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The Philippine Reporter’s Anniversary Pictorial

This March marks The Philippine Reporter’s 28th Anniversary  

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Why I read/write for The Philippine Reporter

“Now, more than ever, the search for truth is paramount. The Philippine Reporter has existed for 28 years with that unwavering dedication to the truth. Canada is blessed to have this multicultural publication to give kababayan important news from home.” – Marivel Taruc, CBC Toronto News Anchor, Host, CBC’s Our Toronto —————————————– “I have contributed 

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Hermie and Mila Garcia load bundles of The Philippine Reporter from the dock of the press into their van.The paper celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring. 
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Filipino Canadian paper marks 28th anniversary

(This article was published in the April 21, 2014 issue of Toronto Star. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) Hermie and Mila Garcia, political prisoners under a dictatorship, did odd jobs to fund their own paper, which celebrates its 25th anniversary. By Nicholas Keung The 

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A newspaper worth its salt

By Marites Sison (This article was published online at theorigami.ca on Feb. 12, 2014. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) This March, The Philippine Reporter,  a leading Filipino-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, is celebrating its 25th year of publication. For its founders – the indefatigable husband-and-wife 

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Temporary reprieve for Gemma

A sudden ray of brightness and hope shone on Gemma Geronimo this March the 6th, just 2 days before International Women’s Day. Gemma, who had been living in fear since 2005 in Canada as a victim of human trafficking and as an undocumented worker, has been granted a temporary reprieve by the Canada Border Services 

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Don’t let Trumpty Dumpty Get You Down

Spoken word/music album about Migrants, Refugees and Resistance launched in Montreal By Joyce Valbuena “That orange guy can’t fire them all,” said Montreal’s prolific veteran rebel wordsmith/violinist, Norman Nawrocki who launched his 29th CD of spoken word plus music to a packed house, Feb 10th at the Casa del Popolo in Montreal. DISPLACED/MISPLACED features 18 powerful 

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Leader who stands up to Trump will be the winner

TORONTO–It feels like a lifetime. But the Trump regime has only been in power for just more than a month. When you look at the wreckage littering the landscape – unconstitutional anti-Muslim bans, scandal and high-level resignations, protests drawing millions, and seemingly bottomless chaos and confusion – it seems like it has gone on forever. 

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FILM REVIEW: Tu Pug Imatuy: The Right to Kill

By Ysh Cabana A poetic, pertinent portrait of aboriginal people surviving  hungry, impoverished lives, Arbi Barbarona’s first feature film “Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) traces the environmental devastation of southern Philippines, in the hinterlands of Mindanao. Tu Pug Imatuy is considerably slow-paced and the plot quite sparse. We patiently follow the story of 

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Nagawi ka na ba sa may Bathurst at Wilson?

Kung hinahanap mo’y isang katulad na alaala ng iyong bayang pinagmulan, amoy ng kusinang Pinoy, pamilyar na kwentuhan sa mga kainan at kapehan at umpukan ng mga kababayan o tagpo ng bentahan ng gulay at prutas sa gilid ng abangan ng bus o kaya nama’y mga anas, sutsot at halakhak na tila baga kasanayan ng 

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Fil-Can theatre premiers ANAK

TORONTO– The next generation of artists from the Carlos Bulosan Theatre premiered their play, ANAK, on March 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Church (200 Macintosh St., Scarborough, ON). This is the first full-length play, written and performed by the new CBT Collective. Directed by Leon B. Aureus, ANAK is about a Filipino-Canadian family’s struggle 

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