Opinion & Analysis

Mong-Palatino

10 myths destroyed by the People’s Initiative campaign

1. President Noynoy Aquino is sincere in abolishing the pork barrel system. PDAF (legislative pork) was abolished but the funds were embedded in the national budget. DAP (presidential pork) was discontinued but the unconstitutional principles that sustained it were maliciously inserted in the 2015 General Appropriations Bill. Aquino adopted and expanded the crooked practices of 

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MP RATHIKA SITSABAIESAN

MP SITSABAIESAN: Bring injured Palestinian children from Gaza to Canada for treatment

My NDP colleagues and I welcome the announcement of a long-term ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Millions of innocent civilians were caught in the line of fire in the Middle East, and more than two thousand have been killed since July.  I am deeply concerned about the situation. New Democrats have been urging the Government 

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Open letter from Lilia Ordinario Joaquin

CAREGIVER TO BE DEPORTED ON AUG. 22 July 30, 2014 I’m Lilia Ordinario Joaquin, a caregiver under the Live-In Caregiver Program. I came to Canada in 2007 in hope of providing a better future for my family in the Philippines. I am the sole breadwinner for my family since my husband has no permanent job. 

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By Clemente Bautista

Pagpupugay sa mga Abogado ng Bayan

The columnist delivered the following in a speech during the NUPL (National Union of Peoples’ lawyers) testimonial for new people’s lawyers held last June 3. Clemente Bautista and Kalikasan Peoples Network for the Environment have worked with NUPL on a number of controversial cases involving the environment. Nakakatuwa na dumadami ang mga abugadong magbibigay serbisyo 

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BY RODEL RAMOS

Lobby Group

Gaining political influence in Canada – Part 7 But it is not as hard as we think. If we have a well financed lobbyist to do the job for us then we can be as effective as other well financed business groups. Sometimes we only have to pinpoint the chairman and members of the committee 

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A Tribute to Andres Bonifacio

Bonifacio and Rizal: Of Oil and Water and Men of Conviction By Alex Moises July 3, 1892: Jose Rizal organized the Liga Filipina in Tondo, Manila. He met a man named Andres Bonifacio who became one of the founding members of the organization. Jose Rizal was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. His 

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HEROES AND HISTORY. We need to acknowledge lessons from historical experiences and find ways to redress grievances so we can truly move on

Why celebrate Philippine independence on June 12?

By Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza Those who paid attention to their history lessons will remember that the Philippines did not remain free of a colonizing power long after that declaration. When the Philippines was about to commemorate its Centennial of Independence in 1998, the issue of when to celebrate it was a major debate among historians. The 

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ANDREW GO

Greetings on Reporter’s 25th Anniversary

A Very Important Service On the occasion of the Philippine Reporter’s 25th Anniversary celebration, I am pleased to extend warmest congratulations and well wishes on behalf of Sing Tao Daily. For a quarter of a century, the Philippine Reporter has provided a very important service to Canadian Filipino community, not only in providing news information 

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Newspaper as a Reflection of Community

By Mila Astorga-Garcia (Welcome remarks of Mila Astorga-Garcia, co-publisher and managing editor of The Philippine Reporter on the newspaper’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 31, 2014 at Rembrandt Banquet Hall, Scarborough, Ontario.) Thank you for being here tonight. Hermie and I and The Philippine Reporter staff and our families are honored by your presence. As 

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Rizal planted seed of revolution; Bonifacio watered it

By Manuel F. Almario (Reposted from Philippine Daily Inquirer) On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just 

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