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Emergency meeting for TFW from Fort MacMurray with Migrante along with other settlement service providers. A gov't representative is also present in the meeting.

Temporary foreign workers among Fort Mac evacuees lost jobs, want permanent status, EI coverage

By Marco Luciano EDMONTON — There are now approximately 80,000 evacuees from the fire-ravaged City of Fort MacMurray. Tens of thousands are in Edmonton. Among them are many temporary foreign workers (TFW). They went directly to the Northlands Expo Centre which was converted into an evacuation centre. Evacuees registered with the Red Cross upon arrival. 

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From left: Jesson Reyes, Migrante Canada Coordinator, Jesson Reyes, Migrante Canada Coordinator, Pinoy Radyo commentator/host Joey Abrenilla and Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero Rosalita Prospero

Coalition against election fraud makes last ditch appeal to Toronto Consulate for accreditation of poll watchers

PCG Toronto says public welcome to witness vote, counting processes By Veronica C. Silva A newly formed coalition in Toronto rallying against election fraud recently appealed to the Philippine Consulate to help facilitate the accreditation of poll watchers. Representatives of Koalisyon Kontra Dayaan met with Philippine Consul General on Saturday, May 6, to submit the 

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3 Fil-Cans win MLA seats

MANITOBA ELECTIONS (CBC MB VOTES 2016) By Mila Astorga-Garcia Three Filipino Canadians will now be serving as Members of Legislative Assembly in Manitoba after winning in their respective constituencies during the April 19, 2016 elections. This is the highest number of Filipino-Canadian politicians serving in a provincial legislature in Canadian political history. Flor Marcelino, who 

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Marcelino (left) celebrates victory with volunteers and supporters at campaign headquarters

To renew, rebuild NDP culture and values

Interview with Flor Marcelino, MLA (Logan), Manitoba By Mila Astorga-Garcia THE PHILIPPINE REPORTER: To what do you attribute your win, despite the victory sweep of the Progressive Conservatives throughout the province. How do you see the significance of your re-election, in light of the present Progressive Conservative majority in the legislature and in light of 

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Members and delegates to the first conference of the Filipino Workers Network

Pinoy workers hold first conference

“Congrats to sisters and brothers of Filipino Workers Network for their first, incredibly successful, conference of Filipino Workers across the GTA! Mabuhay!” — Rowena Santos, participant “…this will take the Network to a whole new level of activism and capacity to play a leading role in the labour movement in greater Toronto.” – John Cartwright, 

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Maria Castañeda

Temporary Foreign Workers, Kidapawan Masaker at mga karanasan ng isang Lider Manggagawa

Panayam kay Maria Castañeda Ni Lui Queano Radyo Migrante Producer/Writer-Host Isang karangalan para sa mga Pilipinong manggagawa dito sa Toronto ang pambihirang pagkakataong makapanayam si Maria Castañeda, isa sa iilan lamang na mga babaeng lider-manggagawa. Anak ng dekada sitenta si Castañeda. Puno ng aktibismo ang dekadang ito. Sa panahong ito humagupit ang diktaduryang Marcos sa 

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Filipino workers group will be crucial part of Toronto labour movement in 21st century

Interview with John Cartwright By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter caught up with John Cartwright, President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, for an interview, midway through the First Filipino Workers’ Network Conference held April 9, 2016 in Toronto. The Philippine Reporter: How significant is this initiative to the overall labour movement in 

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Fil-Am magnate pitches for Roxas, Robredo

Loida Nicolas Lewis, the Filipino American business magnate, lawyer and advocate for good governance in the Philippines, came to Toronto with two speaking engagements cramped in one day on April 9. The flyer and press release announcing her events had the title of her talks, “How the Values of Anti-Corruption Can Firmly Take Root in 

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The FilConPros (from left, standing) Ron Dizon, Ronald Rillera, Tess Docusin, Antonio Ebeo, Dave Estrella, Roy Rabanal, Leo Guitierez, Juan Bernal, Lervin Adap, Edward Lintag, Rey Dela Merced,Gemma Patronilla, Salome Marikit, Eddie Bernal. (seated) Tom Cruz (President), Deputy Congen Jesusa Susana Paez, Senator Tobias and Ms. Rosemer Enverga. (Not in photo: Glosardo Sarmiento)

Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario on the move

By Voltaire de Leon Last March 19, 2016, another event was unfolded when the newly formed group Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario (FilConPrO) conducted their 1st General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers and Members held at the Earl Bales Community Center, North York, Ontario. The inaugural meeting was attended by more than a hundred 

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Lawyer Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, Chief Executive Officer, Home Development Mutual Fund or PAGIBIG  

My home via Pag-IBIG loan

By Willie Jose We all know the hardship of raising the money to buy a home and if our families would just rely on their meager earnings, it would be a struggle even next to impossibility to own houses. Today, the Home Development Mutual Fund, popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund has been taking the 

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