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Carlos Conde at York University

Killings will scar a generation of Filipinos

Human Rights Watch’s Carlos Conde: By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter President Rodrigo Duterte continues to wage his drug war in the Philippines, something that one human rights expert says will “scar a generation of Filipinos.” But even while warning of the lasting damage the violence will leave behind, Carlos Conde, a Manila-based researcher for 

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Nicole Sudiacal of Anakbayan Ottawa

Forum at University of Ottawa: The ‘Mining Mess’ in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Nicole Sudiacal’s grandfather worked in the gold mines for a quarter century. It’s a story she has never forgotten. “He would tell us about the effects of the mines being crushed. He would see people die,” said Sudiacal, a member of Filipino youth group Anakbayan. Despite being a second-generation 

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Groups renew vow to better serve Filipino migrants in Canada

App to aid Filipinos in need endorsed “Overseas Filipinos continue to leave the Philippines under the labour export policy, driven by many social and political problems, such as poverty, lack of jobs, landlessness, the lack of accessible health care and other social benefits.” By Erie Maestro Migrante Canada held its 4th Congress in British 

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A Tea Shop with a Filipino Flair

Tsaa (Filipino word for tea) By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Hot, iced or served with tapioca beads, there’s a great many ways to enjoy tea. However, Tsaa Tea Shop takes it up several notches with an impressive selection of flavors and blends that can be customized to your taste. Located along a busy 

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Solidarity on women issues

International Women’s Day in Toronto By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–“Abante, babae, palaban militante!” Pinays chanted with other migrants, Blacks, Muslims, transgender, indigenous people and other groups to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 3. “Women and children are most affected by displacement, loss of livelihood and health problems,” said Mithi Esguerra, chairperson 

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Alabat Island: First Makapuno Island in the PH 

By Myrrh Caithlin L. Gutierrez A lot can be done when people work hand-in-hand. Different government agencies converged and collaborated to establish the first Makapuno Island in the Philippines. On February 16, 2018, the Makapuno Island project was launched in Alabat Island, Quezon. “This project is not just a government project, but a project of 

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MARRA PL. LANOT (right) with National Artist F. Sionil Jose (2nd  from right), and writer Jose F. Lacaba (left).

Marra PL. Lanot’s Cadena de Amor book of poems launched

Cadena de Amor, New and Selected Poems by Marra PL. Lanot was recently launched at Iago’s Restaurant on Sct. Rallos, near Morato Ave., Quezon City, Philippines. Well-respected actors from Philippine theater, film, and television read from the book to an appreciative audience, who also enjoyed Iago’s food. Writer, stage actor, and pangalay dancer/choreographer Nannette Mailac 

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Official 64th anniversary reunion poster of UP Prep.

UP Prep holds ‘When I’m 64,’ Reunion

The University of the Philippines Preparatory School (UP Prep) celebrated its 64th Anniversary with the theme, ‘When I’m 64.’ On the night of the big event on Feb. 17, 2018, held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Master of Ceremonies Mabini EQ Pablo opened the program by welcoming all attending 

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‘Sikat Ka, Kapuso!’

Back-to-back US, Canada shows: GMA Pinoy TV is gearing up for the most star-studded event of the year as the hottest Kapuso royalties grace the much-awaited return of ‘Sikat Ka, Kapuso!’ this April. Following the huge success from last year’s event in California, the Kapuso abroad can once again get the chance to see their 

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U.S. Filipinos Commemorate EDSA & Vow to Continue Struggle Against Dictatorship

NEW YORK CITY — On February 25, about 30 community members and leaders attended a community forum hosted by MALAYA: U.S. Movement Against Killings & Dictatorship and For Democracy in the Philippines to commemorate the 32nd Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising, which was able to oust President Marcos and mark the end of 

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