By Sheila Block

$15 minimum wage or a tax cut: what are the trade-offs? In the lead up to the June 7th election in Ontario, the minimum wage continues to be a hot button issue. Both the provincial Liberals and the NDP have committed to increase the minimum wage from $14 this year to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019. But the new leader of the Ontario 

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Was FBI involved in the cover-up?

Families and friends of slain anti-Marcos activists want answers SEATTLE, Wash.–Friends and family of slain anti-Marcos activists Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo delivered a petition this week to the Seattle Office of the FBI, asking FBI officials to come clean on the U.S. Government’s role in the cover-up of their assassinations in 1981 and open 

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TPR annual turnover to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library TPR is the only Canadian ethnic community newspaper with its 29-year collection of print copies archived at the library.
From left: Voltaire de Leon, Rick Esguerra, Lui Queaño, Hermie Garcia, David Fernandez, 
Mila Astorga-Garcia, Patty Rivera and Leslie Gesell (not in photo, Ysh Cabana).

TPR turns over 2017 issues to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Philippine Reporter held the annual turnover of its latest print issues to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to update its entire print collection of the semi-monthly newspaper now covering 29 years. The turnover, which was attended by the newspaper editors and staff, and members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet), 

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PUBLISHED WORKS of FC-WJNet members: Books of poems by Patty Rivera (Puti/White) and daughter Rani Rivera (All Violet); anthology of Filipino women’s writings (Filipina 1, Fiipina 2) co-edited by Mila Astorga-Garcia; biography of Armando Malay co-authored by Marites Sison; two Anthologies of Filipino writings, edited by Pet Cleto (Akdaan 1, Akdaan 2); Anthology (Diasporic Intimacies) co-edited by Robert Diaz; From Prison to Diaspora, Selected Writings by Hermie Garcia; Engkwentro, book of poems by Lui Queaño; contributed writings to anthologies, journals and newspapers by Ysh Cabana and Rick Esguerra; contributions to The Philippine Reporter by Jennilee Austria, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Irish Mae Silvestre and Miclelle Chermaine Ramos, among others.

Writers and journalists to launch network

The Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet), an organization of writers – literary and non-literary – and journalists, is holding its formal launch on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Wilson Hall, University of Toronto. FC-WJNet was formed in September last year when a group of like-minded writers and journalists committed to support one another 

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Activist Filipina caregiver heads migrants group in Canada

By NDC Edmonton, Alberta – Sol’s heart for the poor and downtrodden did not lose flame throughout these years. It had always found her wherever she was – from her native Iloilo City, to Hong Kong and finally in Toronto, Canada. Fifty-year old Maria Sol Pajadura was elected the new chairperson of Migrante Canada 

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Filipino Heritage Month-02 Edmonton

‘To put the community in the map’

Filipino heritage month spreads across Canada By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Some Alberta Filipinos urge the month of September to be declared Philippine-Canadian Heritage Month in the Canadian province. Organizers of Calgary-based Fiesta Filipino annual cultural festival submitted their petition Saturday March 17. Senior adviser Dolly Castillo made the official announcement as the group 

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B.C. Asian Heritage Month with Tracing Malong

Artistic Director,  choreographer, dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino of Co. ERASGA is proud to partner with Migrante BC in  the dance production of Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Ating Malong in celebration of Asian Heritage Month this May. Tracing Malong/Guhit ng Malong centres around the malong, the traditional tube-like and intricately printed fabric associated with Mindanao in the 

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The happy painters displaying their masterpieces.

Art-filled Baby Shower

A CREATIVE BABY SHOWER highlighted by a two-hour paint session was held for the awaited arrival of the first-born child of artists Lala and Ivan. The event was held March 11, 2018 at Art Square Gallery and Cafe in Toronto. Family, friends, former classmates and colleagues came to the party with greetings of best wishes 

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AFCA launches scholarships for Filipino Canadian accounting students

The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) is proud to announce the launching of its Scholarship Program for 2018-2019. According to Vida Cruz, current president of AFCA: “The mission of the AFCA Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Filipino Canadian students in Ontario who are pursuing a career in Accountancy. This is AFCA’s 

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IN ONTARIO: Prescription drugs free for people 65 and over

Expanding OHIP+ Will Make Prescription Drugs Free for Nearly One in Two Ontarians Premier Kathleen Wynne announced March 20 Ontario’s plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need during this period of economic change and uncertainty. Through an expansion of OHIP+, more 

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