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Sanctuary City Edmonton urges Access Without Fear policies

Access to Essential Services for All Families This Family Day 2018, we recognize the migrants that have been separated from their families in search for better and peaceful lives, and the families here who are being told to go back home after providing service to this country. Many have made the hard decision to stay 

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Hon. Ahmed Hussen

Clarification from Immigration Ministry

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Let me start by saying we are not shutting down any caregiver programs. We recognize the role caregivers have played is an important one in supporting our loved ones and helping grow Canada’s economy. We are thankful for all that caregivers have done and we understand the difficulty they have 

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Spouses being reunited more quickly in Canada

Sponsorship process improvements have led to backlog reduction and shorter processing times MISSISSAUGA–Over the past year, the Government of Canada has made significant improvements to the spousal sponsorship process, making it faster and easier for Canadians and permanent residents to reunite with their spouses. In December 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that 

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MALAYA to hold nationwide actions Feb. 25 to commemorate ‘People Power Anniversary’ of 1986

NEW YORK – Over 25 concerned community leaders launched a new U.S.-based alliance called MALAYA: US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and for Democracy in the Philippines on February 6, 2018. They represent a cross-section of the Filipino community of faith leaders, academe, attorneys, youth leaders, business owners, and human rights advocates. The conveners of 

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Bicol Canada picks new officers

Earl Francis Oriño Dacara is elected president The Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA), during its general meeting held on February 18, 2018, elected its new set of 21 directors and executive officers at the Our Lady of Assumption Church Parish Hall, Bathurst St., North York, Toronto. Earl Francis Oriño Dacara, BCCA’s past Vice-President for Government 

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Julie Nanquil

Young Pinoy Canadians share their thoughts on Love, Dating and Modern-Day Relationships

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter February brings with it store aisles crammed with pink and red décor and thoughts of romance and candlelit dinners. However, in many ways, traditional courtships end there. A dynamic generation of Filipino-Canadians share their thoughts on changing customs, online dating and everything in between. Nastasha Alli, 30, is 

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Cultural performance by Merelyn Aguirre (Sining Laya) with Nick Aguirre and Edgar Calgo.

MONTREAL: The escalating human rights violations in PH

By Joyce Valbuena The Philippine Reporter Human rights violations have been an ongoing issue in the Philippines even since after the Marcos martial law regime. Thus, when President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016, one of his first promises to the people was to address the human rights issue. Recognizing that counter-insurgency war as a 

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Minister Chrystia Freeland:
Prepared to block the export if necessary.

Filipino youth group asks Ottawa to quash Canada-PH helicopter deal

Anakbayan-Canada, a Filipino youth group, was among the numerous organizations who strongly opposed the recently announced $223 million chopper deal between the Canadian and Philippine governments. In a press statement, Anakbayan strongly denounced the deal, which involves the acquisition of sixteen combat helicopters by the Philippines from Canada “will only intensify the violence against the 

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FilAm youth form coalition vs Trump policies

NEW YORK–Filipino community in New York and New Jersey came together on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to launch the Filipino American Organizations for Community, Unity, and Safety (FOCUS) coalition, at St. Francis of Assisi. It was convened by the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), The Migrant Center of St. Francis of Assisi, Migrante, Pilipino 

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Fil-Can girl to compete in int’l softball tournament in Singapore

Na’eema Ticzon Garcia, a 12-year old Filipino Canadian studying in Dubai, was chosen by the Dubai Little League to participate in an U14 all-girls softball tournament in Singapore in March, 2018. The event will be Garcia’s first international competition in this sport. It was a pleasant surprise for the parents, Lawrence Garcia and Liise Ticzon, 

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