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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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Migrant care workers call for labour security, fairness

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–It’s only a year before the Caregiver Program will expire and thousands of migrant workers in Canada live in fear whether they will be able stay. Care workers who are part of an advocacy coalition held simultaneous news conferences in Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa demanding for immigration 

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‘Journalism — A mission, more than a job’

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter While people are running away from a volcanic eruption, landslide, earthquake or super typhoon, journalist Jeff Canoy is heading towards it. The correspondent for ABS-CBN joked that he has covered so many natural disasters during his twelve-year career that, even on vacation, people who recognize him assume that 

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Ulam: Filipino food finds its identity

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The fact that Filipino cuisine has always been on the periphery of the mainstream food scene is a reflection of our culture itself: immigrants adept at assimilating in their adopted country yet forever caught between two worlds. The documentary ‘Ulam: Main Dish’ explores this yearning for an identity 

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2018 Ethnic Press Awards Night

November 9, 2018, Toronto City Hall Rotunda Roland Sintos Coloma, Ph.D., was recently honoured by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for Distinghuished Services, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the fields of education, humanities and community. He was one of the five major recipients of the 2018 NEPMCC Awards honoured 

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Stand up comedians AJ Tamiza, Le Chazz in T.O.

The Dazzlers Entertainment, together with JJavier Digital Media and JVF Productions, will present a stand-up comedy show to welcome 2019 at the Toronto Pavilion (located at 190 Railside Road, Toronto) on January 12, 2019, Saturday. The show will feature the exciting comedian/singer tandem of AJ Tamiza and Le Chazz, regular performers in Philippine television and  at 

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Parliament adopts June as Filipino Heritage Month

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter They came by the busload to witness the official announcement in Ottawa and to express appreciation of the Filipino community, celebrating after the passage of Motion 155. Several groups, from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, joined the receptions at the Parliament Hill with dignitaries that include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

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Pinay Canadian wins third term as Councillor in Whitehorse, Yukon

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Being a city councillor at Whitehorse, Yukon isn’t easy. Jocelyn Curteanu, 48, who was recently elected for a third term, juggles the part-time councillor position with a job at CanNor (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency). And she’s also a mother to her four children: Jordan, 27, Brendan, 20, 

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From Tondo girl, to caregiver to global wine expert

Filipina Sommelier Arlene Oliveros By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Arlene Oliveros, 39, has long believed in the Philippines’ untapped potential as a foodie destination. The Filipino-Canadian sommelier and enogastronomist is working to push her home country to the forefront of the latest food movements. “If you look at how we utilize our resources 

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Fil-Am Gina Ortiz Jones not conceding U.S. Congress seat

The official tally: Ortiz Jones lost by just 689 votes. But her campaign has not yet conceded (as of Nov. 7). If she wins, she would be the first Filipina-American in U.S. Congress, and first openly gay Congresswoman from Texas. By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña Texas, USA–Gina Ortiz Jones, the Filipino-American Democratic candidate for Texas’s 

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