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Movie: ‘On the President’s Order’ – Duterte’s Extrajudicial killings (EJKs)

Toronto “A shockingly alarming investigation produced with the sensibilities of a social realist drama, Sarbil and Jones’ nonfiction warning should petrify U.S. viewers immeasurably.” – Los Angeles Times On the President’s Orders is a revelatory investigation into the extrajudicial murders instated under Philippines’ President Duarte that targets thousands of “suspected” drug dealers throughout the country. The […]

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Science: Dr. Camila Esguerra is world’s leading researcher on epilepsy

 Dr. Camila Esguerra heads Oslo’s Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway. (Photo: Oda Hveem)   Updated: January 25, 2020, 11:40 A.M. Filipina scientist is one of world’s leading researcher on epilepsy using zebra fish By Teodoro Alcuitas A Filipina scientist is leading one of the world’s leading centre on epilepsy and drug research using an alternative model.  While scientists

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Quezon’s Game opens tomorrow ( January 24) in Surrey

Quezon’s Game: A Filipino Schindler’s List.The players include the Nazi (Kevin Kraemer), the president (Raymond Bagatsing), the general (David Bianco), and the Jew (Billy Ray Gallion). Canada Netizens weigh in on ‘Quezon’s Game’ Why is Winnipeg missed in the screenings? Updated: Teodoro Alcuitas The announcement of the movie Quezon’s Game which opens tomorrow ( January 24)

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Movie: Quezon’s Game screens in Canada

Critically acclaimed during its multi-award-winning festival run and successful May 2019 theatrical release in the Philippines, “Quezon’s Game” will begin its U.S./Canadian theatrical rollout on January 24th. A true story of Holocaust heroism during World War II in the Philippines by Filipino President Manuel L. Quezon—who rescued as many persecuted Jews as Oskar Schindler at

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Simbang Gabi in Cebu: ‘Why are killings okay?

If you don’t believe in human rights, you might as well not celebrate Christmas,’ Father Ramon Echica tells churchgoers on the 6th day of Simbang Gabi in Cebu. (Facebook photo) Philippines Priest questions Filipinos’ understanding of human rights As Filipinos in the Philippines and all over the world including Canada end their traditional Simbang Gabi,

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Warlords like the Ampatuans don’t exist in a vacuum, veteran journo says

‘Worth the wait’: Victims’ kin welcome Ampatuan massacre case verdict but worry for their safety. (Philstar.com/Erwin Cagadas Jr.) Inday Espina-Varona 9 hrs · Lest victory makes us forget some key lessons: Warlords like the Ampatuans don’t exist in a vacuum. Since the time of Marcos, to Aquino, Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo, national administrations coddled and

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Breaking: Ampatuans guilty!

Brothers guilty! (CNN) Inday Espina-Varona 7 mins · Ampatuan brothers Datu Unsay and Zaldy : GUILTY as principals. Verdict being read now. A lot of Ampatuans. Reclusion perpetua without parole. BREAKING: QC court finds Datu Andal Unsay Ampatuan, Jr, Zaldy Ampatuan, Anwar Ampatuan, Sr., others GUILTY of 57 counts of murder, sentenced to reclusion perpetua.

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Journalists hopeful of conviction in Ampatuan massacre case

Police investigators look for evidence next to a backhoe after a vehicle and human remains were dug up from a shallow grave in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao in a Nov. 25, 2009. (Philstar file photo) Sa Huebes (Dec. 19) na ang desisyon! Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – December 2, 2019 – 3:55pm MANILA, Philippines

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Church sexual abuse: Second Filipino priest named in sexual abuse scandal

Fr. Terry Sarmiento served in the Archdiocese of Vancouver in 1977 and returned to the Archdiocese of Manila in 1980. (Facebook photo: St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Singalong, Manila) Updated: December 17, 2019, 2:45 PM Today, Dec. 17, Pope Francis abolished the pontifical secret for cases of sexual abuse against minors continuing his path to transparency. Pope

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Toronto launches Bonifacio Day on November 17

Marshall McLuhan awardee Patricia Evangelista is special guest at Bonifest. (Photo: Women in the World) Updated: October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM Toronto, Ontario Andres Bonifacio art and book festival set Nov. 17 at Toronto City Hall TORONTO — An event celebrating the life and historical contribution of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio will feature works by

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