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Toronto rolls out Vision Zero Road Safety Plan for 2017

The screams of police car and ambulance sirens pierce the air. A person lies motionless on the street. A shaken motorist sits slumped on a curb. It’s a scene that played out all too often on Toronto streets in 2016. Last year, there were more than 77 fatalities on Toronto’s roads in, including 43 pedestrian 

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Kalayaan Centre holds AGM

The Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC) recently held its’ Annual General Meeting on February 19, 2017 to discuss the current state of the Centre, changes to the Board, ongoing programs fundraising activities and to review proposed amendments to its Constitution and By-Laws. In the absence of KCCC’s treasurer Renato Samonte, former President Resty del Rosario 

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Tess Cusipag

Cusipag, et al found guilty of criminal contempt-of-court

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Balita Publisher-Editor Tess Cusipag has been found guilty of criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring the injunction order of Justice Sidney Lederman rendered in 2016. The other two named as defendants include Romy P. Marquez and Carlos Padilla. The proceeding was heard at the sala of Justice Frederick Myers of the Ontario Superior Court 

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The Philippine Reporter’s Anniversary Pictorial

This March marks The Philippine Reporter’s 28th Anniversary  

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Why I read/write for The Philippine Reporter

“Now, more than ever, the search for truth is paramount. The Philippine Reporter has existed for 28 years with that unwavering dedication to the truth. Canada is blessed to have this multicultural publication to give kababayan important news from home.” – Marivel Taruc, CBC Toronto News Anchor, Host, CBC’s Our Toronto —————————————– “I have contributed 

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Hermie and Mila Garcia load bundles of The Philippine Reporter from the dock of the press into their van.The paper celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring. 

Filipino Canadian paper marks 28th anniversary

(This article was published in the April 21, 2014 issue of Toronto Star. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) Hermie and Mila Garcia, political prisoners under a dictatorship, did odd jobs to fund their own paper, which celebrates its 25th anniversary. By Nicholas Keung The 

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A newspaper worth its salt

By Marites Sison (This article was published online at on Feb. 12, 2014. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) This March, The Philippine Reporter,  a leading Filipino-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, is celebrating its 25th year of publication. For its founders – the indefatigable husband-and-wife 

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Geronimo Family: Mae, Eli, Gemma, Rico

Temporary reprieve for Gemma

A sudden ray of brightness and hope shone on Gemma Geronimo this March the 6th, just 2 days before International Women’s Day. Gemma, who had been living in fear since 2005 in Canada as a victim of human trafficking and as an undocumented worker, has been granted a temporary reprieve by the Canada Border Services 

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Don’t let Trumpty Dumpty Get You Down

Spoken word/music album about Migrants, Refugees and Resistance launched in Montreal By Joyce Valbuena “That orange guy can’t fire them all,” said Montreal’s prolific veteran rebel wordsmith/violinist, Norman Nawrocki who launched his 29th CD of spoken word plus music to a packed house, Feb 10th at the Casa del Popolo in Montreal. DISPLACED/MISPLACED features 18 powerful 

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Warren Kinsella

Leader who stands up to Trump will be the winner

TORONTO–It feels like a lifetime. But the Trump regime has only been in power for just more than a month. When you look at the wreckage littering the landscape – unconstitutional anti-Muslim bans, scandal and high-level resignations, protests drawing millions, and seemingly bottomless chaos and confusion – it seems like it has gone on forever. 

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