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Justice for Jeffrey mass action: Rally presses for inquest

TORONTO – The office of the chief coroner of Ontario has yet to deliver on its promise to conduct an inquest into last year’s fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica, and the teen’s family and supporters are getting frustrated. Their dissatisfaction was voiced out during a recent rally commemorating Jeffrey’s one-year fatal shooting anniversary, held in 

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Silayan ‘takeover’ questioned

TORONTO–Where Conservative leaders in the federal Parliament failed, some leaders at the Silayan Community Centre may have succeeded. In a move seemingly inspired by recent spectacles in Parliament, a group of Silayan officials headed by then vice-president Willie Nabus declared “a vote of non-confidence” on the leadership of Rose Tijam as president, then proceeded to 

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Silayan Announcement

From The Managing Board, Silayan Community Centre May 21, 2005 Pursuant to the SCC board re-organization dated April 29, 2005 ratified by the Special general membership meeting this 21st day of May 2005. We would like to introduce the new Management Executive Board of the Silayan Community Centre effectively. President – Willie Nabus Vice-President - 

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Open Letter to the Community: The issues behind the ‘illegal takeover’ at Silayan

We the undersigned, are calling on you to help us protect Silayan Community Centre and our community’s reputation as law abiding citizens. Please help us remedy the situation at Silayan without further damage to the community. The May 21 meeting at Silayan Community Centre called by Willie Nabus, Carmen Subibi, Constantine Cabarrios, Aurora Medrano, Ed 

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IBON founder to speak on R.P. human rights

TORONTO–Antonio Tujan Jr. – researcher, social activist, and educator – will be in Toronto June 2nd to speak on the state of human rights and prospects for peace in the Philippines. Tujan was one of the founders of IBON Foundation Inc. in 1978 and is now its Research Director and Executive Editor. He is consultant 

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Cultural Storm in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C.–The Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance/Uganayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada’s (FCYA/UKPC) annual Roots Rhymes and Resistance (RRR) cultural night thundered East-Van’s Western Front Artist-Run Centre this past weekend with festive militancy and political re-affirmation. Under the theme, Ipagpatuloy: Living the Storm, FCYA/UKPC, with a packed room of 150 guests, celebrated the Filipino people’s tradition of 

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Independence Day Sked

To commemorate the 107th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to invite fellow “kababayans” to its Open House located at 161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario on June 10, 2005 ( Friday) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Bayan Ko Mahal 

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Rizal Day at Earl Bales Park

TORONTO–On June 19, Sunday, the Order of the Knights of Rizal of Metro Toronto and Vicinities Area Council headed by Sir Lapulapu Caña, KGCR, Canada Region Commander, Area and Chapter Commanders will join the rest of our “Kababayans” to commemorate the birth of our Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The venue is at Earl 

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‘Pista sa Tundo’ 2005

TORONTO–It is that time of the year again for the Torres High School Alumni (International) to hold their signature summer social event “Pista Sa Tundo” this time on June 25, 2005. The “PISTA” will be held at Malvern Community Centre in Scarborough. Torresians from all over Canada will be joined by others from the mid 

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Justice for Jeffrey update

May 6th – Jeffrey’s 18th Birthday – family and friends celebrate at Reodica residence. Visits to cemetery. May 7th – outreach continues GTA wide… All communities… organizations…cultures… Ethnic groups… Media outlets… Ethnics radio…college radio…. Posters and flyers. May 13 – Coroner’s Office notify Reodica’s lawyer by fax that inquest date still has not been set 

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