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From left, Ermie Zotomayor, Antonio Laroya and Arnisito Gaviola are now in Winnipeg sleeping on the floor of a friend, awaiting their Dec. 23 immigration hearing.  (Photo by the Winnipeg Free Press)


WINNIPEG — Three dads trying to support their families in the Philippines hope they won’t be home for Christmas.



The Filipino Canadian community is more and more becoming suspicious of the changes made to the Federal government’s Live-in caregiver program (LCP) and remain further committed to campaigning for justice in the face of the continuation of the antiquated, anti-woman program.




MANILA — United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. said the U.S. will continue to review its travel advisory on the Philippines for the safety and security of its nationals.

Protesters against the Visiting Forces Agreement in an undated photo.


MANILA — The United States has welcomed the review of its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines but has not given an indication that it would submit the new treaty to its Senate for concurrence.

Nov. 19, 2010




OTTAWA, Ontario — A controversial bill named after a Filipina murder victim that would make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion, faces a rough ride in the House of Commons.

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