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MILES ROQUE for Councillor, Mississauga Ward 1

‘I’m Not a Politician’

Miles Roque, Councillor candidate, Ward 1, Mississauga: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philipppine Reporter When Miles Roque, 31, talks about his childhood in Mississauga, he remembers it with fondness: an idyllic time growing up in a close-knit community, playing sports and walking home from school. Applewood Acres had been home to Roque’s parents (his mother 

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Poet Patty Rivera

Patria Rivera: Outward and inward

By MARITES N. SISON Laughter surprisingly comes easy for Patria “Patty” Rivera, the pre-eminent poet of Filipino descent in Canada, whose literary work do not exactly shy away from pathos, chaos, and the dark underbelly of life.  She laughs when asked about why she writes poetry, how she writes poetry, and whether she has 

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No Child Should Live in Poverty

New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit TORONTO–As kids across Canada go back to school this month, a new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children. Every Child Counts: 

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From left to right: Resource speakers Hermie Garcia and Mila Garcia, Kamalayan Midya Project coordinator Sarah Joy Salise with Silay Edades, Andy Tran, Fatima Barron, Andy Aquino, Carlos Saldana and Ysh Cabana (sitting).

Kamalayan youth news writing training

Youth involved in the Kamalayan Midya Youth Project learned significant aspects of news writing conducted by publisher and editor Hermie Garcia and managing editor Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter. The workshop was held Thursday. Sept. 6 at the new SEAS office in Regent Park Toronto. Focus of the presentation were the two essentials of 

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From left: Danny Zapata, Art T. Viola, Joey Luz, Ivalof Valov, Serge Demesa, Corey Bristowe (Golf Services Manager, Royal Niagara Golf Club).

Record 136 players at Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

The Former Lord Mayor’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Royal Niagara Golf Course was a success in terms of participation and outcome, according to the event organizers. The number of golfers who came to participate was “overwhelming,” according to Serge Demesa, one of the organizers. One hundred thirty six 

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Films from the Philippines at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018

THE IMMINENT IMMANENT (Baga’t Diri Tuhay Ta’t Pamahungpahung), Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad; starring Sylvia Sanchez Angeli Bayani Arjo Atayde Chai Fonacier. As a typhoon bears down on a sleepy rural town in the Philippines, strange events and even stranger behaviour foreshadow the watery catastrophe to come, in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s wildly audacious yet deeply 

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#SamahanSaturday potluck picnic in Long Island City, NY on August 25th. (Photo:  Chrissi Fabro)

Malaya Movement Holds #ResistWeek Actions and Social Media Campaign

NEW YORK, NY — From Sunday, August 19, 2018 to Saturday, August 25, 2018, Malaya Movement, in partnership with Anakbayan New York and New Jersey, Bayan, GABRIELA New York and New Jersey, and the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), launched a week of actions and a social media campaign, #ResistWeek. 

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Helping our kids get a better education

Luz del Rosario, for re-election as Dufferin Peel CDSB Trustee: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter For the twice-elected Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Trustee, Luz del Rosario, her passion for community involvement started at her children’s school. Like every parent, she found herself volunteering as a chaperone at school events. But as 

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Taste of Manila takes off without a hitch

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The music onstage was blaring, while a group of men and women line danced to Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling.’ Children squealed from bouncing castles as a Ferris wheel spun lazily on its axis. People shielded their eyes from the afternoon sun and vendors tended to their 

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Asians go mainstream Hollywood amid the setting of snobbery and luxury

FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter With all the frenzy surrounding the movie, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is akin to a child at a piano recital playing for a room of anxious parents: you only get one shot so you’d better make it count. The film, directed by Jon M. 

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