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Culture Philippines to hold benefit concert for KCCC

AS part of its twentieth year anniversary celebration, Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO), together with its Filipino Singing Idol 2003 and 2004 winners and candidates, and some musical talented groups in the community, is putting up a benefit concert at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Net proceeds of the concert will be used to 

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Club Filipino awards Hontañosas, Zetazate

GEORGE Hoñtanosas, the incumbent president of the Club Filipino of St. Jamestown, headed the awardees in consonance with their exemplary services to the club for the last six years. The other awardees include Romeo Zetazate, the club’s press relations officer; and member Edwin Isip. The awarding was done during the sixth foundation anniversary of the 

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Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte: Mining row heats up

MP Broadbent wants erring Canadian mining executives overseas liable By Edwin C. Mercurio OTTAWA–Toronto Ventures, Inc. (TVI)-Pacific and other Canadian mining firms in the Philippines face severe penalties for criminal negligence, environmental pollution, questionable land acquisitions and human rights violations. This developed as a member of the Canadian Parliament, Ed Broadbent, last week told a 

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CASJ to convene as advocacy group

TORONTO–The consultation conference, “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice,” attended by around 185 participants Oct. 30, 2004 at Metro Hall, called for important recommendations to advance priority social justice issues affecting the Filipino community. The most urgent recommendation was for the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ), the conference organizer, to convene very soon a 

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Jeffrey’s death and ugly issues facing youth

(Last part of the speech by Joel Reodica at the Consultation conference, “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice,” Oct. 30, 2004 at Metro Hall in Toronto.) The subject officer has been cleared and may already be back on the streets of Toronto! We are scared; we are angry; we are frustrated; but most of all 

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Why are we de-skilled in Canada?

By Cecile Jayme IMAGINE yourself in the throes of changes when you land in Canada – a new lifestyle, new environment, new culture, new everything. Like so many stories heard everyday of the struggle of each immigrant, one stands out: employment opportunities such as the one you left behind in the Philippines is not available 

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Fiesta Filipina, Viola – presidential awardees

THE Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) informed the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto that two of the awardees selected for the Year 2004 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas are from Ontario, Canada. They are the Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe of Canada (FFDTC) and Mr. Arturo T. Viola, Councilor and Deputy Lord Mayor 

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Lottery scam alert

THE Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to advise the Filipino-Canadian community concerning a scam report involving fraudulent announcements of “lottery winnings” or “awards” allegedly originating from a lottery based in Madrid, Spain. Upon verification made by the Consulate, the Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the so-called “Loteria Primitiva” is a bogus lottery. As 

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PIDC Christmas dance

THE conclusion of another year is upon us and despite the chill in the air; people perk up in anticipation of the upcoming party-filled holiday season. Whoop it up with the Philippine Independence Day Council (“PIDC”) at their Christmas dinner and dance celebration appropriately named “Pasko.” Enjoy performances by The Club Manila Dancers and musical 

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Form advocacy group, CASJ confab urged

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice must convene in the next two weeks a political action group that is non-partisan, working on issues that come from the grassroots, in order to ensure the effective participation of the Filipino community in the political process. In convening this political action group, CASJ must build strong alliances with 

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