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Filipino-Canadians help CMC raise $34,000 for tsunami victims

TORONTO–In spite of the bad weather conditions, Filipino-Canadians trooped to the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto on Saturday (Jan. 8) in an effort to help raise funds for the tsunami victims that struck South Asia last December 26,2004 claiming around 150,000 lives. The Canadian Multicultural Council Asians in Ontario of which Filipino-Canadians are among its 

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CMC-Asians Tsunami relief fundraising

Jan. 8, 2005. Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario Tsunami Relief Appeal on CityTV/CP24 On-Site Collections for Canadian Red Cross Total Cash                              $ 1,722.00 Total Cheques                        $ 9,382.00 Total Credit Cards                

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Caregivers ask Canadian government: ‘Stop treating us like slaves’

TORONTO–Canada bills itself as a country that defends human rights. But many caregivers in this “land of opportunity” do not believe so. Their doubts stem from their experience as caregivers where according to them they have become victims of equality and labor rights violations including sexual and physical abuse, workplace harassment, exploitation, intimidation and even 

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Blockages for immigrant doctors need surgery

Dear Editor: Re: Blockages for Immigrant Doctors Need Surgery Don Cayo’s article describes the series of roadblocks preventing foreign-trained doctors from finding employment commensurate to their qualifications; an inflexible and antiquated system “intended to protect the public from those with iffy qualifications, but instead it risks harming us by denying too many of us access 

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Advocacy groups to press on without Sgro

The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ), the Philippine Women’s Centre of Toronto (PWC) and advocacy groups of  migrant workers and Live-in-Caregiver (LCP participants are preparing a series of educational campaigns and community protests against Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Minister Judy Sgro for her apparent lack of concern for issues  affecting caregiver and migrant 

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CASJ launch on Jan. 22

Holds presscon re Sgro snub TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) will officially launch as advocacy and social development group on Saturday, Janunary 22, 1-5 pm, at the Scarborough Civic Centre. The launch will start with a press conference on CASJ’s position on the live-in caregiver program (LCP), access to trades and professions, and 

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Consulate Typhoon Fundraising

(As of January 10, 2005) Donations Channeled through the Philippine Consulate General:                    AMOUNT 1.  Canadian Multicultural Council Asians in Ontario                                     $3,000.00 2.  Forex Parcel Delivery Inc.                      

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Coup and Counter-Coup at PCCT

By Manny Bade IF I had to tell you about a plot so thick you can cut it with a knife, or a tale of betrayal and double cross you’d probably think of CIA vs. KGB. But the spy mystery worth a story line for a James Bond movie is in fact the latest episode 

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Toronto student wins world video contest

ALEX PUNZALAN has what it takes to be declared the winner of the an international video contest. Believed to be the first Filipino who won such prestigious title, Punzalan was able to portray the plight of the underprivileged children in the Philippines through his creativity and vision. The video entitled “Believe” was produced under the 

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Lucena City Association holds fun Christmas party

TORONTO–The Lucena City Association of Ontario hosted its annual family Christmas Party at the Oriole Community Center last November 27. Lucenahins and guests from other parts of Quezon province enjoyed the evening of dancing, games, feasting on different delicacies and singing Christmas carols. The evening started with a program for the kids and kids at 

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