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Filipino Heritage Month-02 Edmonton

‘To put the community in the map’

Filipino heritage month spreads across Canada By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Some Alberta Filipinos urge the month of September to be declared Philippine-Canadian Heritage Month in the Canadian province. Organizers of Calgary-based Fiesta Filipino annual cultural festival submitted their petition Saturday March 17. Senior adviser Dolly Castillo made the official announcement as the group 

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B.C. Asian Heritage Month with Tracing Malong

Artistic Director,  choreographer, dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino of Co. ERASGA is proud to partner with Migrante BC in  the dance production of Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Ating Malong in celebration of Asian Heritage Month this May. Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Malong centres around the malong, the traditional tube-like and intricately printed fabric associated with Mindanao in the 

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AFCA launches scholarships for Filipino Canadian accounting students

The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) is proud to announce the launching of its Scholarship Program for 2018-2019. According to Vida Cruz, current president of AFCA: “The mission of the AFCA Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Filipino Canadian students in Ontario who are pursuing a career in Accountancy. This is AFCA’s 

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IN ONTARIO: Prescription drugs free for people 65 and over

Expanding OHIP+ Will Make Prescription Drugs Free for Nearly One in Two Ontarians Premier Kathleen Wynne announced March 20 Ontario’s plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need during this period of economic change and uncertainty. Through an expansion of OHIP+, more 

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Mabini Express Shutdown: Customers in the dark, out thousands of dollars [The Mallaris’] business thrived because of the people in their community. — Michelle Lucas According to the Pew Research Center, $2.24 billion was sent by migrants from Canada to the Philippines in 2016 By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter That was the general 

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Carlos Conde at York University

Killings will scar a generation of Filipinos

Human Rights Watch’s Carlos Conde: By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter President Rodrigo Duterte continues to wage his drug war in the Philippines, something that one human rights expert says will “scar a generation of Filipinos.” But even while warning of the lasting damage the violence will leave behind, Carlos Conde, a Manila-based researcher for 

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Nicole Sudiacal of Anakbayan Ottawa

Forum at University of Ottawa: The ‘Mining Mess’ in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Nicole Sudiacal’s grandfather worked in the gold mines for a quarter century. It’s a story she has never forgotten. “He would tell us about the effects of the mines being crushed. He would see people die,” said Sudiacal, a member of Filipino youth group Anakbayan. Despite being a second-generation 

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Groups renew vow to better serve Filipino migrants in Canada

App to aid Filipinos in need endorsed “Overseas Filipinos continue to leave the Philippines under the labour export policy, driven by many social and political problems, such as poverty, lack of jobs, landlessness, the lack of accessible health care and other social benefits.” By Erie Maestro Migrante Canada held its 4th Congress in British 

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A Tea Shop with a Filipino Flair

Tsaa (Filipino word for tea) By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Hot, iced or served with tapioca beads, there’s a great many ways to enjoy tea. However, Tsaa Tea Shop takes it up several notches with an impressive selection of flavors and blends that can be customized to your taste. Located along a busy 

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Solidarity on women issues

International Women’s Day in Toronto By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–“Abante, babae, palaban militante!” Pinays chanted with other migrants, Blacks, Muslims, transgender, indigenous people and other groups to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 3. “Women and children are most affected by displacement, loss of livelihood and health problems,” said Mithi Esguerra, chairperson 

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