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Second photo op after the private meeting.
(Photos: MC Ramos)

More photo ops than concrete answers

Part 2: New Caregiver Pilot Programs By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter The caregivers and their supporters were denied the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session of the announcement of the new caregiver pilot programs on Saturday February 23, 2019 at The Neighborhood Organization as it was strictly moderated for media questions 

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Organize, Support, Grow the Resistance

Int’l Women’s Day March By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter Thousands of people flooded the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday (March 9), holding signs and waving flags with messages of support for issues affecting women — everything from pay equality to caregiver rights to class sizes in schools. As the buzzing crowd marched down 

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A Piece of Paradise-poster

FILM REVIEW: Three OFWs’ Struggles in A Piece of Paradise

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter In celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, the Consulate General in Toronto hosted a screening of A Piece of Paradise on March 8, 2019. Written, produced and directed by Dr. Patrick P. Alcedo. The documentary took five years to complete including one year of post-production 

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Canadians Deserve 21st Century Ethnic TV

Channels like OMNI once served us well. What we’re offering is a huge leap forward. By Slava Levin and Hari Srinivas If you have a VCR in 2019, it’s likely gathering dust on a shelf. There’s nothing wrong with it. It still does the same job it always did. But today we live in a 

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen invited the audience for a group photo op.

New caregiver pilot programs: High hopes, unanswered questions

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter THE caregiver program of the federal government has undergone another revision. For how many times now, no one seems to care. But what caregivers and their advocacy supporters want to know are straightforward answers to questions that affect their lives and their families. On Saturday February 23, 2019, 

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Migrant Caregivers win major victory, Permanent resident status on arrival still needed

Newly announced pilot Caregiver Program, and Interim Program important steps in the right direction, and a direct response to Caregiver organizing. CANADA–Migrant Care Worker organizations and allies from across Canada (scroll below for list of organizations) are welcoming the newly announced Caregiver Program which is a direct response to the Landed Status Now ( campaign 

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Jess and Tess Mallari

Mallaris out on bail, court date set March 28

By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Around a dozen people attended a Newmarket Courthouse last February 28, 2019, expecting to see Jesus and Teresita Mallari at their first scheduled court appearance. The couple owned Mabini Express – a financial transfer company in Vaughan. The Mallaris are suspects in several alleged fraud cases involving more than 

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More than 90 Filipino Canadian youth at Parliament Hill, Ottawa.

Pinoy-Canadian students get on Parliament Hill

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter OTTAWA (02/26/2019) — In April 2018, political science student Lhori Webster sat with fellow students in Toronto with the hope that other Filipino youth succeed in a variety of professional fields. Out of those conversations and the backing of their newly-established FILSAUO, or Filipino Students Association of the University 

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Nicole Huff at her debut bash.

Nicole Huff of Degrassi fame: Soaring TV series and film career

By Rachelle Cruz Nicole Huff, who had played Gloria Chin on Degrassi, has new projects this year that reflect her continuing success in her chosen field. She is a guest star aka Renee Joy on this new CBC Network legal drama TV series, Diggstown. Her episode starts March 13. Huff also got a chance to 

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Bayan Canada-Media Killings

BAYAN Canada on Maria Ressa’s arrest

TORONTO–BAYAN-Canada calls on the Philippine government and justice officials to drop the charges against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler. Ressa was arrested on February 13 over a “cyber libel” complaint from a businessman. Rappler said the businessman filed the complaint five years after the article appeared in 2012, and the law 

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