Pinay caregiver Luvy Alicbusan finally granted status after ten years

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–Holding placards and chanting slogans, Luzviminda “Luvy” Alicbusan was among a group of protesters outside immigration minister Ahmed Hussen’s office in a northern Toronto suburb. Alicbusan, a caregiver in Canada, was denied permanent residence status because of her son who has special needs. She said the government considers her 

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Leny Rose Simbre, Chair, Migrante Ontario

Resist together vs Martial Law

Bayan Canada in Toronto: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Toronto Pinoys and Canadians gathered at OPSEU to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Marcos martial law in the Philippines. Speakers talked about current repressive conditions in the country reminiscent of the 1972 – 1986 martial law. A youth made a presentation on her recent 

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From left: Ronnie dela Gana (GBA founder), Mike Cruz (Excellence Award in Sports & Fitness), Mel Galeon for FV Foods (PCCT Business Excellence), Paulina Corpuz (Pinoy of the Year), Jane Manalang Paguio (Entrepreneur of the Year), Ma. Eleanor Mescallado-Kalash (Excellence Award in Arts & Culture), Rosemer Albovias Enverga for the late Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award), Ethel Tungohan (Educator of the Year), Ruth Dunn for the late Pet Cleto (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award), Loizza Adriene Aquino (Young Leader of the Year), Alberto Rodil (Gluckstein Community Service), and brother and mother of Joshua Diamante (WFG Young Entrepreneur of the Year) and Jovito Favila (GBA founder).

19 Fil-Cans receive Balangay awards

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The winners for the nationwide search to honor outstanding Filipino Canadians were presented Saturday September 8, 2018 at the BMO Institute for Learning, Toronto. Loizza Aquino, 18, received the Young Leader of the Year award for her advocacy on mental health. Philippines-native Aquino, 18, is a University of Toronto 

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Ligaya and Popoy during their traditional ‘first dance’

Popoy and Ligaya Caña 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre, Sept. 16, 2018 The Golden Wedding was highlighted with a mass featuring The Rite of the Renewal of Marriage. It was followed with a dinner, program with special performances of family and friends, and presentations in tribute to the celebrating couple, who are well-respected for their contributions to the 

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Toronto is the most expensive rental market in Canada

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Summer is cooling down but the cost of renting an apartment in Canada’s big cities continues to heat up. Even in the suburbs the rental costs are on the rise. According to apartment search portal PadMapper, 13 Canadian cities saw an upward trend in the average cost of a 

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SEAS directors, staff and special guests at the Regent Park centre grand opening.

SEAS opens at Regent Park, elects Filipina to board of directors

TORONTO–On Friday, September 14, 2018, SEAS Centre officially opened the doors to its Regent Park branch on the ground floor of 50 Regent Park Blvd., one of the new Toronto Community Housing buildings in the neighbourhood.  SEAS stands for Support, Enhance, Access, Service Centre – a non-profit social service agency serving immigrant communities, with a 

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OBITUARY: Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier

Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier December 4,1940 – September 18, 2018 Rosalinda died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a brave fight with cancer. Rosalinda is survived by Felino, her loving husband of 45 years. Loving mother of Lin Barbara (Michael Dickinson) and Lin Antonette (Michael Rogers). Loving Aunt and second mother to Charles (Susan) 

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New York Pinoys protest martial law, rights abuses under Marcos, Duterte

NEW YORK, NY– On Friday, September 21, 2018, the Malaya Movement, together with Bayan USA-Northeast, Anakbayan New York and New Jersey, GABRIELA New York and New Jersey, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and the recently inaugurated Migrante USA, held a mobilization at the Philippine Consulate General of New York on 

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Magno v. Balita 2018 ONSC 3230 (CanLII)

(Following is the May 23, 2018 decision on the defamation case Magno vs Balita penned by J.W. Ferguson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. – Ed)

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MILES ROQUE for Councillor, Mississauga Ward 1

‘I’m Not a Politician’

Miles Roque, Councillor candidate, Ward 1, Mississauga: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philipppine Reporter When Miles Roque, 31, talks about his childhood in Mississauga, he remembers it with fondness: an idyllic time growing up in a close-knit community, playing sports and walking home from school. Applewood Acres had been home to Roque’s parents (his mother 

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