Young authors, writers read own works

PLUMA Collective It was just as the event was promised to be. An intimate night of storytelling as young Filipino-Canadian authors, members of Pluma Collective, read from their works in front of a full-house audience at Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop, Saturday, July 20. Pluma is a collective of Filipino-Canadian established and emerging writers in the 

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Panel submits report on tax support for Canadian media

TORONTO–The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts has submitted its final report and recommendations to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as outlined in the 2019 federal budget. The report provides guidance to determine which journalism organizations qualify for 

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Tax bill an increasing burden for Canadian families

By Jake Fuss and Finn Poschmann The Fraser Institute © Troy Media The cost of living was the number one concern for a third of all Canadians surveyed, according to a recent poll. And rising taxes contribute significantly to those costs A recent CBC News poll reported that the cost of living is one of 

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Regent Park Pinoys mark Heritage Month

On Friday, June 28th a resident-led community group in Regent Park celebrated Filipino Heritage month. The outdoor picnic event was attended by a few dozen families from the Regent Park neighbourhood. The organizers opened the event with the singing of “Lupang Hinirang,” the Philippine national anthem, followed by the Canadian national anthem, “O Canada.” Mary Ann Kalalang, 

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From left: Joe Zhang (FreshLand Manager), City Councillor Cynthia Lai, Deputy Mayor of Toronto and Councillor Michael Thompson, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen, guests, Xiao He (FreshLand Manager) and MP Shaun Chen.

Public officials visit FreshLand Supermarket

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New chance for permanent residency 

But migrant workers groups want ‘Landed Status Now’ By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Canada launched two new pilots that will help caregivers who come to this country make it their permanent home. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) and Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP), which opened for applications 

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Playwrights Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos

Philippine mythology in Canadian theatre

REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Through the Bamboo By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter As Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artists, husband and wife team Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos explained that they wrote Through the Bamboo to create “a story that felt epic in scope to rival The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia” since 

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Fil-Can among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

Gelaine Santiago, Founder, Cambio & Co. TORONTO–Gelaine Santiago, founder of Cambio & Co. has been named one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2019. She received the esteemed award at the Toronto ceremony at One King West Hotel on June 25th. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is a people’s 

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FILM REVIEW: Tenderness is fortitude

FILM REVIEW: Rainbow’s Sunset (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippne Reporter Filled with social commentary, and stellar cast, Rainbow’s Sunset offers up a pleasantly made yet astonishingly strenuous storyline of a slice-of-life Filipinx family. There’s an extra dose of melodrama in this film, which is inspired by a true story according to director Joel Lamangan. 

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PLUMA: An intimate night of story telling

Pluma Collective Reading, July 20 Filipino Heritage Month might be in June but we are continuing to celebrate the diverse stories of Filipino-Canadians all year round! Pluma Collective is a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers in the Greater Toronto Area whose work spans genres and generations. They will be hosting an intimate night of storytelling at 

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