Opinion & Analysis


Instead of illusions, why not permanent residence now upon admission?

Canada’s Caregiver Program By Joe Rivera In a clarification letter issued last February 18, 2018, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s current Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said that Canada is “not shutting down any caregiver programs.” Further, the Minister made it clear that caregivers will always have a pathway to permanent residency. Soothing words 

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Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

By Teddy A. Casiño Rappler.com This year’s EDSA People Power anniversary was marked by widespread protests against President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for Charter Change (Cha-Cha). And with good reason. Taken as a whole, the various proposals to revise or amend the 1987 Constitution are a stark reversal of whatever spirit of democratization, nationalism, and people 

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FILM REVIEW: The Young Karl Marx (2017)

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Le Jeune Karl Marx is a portrait of a revolutionary as a young man, whose ideas on inequality have more resonance almost two hundred years hence. What marks did the would-be father of communism leave in history are traced back in time in this handsome biopic rendered in broad 

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Filipino youth group Anakbayan-Canada: Quash the $233-M chopper deal for human rights violations in Philippines

Once again, Canadian imperialism demonstrates its support to the US-Duterte fascist regime in the Philippines. Anakbayan Canada, a national democratic organization of Filipino youth and students, denounces the most recent $233-M chopper deal between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The deal, which involves the acquisition of sixteen combat helicopters, will 

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Gabriela Ontario condemns new No-PR policy

Reaction to removal of permanent residence feature in caregiver program: When Ottawa’s Immigration Department announced that foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, various advocacy groups and caregivers themselves immediately voiced out their disappointment, disbelief, displeasure and and anger over 

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Defend Press Freedom!

Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) Statement We, members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists’ Network, express our serious concern over the decision of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the registration of the online news site Rappler. We believe the order to shut down Rappler, which has fearlessly investigated 

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Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas

‘People’s right to know rests on press freedom’ – PCIJ

By Aika Rey Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people’s right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19. Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was 

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TRAIN-by Palatino

Did the Left Enable Duterte’s Deadly Regime?

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.net OUR emphatic response is no, but some are flaunting the question as if the issue is already settled. That the Left is guilty of political opportunism by collaborating with the government of Rodrigo Duterte; that it shed its revolutionary credentials by joining Duterte’s Cabinet; and that it was already shamefully late 

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Wholesale ‘Swiss challenge’ will lead to greater, more hidden corruption–IBON

IBON.org The Duterte administration’s proposal to do away with public bidding and replace this with the even less transparent ‘Swiss challenge’ system for all government projects could lead to more extensive and veiled corruption, said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa. Pres. Duterte’s push for the Swiss challenge system is supposedly aimed at getting 

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Yearend 2017: Dutertenomics at Cha-cha: Pagsagasa sa Demokrasya

IBON.org Umiigting ang ligalig sa administrasyong Duterte, wala pang dalawang taon sa panunungkulan. Lumalala ang kalagayan ng mamamayan, habang ipinatutupad pa rin ng gubyerno ang mga kontra-mamamayang patakarang neoliberal. Tuluyan nang napako ang mga popular na pangako ni Duterte, pero patuloy pa rin ang kanyang pagpapanggap na siya ay para sa mahirap. Ipinagpapatuloy ng kanyang 

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