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Bicol Canada picks new officers

Earl Francis Oriño Dacara is elected president The Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA), during its general meeting held on February 18, 2018, elected its new set of 21 directors and executive officers at the Our Lady of Assumption Church Parish Hall, Bathurst St., North York, Toronto. Earl Francis Oriño Dacara, BCCA’s past Vice-President for Government 

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Young Pinoy Canadians share their thoughts on Love, Dating and Modern-Day Relationships

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter February brings with it store aisles crammed with pink and red décor and thoughts of romance and candlelit dinners. However, in many ways, traditional courtships end there. A dynamic generation of Filipino-Canadians share their thoughts on changing customs, online dating and everything in between. Nastasha Alli, 30, is 

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Cultural performance by Merelyn Aguirre (Sining Laya) with Nick Aguirre and Edgar Calgo.

MONTREAL: The escalating human rights violations in PH

By Joyce Valbuena The Philippine Reporter Human rights violations have been an ongoing issue in the Philippines even since after the Marcos martial law regime. Thus, when President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016, one of his first promises to the people was to address the human rights issue. Recognizing that counter-insurgency war as a 

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Filipino youth group asks Ottawa to quash Canada-PH helicopter deal

Anakbayan-Canada, a Filipino youth group, was among the numerous organizations who strongly opposed the recently announced $223 million chopper deal between the Canadian and Philippine governments. In a press statement, Anakbayan strongly denounced the deal, which involves the acquisition of sixteen combat helicopters by the Philippines from Canada “will only intensify the violence against the 

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FilAm youth form coalition vs Trump policies

NEW YORK–Filipino community in New York and New Jersey came together on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to launch the Filipino American Organizations for Community, Unity, and Safety (FOCUS) coalition, at St. Francis of Assisi. It was convened by the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), The Migrant Center of St. Francis of Assisi, Migrante, Pilipino 

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Fil-Can girl to compete in int’l softball tournament in Singapore

Na’eema Ticzon Garcia, a 12-year old Filipino Canadian studying in Dubai, was chosen by the Dubai Little League to participate in an U14 all-girls softball tournament in Singapore in March, 2018. The event will be Garcia’s first international competition in this sport. It was a pleasant surprise for the parents, Lawrence Garcia and Liise Ticzon, 

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5-year old Sinag wins contest for speech on migrant workers

TORONTO–Filipino-Canadian Sinag Esguerra Edades, a 5-year old Senior Kinder Student, won First Prize in the 2018 Annual Speech Contest of Baycrest Public School held on January 26, 2018. His winning speech, which he wrote on his own, to the amazement of his teacher, Mrs. Stewart, was very well applauded by parents, faculty and students of 

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With Compass APP, OFWs can access home and help wherever

For many of our Filipino workers, migration is tantamount to a better life, not only for themselves, but more importantly their loved ones. At present, there are approximately 10 million documented Filipinos working abroad spread out in 170 countries. The dream is realized. Parents are able to send their kids to school. Children are able to send money 

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COP GUILTY IN DEATH OF TEEN

‘DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH’ By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–A 12-person jury has found a York Regional Police officer guilty of “dangerous driving causing death” in the case involving 18-year old Natasha Carla Abogado. The jury decision was read before a Toronto court presided over by Superior Court Justice Todd Ducharme last Wednesday, January 

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From left Mila Magno, Consol Gen. Rosalita Prospero and Oswald Magno in a Dr. Raul Sunico concert last year.

Magno defamation case vs Balita heard in Court

Motion for summary judgement sought by plaintiff By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Four and half-years after suing Balita Media Inc., Teresita Cusipag and Romeo Marquez for defamation, Oswald P. Magno’s motion for summary judgement was heard in Ontario Superior Court. Magno’s motion was heard in the sala of Justice Jane Ferguson of the Ontario 

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