Ligaya and Popoy during their traditional ‘first dance’

Popoy and Ligaya Caña 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre, Sept. 16, 2018 The Golden Wedding was highlighted with a mass featuring The Rite of the Renewal of Marriage. It was followed with a dinner, program with special performances of family and friends, and presentations in tribute to the celebrating couple, who are well-respected for their contributions to the 

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Toronto is the most expensive rental market in Canada

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Summer is cooling down but the cost of renting an apartment in Canada’s big cities continues to heat up. Even in the suburbs the rental costs are on the rise. According to apartment search portal PadMapper, 13 Canadian cities saw an upward trend in the average cost of a 

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SEAS directors, staff and special guests at the Regent Park centre grand opening.

SEAS opens at Regent Park, elects Filipina to board of directors

TORONTO–On Friday, September 14, 2018, SEAS Centre officially opened the doors to its Regent Park branch on the ground floor of 50 Regent Park Blvd., one of the new Toronto Community Housing buildings in the neighbourhood.  SEAS stands for Support, Enhance, Access, Service Centre – a non-profit social service agency serving immigrant communities, with a 

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OBITUARY: Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier

Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier December 4,1940 – September 18, 2018 Rosalinda died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a brave fight with cancer. Rosalinda is survived by Felino, her loving husband of 45 years. Loving mother of Lin Barbara (Michael Dickinson) and Lin Antonette (Michael Rogers). Loving Aunt and second mother to Charles (Susan) 

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New York Pinoys protest martial law, rights abuses under Marcos, Duterte

NEW YORK, NY– On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Malaya Movement, together with Bayan USA-Northeast, Anakbayan New York and New Jersey, GABRIELA New York and New Jersey, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and the recently inaugurated Migrante USA, held a mobilization at the Philippine Consulate General of New York on 

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Magno v. Balita 2018 ONSC 3230 (CanLII)

(Following is the May 23, 2018 decision on the defamation case Magno vs Balita penned by J.W. Ferguson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. – Ed)

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MILES ROQUE for Councillor, Mississauga Ward 1

‘I’m Not a Politician’

Miles Roque, Councillor candidate, Ward 1, Mississauga: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philipppine Reporter When Miles Roque, 31, talks about his childhood in Mississauga, he remembers it with fondness: an idyllic time growing up in a close-knit community, playing sports and walking home from school. Applewood Acres had been home to Roque’s parents (his mother 

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Poet Patty Rivera

Patria Rivera: Outward and inward

By MARITES N. SISON Laughter surprisingly comes easy for Patria “Patty” Rivera, the pre-eminent poet of Filipino descent in Canada, whose literary work do not exactly shy away from pathos, chaos, and the dark underbelly of life.  She laughs when asked about why she writes poetry, how she writes poetry, and whether she has 

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No Child Should Live in Poverty

New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit TORONTO–As kids across Canada go back to school this month, a new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children. Every Child Counts: 

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From left to right: Resource speakers Hermie Garcia and Mila Garcia, Kamalayan Midya Project coordinator Sarah Joy Salise with Silay Edades, Andy Tran, Fatima Barron, Andy Aquino, Carlos Saldana and Ysh Cabana (sitting).

Kamalayan youth news writing training

Youth involved in the Kamalayan Midya Youth Project learned significant aspects of news writing conducted by publisher and editor Hermie Garcia and managing editor Mila Astorga-Garcia of The Philippine Reporter. The workshop was held Thursday. Sept. 6 at the new SEAS office in Regent Park Toronto. Focus of the presentation were the two essentials of 

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