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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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iSLAS: Comfort food with an upscale twist

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter At the November soft opening of Islas BBQ & Bar, chef and owner Marc Buenaventura was excited to finally unveil his restaurant’s menu to family and friends. That is, until it was time to serve the kare-kare. “The one thing I overheard was, ‘Oh, they don’t have bagoong 

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Film Review: Women of the Weeping River (2016)

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Women of the Weeping River captures in cinematic storytelling scenes from a remote Muslim community beset with armed struggle as clans from either side of a river cannot settle land disputes that hark back since time immemorial. Set in the Philippines’ southern island of Sulu, Mindanao, the film echoes 

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OFWs can use App to connect to gov’t, orgs.

CompassPH By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Virtual assistants are becoming more common these days. With access right at the tip of your fingers, turning to your mobile device for help is convenient. Digitized help might be the missing piece for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who want updates with relevant news and announcements, or seek 

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