallaris out on bail, court date set March 28

By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Around a dozen people attended a Newmarket Courthouse last February 28, 2019, expecting to see Jesus and Teresita Mallari at their first scheduled court appearance. The couple owned Mabini Express – a financial transfer company in Vaughan. The Mallaris are suspects in several alleged fraud cases involving more than 

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More than 90 Filipino Canadian youth at Parliament Hill, Ottawa.

Pinoy-Canadian students get on Parliament Hill

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter OTTAWA (02/26/2019) — In April 2018, political science student Lhori Webster sat with fellow students in Toronto with the hope that other Filipino youth succeed in a variety of professional fields. Out of those conversations and the backing of their newly-established FILSAUO, or Filipino Students Association of the University 

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Nicole Huff at her debut bash.

Nicole Huff of Degrassi fame: Soaring TV series and film career

By Rachelle Cruz Nicole Huff, who had played Gloria Chin on Degrassi, has new projects this year that reflect her continuing success in her chosen field. She is a guest star aka Renee Joy on this new CBC Network legal drama TV series, Diggstown. Her episode starts March 13. Huff also got a chance to 

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Bayan Canada-Media Killings

BAYAN Canada on Maria Ressa’s arrest

TORONTO–BAYAN-Canada calls on the Philippine government and justice officials to drop the charges against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler. Ressa was arrested on February 13 over a “cyber libel” complaint from a businessman. Rappler said the businessman filed the complaint five years after the article appeared in 2012, and the law 

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Services and Resources for Pinoy Canadians

Consulate-FCT Orientation Session for Immigrants By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in collaboration with directors of the Filipino Centre Toronto hosted an orientation day on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the volunteer-run Filipino Centre Toronto located at 4395 Sheppard Ave. East. The full day’s lineup of seminars provided Filipino immigrants with a wealth of 

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Why Ontario tuition cuts are a threat to Filipino students on campus

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter THE government of Ontario under Premier Doug Ford announced major changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and tuition in January 2019. Among the many changes are the elimination of free tuition and a reduction in the number of grants for post-secondary financial aid compared to loans. These 

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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

Pinoy absentee voters in Canada now almost 100K

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Out of the 1.7 million Filipino overseas absentee voters (OAVs), there are almost 100,000 registered in Canada for the May 13 midterm polls. In a press conference in January in Manila, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said there is an increase in the number of Filipino OAVs as it reported 

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