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Regent Park Pinoys mark Heritage Month

On Friday, June 28th a resident-led community group in Regent Park celebrated Filipino Heritage month. The outdoor picnic event was attended by a few dozen families from the Regent Park neighbourhood. The organizers opened the event with the singing of “Lupang Hinirang,” the Philippine national anthem, followed by the Canadian national anthem, “O Canada.” Mary Ann Kalalang, 

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New chance for permanent residency 

But migrant workers groups want ‘Landed Status Now’ By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Canada launched two new pilots that will help caregivers who come to this country make it their permanent home. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP), which opened for applications 

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Playwrights Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos

Philippine mythology in Canadian theatre

REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Through the Bamboo By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter As Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artists, husband and wife team Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos explained that they wrote Through the Bamboo to create “a story that felt epic in scope to rival The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia” since 

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Fil-Can among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

Gelaine Santiago, Founder, Cambio & Co. TORONTO–Gelaine Santiago, founder of Cambio & Co. has been named one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2019. She received the esteemed award at the Toronto ceremony at One King West Hotel on June 25th. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is a people’s 

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FILM REVIEW: Tenderness is fortitude

FILM REVIEW: Rainbow’s Sunset (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippne Reporter Filled with social commentary, and stellar cast, Rainbow’s Sunset offers up a pleasantly made yet astonishingly strenuous storyline of a slice-of-life Filipinx family. There’s an extra dose of melodrama in this film, which is inspired by a true story according to director Joel Lamangan. 

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Virtuous Waste, winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge

U of Waterloo students win innovation tilt

Students propose seaweed-based packaging to overcome mounting plastic waste dumped in rivers and lakes MISSISSAUGA–Virtuous Waste, a team of five students from the University of Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, outshone 46 other competitors from across Canada to emerge as winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge. The team will 

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Simplii clients can now send money to 75+ countries

Simplii Financial becomes first digital banking brand in Canada to offer international money transfers and foreign currency delivery TORONTO–Simplii FinancialTM today became the only digital banking brand in Canada to offer international money transfers and foreign cash delivery, ensuring that Canadians with a digital-first mindset who transact globally can easily meet their banking needs when, 

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DINGDONG DANTES at the backstage of Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Dingdong Dantes – inspired, pleasant, whips up crowd at Pinoy Fiesta

Exclusive Interview TORONTO–The Philippine Reporter had the chance to briefly interview visiting Filipino show business idol Dingdong Dantes, who was the special guest at Pinoy Fiesta at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Pinoy Fiesta, held last Saturday, June 22, is the annual event of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation that showcases Filipino culture, food and 

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Migrant care workers claim partial victory, continue to demand landed status on arrival

TORONTO–Migrant Care Worker groups from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec welcome changes announced today that finally allow care workers to bring their families and work without work permits tied to employers. These changes respond, in part, to what care workers have been demanding for years. But this victory falls short of the permanent resident 

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Canada’s garbage leaving Manila
(Photo via Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Twitter)

Garbage shipped back to Canada

69 containers of Canada’s garbage leave Philippines By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter A six-year dispute between Manila and the Ottawa has seen its eventual resolution. Sixty-nine container vans of recycling and other wastes have been shipped back to Canada. The cargo was first loaded on the Liberian-registered ship, M/V Bavaria, and shipped part way 

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