News & Features

Karen Selick

More hospitals or more vitamins?

Troy Media BELLEVILLE, Ont.–An acquaintance of mine in his late 70s recently told a group that he had just been hospitalized with pneumonia for five days. The local hospital system, he said, was completely gridlocked, jammed to the rafters with people like him. No rooms were available and patients were in the corridors. Some of 

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Shauna Snow-Capparelli

Trump is wrong; the news media is #NotTheEnemy

Troy Media CALGARY, Alta.–It was a swift, and effective blow that struck at the heart of the very belief system and raison d’être of journalists everywhere. When Donald Trump sent his now infamous Twitter missile late last week (see below) falsely proclaiming the news media as “the enemy of the American People,” he surely knew 

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Radyo Migrante broadcasts live every Sunday on Vibe105

Listen to us live on RadyoMigrante  1PM-2PM, every Sunday on Vibe 105.5 FM, Rogers Cable 945, Bell Fibe 973. Visit us on our website at and listen to podcasts of our previous radio shows. “A weekly news and talk show about issues that matter to Filipinos in Canada, the Philippines and around the world” Radyo Migrante’s team is 

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Chatr unveils more self-serve options Data Plus, online price plan changes

Chatr is now offering customers more ways to use data without having to worry about pay-per-use charges. • Starting today, chatr data customers have access to Data Plus, a convenient, one-time top-up that allows them to purchase additional data once they’ve reached their monthly allotment. • Customers on a $25, $35 or $45 Talk & 

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Banico family: Melona (extreme right); Jeah, 14; Judelyn, 26; her grandson, Clyde, 10; and her son, Jade, 24.

‘My First 150 Days’

Film about a Filipino family’s struggles in Toronto By Althea Manasan A new documentary about an immigrant Filipino family will have its world premiere in Toronto this month, highlighting the struggles and hopes of newcomers building a new life in Canada. My First 150 Days follows single mother Melona Banico as she welcomes her three 

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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star

Gina Bahiwal: Fighting On

OFW Advocating for Temporary Foreign Workers Almost deported, but for Gina and others, the fight is still on By Pet G. Cleto On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Gina (Gregorgina) Bahiwal, former social worker turned farm worker, was to be deported back to the Philippines. She was judged to be illegal because she was way past 

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Dr. Eileen de Villa

Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health

TORONTO–At its meeting on Jan. 30, Toronto City Council approved the appointment of Dr. Eileen de Villa as Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health, following recommendation from the City’s Board of Health. Dr. de Villa will begin her position at the City on March 27. “I’m very pleased with the appointment of Dr. de Villa,” 

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A protester expressed her outrage over U.S. President Trump’s Muslim ban.

‘Justice for immigrants, freedom for refugees’

Migrants protest against Trump’s travel ban By Lui Queaño TORONTO– U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of immigrants and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries sparked protests in Toronto in front of the U.S. Consulate, on University Ave. south of Dundas St., on Monday, Jan. 30. Thousands of demontrators again regrouped 

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Town Hall Panel speakers

Jersey City Filipinos hold forum on Trump’s policies, unite with Muslims, refugees

NEW JERSEY, NY–More than 50 community members attended a town hall forum last Sunday at the Philippine Community Center in Jersey City, aimed at tackling the impacts of the Trump administration on the Filipino community.  The town hall forum was held a couple of days after Donald Trump signed a series of anti-immigrant executive orders. 

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Pinay filmmaker awarded to use studio, resources

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that local filmmaker Leslie Supnet is now in residence as our first filmmaker in the new Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation. The award enables Canadian and International artists to use the studio at PIX FILM and production 

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