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An Appeal from the Youth of Quezon

2,000 lives lost, 10,000 families homeless Sent by Bing Diestro Chair, SKYF of Quezon No place is supposed to be safer than home. This was the thought that the people of Real, Infanta and General Nakar comforted themselves with as they sheltered themselves from the fury of the typhoon. Huddled together, they were assured that 

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Appeal for aid to the Philippines

The Extra Mile Ministries is a Christian missionary organization that attends to many different needs that arise locally and abroad. Founded in 1999, the Extra Mila Ministries operates as a tax exempt charitable organization based in Toronto and has provided suppport to grassroots organizations in the Philippines and other Third World countries as well. It 

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Appeal for donations to typhoon victims in the Philippines

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Kababayans, The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) is appealing to your community/company/organization for financial assistance for the typhoon and flood victims in the Philippines.Latest global reports indicate that nearly 1,800 people are dead or missing in the provinces of Quezon and Rizal after a typhoon and three successive storms hit 

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Flood victims need heroes

FATHER Charlito Colendres or as the community calls him Fr. Char tried to rescue his parishioners while stuck in the middle of the flash flood that struck Infanta, Quezon. Fr. Char was himself swept away by the raging river. Fr. Char drowned while trying to save others, he made the ultimate sacrifice to help his 

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CASJ raising funds for typhoon victims

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) has issued an urgent appeal for immediate assistance to the victims of the recent typhoon and three tropical storms that hit the Philippines in recent weeks. Calling it an ecological crisis caused by nature and aggravated by the wanton destruction of the few remaining tropical forests in the 

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Scientists warn of more flashfloods from SC decision on Mining Act

WITH its decision allowing 100% foreign-owned corporations to explore, develop and exploit our mineral resources, the Supreme Court, as well as the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is ignoring the effects of large-scale plunder done by these firms on the environment and the people. “The large-scale plunder of our natural resources result in areas that are 

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5th Rizal GTA ommanders’ Ball

TORONTO–The Order of the Knights of Rizal in Greater Toronto Area held their 5th Commanders’ Ball at the Manoogian (Rembrandt) Banquet Hall in Scarborough on October 30, 2004. The Chapter Commanders from the various Chapters in Greater Toronto Area were on hand with their Knights and Ladies to celebrate the occasion. They were headed by 

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Everyday is Christmas

For concerned Filipinos of St. Anthony’s Parish By Rowena Jane D. Esguerra he Christmas spirit is one of love, of concern for others. It is a season of sharing, of giving and therefore not confined to one day of the year. Especially in these times when natural disasters, poverty, hunger and disease abound in many 

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Journalist awardee on corruption

CORRUPTION in the Philippines is pervasive and has been deeply rooted; however, it can be eradicated provided the concerned Filipino citizens will persevere in implementing the necessary reforms. “It may be an uphill struggle to effectively pursue the anti-corruption program but it is never too late to do it,” explained Tess Bacalla during her talk 

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The leadership may be there but will solidarity follow?

By Jerry Villanueva Justice for Jeffrey Coalition While other community strives to enhance their status in our society, ours can’t be said of the same. You look at the Greek community at the Danforth, although people from different backgrounds come and visit regularly, it is still generally known as the Greek community. Canadian Muslims in 

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