Opinion & Analysis

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time to replace the Indian Act

Dear Editor, Hundreds of thousands First Nations people live in Canada and they deserve better than to be shackled by the failed colonial and paternalistic policies of the Indian Act, which has helped deny them their rights, fair share in resources, and fostered mistrust and created systemic barriers to self-determination and success. First Nations have 

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Remembering the Land

Fr. Rex Reyes on foreign interests in Ph mining, human rights and indigenous peoples’ resistance By Rick Esguerra Philippine Solidarity Group-Toronto November 1, KAIROS Ecumenical Justice Initiatives held a screening of the documentary Remember the Land: Global Ecumenical Voices on Mining, at the Loretto College in Toronto. Binnadang-Migrante (Cordillera people’s organization in Toronto) held its 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions Dear editor, While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid credit cards, he continues to ignore the elephant in the room: outrageous credit card fees that cost small businesses billions every year. Each year, Visa and Mastercard 

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Promising agreement?

If one were to believe President Noynoy Aquino, an era of peace and prosperity is dawning in Muslim Mindanao, with the Bangsa Moro finally enjoying full autonomy under the sovereignty of the Philippine government (GPH) and within the territorial integrity of the Republic of the Philippines. “This agreement creates a new political entity,” Mr. Aquino 

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Let us persist till we deal a death blow to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The Filipino people won its first battle against the impending imposition of e-martial law when the Supreme Court issued a TRO against the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Now the Aquino government is confused as to what to do. Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile is passing the buck 

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Wrongly convicted

By Marites Dañguilan-Vitug Francisco Juan Larrañaga, or Paco, as he is called, is not a character who will melt you to tears. He has sharp mestizo features, is hefty and flabby, and who, once upon a time, was a bad boy of Ce buy cialis bu. During his teens, he and his gang figured in 

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Academia and Activism

By Ethel Tungohan (Remarks delivered during the “Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility” book launch on October 19, 2013.) Are forming partnerships between academics and activists possible?  Can these partnerships be used to further the field of Filipino-Canadian Studies? Forming these partnerships is obviously easier said than done.  There is a lot of distrust on both 

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A Son’s Tribute to Romy Capulong

To everyone who joined in our grief and sorrow: My profoundest gratitude – for your tributes, your support, and your kind words to and about Romeo and our family. I was moved deeply that so many of you were able to join us at his wake and funeral. There are many, many things on my 

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Remembering Joshua Yasay

By Schubert Restituto The lyrics of a song in the 70s was appropriate for the occasion – “Where have all the young men gone long time passing? Where have all the young men gone long time ago? Where have all the young men gone Gone to battles everyone – When will we ever learn? When 

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The state of our rights after martial law

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The ouster of the Marcos dictatorship should have restored to us fully our rights and freedoms. But how do we fare 40 years after martial law? 1. Right to due process – Warrantless arrests continue to be pra discount cialis cticed with impunity especially in rural areas where farmers are picked 

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