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Luisa Blue

Service Employees International Union (SEIU International), Executive Vice President Prior to being elected Executive Vice President of SEIU in May 2016, Luisa Blue served on the SEIU International Executive Board from 2012- 2016. She has dedicated the last four decades of her life to organizing and advocating for workers’ rights through the union. As a 

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Birdshot’ in forbidden territory

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The 26-year old filmmaker Mikhail Red packs more into his years than most people — after all, he’s already helmed two movies and his galvanizing 2016 sophomore Birdshot is one of the few Filipino content to be released by online streaming service Netflix. Birdshot centers on a man and 

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Leaders, members and supporters of Migrante Ontario.

Migrante Ontario relaunched

After a decade By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–It’s not always easy making ends meet when you live in a shoebox but the newly reestablished Filipino migrants group aims to carry out its tasks here and in the home front. A celebration was held at a centre for Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) 

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What propelled me to be an activist

By Fatima Kaalim It occurred to me that maybe Anakbayan Toronto members have written blog posts or that perhaps some of their speeches have been uploaded on the internet, whichever platform. I’m weird this way but this is what I usually do if I want to get to know the person/people better— I usually do 

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Joshua Diamante of Throne Barbershop with his proud Lolo Hero Diamante from San Pablo City; (L-R): Tito Jay Tagorda, cousin Aldrin Atento, Lolo Hero Diamante, JOSHUA DIAMANTE, Tito Darrell Ross, Papa Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Tito Eugene Cube, cousin Ardjon Cube and Tito Eddie Atento during Easter Dinner celebration wearing Throne’s “The Crown of Confidence” Headwear. Please visit to book an appointment.

Toronto’s Throne Barbershop gets 650K Facebook views

Trending ngayon sa social media (Bandila Facebook) ang 100% Dugong Pinoy Filipino-Canadian na si Joshua Diamante of Throne Barbershop (399 Yonges St., Toronto). Taga-Mangaldan ang kanyang Ina at taga-San Pablo City naman ang kanyang Ama na myembro at webmaster ng Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG). Sa loob lamang ng anim na araw (6 days) 

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The officers and members of the board of directors of the Bicol Canada Community Association headed by newly elected president and chairman

Bicol Canada to hold induction on May 4

By Leticia Peralta Toral Earl Francis Orino Dacara has slated the induction of the new set of officers on May 4, 2018, 6:00 P.M. Friday, at the  famous Scarborough Convention Centre located at # 20 Tomham, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Dacara is a native of Libmanan, Camarines Sur although his father came from the City of 

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OBITUARY: Susan Aplacador, February 16, 1963 – April 2, 2018

Susan is survived by her husband, Romel Rado and her son Carl. Born in Cataingan, Masbate, Philippines, she pursued a career in teaching after graduating from the National Teachers College in Manila.  She emigrated to Toronto in 1990, worked for many years as quality control technician at William Ashley Canada and had a number of 

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Mississauga Centre MPP Nomination race heats up

Rosemer Enverga Hopeful MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–Filipino-Canadians in the Mississauga Centre riding are anxiously waiting to know who will come out as the winner in the MPP nomination race which was recently opened by the Ontario PC Party. The nomination race pits Rosemer Enverga against three other candidates: Qadeer Shah, Natalia Kusendova and Tanya Allen. Shah is 

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Jollibee Scarborough's first customer, Paul Magbujos
(Photo: Irish Mae Silvestre)

Fans make a Beeline for Jollibee’s first GTA location

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Jollibee by Numbers • 1 store in Scarborough with a second planned for Mississauga • 2 the number of stores in Winnipeg • 16 the number of markets in which Jollibee currently operates • 40 the current total of stores in North America • 1,000 the number of 

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Lee Harding-Troy

Bill C-59’s overreach allows security to trump freedom

TROY MEDIA–One-time prime minister John Diefenbaker said, “We must vigilantly stand on guard within our own borders for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are our proud heritage. … We cannot take for granted the continuance and maintenance of those rights and freedoms.” But critics warn that Bill C-59, Canada’s new spy legislation, threatens the 

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