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MPs Salma 
Zahid, Arif Virani, Marco Mendocino 
with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly in the 
Scarborough Centre Town Hall Meeting January 18 at FV Foods, Lawrence East.

MP seeks support for Filipino Heritage Month across Canada

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter OTTAWA—”It has already been recognized in the city of Toronto, it’s time we recognize it in Canada. So that in June from coast to coast to coast the community can come together and celebrate Filipino Heritage Month.” said Member of Parliament Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre) in a town hall 

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The authors Stephanie Procyk, Wayne Lewchuk and John Shields

PEPSO book on precarious jobs launched

BOOK LAUNCH: Precarious Employment, Causes, Consequences and Remedies Jobs are fewer, and shorter, and they lack security, stability, and benefits. McMaster professor Wayne Lewchuk, and public policy analyst Stephanie Procyk with United Way Toronto and York recently launched their edited volume “PEPSO: Precarious Employment, Causes, Consequences and Remedies” on Thursday January 18. This collection of essays 

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ETFO: Survey shows violence pervasive in schools

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario: Nothing short of fixing the education funding formula will solve the problem TORONTO–Seventy per cent of members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) say they have personally experienced violence or have witnessed violence in schools, according to an independent survey conducted for the Federation in November. “Our members 

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Hermi Jhun Garcia marked his birthday with siblings and their spouses on January 6. He is showing one of his presents, a painting in acrylic.

IN PHOTOS: Hermi ‘Jhun’ Garcia’s Birthday

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Cozy up to specialty drinks from Luba’s Coffee Boutique

Text and photos by Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter You smell Luba’s Coffee and Tea Boutique before you see it. Amidst the scent of baked bread is the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Tucked away from the bustle on the main floor of St. Lawrence Market, the little shop is a veritable treasure trove 

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“The Future is Yours” - Ezra Baltazar, Paolo Dela Cruz, and Jim Castor.

Youth get free career support at NPower Canada

By Jennilee Austria Community Liaison NPower Canada In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, there are 83,000 youth who are not working, in training or in school, and employment agencies are finding innovative ways to help. As the new Community Liaison at NPower Canada, I’ve noticed something special: young Filipinos leaving jobs in factories, retail, 

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Cool, hazy, dreamy

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Uppercase’s self-released Christmas single Babalik (Returning) is, in a word, pretty cool. The first Christmas single of this local Toronto pop indie rock Original Pinoy Music (OPM) band, is soft with crispy lead guitar parts, toned bass, synths, thoughtful guitar work and distinct vocals. Mark de Leon’s gentle voice 

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Petronila ‘Tita Pet’ Cleto, Oct. 18, 1945 – Jan. 11, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of GABRIELA Ontario organizer and founding officer Petronila Galicia Cleto, known to many as “Tita Pet”. She died at St. Michael’s Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 around 5:00 AM, from organ failure. Tita Pet was an integral part of building the Filipino women’s movement 

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Carol Kinsey Goman

How to supercharge your success in 2018

Toronto (Troy Media)–Last year, I gave a seminar on leadership presence for the executive team of a high-tech company in northern California. The next day, the president of the company phoned and said: “I have an administrative assistant who is the brightest, most creative person I’ve worked with. The problem is, we’re relocating and she 

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David Pfrimmer

Charity is not enough to fight poverty, social inequality

Toronto (Troy Media)–We’ve just emerged from the season when everyone wants to help support their local food bank initiatives. But ‘sharing the season’ always poses a tough question for me: How do we help our neighbours when, according to Canada Without Poverty, there are 4.9 million neighbours to help? The number of Canadians in need 

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