Simbang Gabi at St. Catherine of Sienna church in Mississauga

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Simbang Gabi in Tagalog sponsored by the Filipino Community of St. Catherine of Sienna Church at 2340 Hurontario St. (Hurontario and Queensway). The event will be held from December 15 to December 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. A small gathering in the church Main Hall will follow after 

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Rachelle Cruz with Gail Fullerton of Pink Portfolio

GABRIELA Ontario, Pink Portfolio support  #FilipinasSpeakOut campaign of Rachelle Cruz

See GABRIELA Statement Pink Portfolio Event: The Pink Portfolio hosted the launch, Nov. 27, of the #FilipinasSpeakOut #MeToo advocacy campaign, where Rachelle Cruz spoke about her sexual assault before a diverse group of women supporters.

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Terry Power, CEO, Medisys, TELUS Health and Matthew Embry, director, Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis, a TELUS Health Originals documentary, at a screening in Toronto this week. The film will be available on 
YouTube Nov. 22.

Canada’s public health crisis: Devastating effects of opioid addiction

Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis looks at how this epidemic is impacting families and communities countrywide VANCOUIVER–Today, TELUS released the first installment of its new TELUS Health Originals documentary series, a heartbreaking look at the public health emergency devastating North America through a new documentary: Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis. Available on YouTube and on 

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Malaya presents RESBAK Short Film Festival

New York, NY–On Friday, November 30, 2018, The Malaya Movement, Filipino Youth International, and Peace Action at Pace University are pleased to present RESBAK (RESpond and Break the Silence Against the Killings) Short Film Festival – an exclusive screening of Filipino short films about the Drug War, Martial Law (in Mindanao and during the Marcos 

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Migrant care workers call for labour security, fairness

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–It’s only a year before the Caregiver Program will expire and thousands of migrant workers in Canada live in fear whether they will be able stay. Care workers who are part of an advocacy coalition held simultaneous news conferences in Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa demanding for immigration 

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2018 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Jeff Canoy

‘Journalism — A mission, more than a job’

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter While people are running away from a volcanic eruption, landslide, earthquake or super typhoon, journalist Jeff Canoy is heading towards it. The correspondent for ABS-CBN joked that he has covered so many natural disasters during his twelve-year career that, even on vacation, people who recognize him assume that 

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Ulam: Filipino food finds its identity

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The fact that Filipino cuisine has always been on the periphery of the mainstream food scene is a reflection of our culture itself: immigrants adept at assimilating in their adopted country yet forever caught between two worlds. The documentary ‘Ulam: Main Dish’ explores this yearning for an identity 

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2018 Ethnic Press Awards Night

November 9, 2018, Toronto City Hall Rotunda Roland Sintos Coloma, Ph.D., was recently honoured by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for Distinghuished Services, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the fields of education, humanities and community. He was one of the five major recipients of the 2018 NEPMCC Awards honoured 

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Human Rights Update

HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE. Two guests from the Philippines — Vernie Yocogan-Diano and Dr. Anie Bautista recently conducted in Toronto an update on the human rights situation in the Philippines on Nov. 19.

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Two candle-lit ceremonies for Maguindanao and Sagay 9 Massacres

At another event by Filipino-Canadian Journalists Network on Nov. 13, a candle-lit ceremony was held to commemorate the Maguindanao Massacre of 2009. A candle-lit ceremony was held in Toronto for the Sagay 9 Massacre victims in Negros Philippines, Nov. 19.

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