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Members of different community organizations in Montreal joined FIPOQ in celebrating Cordillera Day 2017. 
(Photos: Joyce Valbuena)

A Cordillera Day in Montreal

Recounting the resistance of indigenous people in Cordillera: By Joyce Valbuena The Filipino Indigenous People Organization in Quebec (FIPOQ) headed the celebration of Cordillera Day in Montreal last April 15. The event was held a week earlier than the actual Cordillera Day (April 24) because some of the members of FIPOQ were bound to go 

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Filipino leaders raise issue of Canadian mining injustice to MPs, groups in 6 cities

PPCO PRESS CONFERENCE: By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Philippine Press Club Ontario held a press conference with members of a visiting Philippine delegation of leaders who travelled to a number of Canadian cities, including Ottawa, to bring attention to Canadian legislators and the public about the detrimental impact of mining in the Philippines. The delegation specifically asked 

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Eufemia Cullamat, extreme right with Bishop Antonio Ablon, Dr. Anie Bautista and supporters from KAIROS and solidarity groups.

ATOHAN (Fight! Defend the Ancestral land!)

The opportunity to meet indigenous persons from Mindanao doesn’t come often. To start with, their visit to Canada was a big decision they had to do. Then they had to fly hundreds of miles from their abodes in the mountains and in the hinterlands of Mindanao to relate to us their miseries and struggles. They 

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Consulate Hosts Disrupt 2.0 launch and Filipina global summit kickoff

The Philippine Consulate in Toronto hosted the Global Summit Kickoff and book reading of DISRUPT 2.0 on Sunday March 26th 2017 in celebration of Women’s Month. This was in preparation for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Awards set to take place at the 14th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit on October 25-29 

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Pinoylicious Wine and Dine

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Organizers of Pinoylicious Wine and Dine – a food, wine and music event to promote Philippine cuisine in a grand way to Toronto’s mainstream diners – are jubilant over the success of their initial effort. “It exceeded our expectations,” confides international Sommelier Arlene Oliveros to this writer immediately after the event held 

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Support for caregivers making a difference for families in York Region

This year, Ontario increased supports for people caring for their loved ones at home in the Central Local Health Integration Network region, by increasing access to respite services for over 1,500 local families. Today (April 4), on National Family Caregiver Day — York Region MPPs Dr. Helena Jaczek, Steven Del Duca, Reza Moridi, Michael Chan 

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FTV launches TV Migrante

Filipino TV proudly announced today that it will launch TV Migrante as part of its regular programming on its carrier cables starting April 21, 2017, Thursday from 9:30pm -10 pm. It will be replayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, spaced at every eight hours on those days following its first telecast. Filbert Wong, 

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Burgosinians across the globe gather in Ilocos Sur

The 2nd global reunion of Burgosinians of Ilocos Sur Global Organization, held in Burgos, Ilocos Sur Philippines was a triumphant huge success. The five days event, February 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2017 had the global theme, “Panagiinniliw (Nostalgia), Panagtitimpuyog (Togetherness) Panagkakapya (Peace) and Panagraragsak” (Celebration). Benilda Filart Degracia -Hizon, Founder and President of 

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MONTREAL: Sr. Mary John Mananzan’s Radical Enlightenment

On spiritual asphyxiation, women’s empowerment and Duterte’s trolls By Joyce Valbuena “When you just do everything routinely and you think you’re okay but you’re not okay, then you are just going through the motion. That happens to us when we have no spirit in what we are doing – we are apathetic, depressed and burnout. 

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Wife defends husband over sex assault charge

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Joanna Corpuz, the President and CEO of immigration and fingerprinting business Gino International, and the wife of embattled businessman Eugene Deocareza, defended her husband and denied all allegations that her husband sexually assaulted anyone. Eugene Deocareza, 47, was arrested and charged by Toronto Police Service Monday, March 13, with one count of 

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