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Don’t let Trumpty Dumpty Get You Down

Spoken word/music album about Migrants, Refugees and Resistance launched in Montreal By Joyce Valbuena “That orange guy can’t fire them all,” said Montreal’s prolific veteran rebel wordsmith/violinist, Norman Nawrocki who launched his 29th CD of spoken word plus music to a packed house, Feb 10th at the Casa del Popolo in Montreal. DISPLACED/MISPLACED features 18 powerful 

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Warren Kinsella

Leader who stands up to Trump will be the winner

TORONTO–It feels like a lifetime. But the Trump regime has only been in power for just more than a month. When you look at the wreckage littering the landscape – unconstitutional anti-Muslim bans, scandal and high-level resignations, protests drawing millions, and seemingly bottomless chaos and confusion – it seems like it has gone on forever. 

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FILM REVIEW: Tu Pug Imatuy: The Right to Kill

By Ysh Cabana A poetic, pertinent portrait of aboriginal people surviving  hungry, impoverished lives, Arbi Barbarona’s first feature film “Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) traces the environmental devastation of southern Philippines, in the hinterlands of Mindanao. Tu Pug Imatuy is considerably slow-paced and the plot quite sparse. We patiently follow the story of 

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Nagawi ka na ba sa may Bathurst at Wilson?

Kung hinahanap mo’y isang katulad na alaala ng iyong bayang pinagmulan, amoy ng kusinang Pinoy, pamilyar na kwentuhan sa mga kainan at kapehan at umpukan ng mga kababayan o tagpo ng bentahan ng gulay at prutas sa gilid ng abangan ng bus o kaya nama’y mga anas, sutsot at halakhak na tila baga kasanayan ng 

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Lions Club Int’l convention, March 24-26

True to its century-old  civic service commitment and cherished tradition , the District A711 of Lions Club International is holding its  Annual Convention on March 24-26,2017 at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel. 9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario. The occasion also is a fitting celebration of Lions Clubs International’s centennial foundation. The Centennial is a once-in-a lifetime 

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Martha Joy with guest singer Elaine Evangelista-Virola of the defunct Hotdog Band.

Community Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Martha Joy held her concert on February 18, 2017 at Rembrandt Banquet Hall, which was filled to capacity. —————————————————————————- iWELD welding shop held its official opening on Feb. 17, 2017 in Brampton, Ontario. Owner Ricky Cruz gave an inspirational speech encouraging other Filipinos to open their own businesses. Photo shows Cruz, his work team, families 

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Fil-Can theatre premiers ANAK

TORONTO– The next generation of artists from the Carlos Bulosan Theatre premiered their play, ANAK, on March 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Church (200 Macintosh St., Scarborough, ON). This is the first full-length play, written and performed by the new CBT Collective. Directed by Leon B. Aureus, ANAK is about a Filipino-Canadian family’s struggle 

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Angely Pacis to champion people’s causes in Ontario

First Filipino PC MPP candidate in Ontario By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO–Angely Pacis, the Ontario PC candidate for Mississauga-Centre, declared her pride for being a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and her readiness to champion causes for the betterment of the people of Ontario, once elected as MPP in next year’s provincial elections. She made 

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Chris Ramsaroop of Justicia

Justicia, Gabriela and Migrante on the Struggle of Temporary Foreign Workers

(To update readers on the recent issues and changes on immigration in Canada, The Philippine Reporter interviewed leaders of three immigration advocacy organizations in Ontario:  Chris Ramsaroop of Justicia (Justice for Migrant Workers), Mithi Esguerra of GABRIELA Ontario and Jesson Reyes of Migrante Ontario.) By Pet G. Cleto TPR: What is the importance of  Gina 

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A Fil-Am finds roots in Mindanao

By Lui Queaño One of the reasons for Anthony Navarro’s visit to Toronto after his trip to Detroit in the U.S. was to engage Toronto community organizations and connect them with his group Salupongan International, or SI. This non-profit, non-stock organization derives its name from the word “salupongan” – which means “unity” or “solidarity” in 

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