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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Anthony Navarro, Salupongan International
Executive Director

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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Karen Selick

More hospitals or more vitamins?

Troy Media BELLEVILLE, Ont.–An acquaintance of mine in his late 70s recently told a group that he had just been hospitalized with pneumonia for five days. The local hospital system, he said, was completely gridlocked, jammed to the rafters with people like him. No rooms were available and patients were in the corridors. Some of 

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Shauna Snow-Capparelli

Trump is wrong; the news media is #NotTheEnemy

Troy Media CALGARY, Alta.–It was a swift, and effective blow that struck at the heart of the very belief system and raison d’être of journalists everywhere. When Donald Trump sent his now infamous Twitter missile late last week (see below) falsely proclaiming the news media as “the enemy of the American People,” he surely knew 

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Radyo Migrante broadcasts live every Sunday on Vibe105

Listen to us live on RadyoMigrante  1PM-2PM, every Sunday on Vibe 105.5 FM, Rogers Cable 945, Bell Fibe 973. Visit us on our website at and listen to podcasts of our previous radio shows. “A weekly news and talk show about issues that matter to Filipinos in Canada, the Philippines and around the world” Radyo Migrante’s team is 

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Chatr unveils more self-serve options Data Plus, online price plan changes

Chatr is now offering customers more ways to use data without having to worry about pay-per-use charges. • Starting today, chatr data customers have access to Data Plus, a convenient, one-time top-up that allows them to purchase additional data once they’ve reached their monthly allotment. • Customers on a $25, $35 or $45 Talk & 

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Banico family: Melona (extreme right); Jeah, 14; Judelyn, 26; her grandson, Clyde, 10; and her son, Jade, 24.

‘My First 150 Days’

Film about a Filipino family’s struggles in Toronto By Althea Manasan A new documentary about an immigrant Filipino family will have its world premiere in Toronto this month, highlighting the struggles and hopes of newcomers building a new life in Canada. My First 150 Days follows single mother Melona Banico as she welcomes her three 

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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star

Gina Bahiwal: Fighting On

OFW Advocating for Temporary Foreign Workers Almost deported, but for Gina and others, the fight is still on By Pet G. Cleto On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Gina (Gregorgina) Bahiwal, former social worker turned farm worker, was to be deported back to the Philippines. She was judged to be illegal because she was way past 

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Dr. Eileen de Villa

Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health

TORONTO–At its meeting on Jan. 30, Toronto City Council approved the appointment of Dr. Eileen de Villa as Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health, following recommendation from the City’s Board of Health. Dr. de Villa will begin her position at the City on March 27. “I’m very pleased with the appointment of Dr. de Villa,” 

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