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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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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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Letter from a professor about the significance of archiving the Reporter

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Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 6

By Rodel J. Ramos Dr. Jose Rizal, our greatest national hero and his co-expatriates during the Spanish era Marcelo H. del Pilar, Juan and Antonio Luna, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Jose Alejandrino and a few others were able to influence the Spanish Government in the late 1800s by their connection in their secret fraternity as Freemasons. 

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A Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2014 By Thomas S. Saras President, National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada May 5, 2014, Toronto City Hall Rotunda Honourable Madam Premier, your worship Norm Kelly, Mayor of Toronto, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman, Brothers and Sisters in Canada’s Ethnic Media. It is an honour and indeed a distinct 

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President Noynoy Aquino and US President Barrack Obama

NCCP Statement on the visit of U.S. President Obama

The visit by U.S.President Barrack Obama to the Philippines over the coming days is being drummed up as a significant event for the “friendship” of both countries. This is not a friendly visit at all. Its main purpose is the signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC). The AEDC will give the U.S. 

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