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Nicole Samantha Huff as ‘Gloria Chin’ on Degrassi (Official photo from Degrassi)

Flirtatious and feisty on Degrassi Season 14

Half-Pinay Nicole Samantha Huff By Rachelle Cruz It’s safe to say that she’s not your average 16-year-old belle of the ball. This half-Filipino, half-Caucasian mix ain’t just a pretty face made to mesmerize. Her gilded gold medals and awards spewing out of her trophy room (Was there like 500??) it seemed like she’s already lived 

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Advocates speak out against policy changes

LIVE-IN Caregiver Program Recently, a new set of regulations took effect that drastically changed the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). To discuss the impacts of these changes, Dr. Philip Kelly of the York Centre for Asian Research organized a panel of legal professionals and caregiver advocates. With the end of the live-in requirement, the imposition of 

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Queer Filipinos in Canada conference breaks new ground

For the first time, there will be a Queer Filipinos in Canada conference. Lead organizer Dr. Robert Diaz of OCAD University hopes that this event will jumpstart “a meaningful and diverse conversation about LGBTQ representation and community work in Canada.” This event brings together Filipino and Filipina artists, activists, academics and frontline community workers. It 

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SPAR: Most Current Research on Social Change in Canada

The Philippine Reporter believes that research matters. Hence, it is publishing information on some of the latest research gems significant to everyone. These studies are lifted from the SPAR (Social Policy Analysis and Research) Monitor, an inventory of recent social research information relevant to social policy. — Editors This bulletin is a quick inventory of 

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Flor Marcelino the first woman of colour elected as an MLA

Breaking through the colour barrier

  Member of legislative assembly, Manitoba, Flor Marcelino By Mark A. Cadiz As the first woman of colour elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Manitoba, Filipino-Canadian Flor Marcelino, a long time NDP supporter, has transcended a major hurdle in Canadian politics. Today out of the 57 members that make up the 

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An Eventful, Meaningful Year

TORONTO YEARENDER: Major stories, events covered by The Philippine Reporter in 2014 Community action in the Yolanda disaster, journalist forums, Jeffrey Reodica, Philippine Reporter milestones, Marshall McLuhan Fellows, PH national day, fashion week, Taste of Manila, unprecedented Pinoy participation in municipal elections, caregiver-immigrant issues, ethnic media awards, human rights and torture, Pinoy Christmas food Close 

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Conservative Gov’t of Canada Report Card 2015 by Labour Council of Toronto & York Region

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‘We carry a little bit of you in ourselves’

By Nicole Buensuceso To her very last days, Grandma remained independent, vibrant, tenacious, courageous, faithful, generous, loving and strong in spirit even when her physical body began to fail her. – and these are the traits about her I find myself hearing over and over again as we all share memories about Grandma, and although 

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Christmas at Remely’s Filipino Restaurant

Walking into Remely’s Filipino Restaurant, it is evident that they are ready and excited for Christmas; the walls are decorated with wreaths and bows, and the sounds of Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe album can be heard through the speakers. In addition to the warm, holiday aura, there is a certain bustle in the restaurant, 

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Leche Puto and Yema Cake: New Christmas Traditions at FV Foods

At FV Foods, Christmas is a time to get innovative. This year, there are two new desserts to try. Leche Puto is soft puto cakes topped with a layer of creamy leche flan. “This process is hard to make, very time-consuming, but it’s worth it,” says owner Melchor Galeon. “It’s two of our all-time favourite 

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