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Ledesma, Olalia on human rights violations, red-tagging and peace

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter At the beginning of his presentation to a crowd in Toronto last week, Manila-based attorney Edre Olalia led a singalong. Dedicated to President Rodrigo Duterte, the song went to the tune of “The Great Pretender,” with the lyrics changed: Oh yes, he’s a great pretender / Pretending that we’re 

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2019 Philippine midterms: ‘worst automated elections’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The Philippines general elections conducted on May 13, halfway through Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year term as president, had some 61million voters head to the polls in a contest of more than 18,000 local and provincial positions. The elections for the 12 (out of the 24) seats in the Senate were 

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Toronto region Feati University alumni celebrate 30th anniversary

The Featineans Association of Toronto (TFAT) celebrated its 30th founding year anniversary on May 11, 2019, at North Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill, Ontario. Organized in 1989, TFAT is an organization of alumni and former students, employees and faculty members of FEATI University in Manila, Philippines. Over 250 guests, friends, and supporters attended and joined in 

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ICHRP Canada launches in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 13, 2019—Over 100 community leaders from cities across Canada came together at the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) headquarters in Ottawa on May 11 and 12 to launch a cross-country campaign against a backdrop of “troubled times for human rights in the Philippines” and form the Canadian chapter of the International Coalition 

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The poster "The Struggle for Philippine Independence" released by Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet)

Writers group releases historical poster

TORONTO – THE Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) is releasing its first collective work, titled, The Struggle for Philippine Independence. The published work is an illustrated poster consisting of key historical events from 1521 to 1946, covering the period of colonization of the country first by Spain, then the United States, the invasion 

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Eduardo Balaquit still missing one year later

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter When Edward Balaquit, 32, drives by fields in his hometown in Manitoba, he finds himself scanning the area for clues. It’s become part of his routine ever since his father, Eduardo Balaquit, went missing. This June 4 will mark a year since the then-59-year-old disappeared from his evening 

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4 GTA FilCan Community groups slate Filipino Heritage Month celebrations

By Tony A. San Juan The inaugural year of the “Filipino Heritage Month” across Canada, as officially proclaimed by the House of Commons on October 30, 2018, will commence in June 2019. In the spirit of national character and traditions, Filipino Canadians are hopeful and excited of participating proudly in the celebration of this very 

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Fil-Can Guro Jun de Leon: Training Royal Regiment of Canada in Filipino martial arts

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, the Royal Regiment of Canada is training soldiers in the Filipino martial art of kali in addition to the army’s close quarter combat program to get them battle ready. Having gone on missions in Afghanistan and Sudan, Nonato has firsthand 

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World Press Freedom Day in Toronto

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter ON Friday May 3, 2019, the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada gathered at Toronto City Hall to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations General Assembly first declared World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 1993 and every year the occasion is marked worldwide 

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PUBLIC FORUM: NDF and the Struggle for Peace in the Philippines

Since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte came to power in 2016, his government has turned its back many of its promises to the Filipino people. Economically, job creation is at its lowest and the practice of labor contractualization remains. Politically, the country is more divided than ever, with the government resorting to fascistic measures to silence 

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