Bartlett, Emelita (Nee Albuerne) April 6, 1945 – April 16, 2014

Emily was born in Camarines Norte, the Philippines. She was the second of Emelia and Elices Albuerne’s seven children (Minda, Sol, Enrico, Ramon, Danilo, Reynaldo). In 1968, Emily was the first in her family to come to Canada. Emily initially lived in Montreal. While there, she went on a blind date that proved to be 

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Migrante Canada members dramatize the plight of migrant workers as they call for an end to human trafficking of Filipino migrant workers worldwide.

Good Friday in Toronto: Pinoy groups reenact Jesus’s walk to Calvary

Human trafficking, exploitation of OFWs raised By Veronica C. Silva As the Filipino Christian community worldwide commemorated the most holy and solemn day of the Christian calendar last Good Friday, Pinoy migrant groups in Toronto were not left behind in keeping the tradition. But some of our kababayans offered a non-traditional take on the tradition 

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Moratorium not a solution to the abuses of the TFW Program

Migrante Canada, the broad alliance of 19 Filipino migrant and immigrant groups in Canada, calls attention on the impact of the moratorium on the migrant workers already working in Canada and those with positive pending applications. On April 24, Minister Kenney of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) declared a Canada-wide moratorium of the TFWP 

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CRA releases tax tips and information

Let the Canada Revenue Agency help you practice your trade with all the right tools As a skilled tradesperson, improving your craft is no easy feat. Every day, you try hard to be the best and prove your ability. You’re hands-on, dependable, and take pride in your workmanship. You’ve built up your reputation with clients 

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Dr. Coloma leaves a legacy in Canada

By Marissa Largo Filipino American scholar, Dr. Roland Sintos Coloma will return to the U.S. at the end of the month after six years of academic and community engagement in Canada. Dr. Coloma will leave the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education Department of the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education/University of Toronto, where 

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The Sainthood of Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII

By Lilac L. Caña When I received the surprise that I was going to Rome for the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on April 27, 2014, my spirit leaped with joy. An anonymous donor had arranged for my flight, gratis, and I was to witness history in the making – 

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Toronto Star features Reporter’s 25th year

TORONTO–The Toronto Star, Canada’s biggest daily newspaper, published a story on The Philippine Reporter’s 25th anniversary in its Monday April 21, 2014 issue, Greater Toronto Area section, and on its online edition,, under Immigration News. The article, titled “Filipino-Canadian paper celebrates it 25th anniversary,” was written by Nicholas Keung, the paper’s Immigration reporter. It 

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Celebrating working class women

By Catherine Carpio On March 8, 2014, Migrante Canada member organizations – Filipino Migrant Workers Movement (FMWM), Independent Women Workers Association (iWWorkers), and Binnadang (a Cordillera people’s organization in Toronto) – joined progressive organizations Bayan Canada, Anakbayan Toronto, Gabriela Ontario and other migrant and women’s organizations to celebrate International Women’s Day and to honour this 

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Cordillera Day in Montreal

This month migrant mass officiated by Fr. Art Calycay in Montreal that is held every third Sunday of the month at St. Paul’s church on April 20, 2014. The celebration of Easter was attended by community group members of CPSG, PINAY, CPC, FPG, Anakbayan Montreal, SINING Laya, FWSG, Aklanon, their supporters and solidarity friends from 

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By Rodel Ramos

Options and alternatives

Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 5 Our greatest challenge is to bring back the lost trust and faith with each other especially to our leaders. Some of us seem biased against Filipinos during elections or will not support them financially. We only open our wallets when we get something. We always ask what 

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