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23
Jan
10

[Kamalayan Mondays] The First Quarter Storm Remembered

KAMALAYAN MONDAYS:
THE FIRST QUARTER STORM REMEMBERED

Monday, January 25, 2010
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

On January 26, 1970, student activists stormed the old Congress building in Manila, where then President Ferdinand Marcos was delivering his State of the Nation Address. It sparked a series of mass actions against the Marcos regime that has come to be known as the First Quarter Storm or FQS.

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02
Dec
09

[Kamalayan Tuesdays] The Ampatuan Massacre and Philippine Democracy

KAMALAYAN TUESDAYS:
THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE AND PHILIPPINE DEMOCRACY

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto 

“The Ampatuan massacre last November 23 shocked the nation and the world. It was shocking not only because of its ferocity, claiming the lives of 57 innocent people including passers by, and barbarity, which included the rape of women, desecration of bodies and beheading of some victims, but also because of the brazenness in the commission of such abhorrent atrocities.” [Bulatlat.com]

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17
Nov
09

29-year-old solon appeals for youth resistance

Dyan Ruiz
Philippine Reporter
November 16, 2009
http://www.philippinereporter.com/2009/11/16/29-year-old-solon-appeals-for-youth-resistance/

Rep. Raymond Palatino

Philippine Congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino spoke to Toronto youth on Sat. Nov. 7, 2009, appealing to the Filipino youth to persist in their resistance, especially against the oppressive practices of the Philippine government under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Rep. Palatino is 29-years old and represents the Kabataan (Youth) Partylist in the Philippine house of Representatives. Rep. Palatino came to Toronto to be part of Kamalayan, which is a series of events for Filipino youth focusing on enriching their “consciousness” of Philippine history, politics, and issues in the Filipino-Canadian community.

Rep. Palatino began his presentation by speaking about the history of youth resistance in the Philippines. As to why Rep. Palatino thought this was important to discuss with youth here, he stated in an interview, “We have to remind our fellow young Filipinos in Canada that the resistance movement is not a modern or late development. The resistance movement has a historical background and an important role in the country’s history and especially in our struggle for independence.

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15
Nov
09

[Kamalayan Tuesdays] In the Name of Sugarcane/In the Name of Profit

KAMALAYAN TUESDAYS:
IN THE NAME OF SUGARCANE/IN THE NAME OF PROFIT
In commemoration of the victims of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
167 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12
Sep
09

how do you feel about filipinos???

by alex

At Filipino events in the past I’ve asked Fil youth to share their thoughts about Filipinos.  In the photos below I asked them to tell me what they liked and disliked about their people.

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12
Sep
09

The Philippine-American War

[*archieval images courtesy of Wikipedia, and the University of Wisconsin]

Women begging for food from Americans during the Phil-Am War.

Women begging for food from Americans during the Phil-Am War.

In recent years North American news has had regular reports of the debacle in Iraq.  Today’s wars in the Middle East are just the latest in a string of US invasions into sovereign lands, but the grand-daddy of them all was in the Philippines.  Continue reading ‘The Philippine-American War’