PANEL, from left: Layer Faye Faraday, moderator Kristina Torres, caregiver Josarie Danieles and GABRIELA Ontario’s Mithi Esguerra

‘Medical inadmissibility’ used to discriminate vs caregivers, TFWs

Caregivers and advocates reiterate call for Permanent Residency Upon Arrival for TFWs By Pet G. Cleto In a press conference held last September 11, organizations presented cases of “medical inadmissibility” stressing that the cases were one more issue in the already precarious situation of caregivers. Caregivers and organizations once more made their main call that 

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Migrant workers call for permanent status, labour and human rights

The Federal government’s acknowledgement of the need for reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program today is a result of years of migrant workers advocating for themselves and fighting against denial of their human and labour rights. Migrant workers members of Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada (CMWRC), the representative body for migrant workers in 

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Minister Helena Jaczek

Minister Jaczek’s decision to close sheltered workshops: Misguided

NATIONAL ETHNIC PRESS & MEDIA COUNCIL OF CANADA (NEPMCC) EDITORIAL There is rising opposition to the Ontario Government’s autocratic plan to eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for pennies a day. During recent investigation of the situation by the Toronto Star, it was reported that many enjoy the social 

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Rebecca Bustamante shares her inspiring life story.

Rebecca Bustamante: ‘Reload your dreams’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Friday, August 19 2016 iKUBO Media in cooperation with Chalre Associates hosted Reload Your Dreams at the YWCA at 87 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. The Filipino community had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Rebecca Bustamante, the Founder and CEO of Chalre Associates and President and 

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From left: Nelia Tonido, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Theresa Lumanlan, Judy Diamante, Ambassador Leslie Gatan, Omel Masalunga, Cecile Asuncion, Debbie Gatan, Necie Mananquil, Cielo Ramos, Jhun Diamante and Teody Asuncion.

Ambassador Gatan celebrates summer reunion with PAG Artists

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its annual summer reunion with Ambassador Gatan, Mrs. Debbie Gatan and Consul General Rosalita Prospero at Nelia and Frank Tonido’s residence on Saturday August 20, 2016.

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Knights of Rizal 16th Commanders’ Ball on Oct. 29, 2016

Knights of Rizal, Canada Region By Romeo Ayson Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso The Knights of Rizal Canada Region will hold its 16th commanders’ ball on October 29, 2016 at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at 930 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Toronto. Ontario, Canada. According to Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, regional commander, the event will be participated 

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Maharajah Heritage of Canada celebrates Saint Apung Kulas

MAHARAJAH HERITAGE of Canada celebrated the feast of Saint Apung Kulas (Pampanga – Philippines) on September 10, 2016 at Earl Bales Park Community Centre. There were games, prizes, and food for kids; and then the Santacruzan for Kids. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

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Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement’s Summer Get-together

The association known as PINOY IN CANADA PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT held its summer get together at Earl Bales Park on September 11, 2016; and showed their support for President Duterte. This event was attended by delegates from many cities of Canada such as Montreal, Vancouver, Hamilton, Niagara, Ajax, Brampton, Markham and Toronto; Senator Tobias Enverga, and 

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Ricky Cruz celebrated his 2016 birthday with his wife Edz, and children Sam, and Alex; and with his close friends at Earl Bales Park on Sep. 11, 2016.


Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

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Charo Santos in Ang Babaeng Humayo

Movie veteran Charo Santos-Concio in Toronto for TIFF

By Rachelle Cruz ABS-CBN’s Chief Content Officer and screen veteran, Charo Santos-Concio, the lead star in Lav Diaz’s film “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (The Woman Who Left), landed in Toronto, on Sunday (Sept. 11) fresh from the film’s big win in an international film fest in Venice. This is her remarkable return to film after almost 

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