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Windsor Filipino Community Centre: Sharing One Vision

For only one dollar a year, the Filipino community of Windsor had been able to fulfill the dream of having their own community center. But more than that, it was built on teamwork and shared vision. Thanks to the people who were behind the project, the centre has now become the pride and honor of 

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Filipino Canadian Psychiatrist: ‘Depression will be No.1 disease in 21st century’

MENTAL health is one of the medical challenges in the 21st Century. In fact, “ in the next 20 years, depression will be the world’s number one disease because lives will become more stressful”. This was the message of Fil-Can Psychiatrist, Dr Maria Dulce Bismonte during her recent seminar on “Depression” as part of the 

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Himig-Living Trophy of the Filipino People

The Himig choir’s spellbinding performance at St Catharines had been an indelible experience. Many believed that the Himig’s ingenuous talent aptly complemented the breathtaking sceneries of Niagara region. During the Himig’s first performance at the Lutheran Church in St Catharines, some members of the audience were brought to tears. “They were simply awesome,” said Esther 

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Filipino-Canadians help CMC raise $34,000 for tsunami victims

TORONTO–In spite of the bad weather conditions, Filipino-Canadians trooped to the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto on Saturday (Jan. 8) in an effort to help raise funds for the tsunami victims that struck South Asia last December 26,2004 claiming around 150,000 lives. The Canadian Multicultural Council Asians in Ontario of which Filipino-Canadians are among its 

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Toronto student wins world video contest

ALEX PUNZALAN has what it takes to be declared the winner of the an international video contest. Believed to be the first Filipino who won such prestigious title, Punzalan was able to portray the plight of the underprivileged children in the Philippines through his creativity and vision. The video entitled “Believe” was produced under the 

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Journalist awardee on corruption

CORRUPTION in the Philippines is pervasive and has been deeply rooted; however, it can be eradicated provided the concerned Filipino citizens will persevere in implementing the necessary reforms. “It may be an uphill struggle to effectively pursue the anti-corruption program but it is never too late to do it,” explained Tess Bacalla during her talk 

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CASJ focus group reveals immigrants’ woes

JOVEL PATRICIO arrived in Canada in year 2000 armed with a college degree and a proven track of record as an outstanding social worker. She had high expectations of Canada including the dream of better job opportunities and better quality of life. Speaking in front of 25 participants during an focus group session held recently 

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J-Ro comes in full colour

Jennifer Rosales, the newest Philippine pride in the golf world, finished ninth and bagged $27,000 at the finals during the 2004 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open title held at the Battlefield Course of the Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her Canada performance has been considered by many as reminiscent of the recently 

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Pidro shirts launched with a bang

TORONTO–The official launching of PIDRO, PIDRITO and INDAY in Canada was an evening of shirts, entertainment and musicals. It did not only unveil the true spirit of Pinoys in their quest to promote Filipino culture, but the special occasion also became an opportunity to showcase various talents of Filipino Canadians. The event started with a 

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Cebu resort offers serene nature for seekers of spiritual wellness

IN today’s pursuit for economic survival, are there still people noble enough to sacrifice their personal interest for the sake of preserving family values? These types of people may be rare nowadays but not for Susan and Peter Holaysan who hail from the Visayas region of the Philippines. When the couple thought of establishing a 

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