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Update on Top MasterChef 2016 Contenders By Mila Astorga-Garcia Jeremy Senaris of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Matthew Astorga of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia — the two Filipino-Canadians in the top three finalists for MasterChef Canada 2016 — say they are happy with their success and life-changing experience in Canada’s premiere cooking reality show, despite losing the 

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Perla Javate (2nd from right) receiving award.

2 Pinoys among Top 25 Immigrant awardees

Two Filipino Canadians are among the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2016. Perla Javate, an educator and community activist who resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Renan Orquiza, engineer and community activist of Mississauga, Ontario are honorees, along with the 23 other recipients, during annual award ceremonies, June 21 in Toronto, and June 23 in 

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Of people’s Wars and Waging Peace

The Philippines and Colombia: By Joyce Valbuena Philippines’s newly elected President, Rodrigo R. Duterte, vowed he will resume the formal peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). Even before his inauguration as President has arrived, Duterte already initiated a dialogue between two parties which was held in Oslo, Norway last week. 

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The NDFP-GPH Peace Process

Alicia Kuin Q.Med, LL.M. (ADR), M.A., B.A. The peace negotiations, which began in August of 1992, have aimed to address the root causes of the forty-year long protracted conflict between revolutionary forces and the Philippine Government. The revolutionary movement comprises of the NDF and their allied organizations, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and 

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From left: Ysh Cabana, Lesley Valiente and Petronila Cleto received the JS Woodsworth Award on behalf of the Radyo Migrante Collective during the awarding rites in Toronto.
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Radyo Migrante wins 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights and Equity

By Lui Queaño RadyoMigrante won the 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights And Equity under the Group Excellence Category at the 19th Annual JS Woodsworth Awards held at the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club last May 29 2016. The radio show airs on Vibe 105.5 FM every Sunday from 1PM-2PM and has been 

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Filipino Centre-Toronto now accepting candidates to its 2016 Outstanding Students Awards

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. Committed purposefully of encouraging and challenging Filipino Canadian students in Ontario to achieve student success and to excel in school performance, the Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT) is now accepting candidates to its annual competition for “2016 Outstanding Students Awards.” This year’s Outstanding Students Awards event, started in 2005, is 

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Connie Sorio  of KAIROS and ICHRP-Canada  speaking at  anti-mining rally in front of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  (Photo:  Ricky  Esguerra)

Anakbayan, anti-mining groups, denounce OceanaGold ‘bullying’ tactics

By Lui Queano ANAKBAYAN, a militant youth organization in Toronto strongly denounced along with several anti-mining activists, Canadian-Australian mining company OceanaGold’s “bullying” tactics against El Salvador and the Philippines at a June 9-rally held in front of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel where the mining company’s shareholders meeting was held. The group of 40 anti-mining 

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Two Pinoy-Canadians in top three finalists of MasterChef Canada

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Two Filipino-Canadians have made it to the top three finalists in the third season of “MasterChef Canada,” a CTV culinary reality show. They are Matthew Astorga of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and Jeremy Senaris of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The two will vie with Mary Berg of Toronto for the much-coveted MasterChef Canada title, 

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Brampton Pinoy Canadian youth to represent Canada in world Jr. taekwando championship

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Lean Atendido, a 17-year old Filipino Canadian, will represent Canada at the Jr. World Championships in Burnaby, British Columbia in November, having recently won as national champion in taekwondo. Atendido emerged first place in in the Jr. -51 kg bantamweight division during the Canadian National Taekwondo Championships last May 13, at the 

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Participate in the federal review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

“We can’t keep on relying on others winning, we need to change the game” Anakbayan-Canada Statement on Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Review “Migrant power on the rise/ Now’s the time to organize! No more bosses, tricks & lies/ Give our children better lives!” We are children of migrants, students, intern labourers, youth advocates, the 

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