Opinion & Analysis


Karapatan Statement on the worsening human rights situation

As December 10, International Human Rights Day nears, we decry the continuing deterioration of human rights in our country. The recent killings of Catholic priest Fr. Marcelito Paez in Nueva Ecija, Pastor Lovelito Quinoñes in Mindoro Oriental, and human rights activist Elisa Badayos in Negros Oriental seem to signal a new and wider wave of 

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Open Letter to Pres. Duterte on the deteriorating human rights situation in PH

December 6, 2017 President Rodrigo R. Duterte Malacanang Palace Manila, Philippines Dear President Duterte: As human rights defenders in the Philippines become under increasing attack, we, the International Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada), are compelled to express our deep concern regarding your most recent orders to crackdown on legal and progressive organizations 

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IADL resolution on the current Philippine situation

WHEREAS,  several credible reports and documentation indicate that human rights violations continue to escalate in the Philippines in the form of, inter alia, extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests, enforced disappearances, and internal displacement. WHEREAS, according to various reports the number of individuals suspected to be involved in illegal drugs who apparently fell victims to extrajudicial or 

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PM Trudeau

Migrante Canada: Challenge to Trudeau

Fulfill your commitment to protect human rights worldwide, including those of refugees and migrants Filipino immigrants and migrant workers in Canada are challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fulfill his reaffirmed commitment “– as individuals and as a country – to the protection and promotion of human rights worldwide,” including refugees and migrants, “regardless of 

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Duterte gets mad at Trudeau’s ‘interference’

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte must have been following what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s father said when asked if he would raise the issue of human rights with the dictator Ferdinand Marcos more than 30 years ago. “Nobody likes to be told by an outsider how to run his own 

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Eric Tigley explaining his works to audience

It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Art Show By Tigz!’

Artist Interview: Eric Tigley By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Local Filipino Canadian artist Eric Tigley held a two-day art exhibition at The Freedom Factory at 22 Dovercourt Road in Toronto on Oct 20-21, 2017 as his prize for winning the Martkd shoe painting battle earlier this summer. The art battle took place at the Red Bull 

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At Distillery District in Toronto

Two women journalists talk about politics, media, technology

Sheilah Ocampo Kalfors and Nona Ocampo By Pet G. Cleto What happens to a woman when she enters the media and dons on the same media hat worn by the greater percentage of media practitioners, who are male? I just assume somehow many women have a big fighting chance to have more power than males 

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Photo courtesy of Camelia.boban via Wikimedia Commons

How Filipino-Canadian businesses can benefit from Big Data

By Jason Garcia Companies saw analytics as the most important technology for a data-driven business, a recent global study of enterprise data revealed. According to SAP’s Data 2020: State of Big Data study conducted in August 2017, an overwhelming majority of companies (96%) cited the value of analytics as a data technology to get insights 

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College faculty appeal to MPPs

An Open Letter to Lawmakers of Ontario I am writing today to ask you to encourage the College Employer Council to remain at the bargaining table. Professors, Instructors, Librarians and Counsellors have now been on strike for almost three weeks. In Ontario, it is important to have a high quality post-secondary education system that develops 

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Warren Kinsella

Trudeau’s betrayal of Mexico smells of desperation

Trudeau’s betrayal makes Canadians look like they will turn on their allies, even after they repeatedly said they never would How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep a North American trade agreement? Pretty desperate. The Mexicans likely marveled about this once or twice as they welcomed the Canadian prime minister to Mexico City last week 

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