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Vicente and Santos officially sworn in to represent Brampton Wards 1,5

Santos and Vicente have maintained high visibility since Election Day BRAMPTON, ON–Paul Vicente and Rowena Santos, who were elected Regional Councillor and City Councillor respectively, thanked supporters for choosing them to be their voice on council in Brampton Wards 1&5 after officially being sworn in at the inauguration ceremony at the Rose Theatre on Monday 

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From left: MPP Aris Babikian, MPP Robyn Martin, Rosemer Enverga, Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Alex Yuan, MP Colin Carrie, Dawn Angue and MP Peter Kent (Not in Photo: Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth).

Sen. Enverga’s life celebrated at big event

A Celebration of Life Gala event was held last Nov. 30 at the Metropolitan  Banquet Hall in Toronto to honour the life and legacy of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. The hall was filled with over 450 guests in attendance including friends, family and members of the community who were touched and inspired by the 

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Fil-Can titles 2018

Holiday gift list: Fil-Can Titles in 2018

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Books are sure to make great presents: they open up worlds to the recipients, either your relative or yourself, at a reasonable price. This annual installment is becoming a tradition as we not only round up reads, we also celebrate the reach of Filipino-Canadian writers. Some featured below are 

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FILM REVIEW: The Cleaners (2018)

The scary side of cleaning social media sites in the Philippines By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “Im Schatten der Netzwelt” (literally, in the shadow of the net world; English: “The Cleaners”) is an incisive documentary that parachutes into the sweatshop-like labor of digital scrubbers, crawls into the scary side of social media and shines 

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Toronto advocates call for probe on EJKs

Several people held a protest vigil in the intersection of Bathurst and Wilson in response to the recent spate of extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in Negros island. Groups with BAYAN-Canada, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and International League of People’s Struggles (ILPS) heeded the youth to fight President Rodrigo Duterte’s tyrannical 

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Youth group Anakbayan marks 20th year

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Patriotic youth organization Anakbayan marked twenty years since it was established on November 30 and calls young Filipinos to continue the nationalist, anti-colonial struggle against tyranny and fascism. The Friday activities in various regions were headed by the local chapters of Anakbayan as the Philippines also observed 155th Bonifacio 

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What’s up at Max’s Restaurant?

“Sama sama tayong ipagdiwang ang Pasko dito sa Max’s Restaurant!” Invites Ms. Diana Pajaro, Manager of Max’s Restaurant, “as we continue our Friday’s “Jammin’ to the Max!” at our Max’s Vaughan location. Every Friday, with extended hours until 12 midnight, will have different performer(s) to entertain us, as we celebrate the holiday season.” The November 

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RECIPE: Flavor your holidays with SPAM

The delicious holiday feast is so close, we can almost taste it! This Christmas season, cut back on sodium but keep the flavour with SPAM® Less Sodium. A great addition to any dish, whether it’s Lola’s secret recipe or a food video you saw on Facebook, the possibilities with SPAM® Less Sodium are endless. A 

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Terry Power, CEO, Medisys, TELUS Health and Matthew Embry, director, Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis, a TELUS Health Originals documentary, at a screening in Toronto this week. The film will be available on 
YouTube Nov. 22.

Canada’s public health crisis: Devastating effects of opioid addiction

Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis looks at how this epidemic is impacting families and communities countrywide VANCOUIVER–Today, TELUS released the first installment of its new TELUS Health Originals documentary series, a heartbreaking look at the public health emergency devastating North America through a new documentary: Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis. Available on YouTube and on 

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Malaya presents RESBAK Short Film Festival

New York, NY–On Friday, November 30, 2018, The Malaya Movement, Filipino Youth International, and Peace Action at Pace University are pleased to present RESBAK (RESpond and Break the Silence Against the Killings) Short Film Festival – an exclusive screening of Filipino short films about the Drug War, Martial Law (in Mindanao and during the Marcos 

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