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117th proclamation anniversary celebration of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, antiimperialist people’s church. Members came from IFI Greater Toronto, Hamilton & Niagara, Montreal, with visiting IFI priest from the Church of Sweden and the Episcopal Church in the GTA.

IFI celebrates 117th Proclamation Anniversary

Iglesia Filipina Independiente TORONTO–The Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI, Philippine Independent Church), Parish of the Holy Child in Toronto hosted August 3, 2019 the celebration of the 117th Proclamation Anniversary of the IFI. At the All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, a Mass was concelebrated by Rev. Frs. Art Calaycay of IFI Montreal, Christian Rey of IFI 

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Making it Easy with SPAM®

When school is back in session, convenient dinners and satisfying snacks are essential for keeping you and your kids happy. SPAM® makes it easy with these yummy recipes to get your family through the week! For full list of recipe ideas visit www.SPAMcanada.com SPAM® Street Taco with Pickled Red Onion and Cabbage Slaw Even the 

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Scores of protests mark Philippine President’s midterm speech

SONA 2019 Rallies By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Calling for unity to register their discontent with the current administration, groups converged in different cities around the world ahead of the fourth annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday July 22, 2019. Led by multisectoral alliance of BAYAN-Canada 

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From left: Bolet Arevalo, Judith Gonzales, Kassandra Adajar, Anthonette Gonzales, Sam Herrera, Rod Santibanez, Bart Santos, John Alix and Damien Gulde at the screening

Film tackles OFWs’ complex world

Temptations of a Hero: Film Review & Interviews with director, screenwriter By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Enlightening, poignant and cathartic. This is not your typical Pinoy OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) drama. After viewing many other usual unmemorable movies depicting the lives of OFWs, I can say that Temptations of a Hero stands out 

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When is historical fiction acceptable?

Film Review: Quezon’s Game (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter When Quezon’s Game won top prize at the Cinema World Festival (Autumn Selection) in Ottawa in 2018, it became an instant historical blockbuster in the Philippines this year. It has won 23 awards in various film festivals around the world. But in rewriting the 

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Young authors, writers read own works

PLUMA Collective It was just as the event was promised to be. An intimate night of storytelling as young Filipino-Canadian authors, members of Pluma Collective, read from their works in front of a full-house audience at Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop, Saturday, July 20. Pluma is a collective of Filipino-Canadian established and emerging writers in the 

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Panel submits report on tax support for Canadian media

TORONTO–The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts has submitted its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as outlined in the 2019 federal budget. The report provides guidance to determine which journalism organizations qualify for 

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Tax bill an increasing burden for Canadian families

By Jake Fuss and Finn Poschmann The Fraser Institute © Troy Media The cost of living was the number one concern for a third of all Canadians surveyed, according to a recent poll. And rising taxes contribute significantly to those costs A recent CBC News poll reported that the cost of living is one of 

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Regent Park Pinoys mark Heritage Month

On Friday, June 28th a resident-led community group in Regent Park celebrated Filipino Heritage month. The outdoor picnic event was attended by a few dozen families from the Regent Park neighbourhood. The organizers opened the event with the singing of “Lupang Hinirang,” the Philippine national anthem, followed by the Canadian national anthem, “O Canada.” Mary Ann Kalalang, 

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New chance for permanent residency 

But migrant workers groups want ‘Landed Status Now’ By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Canada launched two new pilots that will help caregivers who come to this country make it their permanent home. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP), which opened for applications 

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