OFW Group Calls for Sacking of Embassy Officials Forcing OFWs to Admit to Trumped-up Raps

An alliance of Middle East-based overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) groups demanded that Philippine embassy officials who are forcing OFWs to admit to trumped-up charges filed against them by their abusive employers and deceiving them into thinking that it is the “only option left” so that they could be repatriated must be sacked from office. Read 

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Protestant Bishops Appeal for Release of Detained Pastor

Members of the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines intensified their campaign for the release of Pastor Berlin Guerrero with a “Pilgrimage Walk for Justice and Freedom” at the Court of Appeals. Read the story here.

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JRU Students Suspended, Condemn ‘Campus Repression’

Nineteen students of Jose Rizal University (JRU) in Mandaluyong were suspended after organizing a snake rally on the afternoon of July 17. These students are dismayed over the “blatant campus repression.”  Read the story here.

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Lucban Association picnic

The Lucban Association of Toronto had their annual picnic on August 19th. Formed in 1988, the association is one of the most dynamic and active organization in the Greater Toronto Area. They have two main activities in the year. One is the summer picnic that is usually held in August, close to the fiesta in 

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Dr. Claver seeks asylum in Canada

Political assassination survivor By Ted Alcuitas VANCOUVER–A Philippine medical doctor and political activist is seeking political asylum in Canada after surviving a brutal attack on his family a year ago in the northern province of Kalinga in the Philippines. Dr. Constancio ‘Chandu’ Claver and his three daughters fled the country after the attack, which resulted 

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Ninotchka Rosca to speak in T.O., Montreal

Ninotchka Rosca, author and international spokesperson of the Purple Rose Campaign, will speak at McGill University on May 11, 2007. She will also give a presentation at opening show of “Field” on May 12 at the Montreal Arts Interculturel Theatre (MAI). “Field” is a critically acclaimed solo performance by preeminent modern dancer and choreographer, Alvin 

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CASJ story documented in research study

TORONTO–The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement-Toronto (CERIS) has recently published a research study documenting how the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) evolved from the crisis resulting from the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica by a Toronto Police officer. The publication, titled “The Road to Empowerment in Toronto’s Filipino Community: 

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NOTEBOOK: Nick Atienza, A Tribute

(Published in the column Notebook, page 10 of The Philippine Reporter, January 1-15, 2007 issue, Toronto, Canada) The year 2006 has ended with a big bang. Shortly before we had started jotting down our new year’s resolutions, we were almost inundated with news about deaths – ex-U.S. President Gerald Ford died and given a state 

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More from Dr. Dante Simbulan: Parting Words from a Peace Warrior

By Voltaire de Leon Special to the Philippine Reporter (After the Simbulan Events at the end of November, I had occasion to ask Dr. Simbulan a number of questions over the internet which he graciously answered. – V. de Leon, Rizal Society of Ontario) Since your thesis on the Modern Principalia there has been a 

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Political Killings in R.P. draw International Condemnation

By Emily Vital From Europe to the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received relentless criticisms for the unabated extrajudicial killings under her regime. Disgraced During her recent trip to Europe, leaders of various countries expressed concern over the Arroyo government’s bad human rights record. During her visit to Finland, President of Finland Tarja Halonen and Foreign Minister 

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