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Dear Editor, This is in regards to the subject of how caregivers here in Canada are being treated by Canadian or other nations employers. This report appeared in Philippine Reporter, January 16-31, 2005, entitled: Stop Treating Us Like Slaves. Is it not ironic while asking these employers to stop treating caregivers or nannies like slaves 

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Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity

By Philip Kelly, Phd. (Dr. Kelly is Associate Professor, Department of Geography at York University.) What class do you belong to? How do you assess the class or social status of yourself and others? Is it a bank balance or an occupation that defines class? Or is it the size of your car or house? 

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IMMIGRATION: Our loved ones are number one

It is Valentine’s Day, a day we pause to ponder the profound meaning and impact that a simple four letter word would have on us, love.  For many it is a day where we pause to remember those that mean so much to us that we have vowed to share our lives with them in 

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Charles Stella wins Grand Champion prize in Kantahan

By Ardie Ching Nay, it is not only one talent but six that was witnessed by the Filipino and non-Filipino audience who attended the recently concluded “Rogers Wireless Kantahan Search 2004. Those who watched the grand finals of the said event was treated to a night of good music and was mesmerized by the production 

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Health, beauty products showcase in Niagara

Several Filipino entrepreneurs will soon take part in one of the most exciting events of the year: the Niagara Falls Spring Show under the theme: ‘Health & Wealth for the Whole Family’. It will be held on April 9, at Our Lady of Peace Hall, Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, 12:00-8:00 pm. Sponsored by Western Union, 

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Linda Magno and Max Surban in concert in Toronto

Max  Surban, the king of harana and novelty songs in Visayas and Mindanao will take the center stage on April 10, 400 P.M. at the Ryerson University Theatre located at 23 Gerrard St., East. He will be joined by Linda Magno, the queen of Ilocano songs and a very versatile singer who can  switch from 

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New radio program to hit airwaves

PINOY EXPRESS, a new radio show, will hit the airwaves beginning March 1, 2005, and every Tuesday night thereafter. Philippine Press Club – Ontario (PPC-O) president Paul F. de la Cruz will produce and host the weekly show. The radio program will broadcast live every Tuesday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through Radyo Pinoy 

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Tourism Sec assures: R.P. safe

MANILA – “The Philippines remains a safe destination for travel. The Valentine’s Day bombing incidents, while unfortunate, are clearly isolated,” said Secretary of Tourism Joseph Ace Durano. “We have always had security arrangements with the Philippine Navy and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the safety of both local and foreign tourists,” he added. 

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The FCT Gala Night

By Aida E. D’Orazio It was an evening of glory for the elite group of Filipinos, the 75 active presidents of Filipino associations – leaders of the Filipino community in the GTA. They were feted and honoured by the Filipino Centre Toronto at the elegant Concert Hall of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel last February 

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Ninotchka Rosca: ‘RP is major exporter of women as sex slaves’

TORONTO–The Philippine government’s complicity, inaction and neglect and international market forces are causing the massive global sex trade and modern-day slavery of Filipino women and children, the international spokesperson of Gabriela’s Purple Rose Campaign Againts the Sex Trafficking of Filipino Women said. Speaking at a forum organized by the Philippine Women’s Centre of Ontario Friday, 

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