Photo credits: Jaskaran Gill, CCR Migrants Forum

Migrant workers speak up in Montreal

Reflections on the Canadian Council for Refugees Migrant Forum By Jesson Reyes Last November 25 representatives from the Migrants Resource Centre Canada (MRCC) attended the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Migrant Forum held in Montreal, Quebec. It was a full-day meeting of several stakeholders working to advance the rights and dignity of migrant workers in 

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Shut out of Canadian Parliament… again

The Trudeau Liberals could have chosen to replace the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Enverga with another Filipino or Filipina Liberal Senator. But the Filipino-Canadian community gets shut out of another Parliament – again. Our beloved Sen Enverga’s Senate seat will not be replaced with another Filipino-Canadian By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña The Federal Liberals enamored us 

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Intensify fight against forced migration and commodification of migrants

MIGRANTE CANADA ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY Migrants around the world cannot be blinded by another futile move masquerading as a tool to protect migrant rights and migration around the world. On December 11, 164 states around the world including Canada adopted The Global Compact for a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, under the auspices of 

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Migrante Christmas

Migrante Canada held this year’s traditional Christmas Party Dec. 15, with over a hundred members and guests packing a North York party room. It featured lots of food, gifts, games and a lot of celebratory greetings. In attendance was the Concepcion family – Gemma and Rico — and their two daughters – for whom Migrante 

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The Philippine Reporter table from left, standing: Ivan Ocampo, Hermie Garcia, Mila Garcia, Irish Mae Silvestre, Sean Misquitta, Mel Jaluag, Michelle Chermaine Ramos. Seated, from left: Justice and Lala Garcia, Leslie Gesell, Tom Gesell and Norman Garcia.

PICTORIAL: Ethic Press Holiday Get-Together, Dec. 14

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) Annual Holiday Get-Together Party at Cypriot Community Centre, Dec. 14, 2018

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PICTORIAL: St. Michael’s Choir School Concert, Dec. 9

St. Michael Choir School held its 2018 Christmas concert Dec. 9 and 10 at Roy Thompson Hall. It was a sold out affair, as families of students and their guests packed the hall and applauded the finale with standing ovation. (Photos: MAG)

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122nd celebration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in T.O.

By Romeo Ayson Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso TORONTO–The Knights of Rizal Canada will host the 122nd celebration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippine national hero. when he was executed by the Spanish soldiers at Bagumbayan now known as Rizal Park in Manila. The event will be held at the Earl Bales Park where 

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In Memory of Arnulfo Loria Lacuesta, January 27, 1947 – September 21, 2018

Arnulfo Loria Lacuesta, 71, passed away on Friday September 21, 2018. Arnulfo, also known as Arnold, Noning and Lolo Dad to his friends, family and grandchildren, was born on January 27, 1947 to Serafin and Felixberta in Lambunao, Iloilo, Philippines. He was the seventh of ten children. Arnulfo studied at the University of San Agustin, 

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Consulate, police address spike in crime rate, violence in community

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter On October 18, 2018, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders called for new recruits from different ethnic communities to serve the city’s diverse population in more languages. Similar concerns were echoed in the Filipino community’s recent discussions. On Tuesday November 27, 2018, the Philippine Consulate General hosted an information 

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Pinoy food for the Holidays

Casa Manila: Home of high quality Filipino cuisine By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Cheery Christmas carols play over the speakers, while delicate parols (lanterns) light up the windows at CASA Manila. Inside, there’s freshly cooked lumpia and steaming bowls of kare-kare. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues. CASA Manila has long 

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