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Tenants group vs rent increase, forced eviction

The Federation of Metro Tenants’ association are embarking on a move to help tenants against the spiralling rent increases, forcible ejection, illegal demotion, and other acts inimical to them. According to Dan McIntyre, FMTA’s program coordinator and organizing tenants, said that the tenants’ associations are working with some members of the Ontario Provincial Parliament to 

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Caloocan High School reunion

MANILA–The graduates Caloocan High School (CHS) Batch 1970 has organized a reunion in Las Vegas, USA on June 12-18, 2005. The reunion will be the first Batch 1970 gathering outside of the Philippines after 34 years. It is not an ordinary reunion for the said class since a great mission is targeted to help not 

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FCT Update: Incredible Julie Corpuz

By Aida E. D’Orazio The re-emergence of Julie Corpuz in the Filipino community and at the FCT Board meetings is quite inspirational. Her remarkable recovery from a usually fatal disease is something people will not easily forget. On October 23, 2003, Julie was found frothing in the mouth and unconscious in bed by her boarder 

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Filipino Canadian real estate group formed

The Filipino Canadian Real Estate Association (FilCREA) held its first organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the Best Western Executive Inn Hotel in Scarborough. Organized by licensed real estate representatives, the meeting was chaired by Mr. Benny Jose, Associate Broker with Remax Executive Realty. Special guest speaker was Ms. Cynthia Lai, past president 

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Ninotchka Rosca in Toronto for launch of Jose Ma. Sison’s political bio

TORONTO–Internationally-acclaimed journalist and novelist   Ninotchka Rosca will be in Toronto February 12 for the launching of the book Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World – Portrait of a Revolutionary.  This is her latest work co-authored with Jose Ma. Sison, founding chairperson of the re-established Communist Party of the Philippines in 1968, himself an 

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CASJ launched amid snowstorm

Officers, members,  vow commitment to social justice campaign TORONTO–Over fifty hardy souls braved the raging snowstorm last Saturday, Jan. 22, to take part in the formal launching at the Scarborough Civic Centre of the first advocacy group of its kind in the Filipino community. It was not for an ordinary occasion, after all, that had 

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On a dark and stormy day, a movement was born

By Jerry Villanueva IT could have been better. In fact, a lot better. The sun could be shining, the temperature could be warm and there could have been thousands of supporters in attendance. But this was not the case at all. The official launching of the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) on January 22, 

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Letter to the Editor: ‘No live-in slavery in Canada’

I am a Filipino writing about your article “Caregivers ask Canadian government: ‘Stop treating us like slaves’” which appeared on The Philippine Reporter dated January 16-31, 2005. I find the article defamatory of Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program! The article didn’t present the benefits of the Live-in Caregiver Program. Instead, it showed the worst that could 

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Rejoinder: Slave-like treatment of caregivers is well-documented

Dear Ms. Teodora Alonzo, I find your reaction to my article  “Caregivers ask Canadian government: Stop treating us like slaves” interesting but needs to be clarified. The Webster dictionary defines “defamatory” as a statement that tends “to attack or injure the reputation or honor of (Canada and its  Live-in Caregiver Program) by false and malicious 

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How effective is the SIU?

By Jerry Villanueva As a result of hearings at the Task Force on Race Relations and Policing in 1988, the Special Investigations Unit was formed as an independent arms-length agency of the provincial government to investigate incidents that involve death or injury in the hands of the Police Force. Prior to this, Police Forces in 

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