Historic unveiling of smiling Rizal monument in Markham

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Sunday June 9, 2019. the Filipino community gathered at Luneta Gardens where the City of Markham unveiled the long-anticipated larger than life statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in celebration of the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence and the first Philippine Heritage Month to be celebrated nationwide in Canada. This 

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Film Review: Revolution Selfie (2017): Stories of peasant warriors under conditions of poverty

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “This is what keeps the revolution alive: it comes down to the moment of decision for each individual to join a movement and fight for a better world.” Some things never get out of style, and Revolution Selfie: The Red Battalion’s central premise—go on a mission to meet face 

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Nastasha Ali

Anthology on food launched over delicious food

Toronto Book launch of The New Filipino Kitchen It was supposed to be a dinner and book signing in a restaurant that Natasha Ali had hoped for the Toronto launching of the anthology, The New Filipino Kitchen, Stories and Recipes from Around the Globe, of which she is one of the contributing authors. However, as 

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By Joe Volpe

The Tawdry Politics of ‘Fat Cats’ Canadian Journalism

TORONTO–It’s the whining season among Canada’s “fat cats” media giants. The rest of us who strive to make sense of this country for the 7,000, 000 newer Canadians who function in a third language (according to the latest Census Canada statistics published in August of 2017) and whose historical perspective may differ from theirs are 

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Kadayawan at Carassauga

Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures, May 24, 25, 26, 2019 “The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival held in Davao City in the southern region of the Philippines. In ancient times, the indigenous tribes of Davao held a ritual in Mount Apo to give thanks and honour to Manama (the Supreme being) and Butan (Moon Deity) 

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b2Bpreneur’s new board of directors: Pearl Rabano, chief fi nancial officer; B Laserna, chief marketing and information officer; Noreen 
Ocampo, chief project officer; Rachel Muhlberger, chief operating 
officer; and Janet Lim, founder and CEO.

b2Bpreneur aims to develop future entrepreneurs

Kids learn how to make and sell products at annual business fair By Bruce Gates Small companies make up nearly 98% of all Canadian businesses, and half of those employ fewer than four people, according to the Business Development Bank of Canada. Filipino enterprises represent a very small fraction of that total, but if Janet 

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Ritchie and Amy Yao wedding

Ritchie and Amy Yao wedding photo in Gateway Canyon Resort Spa in Colorado. Ritchie Yao is a Harvard graduate architect.

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1..National Filipino Heritage Canada, “Filipino Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration”, Albert Campbell Square, Scarborough Civic Centre(Free). 1..Philippine Independence Day Council-PIDC “Salu Salo Community Potluck Picnic”,10:00 am, Earl Bales Park, North York(Free) 1..TCDSB “Proudly Pinoy/Philippine Heritage Day”, James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic School, Finch Ave. E. Toronto (Free). 2..Durham Filipino Heritage Festival, 9 am – 9 pm., Pickering 

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Ledesma, Olalia on human rights violations, red-tagging and peace

By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter At the beginning of his presentation to a crowd in Toronto last week, Manila-based attorney Edre Olalia led a singalong. Dedicated to President Rodrigo Duterte, the song went to the tune of “The Great Pretender,” with the lyrics changed: Oh yes, he’s a great pretender / Pretending that we’re 

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2019 Philippine midterms: ‘worst automated elections’

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The Philippines general elections conducted on May 13, halfway through Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year term as president, had some 61million voters head to the polls in a contest of more than 18,000 local and provincial positions. The elections for the 12 (out of the 24) seats in the Senate were 

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