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Pistahan sa Toronto

By Aida E. D’Orazio The sizzling weather during the Pistahan Sa Toronto was definitely no spirit damper to Filipinos. The forecast was 33 degrees Celsius with a humidity index of 40 degrees. Add to it the possibility of a thunderstorm. Yet, the hordes of people that attended the Pistahan on the two-day Philippine Independence Day 

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Windsor Filipino Community Centre: Sharing One Vision

For only one dollar a year, the Filipino community of Windsor had been able to fulfill the dream of having their own community center. But more than that, it was built on teamwork and shared vision. Thanks to the people who were behind the project, the centre has now become the pride and honor of 

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Women’s well-being, feminine hygiene

MANILA–A key aspect of female well- being is feminine hygiene. There are misconceptions, however, about proper feminine hygiene, which to a gynecologist is synonymous with appropriate care of the vulva. Collectively, the vulva consists of the female external genitalia, namely, the urethra, clitoris, labia minora, labia majora and the vagina. The latter is an opening 

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Jasmine Trias, performing at Mabuhay Festival

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) in cooperation with Roger’s Wireless presents a bevy of activities for the summer. On July 16 and 23, college and university students are invited to compete in the Mabuhay Metro Pop Singing Competition at Hacienda Restaurant on Bathurst and Bloor. PIDC is searching for a representative of the Filipino 

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Do You Know Your History?

Vancouver, B.C. – This summer, Filipino youth and students across the Lower Mainland will attend Summer School and may actually be inspired by it. Ipagpatuloy: Living the Storm, Philippine History and Community Organizing 101, A Community-Based Studies Program, coordinated and facilitated by the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabata-ang Pilipino sa Canada (FCYA/UKPC) will enable participating 

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Volpe to speed up family reunification into Canada

TORONTO–Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has announced plans to streamline the entry of immigrants from the Philippines in a move meant to reunite families together in Canada. Immigration Minister Joe Volpe addressing members of the Filipino community at the 107th Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC)-Kalayaan 2005 Gala Night event at the International Plaza Hotel 

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No One Is Illegal group to march

MONTREALarea refugees and their supporters–organized in a coalition called Solidarity Across Borders–are planning a week-long walk to Ottawa from June 18-25th, 2005, to demand rights and regularization for non-status people in Canada. On Tuesday, June 7th, members of immigrant and refugee rights groups, trade unions, and community agencies in Toronto delivered a letter from the 

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FilCREA officers inducted

On May 21, 2005, the newly elected founding directors and executive officers of the Filipino Canadian Real Estate Association celebrated a historic event at the posh Westin Prince Hotel in Don Mills. Inducted into office by Consul General Alejandro Mosquera, the 16 directors swore to uphold their positions of responsibility to the 250 or so 

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FCT Update: Honours for the bright Fil-Can grads

By Aida E. D’Orazio New Filipino-Canadian elementary and high school graduates, who have excelled in their studies, will be recognized and honoured by the Filipino Centre, Toronto, as well as have the chance to win top awards in the competition for 2005 Outstanding Students. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 10, during 

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Francisco de Leon

Born on August 14, 1919 Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines Died on June 12, 2005 Loving husband to Dory de Leon, beloved father to Tessie (Rudy) Buena, Becky (Vito) Reyes, Cora (Boyer) del Rosario, Bong (Daisy) de Leon, Wally ( Carol) de Leon, Rose (Jason) Underhill. Wonderful Grandfather to Anne Buena-Sol Cruz, Vince del Rosario, Oliver 

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