A Reading & Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn

By Robert Diaz In her Toronto debut, award-winning Filipino American author Jessica Hagedorn will reflect on how the city, especially Manila, has influenced her artistry and craft. She will read from her past writing, as well as engage in conversation with Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA. Jessica 

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Pilipinong Migrante sa Barrie members with guests from Migrant Resource Centre and Migrante Canada

Pilipinong Migrante sa Barrie holds General Assembly, reaffirms commitment to serve community

TORONTO – Pilipinong Migrante sa Barrie (PMB) held its General Assembly and Re-Launch last Saturday March 3, 2019 at #1 Sawmill Rd. Community Hall, Barrie. With the theme Revitalize, Inform, Educate, Organize! the 33 people in attendance, learned from and shared with guests from Migrante Canada, Bayan Canada and the Migrant Resource Centre-Canada (MRCC) regarding 

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De La Salle homecoming golden jubilee

The De La Salle COM69 Class celebrated its Golden Jubilee Homecoming on March 2, 2019 at the DLSU Taft Campus. About 60 classmates attended, some from the USA and Canada. The week-long activities started with a Mass on February 24 at the DLSU Chapel with COM69 classmates, their spouses and the Lasallian Community. A Welcome 

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PIDC announces date of flag raising for Independence Day

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has announced that the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the historical independence of the Philippines, will take place on June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall, from 12 noon to 2 pm. All members and supporters of the Filipino-Canadian community are invited to attend. In addition to the significance of 

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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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Consulate staff, speakers and attendees

Services and Resources for Pinoy Canadians

Consulate-FCT Orientation Session for Immigrants By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in collaboration with directors of the Filipino Centre Toronto hosted an orientation day on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the volunteer-run Filipino Centre Toronto located at 4395 Sheppard Ave. East. The full day’s lineup of seminars provided Filipino immigrants with a wealth of 

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Why Ontario tuition cuts are a threat to Filipino students on campus

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter THE government of Ontario under Premier Doug Ford announced major changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and tuition in January 2019. Among the many changes are the elimination of free tuition and a reduction in the number of grants for post-secondary financial aid compared to loans. These 

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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

Pinoy absentee voters in Canada now almost 100K

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Out of the 1.7 million Filipino overseas absentee voters (OAVs), there are almost 100,000 registered in Canada for the May 13 midterm polls. In a press conference in January in Manila, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said there is an increase in the number of Filipino OAVs as it reported 

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rom Ed Santos Twitter: “I am Filipino, born in Japan with a Mexican last name. I grew up in Cerritos, California.  The mother of our child is Native American and white. My daughter has autism, OCD amongst many other issues.”

The Legend of Fil-Am Ed ‘RockDaMullet’ Santos

The story of a Filipino-American artist and marketer who leaves a tremendous influence in Southern California, in the history of social media, the world of extreme sports, and in the alternative music scene By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña On February 13, 2019, it was announced on social media that Filipino-American Ed Santos, known in social 

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Film review: Respeto (2017): A Mash-up of Rhymes and Resistance

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Respeto is an engrossing mash-up of rhymes and resistance, charting the intergenerational lives of have-nots. It weaves the words and worlds of a young street rapper Hendrix (played by real-life rapper Abra) and the much older reclusive radical poet aka Doc (Dido dela Paz). The former represents the grit 

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