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The Filipino thing to do

(Speech delivered at the Philippine Press Club-Ontario Induction Ball on Aug. 21, 2004 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Toronto) By Paul F. de la Cruz President Philippine Press Club – Ontario I was warned to make my speech short as some people are now itching to dance. Don’t worry we will do just that in a 

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What is Silayan today?

Silayan Community Center is located at the sub level basement of 240 Wellesley St. East, in the heart of downtown Toronto, servicing Filipinos specially in St. James Town area where Filipinos are the largest ethnic population. Programs offered by Silayan are the following: • Piano lessons • Hawaiin dancing • Computer classes for beginners • 

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Villareal Samareños reunion

Filipinos from the municipal of Villareal, Samar, who are now living in the province of Ontario, Canada and New Jersey in the United States held a reunion at the St. Sava Banquet Hall in Missisauga last Agust 15 (Saturday). The occasion has given honour to the Patron Saint of the town, Sta. Rosa De Lima, 

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Planet-friendly back-to-school tips that will give your kids top marks

THE time of year for back-to-school shopping has arrived, and with it, the tough decisions parents and students have to make when deciding on what products to buy. This year, Friends of the Earth (FOE) is offering tips for parents and students on how to choose back-to-school gear that’s eco-friendly and socially responsible-and that means 

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Four Filipino leaders now contacts for funeral services

Elsie Maranan, an active community leader and President of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club, Nieva Carpio, an active church member and volunteer of a number of non-profit and charitable organizations, Efren ‘Rey’ Reyes, an active community leader and organizer of fundraising events like the Mt. Pinatubo victims and Flora Blas-Racho, a recipient of multiple awards 

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Chatham-Kent Filipino Canadians elect officers

The Chatham-Kent Filipino-Canadian Club was started in 1977 by Clarita Levitt and Esther Schierenburg in Chatham, Ontario. Chatham is a town of 43,000 people and is located between Windsor and London on Highway 401. On Sunday, August 1, 2004, the Filipino-Canadian Club of Chatham-Kent held its Annual Election of Officers at the Erieau Beach Pavilion. 

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Ang Bisaya picnic

The Annual Summer Picnic of Ang Bisaya was held at Earl Bales Park (along Bathurst south of Sheppard) on Saturday, August 2. Freshly cooked lechons, Cebuano style were provided by the association. One is donated by Dr. Romeo Sinajon. A singing contest will be the highlighted the occasion. The new set of officers for 2004 

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Batangas association donates a classroom

TORONTO–“The Batangas Provincial Association of Canada (BPAC), is the first Filipino organization in Canada to donate a classroom under the Classroom Galing sa Mamamayang Pilipino Abroad (CGMA) Program,” Philippine Labor Representative Rolando Rico C. Olalia announced. The hand-over of the association’s donation was made by its officials at the Philippine Consulate General, Toronto on Aug. 

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Jeffrey campaign continues

TORONTO –A week past the July 22 meeting of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) with the Reodica family and its lawyers, people are still awaiting the final report to be issued. The two-hour meeting at the SIU simply provided an opporunity for the Reodica family to raise its concerns about the investigation into the case. 

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Doggedly working to own a building

IN a recent issue of the Filipino Bulletin, pictures of some members of the KCCC (Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre) board of directors were on the cover page with a question in bold letters – “ Will the Spirit of Kalayaan come alive?” The question was in reference to the Spirit of Kalayaan and its successful 

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