Natives of Buhi, Camarines Sur to rebuild group

By Romeo Ayson Zetazateand Dindo Orbeso (St. Jamestown News Service) Natives of Buhi, Camarines Sur who have resettled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, are now intending to rebuild  their association after businessman Marcelino Mendizabal was encouraged by advises from the Bicolano elders. The town of Buhi in the province of Camarines Sur has been regularly visited by 

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Invitation to all Bicolanos and Bicolanas

Devotees to the Virgin of Penafrancia The 2nd. month Novena Devotions to the Virgin of Penafrancia will be on February 17, 2019, Sunday NOTE : Feast Day Celebrations: 3rd Saturday of September, (September 21, 2019 with Fluvial Parade at the Bluffers Park Lake) This month’s Novena Devotions: Date: February 17, 2019, Sunday Place: Our Lady 

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Arrest warrants out for Mallari couple

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter TORONTO — York Regional Police has confirmed that they have issued an arrest warrant for Jesus Mallari, 66, and Teresita Mallari, 69. The couple has been accused of defrauding customers of around $300,000 through their money transfer business, Mabini Express. “It’s still an ongoing investigation,” said York Regional 

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Canada set to deport Pinoy family living in Canada for 14 years

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has ordered the Concepcions to be sent back to the Philippines despite finding that the family of four is “very well established in Canada.” Gemma Concepcion, 49, tells her story to keep her family together. After accepting a job offer by a recruitment agency, she was 

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Whitney Haynes (left), Director of AWARE (Alberta Workers Association for Research and Education); Cynthia Palmaria (center), Migrante-Alberta Secretary; Gregie Flores ight), member of Migrante-Alberta (rspeak before a group of care workers in Alberta, Canada, Nov. 18. 
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Caregivers in Canada demand better working conditions, residency program

“We need to have an open work permit to protect ourselves from abusive employers. An employer specific work permit encourages inhumane treatment – in our pursuit of 24 months completion to qualify for permanent presidency, we endure disrespect and belittling insults.” By DELFIN DEL ROSARIO ALBERTA, Canada – Worker rights advocates are demanding an 

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Ode to suppressed historical upheavals

FILM REVIEW: Alma-ata (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Alma-ata is auteur Arnel Mardoquio’s bravura ode to suppressed historical upheavals that mirror domestic struggle for social equity in his native island of Mindanao. The end credits state Mardoquio’s latest feature is dedicated to the people, who “have graciously died in serving the Filipino revolution.” 

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PICTORIAL: Imelda Copada @ 75

MELDA COPADA marked her 75th Birthday on Dec. 29, 2018 at Rembrandt Banquet Hall in Scarborough with family, relatives and friends. Imelda has 12 children, 7 in Canada and 5 in the Philippines.

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The 4Tunes Filipino band were the toast of the ship as far as the largely British passengers were concerned. 
Surprisingly, the band has been together for only 5 months at the time of writing.

Pinoy ‘Fab Four’ a highlight of South American cruise

4Tunes band cranked out classics from Beatles to disco aboard Marella Discovery 2 By Bruce Gates Lounging on the pool deck on the Marella Discovery 2, we hear the familiar voice and the tinkling of the bell, “No Card, No Charge! Spread the Love and the Joy!” It’s Phillip, the effervescent waiter from Jamaica, decked 

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Paypal launches Xoom – fast, secure money remittance service

TORONTO–Today, PayPal launched Xoom, its international money transfer service in Canada. Canadian immigrants can now use Xoom to quickly and securely send money, pay bills and reload phones fast for loved ones living in more than 130 countries globally, including the Philippines. To send money abroad in a few simple steps, download Xoom’s mobile app 

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From left: Jennilee Austria, Eric Tigley (partly hidden), Rachel Chiong, Yves Lamson, Nastasha Alli and Justine Yu. 

Emerging writers on themes of identity and belonging

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter Self-awareness and identity seemed to be the theme of the evening during the December 7 event, the Filipino-Canadian Writers Book Launch at the Philippine Consulate. Organized in association with Centro Rizal, the consulate general’s cultural hub, it introduced young writers exploring what it means to be caught between 

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