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Gabriela Ontario condemns new No-PR policy

Reaction to removal of permanent residence feature in caregiver program: When Ottawa’s Immigration Department announced that foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, various advocacy groups and caregivers themselves immediately voiced out their disappointment, disbelief, displeasure and and anger over 

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Defend Press Freedom!

Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) Statement We, members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists’ Network, express our serious concern over the decision of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the registration of the online news site Rappler. We believe the order to shut down Rappler, which has fearlessly investigated 

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Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas

‘People’s right to know rests on press freedom’ – PCIJ

By Aika Rey Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people’s right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19. Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was 

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Did the Left Enable Duterte’s Deadly Regime?

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.net OUR emphatic response is no, but some are flaunting the question as if the issue is already settled. That the Left is guilty of political opportunism by collaborating with the government of Rodrigo Duterte; that it shed its revolutionary credentials by joining Duterte’s Cabinet; and that it was already shamefully late 

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Wholesale ‘Swiss challenge’ will lead to greater, more hidden corruption–IBON

IBON.org The Duterte administration’s proposal to do away with public bidding and replace this with the even less transparent ‘Swiss challenge’ system for all government projects could lead to more extensive and veiled corruption, said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa. Pres. Duterte’s push for the Swiss challenge system is supposedly aimed at getting 

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Yearend 2017: Dutertenomics at Cha-cha: Pagsagasa sa Demokrasya

IBON.org Umiigting ang ligalig sa administrasyong Duterte, wala pang dalawang taon sa panunungkulan. Lumalala ang kalagayan ng mamamayan, habang ipinatutupad pa rin ng gubyerno ang mga kontra-mamamayang patakarang neoliberal. Tuluyan nang napako ang mga popular na pangako ni Duterte, pero patuloy pa rin ang kanyang pagpapanggap na siya ay para sa mahirap. Ipinagpapatuloy ng kanyang 

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Tribute to Pet Cleto, writer, activist

Red Salute to Kasama Petronila Cleto MAKIBAKA, a revolutionary women’s organization and allied member of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines gives a Red Salute to Kasama Petronila Cleto and pays tribute to a revolutionary woman, defender of human rights, journalist, writer, editor and organizer. Makibaka extends condolences to Pet’s daughter, Cynthia, to her 

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Standing: Meagan Miller and Chris Sorio; seated, from left: Conely De Leon, Ethel Tungohan, Pet Cleto and Jesson Reyes. 
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Warrior, artist, visionary, Tita and friend

A tribute to Tita Pet Cleto By Ethel Tungohan, PhD I first met Tita Pet in 2008 during an organizing event for Gabriela-Ontario. Cynthia (Palmaria) was there, too. Tita Pet and Cynthia were tirelessly establishing Gabriela-Ontario and were a constant presence in different community events. Cynthia invited me to a workshop on the history of 

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Tita Pet, the people’s Auntie

By Joey Calugay For Bayan Canada To my dearest tita Pet. You will forever live on in our hearts and dreams. Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa, Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga wala. (What love can be purer and greater than love for one’s 

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By Raissa Robles
Inside Philippine Politics & Beyond

“Salient features” of the House draft Constitution intends to turn Duterte into a dictator

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments started discussing today the “Salient Features” of the draft constitution proposed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. The draft constitution itself has not been made public. It isn’t clear who actually wrote and submitted the “Salient Features”, but the document makes five things immediately clear: (1) Once the new Constitution 

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