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Jeffrey did not deserve to be killed

By Filmarie Olayta IF there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s individuals who keep their minds closed and still have the audacity to pass judgment on other people’s emotions. I’m in utter astonishment to know that your kind of mentality still exists. It infuriates me to witness fellow humans be apathetic. These reasons are why 

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Justice for Jeffrey, unite to oppose police brutality, and combat racist attacks

THE Organizing Committee for a Filipino-Canadian Youth Network is one with the Justice for Jeffrey Reodica Campaign and unites with the rest of the Filipino community in demanding justice for the death of Jeffrey Reodica. Jeffrey was shot by a police officer on May 21, when he and a group of friends set out to 

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APO Hiking comeback concert

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council (“PIDC”), with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Toronto Arts Council and Arts Presentation Canada, is proud to announce that APO Hiking Society will be the featured concert at this year’s Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto Summer Festival. The show will be held on Saturday, August 7th at the Ricoh 

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How to Protect Yourself From Police Brutality

By Manny Bade The death of Jeffrey Reodica has confirmed what we had always suspected: that there exists a racist, rogue element within the police force of Toronto. At least one eyewitness had asserted that on the day he was shot, Jeffrey was not carrying a knife, contrary to what has been disseminated in the 

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Madrid notes

By Janet C. Garcia MADRID–Four hundred years of occupation seem not enough for Spanish colonizers to remind them of the Philippines. On the streets of the capital city of Spain, there are sterling reminders of its former colony. On one corner of the bustling Avenida de Filipinas (Philippine Avenue), a tourist will not miss a 

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‘Gospel concert’ to raise funds for new immigrants center

(Former ‘Miss Saigon’ actors to star in show) By Mari-Len De Guzman MISSISSAUGA–International stage performer Cornilia Luna – Isaac will lead a fund-raising concert to benefit a newly established centre that provides assistance to immigrants in Canada. Produced by the Gateway Centre for New Canadians (GCNC), the Spirit of Love gospel concert is a showcase 

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Stories of Horror from Mindoro

By Marlou Tiro For Nanay Angelina Aldaba of Mindoro Occidental, there is no greater pain than leaving her beloved homeland. “I may have little possessions but those possessions are dear to me,” said Nanay Angelina as she related her heart-wrenching experience in Mindoro in the hands of the Philippine military. Nanay Aldaba was one of 

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Pistahan sa Toronto

By Marlou S. Tiro TORONTO–A parade of colors, songs, and dances marked the 106th Philippine Independence Day “Pistahan sa Toronto” celebration. Held at Nathan Philips Square, the event was attended by various Filipino organizations and Filipinos coming from neighboring provinces as far as Ottawa and Niagara region. Apparently many did not only come for mere 

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Consulate team reaches out in Winnipeg, Manitoba

TORONTO–A 6-member Philippine Consular Team, headed by Vice Consul Indhira C. Bañares, will be proceeding to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this July to conduct its annual outreach program to the Filipinos in the area. Members of the team will include representatives from the Philippine Tourism Office and PAG-IBIG based in Toronto. During this visit, Filipinos in Winnipeg 

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7 couples raise $5,000 for ANCOP housing

By Mavic Ignacio-Palanca TORONTO–Goals are dreams with deadlines, to borrow a quote. The dream is to make a difference in the lives of the poor in the Philippines. The deadline is June 19th, 2004. So on June 19, 2004 at Humberwood Community Centre, DOLCE West staged its first fundraising endeavor. DOLCE West, a group of 

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