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PUBLISHED WORKS of FC-WJNet members: Books of poems by Patty Rivera (Puti/White) and daughter Rani Rivera (All Violet); anthology of Filipino women’s writings (Filipina 1, Fiipina 2) co-edited by Mila Astorga-Garcia; biography of Armando Malay co-authored by Marites Sison; two Anthologies of Filipino writings, edited by Pet Cleto (Akdaan 1, Akdaan 2); Anthology (Diasporic Intimacies) co-edited by Robert Diaz; From Prison to Diaspora, Selected Writings by Hermie Garcia; Engkwentro, book of poems by Lui Queaño; contributed writings to anthologies, journals and newspapers by Ysh Cabana and Rick Esguerra; contributions to The Philippine Reporter by Jennilee Austria, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Irish Mae Silvestre and Miclelle Chermaine Ramos, among others.

Writers and journalists to launch network

The Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet), an organization of writers – literary and non-literary – and journalists, is holding its formal launch on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Wilson Hall, University of Toronto. FC-WJNet was formed in September last year when a group of like-minded writers and journalists committed to support one another 

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Sol P

Activist Filipina caregiver heads migrants group in Canada

By NDC Edmonton, Alberta – Sol’s heart for the poor and downtrodden did not lose flame throughout these years. It had always found her wherever she was – from her native Iloilo City, to Hong Kong and finally in Toronto, Canada. Fifty-year old Maria Sol Pajadura was elected the new chairperson of Migrante Canada 

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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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