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Mabuhay festival marks 5th year on Aug. 6-8

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council (“PIDC”), in cooperation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Toronto Arts Council and Arts Presentation Canada presents the largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in Canada, the fifth annual Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto Summer Festival. The official opening of Mabuhay Philippines is on August 4th, the start of an art 

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Pista sa Tundo 2004

TORONTO–The Torres High School Alumni Association (International) will hold its summer signature social event in July 31, 2004 at the Malvern Community Centre. The “Pista sa Tundo” has been a part of the social activities of the international alumni association for a number of years and has been set at the vast and spacious Malvern 

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Radyo Pinoy–radio that listens to listeners

TORONTO–Perusing through the local radio stations in Toronto has become mundane. Often, we hear the same old thing over and over again. Originality has disappeared and audiences are left settling for shows that only help get them through traffic problems in and around the city. Piercing through the rubbish we hear on the radio today 

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Groundswell of support

TORONTO–The Justice for Jeffrey Reodica campaign has been met with a groundswell of support from various individuals and organizations both in the Filipino-Canadian and other communities. For the past two weeks following the townhall meeting on May 31 at the Scarborough Civic Centre Council Chamber, a series of events have been organized – some planned, 

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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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