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Philippine Artists Group to exhibit works in Manila

TORONTO–The Philippine Artists Group of Canada (P.A.G.), the Toronto-based artist group in Ontario composed of artists of Philippine origin, is going to the Philippines for the first time in its sixteen years of history for an art exhibition. The show, entitled “Convergence International,” takes place at the prestigious Artspace Glorietta in Makati and formally opens 

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PCCT joins sponsors of business seminars to help small business

TORONTO–A Diversity Business Forum will be featured in the Small Business Conference, organized by Enterprise Toronto on Sept. 22, 2004 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Toronto (PCCT) has teamed up with the Chinese Canadian Business Associations and the South Asian Business Associations to sponsor a series of seminars 

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Consulate reaches out to London, ON

TORONTO–Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and Consul Julius D. Torres will lead a 7-member Philippine Consular Team, to London, Ontario this coming October 9, 2004, to conduct its annual outreach program to the Filipinos in the area. During this visit, Filipinos in London and its nearby vicinities can avail of consular services such as renewal 

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Zamboanga Hermosa’s 18th anniversary

TORONTO–It will start with a 9-day novena, beginning October 4, to take place at different homes, wherever the image of Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar will be requested to stay. A special mass in her honour will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 3 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 4070 Central Parkway East, 

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‘No knife in Jeffrey slay’

Eyewitnesses in independent probe tell consistent story. By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO – The undercover police officers involved in the fatal shooting and death of 17-year-old Jeffrey Reodica last May 21 failed to identify themselves. Jeffrey did not have a knife with him when he was gunned down by police officer Dan Belanger. He was 

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Pistahan sa Niagara rocks with Yoyoy

ST. CATHARINES-”More! More! More!” screamed the fans of YoyoyVillame as he was about to sing his final song to ajovial audience that watched him during the “Pistahansa Niagara” held last Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Merriton Lion’s Club of St. Catharines. A shriek of laughter and songs of yesteryear engulfed the large hall as everyone 

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De la Cruz extols local journalists at Press Club induction

TORONTO-Paul de la Cruz, president of Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO), paid tribute to local journalists and extolled the sacrifices they have to make to serve the community. De la Cruz, speaking at the Induction Ball of the PPCO held Aug. 21, 2004 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before about 250 guests, said that for over 

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The Filipino thing to do

(Speech delivered at the Philippine Press Club-Ontario Induction Ball on Aug. 21, 2004 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Toronto) By Paul F. de la Cruz President Philippine Press Club – Ontario I was warned to make my speech short as some people are now itching to dance. Don’t worry we will do just that in a 

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What is Silayan today?

Silayan Community Center is located at the sub level basement of 240 Wellesley St. East, in the heart of downtown Toronto, servicing Filipinos specially in St. James Town area where Filipinos are the largest ethnic population. Programs offered by Silayan are the following: • Piano lessons • Hawaiin dancing • Computer classes for beginners • 

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Villareal Samareños reunion

Filipinos from the municipal of Villareal, Samar, who are now living in the province of Ontario, Canada and New Jersey in the United States held a reunion at the St. Sava Banquet Hall in Missisauga last Agust 15 (Saturday). The occasion has given honour to the Patron Saint of the town, Sta. Rosa De Lima, 

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