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From left: Ysh Cabana, Lesley Valiente and Petronila Cleto received the JS Woodsworth Award on behalf of the Radyo Migrante Collective during the awarding rites in Toronto.
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Radyo Migrante wins 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights and Equity

By Lui Queaño RadyoMigrante won the 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights And Equity under the Group Excellence Category at the 19th Annual JS Woodsworth Awards held at the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club last May 29 2016. The radio show airs on Vibe 105.5 FM every Sunday from 1PM-2PM and has been 

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240 U of T workers end 6-day hunger strike, demand labor law reforms

By Lui Queaño Unite Here Local 75 food service workers’ union based in University of Toronto ended their six-day hunger strike that started June 9. The 240 hunger strikers demanded the provincial government to protect union workers and contractual employees through changes in Ontario labour law. Filipinos comprise about 40 per cent or close to 

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Filipino Centre-Toronto now accepting candidates to its 2016 Outstanding Students Awards

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. Committed purposefully of encouraging and challenging Filipino Canadian students in Ontario to achieve student success and to excel in school performance, the Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT) is now accepting candidates to its annual competition for “2016 Outstanding Students Awards.” This year’s Outstanding Students Awards event, started in 2005, is 

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Anakbayan, anti-mining groups, denounce OceanaGold ‘bullying’ tactics

By Lui Queano ANAKBAYAN, a militant youth organization in Toronto strongly denounced along with several anti-mining activists, Canadian-Australian mining company OceanaGold’s “bullying” tactics against El Salvador and the Philippines at a June 9-rally held in front of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel where the mining company’s shareholders meeting was held. The group of 40 anti-mining 

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Two Pinoy-Canadians in top three finalists of MasterChef Canada

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Two Filipino-Canadians have made it to the top three finalists in the third season of “MasterChef Canada,” a CTV culinary reality show. They are Matthew Astorga of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and Jeremy Senaris of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The two will vie with Mary Berg of Toronto for the much-coveted MasterChef Canada title, 

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Brampton Pinoy Canadian youth to represent Canada in world Jr. taekwando championship

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Lean Atendido, a 17-year old Filipino Canadian, will represent Canada at the Jr. World Championships in Burnaby, British Columbia in November, having recently won as national champion in taekwondo. Atendido emerged first place in in the Jr. -51 kg bantamweight division during the Canadian National Taekwondo Championships last May 13, at the 

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Participate in the federal review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

“We can’t keep on relying on others winning, we need to change the game” Anakbayan-Canada Statement on Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Review “Migrant power on the rise/ Now’s the time to organize! No more bosses, tricks & lies/ Give our children better lives!” We are children of migrants, students, intern labourers, youth advocates, the 

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Prayer vigil rally participants group photo at Bathurst-Wilson Parkette.    From Left to right: Joey Abrenilla, Ben Corpuz, Cory Coutts, Ron Culinista Turla, Ferdinand Guevarra, Daisy Pedrosa, Jenny, Alvin Bascon, Rose May Navarra, Sharon Alejo Caquez,  Amy Pioquinto and Becca Turno Cavoberde (Photo by Lui Queano)

PCPM holds prayer vigil to save Canadian hostage in Mindanao

By Lui Queaño Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement (PCPM) formerly known as Pinoy Duterte Movement held a prayer vigil rally at Bathurst-Wilson parkette last June 8 in a move to appeal the incoming President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to stop the scheduled beheading of a Canadian being held hostage by Abbu Sayyaf in Jolo Mindanao. The Abu 

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Gold Karate champ now a Black Belt

MARIA LYLA Luciano, a 15-year old Filipino-Canadian, was awarded her 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate during ceremonies held in Red Deer, Alberta, where she was the youngest recipient.(Black Belt is the highest belt color denoting a degree of competence and 1st Dan is the first stage of this degree.) Luciano recently won gold in Capital 

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‘The It List’ season 2 on FTV

The It List is back! For Season 2, the pilot episode will air on June 13th, prime time 9 pm every Mondays. Tune in because we’re bringing you what’s up and coming, who’s who, and what’s “It” from fashion, business, travel, sports, lifestyle, beauty, including arts and culture. Ms. Rachelle Cruz comes back as the show host 

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