Opinion & Analysis

Putting an end to “sanctuary cities” is among the bullying tactics being adopted by an incoming Trump administration, writes Dr. Binoy Kampmark. 
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Trump’s Impossible Deportation Goals

Written by  New Canadian Media Commentary by Dr. Binoy Kampmark in Melbourne, Australia Throughout the campaign for the White House, Donald Trump sensationalized one of the great sores of U.S. political and social life: the issue of immigrants, notably the undocumented, and what his presidency would do to them. As Trump asserted to Lesley Stahl on 60 

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Media outlets offer cultural lifelines to immigrants

Remarks by the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada Awards Friday, November 4, 2016 Mr. Saras, ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et messieurs: Good evening, bonsoir, boozhoo. Welcome to the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite. Bienvenue dans les appartements du lieutenant-gouverneur. I want to begin by acknowledging Toronto as 

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IBON Survey: Filipinos think raising workers’ wages should be govt’s top concern

In research group IBON’s latest survey, Filipinos top-ranked raising workers’ wages among the most important concerns that government should address. Meaningful and gainful livelihood and improvement of social services emerged as second and third top concerns, respectively. Survey respondents were presented with a list of primary national concerns. These included upholding economic sovereignty, nationalization of 

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IBON Survey – 7 out of 10 Filipinos see themselves as poor

According to research group IBON’s latest survey, the majority of Filipinos consider themselves poor. Asked what they can say about the situation of their families today, seven out of ten or 70.8% of respondents said they are poor.  Only 25% said they are not poor, while the rest said they don’t know or had no 

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Most Filipinos opposed to more foreign ownership in PH economy – IBON Survey

Research group IBON’s recent survey showed that the majority of Filipinos are against further foreign ownership in the country’s economy. Asked if they favored the proposal to further open up the Philippine economy to foreign ownership of land, natural resources, utilities, educational institutions, companies or corporations and media outfits, majority of the respondents disagreed. In further 

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Canada Filipino youth condemn violent dispersal of Indigenous people in Manila US embassy protest

October 20, 2016 Filipino youth group Anakbayan in Canada strongly condemns the dastardly dispersal of protests of indigenous peoples belonging to the newly established SANDUGO alliance at the Manila US Embassy and at Camp Aguinaldo the previous day. Around fifty were hurt when police personnel brutally used unreasonable force to break up the organized group. 

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End US interference in PH econ affairs, gov’t urged

O​n the eve of the Duterte administration’s 100th day, research group IBON said that the government should not just be open to United States (US) withdrawal of its assistance to the Philippines. The Philippines can unilaterally end so-called programs which interfere in the country’s economic policy-making. This includes the US’s so-called Partnership for Growth (PFG) 

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Many Filipinos had trouble spending on food and services in past three months — IBON Survey

Research group IBON’s most recent survey shows many respondents saying that they had difficulty in buying food and paying for their children’s schooling and health expenses. Asked how their family met food, schooling and health expenses in the past three months, majority answered that they had difficulty in buying food while more respondents had difficulty meeting 

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STATEMENT: AlterMidya condemns illegal arrest, assault of journalists in violent dispersals

ALTERMIDYA, a national network of alternative media groups, strongly condemns the attack on journalists covering the protest at the US embassy Wednesday morning. Close to a thousand protesters, mostly indigenous people, were about to conclude their demonstration when police violently dispersed, mauled and arrested several demonstrators. Among those illegally arrested was Wences Balanquit, a journalist 

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Kuwentong Barbero (Tagalog version)

By Pamela Saavedra Isang araw sa Davao City, pumasok si Tikboy sa isang barbershop malapit sa City Hall upang magpagupit. Pagpasok niya, walang customer sa loob. Nakita niya ang isang matandang barbero na nagbabasa ng newspaper. Ang headlines – “De Lima, Walked Out From Senate Hearing”. Barbero: Magpapagupit ka sir? Tikboy: Oo, kol. ( Kol, 

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