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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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PCCT holds 2nd trade show

With more than 30 exhibitors displaying their wares at the Alex Manoogian Centre on Progress Rd., Scarborough, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto launched its 2nd Annual Trade Show on Sunday, June 27, in a fiesta-like atmosphere. With hundreds of people attending the event, the PCCT trade show proved to be a crowd drawer. The exhibitors 

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Business Survival Skills seminar, part 2

TORONTO–Following the successful launching of the Business Skills Enhancement Program on 02 April 2004, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce in Toronto and The Business Workshop, announced today that the second part of the series would be held at the public reception area of the Consulate on 09 

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Sorento’s great food and wine tasting event

TORONTO–Sorento, the restaurant known for its mouth watering concoctions under Chef Romy Escandor is holding a Great Food and Wine Tasting Event on Friday night, July 9, 2004 at the Sorento Restaurant located at 900 Don Mills Road. Featuring Joseph’s Wine Estates award winning wines with free wine tasting from 7:30 till 9:30 in the 

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PIDC updates

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council recently celebrated the 106th Independence Day of the Philippines with a successful gala held in cooperation with the Kalayaan Community Centre of Mississauga. The next set of events scheduled will give people a sneak peak of what to expect at the much anticipated Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto Summer Festival in August. 

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‘Jeffrey’s case is not just a legal issue but a social issue’

By Marlou S. Tiro TORONTO-The battle for justice on Jeffrey Reodica’s mysterious death has begun. During the first meeting of the Filipino community under the theme “Justice for Jeffrey,” the large attendance of supporters apparently proved the community’s commitment in its quest for a fair and honest investigation. In that meeting held on Monday, May 

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