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Charo Santos’s comeback with revenge in Lav Diaz’s revenge film

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Ang Babaeng Humayo (Lav Diaz): What would you do if you were released after being wrongly imprisoned for thirty years and discovered you were framed by someone you once loved? Ang Babaeng Humayo, loosely inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s short story “God Sees the Truth, But Waits” and directed by Lav Diaz, tells 

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2016 Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose

Dissecting a slum-dweller’s life

TIFF Film Review: Ma’ Rosa By Pet G. Cleto Some three decades after Filipino auteur Lino Brocka put his close examinations of the life of the urban poor  up on screen and into global fame with two Cannes Film Festival nominations for the Palme d’Or, another Filipino artist seems to be treading the same exploratory path. 

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Andreas Muñoz as Ignacio De Loyola, the saint of second chances.

Ignacio De Loyola A Divine Cinematic Masterpiece

FILM REVIEW: “If you could hear the voice of God, would you want to keep it a secret?” Produced by Jesuit Communications and masterfully written and directed by Paolo Dy along with his wife Cathy Azanza-Dy, the movie focuses on the period of St. Ignacio’s conversion from a vain impetuous sinner to a preacher and 

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Beach parade in Grand Memories, Varadero, Cuba
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Impressions of Cuba: More than just a beautiful summer get-away

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Cuba had always been on our list, so when the opportunity came to travel this summer, we jumped at it. We had heard of its beautiful beaches, the affordable all-inclusive accommodations in resort hotels, the historical sites, the old world architecture, vintage cars, the culture, music, dance, the famous rum, the cigars, 

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PANEL, from left: Layer Faye Faraday, moderator Kristina Torres, caregiver Josarie Danieles and GABRIELA Ontario’s Mithi Esguerra

‘Medical inadmissibility’ used to discriminate vs caregivers, TFWs

Caregivers and advocates reiterate call for Permanent Residency Upon Arrival for TFWs By Pet G. Cleto In a press conference held last September 11, organizations presented cases of “medical inadmissibility” stressing that the cases were one more issue in the already precarious situation of caregivers. Caregivers and organizations once more made their main call that 

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Migrant workers call for permanent status, labour and human rights

The Federal government’s acknowledgement of the need for reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program today is a result of years of migrant workers advocating for themselves and fighting against denial of their human and labour rights. Migrant workers members of Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada (CMWRC), the representative body for migrant workers in 

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Minister Helena Jaczek

Minister Jaczek’s decision to close sheltered workshops: Misguided

NATIONAL ETHNIC PRESS & MEDIA COUNCIL OF CANADA (NEPMCC) EDITORIAL There is rising opposition to the Ontario Government’s autocratic plan to eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for pennies a day. During recent investigation of the situation by the Toronto Star, it was reported that many enjoy the social 

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Rebecca Bustamante shares her inspiring life story.

Rebecca Bustamante: ‘Reload your dreams’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Friday, August 19 2016 iKUBO Media in cooperation with Chalre Associates hosted Reload Your Dreams at the YWCA at 87 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. The Filipino community had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Rebecca Bustamante, the Founder and CEO of Chalre Associates and President and 

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From left: Nelia Tonido, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Theresa Lumanlan, Judy Diamante, Ambassador Leslie Gatan, Omel Masalunga, Cecile Asuncion, Debbie Gatan, Necie Mananquil, Cielo Ramos, Jhun Diamante and Teody Asuncion.

Ambassador Gatan celebrates summer reunion with PAG Artists

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its annual summer reunion with Ambassador Gatan, Mrs. Debbie Gatan and Consul General Rosalita Prospero at Nelia and Frank Tonido’s residence on Saturday August 20, 2016.

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Knights of Rizal 16th Commanders’ Ball on Oct. 29, 2016

Knights of Rizal, Canada Region By Romeo Ayson Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso The Knights of Rizal Canada Region will hold its 16th commanders’ ball on October 29, 2016 at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at 930 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Toronto. Ontario, Canada. According to Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, regional commander, the event will be participated 

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