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Jose Jeffrey Rustia, April 22, 1968 – May 17, 2018

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Filipino nurses job-hunting in America up 23%

Among foreign-educated nurses, Filipinos still most persistent job seekers in the US A total of 7,791 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the US licensure examination for the first time in 2017, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz said on Saturday. The figure is up 23 percent versus the 6,322 Philippine-educated nurses 

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Two-thirds of Canadians: Journalistic source material should be shielded from police

But Canadians divided over whether security agencies should use public data to monitor citizens TORONTO–A strong majority of Canadians say journalists should not be required to turn over confidential information to police, according to a survey released Tuesday (May 22).   But Canadians are divided over whether national security agencies should have the power to collect and 

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June 12 is Filipino Heritage Day and June is Filipino Heritage Month

The photo was taken at the Catholic Education Centre after the Toronto Catholic District School Board -TCDSB, Canada’s largest Catholic school district, passed the Historic Motion declaring June 12 as “Filipino Heritage Day” and June as “Filipino Heritage Month” starting this year, in all Catholic secondary and elementary schools in Toronto. The Official Proposal and 

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Featineans celebrate spring rites with a social fundraiser

By Tony A. San Juan Springtime, seasonally, is really a good time for enjoying the weather shift and bringing respite to the chilly long nights of winter. Thus, The Featineans Association of Canada -TFAT, together with its officers, members, friends and guests in the Greater Toronto Area aptly converged and celebrated the rites of spring 

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Filipino Immigrant stories transform into poetry performance

In My Mother Tongue: By Rachel Evangeline Chiong The Philippine Reporter In the past weeks newly immigrated Filipino youth have found a home in The Koffler Centre’s “In My Mother Tongue” program. The unique showcase this past Sunday of the youth’s creative work was a result of the program’s careful cultivation to create a place 

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Filipino desserts get a modern makeover

The Sweet Spot By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter It all started with an idea as small as a macaron. When business owners Susan Perras, 39, and Rechie Valdez, 37, met it was like kismet. They had both been running their own businesses out of The Cake Collective, a 4,500 sq ft commercial kitchen 

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Pain, frustration, desperate desire for justice

FILM REVIEW: Call Her Ganda at Hot Docs By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter In 2014, a transgender Filipina woman was found brutally murdered in a motel room in Olongapo City. Weeks later, when a U.S. Marine stationed in the port city is accused of the crime, the case is thrust into the international spotlight, 

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Partisan politicking puts Filipino Heritage Month bills in legislative limbo

ll three of the major political parties in the Ontario Legislature have tabled their own versions of the Filipino Heritage Month Act, and all three have been struck down by opposing parties, indicating that the Parties are aware of the collective voting strength of the Fil-Can community and are vying for “ownership” of the bill 

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Poet Patria Rivera launches 4th poetry collection

TORONTO–The Time Between, Filipino Canadian poet Patria Rivera’s fourth poetry collection, was launched recently by Signature Editions at Gerrard Art Space (GAS) Gallery in Toronto May 6. Growing up in the Philippines, Rivera said, events and personal histories formed much of her poetry. “We are all products of our pasts, and to ignore our past 

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