Hermie and Mila Garcia load bundles of The Philippine Reporter from the dock of the press into their van.The paper celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring. 

Filipino Canadian paper marks 28th anniversary

(This article was published in the April 21, 2014 issue of Toronto Star. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) Hermie and Mila Garcia, political prisoners under a dictatorship, did odd jobs to fund their own paper, which celebrates its 25th anniversary. By Nicholas Keung The 

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A newspaper worth its salt

By Marites Sison (This article was published online at on Feb. 12, 2014. We are reprinting it on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of The Philippine Reporter. –Ed.) This March, The Philippine Reporter,  a leading Filipino-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, is celebrating its 25th year of publication. For its founders – the indefatigable husband-and-wife 

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Geronimo Family: Mae, Eli, Gemma, Rico

Temporary reprieve for Gemma

A sudden ray of brightness and hope shone on Gemma Geronimo this March the 6th, just 2 days before International Women’s Day. Gemma, who had been living in fear since 2005 in Canada as a victim of human trafficking and as an undocumented worker, has been granted a temporary reprieve by the Canada Border Services 

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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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Kanto ng Bathurst at Wilson

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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