Malaya Movement in Canada

Our Inang Bayan / Motherland, the Philippines,
needs our voice and support now more than ever.

Events

Malaya Toronto: Handog sa Pasko 2021

Malaya Toronto: Handog sa Pasko 2021

Malaya Toronto presents Handog sa Pasko: A Christmas Online Fundraising Event for Negros Farmers and their Families.

Join us this Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 7:00pm-8:30pm EST (8:00am-9:30am in Manila).

How to join: E-transfer $10 to malaya.toronto@gmail.com to get your Zoom link ticket.

BoniFest 2021

BoniFest 2021

Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FCWJNet) and Malaya Canada present BONIFEST 2021 December 6, 2021

Malaya Movement in Quebec: Usaping Halalan 2022 with Atty. Angelo Guillen and speakers from Kapatid, 1Sambayan Canada, and Team Leni

Malaya Movement in Quebec: Usaping Halalan 2022 with Atty. Angelo Guillen and speakers from Kapatid, 1Sambayan Canada, and Team Leni

Malaya Movement in Quebec: Usaping Halalan 2022 with Atty. Angelo Guillen and Fides Lim of Kapatid, with Reactors from 1Sambayan Canada and Team Leni November 24, 2021

Campaigns

Help Neri Colmenares reach 100k subscribers on YouTube!

Help Neri Colmenares reach 100k subscribers on YouTube!

Atty. Neri Colmenares, Bayan Muna Chairperson and senatorial candidate for the 2022 Philippine elections, needs your help to reach 100,000 subscribers on YouTube! Due to the latest Commission on Election (COMELEC) rules, candidates need at least 100 thousand subscribers to be verified and allowed to run political ads and campaign materials on YouTube. This rule disadvantages candidates like Neri who cannot afford expensive TV ads and who rely on social media and alternative media to campaign.

SUBSCRIBE: youtube.com/NeriColmenaresOfficialChannel

Junk Terror Law

Junk Terror Law

Visit junkterrorlaw-ca.carrd.co to be taken to our #JunkTerrorLaw national action page, where you will learn how to email, call, and tweet your local legislators about the Terror Law, along with helpful templates and resources to use in your communications: junkterrorlaw-ca.carrrd.co. Share this page with your network and let’s call on our legislators to do the right thing, and publicly condemn the Anti-Terror Law.

Stand with us, act with us! Speak up, speak out! #JunkTerrorLaw

Open Letter to Stop the Killings and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Open Letter to Stop the Killings and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Sign Malaya Canada’s open letter to the Office of the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, calling for a response to the killings and human rights violations in the Philippines: https://tinyurl.com/malayaopenletter

Statements

Looking Towards a Long Fruitful Collaboration With MP Rechie Valdez
09Oct

Looking Towards a Long Fruitful Collaboration With MP Rechie Valdez

The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Rechie Valdez for winning the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville in Ottawa in the recent 2021 Canadian Federal Elections. She is the first Filipina and the second person of Philippine descent to be elected into the federal parliament.

For our part, as an organization of Filipinos across Canada with deep roots in the Filipino community, we ourselves look toward a long fruitful working relationship with MP Valdez. We welcome MP Valdez’s aspirations to be a genuine representative. We will be here, available, to hold ongoing conversations with MP Valdez on the issues that most affect the Filipino community.

Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an International Rebuke of the Duterte Regime
09Oct

Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an International Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s

“efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] … courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines….”

Ms. Ressa herself, and Rappler.com, the news site she has founded face persecution from the Duterte regime.

The Canadian Government is “Obliged to Promote Human Rights at Home and Around the Globe”​
14Sep

The Canadian Government is “Obliged to Promote Human Rights at Home and Around the Globe”​

In the days approaching the September 20, 2021 Canadian Federal elections, every Canadian should ponder the questions that those who wish to govern the country must address. We are in unprecedented times with the year and a half long pandemic that has hurt the global and Canadian economy and put unexpected stresses upon all our lives.

Canada sees itself as an open multicultural mosaic with progressive values of diversity, tolerance, and fairness. The Government of Canada has gone so far as to admit that “Canadians care about human rights. They expect their government to help build respect for human rights at home and around the world.”

Yet for all that, the practice of the Government of Canada of building respect for human rights at home and around the world leaves much room for improvement.