Opinion & Analysis

NCCP Calls for GMA to Resign

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and its 13 million constituents along with thevast majority of the Filipino people call for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s resignation on the basis of the so-called “Gloria-gate” tapes. Truth and justice must reign. President Arroyo ended her silence by admitting that, indeed, she made the phone call 

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A Day of Tyranny

Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City (Statement of the Philippine Forum on the Consulate General and PIDC’s curtailment of our freedom of expression) THE Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City on June 5 was supposed to be a celebration of our freedom from tyranny and oppression. The Philippine Consulate General of 

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An Open Letter: Is ConGen Rebong’s $10,000 condo rent justified?

Dear Editor, As a working Filipina who has been residing in New York City for 10 years, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gilberto Asuque’s senseless remarks in defense of the lavish condo rental allowance extracted monthly from Philippine government funds to house our overseas diplomats reaps nothing short of blood from my ears (“DFA Defends N.Y. Envoy’s 

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Letter to The Editor: ‘Inappropriately misquoted’

Dear Mr. Garcia: It has been three weeks now since I have spoken to your son, Norman, about an article in your paper written by Miss Marlou Tiro. On that phone conversation last May 22, 2005, I told your son that I had been inappropriately misquoted by the author on my lecture about depression, including 

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Reply to Dr. Bismonte’s letter

Dear Dr Bismonte, I have read your letter and appreciate your comments. It may be important for you to note that the article was meant to inform the public about your lecture with no intention to dishonor your profession as a Psychiatrist. As a Filipino, it is an honor to learn that there is a 

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Veneration without Understanding

(Does Rizal deserve to be our national hero?) By Renato Constantino In the histories of many nations, the national revolution represents a peak of achievement to which the minds of man return time and again in reverence and for a renewal of faith in freedom. For the national revolution is invariably the one period in 

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NOTEBOOK: We still don’t get it on Independence Day events

MY COLUMN this issue will be brief because I want to give space and emphasis to the story on this same page about Filipino youth in Vancouver making important steps to learn the history of their people. When I read this story I felt ashamed that we Filipinos in Toronto continue to celebrate the 1898 

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‘There’s no illegal takeover of Silayan’

Nabus’s Reply to the Open Letter Mr. Hermie Garcia Editor & Publisher The Philippine Reporter Dear Hermie, Thank you for allowing us the space to print our response to the letter written by Rose Tijam and others challenging the validity of the May 21st special general meeting of Silayan Community Centre, and the consequent election 

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NOTEBOOK: Rally for Jeffrey: What it means

THE SATURDAY (May 21) rally to demand justice for the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica by a Toronto police officer one year ago is profoundly significant to our community. For one, it means that we have leaders and individuals, groups and organizations in the community who would not easily let go of a very important 

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IMMIGRATION: Time to turn on the immigration tap

Canadian business often laments at the very shallow pool of skilled labour. With an aging population, the baby boomers nearing retirement and a shortage of young people who want to enter into some occupations employers’ cries will be getting louder and louder. Statistics have shown that retirees outpace the workforce. That is the number of 

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