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2018 Transformation Awardee

Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Executive Director, NEPMCC Maria Saras-Voutsinas is one of the 12 awardees for the presstigious Transformation Awards 2018, to be honoured June 15 at Liberty Grand, Toronto. She will receive the 2018 Harmony Award. Maria is the Executive Director of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, a non-profit organization that works 

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One-On-One with NDP Filipino-Canadian Candidate Nerissa Cariño

The Filipino-Canadian community in the GTA is closely watching the candidacy of Nerissa Cariño, the NDP Candidate for Pickering-Uxbridge, and hoping that she can make history by becoming the first Filipina-Canadian to sit as an MPP in the Ontario Legislature. By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña The Filipino-Canadian community is excited to see not one, but 

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Racial justice report card shows where political parties stand on racial equity and racial justice

TORONTO– Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having greater difficulties accessing 

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CARP: An overwhelming 99 per cent of CARP respondents say long-term care is a key issue in upcoming election

TORONTO– According to CARP’s latest poll, an overwhelming 99 per cent of its member respondents say long-term care is important in the upcoming election so it’s no surprise that long-term care is on every party’s platform. But what do people want, and what is each party willing to commit to? The poll, conducted by CARP 

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Q&A with Pinoy candidates for Ontario MPPs

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter As the countdown to June 7 begins, The Philippine Reporter caught up with candidates for the upcoming provincial elections. Here, they discuss their plans and key issues affecting Ontario and the Filipino community. Ramon Estaris is the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the Member of Provincial Parliament for 

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Magno wins defamation case vs BALITA

By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena The libel lawsuit brought by Oswald Magno against Balita, Balita Editor Tess Cusipag and Romeo Marquez has been resolved in Magno’s favor, bringing an end to a legal action marked by numerous delays. Justice Jane Ferguson of the Ontario Superior Court, in her decision dated May 23, 2018, found that 

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Fr. Rex B. Reyes: ‘Focus on the oppressive system, not the person’

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter In order to protect human rights in the Philippines, we shouldn’t focus on any one individual, but must instead address the country’s longstanding system of oppression as a whole. That’s the key message Fr. Rex B. Reyes highlighted on Thursday (May 17) during a lecture in Toronto, where he 

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Nastasha Alli: On food, identity and cooking Sinigang from scratch

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Growing up, Nastasha Alli, 30, always knew she wanted to be featured in a book. She’s a voracious reader of books on Filipino cuisine, often having books delivered to her aunt’s home in the Philippines and getting them shipped to Toronto. So it’s no surprise that Alli is 

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Political drama in Mississauga

From Angely Pacis to Tanya Granic Allen to Natalia Kusendova Tanya Granic Allen’s removal as a candidate due to her insensitive comments is just the latest of stunning events in the new riding of Mississauga Centre – and vindication for the campaign of Filipino-Canadian Candidate Rosemer Enverga. Even before “The Main Event” of the General 

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The role of technology in human rights promotion

Interview with Daisy Arago: By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “What is the role of technology in human rights promotion?” Daisy Arago posed the question as she joined RighsCon Toronto 2018, May 16 to 18 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Arago is the executive director of Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), a leading 

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