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Dela Cruz honored woman entrepreneur

TORONTO-The Markham Small Business Enterprise Centre, in partnership with YMCA Business Centre and WINGS Canada, celebrated Women Entrepreneurs in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2004. Cora dela Cruz, an active member and Vice President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce (PCCT) Toronto, as well as Vice Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel 

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Job Track supports job-seekers

A YEAR has passed since Toronto first experienced the onset of SARS, but for many workers the impact is still being felt. Hospitality, service, entertainment and tourism are just some of the industries that were left reeling. In some of these, recovery is happening, but it is slow and many workers are still looking for 

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Kol Hope Foundation raises over $75,000 in 2nd Annual Charity Drive

TORONTO-The Kol Hope Foundation for Children held its 2nd Annual Charity Ball on March 27, 2004 at the Marriott Eaton Hotel in Toronto with over 550 volunteers and supporters in attendance. The event marked the culmination of the foundation’s Second annual charity drive which yielded gross proceeds of over $75,000 and net proceeds of $53,429.75. 

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Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto summer fest ’04

TORONTO-The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) is excited to announce that the 2004 Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival has grown to be a weeklong celebration scheduled on August 4 to 11 happening in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are several activities planned leading up to the festival that will culminate on August 

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PCCT officers inducted

TORONTO-Philippine Ambassador Francisco Benedicto was the keynote speaker and inducting officer at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto (PCCT) dinner-dance held at the Saints Peter and Paul banquet hall in Scarborough. The momentous affair was attended by more than 260 guests and the invocation by Bobby Achacon ushered in the sumptuous dinner that started unusually 

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Regent joins fray in Toronto door-door business

By Kathreen “Karen” Pascual TORONTO-Over the past couple of years, the Filipino-Canadian community has been stunned by the demise of several prominent door-to-door businesses. Many families became victims of companies often owned and operated by people they considered as friends; intelligent individuals with the wherewithal to start a company and make it flourish. Priceless belongings 

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Pinoys in Dubai build a ‘bayanihan’ community

The Philippine participation at the Global village during the Dubai Shopping Festival held last February had showcased the best of the Philippines ranging from its homemade products, musical talents and cultural presentations. The Pinoy cultural dancers composed mostly of students and Overseas Filipino Workerss left the audience in awe. Moreover, the fabled bayanihan virtue of 

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Filipino singing idol winners

TORONTO-In the second round of the contest held last February 27, the Group 2 contestants gave such a good performance to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd who packed the Rizal Hall. Too bad not everyone could be a winner. At the end of the show, the judges – Perla Andres, Liane Dizon and Juan 

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Art Viola’s comeback

NIAGARA-on-the-LAKE-Election fever is over but for Arturo Tapiador Viola, Deputy Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake, his campaign still continues. This time, he is not on the run to win more votes but on the run to retain the confidence of his people. The formidable Deputy Lord Mayor admits that he is busier now than he was 

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FilCan Niagara marks Valentine’s Day

NIAGARA FALLS-The harsh weather conditions last February 14 did not hamper the spirit of the FCAN (Filipino Canadian Association of Niagara) members as they drove all the way to Americana Hotel in Niagara Falls to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Apparently, the social evening was marked with utmost aplomb and strong camaraderie among its members. The fabulous 

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