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Ledesma, Olalia on human rights violations, red-tagging and peace

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter At the beginning of his presentation to a crowd in Toronto last week, Manila-based attorney Edre Olalia led a singalong. Dedicated to President Rodrigo Duterte, the song went to the tune of “The Great Pretender,” with the lyrics changed: Oh yes, he’s a great pretender / Pretending that we’re 

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ICHRP Canada launches in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 13, 2019—Over 100 community leaders from cities across Canada came together at the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) headquarters in Ottawa on May 11 and 12 to launch a cross-country campaign against a backdrop of “troubled times for human rights in the Philippines” and form the Canadian chapter of the International Coalition 

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Writers group releases historical poster

TORONTO – THE Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) is releasing its first collective work, titled, The Struggle for Philippine Independence. The published work is an illustrated poster consisting of key historical events from 1521 to 1946, covering the period of colonization of the country first by Spain, then the United States, the invasion 

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Eduardo Balaquit still missing one year later

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter When Edward Balaquit, 32, drives by fields in his hometown in Manitoba, he finds himself scanning the area for clues. It’s become part of his routine ever since his father, Eduardo Balaquit, went missing. This June 4 will mark a year since the then-59-year-old disappeared from his evening 

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Fil-Can Guro Jun de Leon: Training Royal Regiment of Canada in Filipino martial arts

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, the Royal Regiment of Canada is training soldiers in the Filipino martial art of kali in addition to the army’s close quarter combat program to get them battle ready. Having gone on missions in Afghanistan and Sudan, Nonato has firsthand 

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World Press Freedom Day in Toronto

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter ON Friday May 3, 2019, the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada gathered at Toronto City Hall to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations General Assembly first declared World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 1993 and every year the occasion is marked worldwide 

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BOOK LAUNCH: The New Filipino Kitchen

By Nastasha Alli What does it mean to connect with our culture through food? It’s a question answered by 30 contributing authors to “The New Filipino Kitchen” cookbook, including White House executive chef Cris Comerford, young chefs and home cooks from across the US and UK, and Toronto-based food writer Nastasha Alli. Called “an engrossing, 

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Growing number of seniors lack support of family, friends What happens when a person grows older and can no longer make health and financial decisions for themselves – but also doesn’t have family or friends who can make those decisions on their behalf? Health and social services use a hard-hitting term to describe this growing population: unbefriended. Unbefriended individuals may have experienced homelessness, 

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Students burdened by rising cost of university education

Troy Media As student fees rise across the country, being able to afford university is increasingly difficult. All students should be know where their fees and tuition payments go, instead of paying what’s needed and then forgetting about it. However, financial statements aren’t always easy for the average student to understand, especially if they’re not 

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Filipino Heritage Month logo released

By Tony A. San Juan The Filipino Heritage Month Council-FHMC , a non-profit, volunteer-run, heritage- focused association of Filipino Canadians formed in April 2018, aims to help promote, propagate and preserve Filipino heritage, history, language, art and culture in Canada, through education, information, research, networking and communication initiatives. It is proud at this point to announce the 

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