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The Pillars to hold Pabasa

The Pillars, the Filipino seniors association in Toronto, is holding the annual traditional Pabasa on Holy Thurday, March 24 and Good Friday, March 25 at the Lynch Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, at 41 Earl Street corner Sherbourne. According to Francisco Maralag, The Pillars’ president, the twenty four hours singing of the passion of 

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PIDC calendars events for 2005

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC), a member of Festivals and Events Ontario, is busy preparing a plethora of activities for 2005. First, their search for Miss Philippines PIDC 2005 will be held on Sunday, May 15th at Rembrandt Hall. Additional categories have been added to the pageant including Miss Petite and Miss Teen. The 

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Himig launches CD

The Himig Pilipino Choral Ensemble, headed by its long-time musical director Cristina “Baby” Sanchez, is launching its first CD entitled “Ala-Ala” on Saturday, May 7, 2005 in a formal dinner party to be held at The Tower Garden Café and Banquet Hall, located on the 12th Floor of the Mississauga Civic Centre. The CD is 

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NINOTCHKA ROSCA: ‘Journalists killed with impunity in the Philippines’

TORONTO–Last year, 2004, 13 media people were killed in the Philippines,  ranking the country the  second highest in the world in terms of media killings, second to Iraq — and not a single person has been prosecuted for the murder and killing of these journalists, said Ninotchka Rosca, book author and journalist. Unlike in Iraq, 

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A Warrior Has No Biography

By Ninotchka Rosca (Text basis of remarks at the book launch of Jose Maria Sison: At Home in The World, Portrait of a Revolutionary, Feb. 12, 2005, OISE, Toronto.) My gratitude to the Philippine Women’s Center of Ontario and allied organizations for putting together this event. My thanks as well to all of you who 

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NOTEBOOK: Some hot stories we covered since 1989; The Reporter turns sweet 16

IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY since March 1989 when The Philippine Reporter started publishing as a twice- monthly community newspaper. At that time there were only four papers serving the Filipino community in Toronto, the Reporter being the fourth. Now, 16 years later, there are a dozen of them, giving the impression to readers that 

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‘Revolutionaries are not terrorists’

A Review: Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World, Portrait of a Revolutionary, Ninotchka Rosca. 2004. Greensboro, North Carolina: Open Hand Publishing,LLC. 260 pp. ISBN 0-940880-72-5, U.S.$16.00.1 By Ligaya Lindio-McGovern To understand the contemporary Philippine revolutionary movement with a human face is to understand it from its shakers and movers and the victims of 

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STATEMENT OF CONCERN OF FILIPINO-CANADIANS ON THE KILLING OF JOURNALISTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

“We are concerned about the killings of journalists in the Philippines. “We demand that the government of the Philippines investigate and prosecute those responsible for these killings. “We expect concrete results of this investigation and prosecution with the actual conviction of those guilty of these crimes within a reasonable time period.” Drafted and initially signed 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slave image

Dear Editor, This is in regards to the subject of how caregivers here in Canada are being treated by Canadian or other nations employers. This report appeared in Philippine Reporter, January 16-31, 2005, entitled: Stop Treating Us Like Slaves. Is it not ironic while asking these employers to stop treating caregivers or nannies like slaves 

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Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity

By Philip Kelly, Phd. (Dr. Kelly is Associate Professor, Department of Geography at York University.) What class do you belong to? How do you assess the class or social status of yourself and others? Is it a bank balance or an occupation that defines class? Or is it the size of your car or house? 

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