Filipina journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize highlights struggle for democracy

Filipina journalist Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize and her courageous reporting helps put a spotlight on the Philippine’s struggle for democracy and widespread criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte, Veronica Cusi writes.

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Filipino-Canadians Mark 49th Anniversary of Martial Law

Canadians of Philippine origin organized protests, information campaigns, vigils and other events on Sept. 21 and the days that followed to remember the proclamation of martial law in the archipelago nation. Although 49 years have passed since the proclamation in 1972, many of those assembled say that the long struggle that began that fateful day is not over yet, Veronica Cusi reports.

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Community Expectations High for First Filipina-Canadian MP

The first Filipina to be elected to Parliament has the immigrant community from the Philippines buzzing. But the work doesn’t stop at winning elections. In fact, the hard work begins now, community leaders say.

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Philippine Christmas Traditions in Canada: The Show Must Go On

As Ontario prepares to enter a second lockdown this holiday season, Filipino-Canadians are finding ways to adapt to their traditionally large Christmas celebrations around COVID-19 safety regulations.

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International Students Call for Renewal of Work Permits, Reduction of Tuition Fees

As COVID-19 creates difficulties for those hoping to settle in Canada, Migrant Students United advocates for the renewal of post-graduate work permits of international students.

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