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Unholy alliance?

Ang Komunista at si Duterte

The sharpest line Arnold P. Alamon Sun Star, Cagayan de Oro Nov. 19, 2016 ONE of the interesting political developments in the wake of the successful albeit controversial Marcos burial…



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Parol-making contest sa Winnipeg ngayong Linggo

Winnipeg, Manitoba Second parol-making contest this Sunday, November 27 The second annual parol-making and carolling contest will happen this Sunday, November 27 at the Filipino Seniors Hall. Three prizes for…





Passengers form long queues to the immigration counters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. ( ABS-CBNnews.com)

Immigration: draws are larger than ever

CIC NEWS Canada Immigration Newsletter November 16, 2016 November 16 draw may be the final draw before improvements to Express Entry come into effect on November 19 The number of…


Rob Bonta is  the first Filipino-American to serve in the California legislature. (Asian Journal)

Filipino-Americans win in U.S. elections

Several Filipino-Americans have emerged winners in the Nov. 9 US general elections, The Inquirer reports. Assembly member Rob Bonta, who became the first Filipino to serve in the California legislature,…


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INA nursing group holds seminar

Vancouver, B.C. INA, the Coquitlam, B.C.-based International Nursing Alliance is holding a special nursing presentation this Friday, November 18 at Mosaic at 1522 Commercial Drive. If you want to kick-start…


Patrick Estacio receives prize from Lotto Quebec officials.

Pinoy wins $32.7 million lotto

  Patrick Estacio could not believe he was Canada’s latest millionaire when interviewed by TVA Nouvelles. The 41-year-old Montrealer said  “It’s so surreal.   By buying a lottery ticket, I did…


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In Flanders Field the Poppies Grow

Remembering veterans, remembering my father..   By Ted Alcuitas   Yesterday Cora and I attended a Remembrance Day Assembly at my granddaughter’s school, Bryne Creek in Burnaby in which she…


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The Marcos enigma

5 questions on the dictator Ferdinand Marcos ABS/CBN News Nov 08 2016 The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos still casts a huge shadow over the Philippines, three decades after a “People…






Pinoys in San Francisco rally against Marcos burial. (Rodil Rodis photo)

Pinoys rally against Marcos burial (again!)

Marcos burial decision set for tomorrow (Philippine time) By Ted Alcuitas “We cry for justice!,” Filipino-Americans, in front of the San Francisco Philippine Consulate, implore the Philippine Supreme Court to stop President…



















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Winnipeg’s Jojo Yso

Jojo Yso: Rocking Winnipeg Part 2 Levy Abad Traffikk Jamm On December 2013, the band, Traffikk Jamm, was born. Traffikk Jamm is one of the high impact rock bands of…




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Duterte denies drug list came from Ramos

VIENTIANE—President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday dismissed as “total fabrication” the reports that he identified former President Fidel V. Ramos as the source of information regarding senior police officials involved in…





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Duterte a cannibal?

Vows to eat Islamic militants alive Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to personally tear apart and eat Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants, in a bloodthirsty vow of revenge for deadly…









CAGAYAN DE ORO. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Regina Lopez announced the suspension of Claver Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) in Surigao del Norte on Thursday, August 4. This is an aerial view of the mining site. (Photo by Erwin M. Mascariñas)

DENR suspends mining operation in Mindanao

Sunstar, Cagayan de Oro August 6, 2016 More under review CAGAYAN DE ORO. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Regina Lopez announced the suspension of Claver Mineral Development…


Members of Unite Here Local 40 called off strike after reaching tentative agreement. (Photo provided)

Workers call off strike at Vancouver airport

Vancouver, B.C.   Strike averted By Ted Alcuitas A strike by Gate Gourmet workers has been averted when the union representing  the workers reached a tentative agreement. Looming strike by food &…







Drowning victims David Medina, 12, and Jhonalyn Javier, 11. (Source: Facebook/ Eveliny Cordero)

Two Winnipeg teens drown in Grand Beach

Winnipeg, Manitoba Two teenage friends died in a drowning accident August 1 at the popular Grand Beach, about an hour’s drive from Winnipeg. David Medina, 12, and Jhonalyn Javier, 11…


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EDITORIAL | The bully and the cowards

By: InterAksyon August 18, 2016 7:26 PM InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 Beyond the misogyny, the hypocrisy, and the plain boorishness of President Rodrigo Duterte in his attack…




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Balita newspaper vows to continue

Toronto, Ontario Last month, the Toronto-based Balita lost a defamation  suit brought against it by Senator Tobias Enverga, Jr. (http://www.philippinecanadiannews.com/uncategorized/senator-enverga-wins-defamation-suit-against-balita/) which is now under appeal. The long-simmering case has divided…



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Killings not solution says solon

GMA News Walden Bello tells Duterte: Addressing poverty, not killings, the way to solve drug problem Killings Published August 12, 2016 5:47pm By ROSE-AN JESSICA DIOQUINO, GMA News Former Akbayan…


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TYPHOONS 2016: The Complete List

by professionalheckler philippines-extrajudicial-killings IT’S TYPHOON season again in the Philippines. Narito ang listahan ng mga bagyo ngayong taong ito. Gawin ang kaukulang pag-iingat. Typhoon Duterte Pabugsu-bugso ngunit napakalakas. Maraming iniiwang…


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Arroyo without the neck brace

Where’s the neck brace? On the day the Supreme Court freed her from plunder, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was pictured smiling and without her neck brace, reports Rappler.com. According to…




 Mayor Bill Holden, Councillor Jocelyn Skelton, Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr., Richard Bugg, and Garry VanSteelandt. ( Town of Melita photo)

Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr. honoured

Melita, Manitoba Town names street after Dr. Dizon By Ted Alcuitas The town of Melita has honoured its long-serving doctor with a street named after him. Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr….


UBC Professor Dr. John Paul Catungal.

Filipino queer community feels ‘excluded’

Vancouver, B.C. Filipino professor laments racism despite multiculturalism By Ted Alcuitas A Filipino professor whose research includes queer of colour geographies says racism is still very much alive in Canada…




Magdalena Botea has been  found in east Vancouver.

Breaking: Missing woman found

Magdalena Botea was last seen at the B.C. Ferries Swartz Bay terminal headed for Vancouver on Saturday afternoon. Vancouver, B.C. The missing pregnant woman from Victoria has been found by…























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Protect press freedom – coalition

THE PREZ AND THE PRESS (Pooled editorial) INDAY ESPINA-VARONA·TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016 REGRETTABLY, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but…








Filipinos are the fastest growing immigrants to Canada. (Inq.net)

Immigrants fuel job growth – Stats

Canada has become completely reliant on immigrants for job growth, and the proof can be found in StatsCan’s latest employment data, reports the Huffington Post Canada. Accordingto HuffPost, this is…








Singer(-songwriter Levy Abad. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Levy Abad poetry

Updated: June 19, 2016, 9:00 AM A poem tribute to the town of Caraga , Davao Oriental By Levy Abad Winnipeg, Manitoba CARAGA Caraga, how can I forget you? You…





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Honouring the Class of 2016

Shalena (Guzman) Arquillano Nursing, Edmonds Community College, Washington Then: 2010 high school graduation, with boyfriend Michael Arquillano Now: 2016 Nurse, with husband Michael Arquillano. Shalena lives in Seattle, Washington. Jada…

















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Filipinos react to Ali’s death

Filipinos touched by boxer’s death By Ted Alcuitas Not too many sports personalities can command respect like Mohammad Ali, who died June 4, 2016.  Here, we reprint three FB reactions…


B.C. Premier Christy Clark visits Jollibee during her recent visit to the Philippines.(B.C. gov't photo)

Jollibee opens in Winnipeg

Jollibee to open in Winnipeg Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee is set to open its first restaurant in Winnipeg. Dubbed the McDonalds of the Philippines, the chain’s opening was ‘leaked’, according…






Duterte's penchant for swear words is the subject of this comedian's blog

Blogger makes fun of Duterte

PRESIDENT-ELECT D*&%!^3 – EXCLUSIVE! by The Professional Heckler “The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” (see also Mickey Bustos, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laa0wrASJ4U) PRESIDENT-ELECT Rodrigo Duterte granted this blogger an exclusive interview…












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Poetry

Reprinted from www.pilipino-express.com May 1-15, 2016 Inip na inip Sa loob at labas ng bayan kong api, Tulad sa panahon na mistulang gabi; Maraming nagsikap, nawalan ng silbi, Sanhi ng…




Indai Espina-Varona

OPINION: I stand with Ellen Tordesillas Scarredcat – Inday Espina-Varona Posted at May 01 2016 06:27 PM First, they finagled a Facebook takedown of journalist Ellen Tordesillas’s blog, which discussed…




First Filipino PC MLA

Jon Reyes, PC wins in St. Norbert

Manitoba elections Jon Reyes has been elected in St.Norbert , the first Filipino to win under the Progressive Conservative Party which is expected to finish with a majority, ending the…




Ted Marcelino is confident he will get reelected.

Ted Marcelino seeks second term

Manitoba elections Tenacious Ted fights second term By Ted Alcuitas “I am not taking it for granted. Kelangan kayud ng kayud,” says Ted Marcelino as he faces another battle to…


Champagne is trying to continue the Liberal surge in Manitoba. (Official campaign photo)

Four Filipinos seek seats on April 19

Candidates in the Manitoba provincial election By Ted Alcuitas Political battles in Manitoba are won or lost in Winnipeg where the majority of Manitoba’s Filipino community resides. Province-wide, Filipinos comprise…











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Cucina Manila ordered to pay workers

British Columbia   Workers win against Cucina Manila By Ted Alcuitas One of British Columbia’s prominent Filipino restaurants has been ordered by the province’s Labour Standards Branch to pay $42,495.12 to…









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Why do Filipinos love pageants?

For the Love of Pageants: Gender, Sex, Colonialism By May Farrales, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia (http://www.philippinecanadiannews.com/canada/colonialism-endures-in-basketball-and-beauty-pageants-says-researcher/) Why do Filipinos love pageants? I did not watch beauty pageants when…



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The Immigrant Experience as Resource for Art Production: Patrick Cruz’s Homecoming Exhibit at Vancouver’s Centre A





Do you know this woman? RCMP say she was found wandering around Surrey without any shoes on. (RCMP)

Do you know ‘Sheila’?

Surrey, B.C. Do you know this woman? RCMP say she was found wandering around Surrey without any shoes on. (RCMP) RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance identifying an elderly woman…












NDP interim leader with PCN.com editor Ted Alcuitas.

City in Focus: Winnipeg

City in Focus : Winnipeg By Ted Alcuitas We begin a new series highlighting different cities beginning in Winnipeg where we spent a week talking to personalities, visiting places and…












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Body of missing man found

A body pulled from a pond in Garden City Park on New Year’s Eve is that of missing tourist Ephraigm Flores, The Richmond News reports. According to the News, family…








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Youth march for climate change

  Filipina students Chaya Ocampo (left) and Steffi Tad-y braved the cold on November 29 as they marched with 6,000 diverse groups to demand climate change on the eve of…







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Immigration scammers target Filipinos

Monina Relano warns kababayans about immigration scam photo:Phil Hossack/Winnipeg Free Press WINNIPEG FREE PRESS November 18, 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba (Ed’s note) “You can fool some people some time but you can’t…