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TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council recently celebrated the 106th Independence Day of the Philippines with a successful gala held in cooperation with the Kalayaan Community Centre of Mississauga. The next set of events scheduled will give people a sneak peak of what to expect at the much anticipated Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto Summer Festival in August. 

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‘Jeffrey’s case is not just a legal issue but a social issue’

By Marlou S. Tiro TORONTO-The battle for justice on Jeffrey Reodica’s mysterious death has begun. During the first meeting of the Filipino community under the theme “Justice for Jeffrey,” the large attendance of supporters apparently proved the community’s commitment in its quest for a fair and honest investigation. In that meeting held on Monday, May 

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Filipino-Canadians condemn killing of Filipino youth in Toronto

(Statement on the Jeffrey Reodica case) FILIPINO community groups in Canada condemn the shooting of 17 year-old Jeffrey Reodica by a Toronto police officer on May 21, 2004 that resulted in his death on May 24. Jeffrey was shot three times in the back after he and his friends were stopped by two plainclothes police 

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Mass and Vigil for Reodica

By Marlou S. Tiro The Philippine Reporter TORONTO-It was cold and raining hard that Wednesday (June 9) evening. Only few had their umbrellas while others had to be contented taking shelter under a tree. Armed with their banners and placards, they continued to walk for Jeffrey Reodica’s cause and braved the heavy rain. Unhampered by 

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Fast track to Canada: Fact and fantasy

Canadian Immigration Views By Berto Volpentesta “How can I bring my brother to Canada?” This sounds like a very familiar question that most people who work in immigration will hear many times a day whether it is for a brother, sister, niece, nephew or other family or friend. This question is only surpassed by the 

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Ateneans converging in Toronto for convention

TORONTO-The Ateneo Alumni Association Canada (AAAC) is hosting the 6th All-Ateneo Convention to be held at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre on July 8-11, 2004. The All-Ateneo Convention is a gathering of Ateneans designed to renew old friendships, share learnings and experiences, and focus energies on assistance projects in the spirit of the Jesuit tradition. 

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De Vera family reunites thru Platinum-Care.com

By Nellie Reyes-Lauang ARLENE de Vera, a young nurse of Baguio City, may have wondered at first how her family can attain the Canadian dream. So she took the first step… without hesitation, Arlene sought the able assistance of Platinum-care.com while she was in Hong Kong. She arrived Ontario on May 28, 2001 and worked 

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Family of slain teen cries for truth, justice

By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO–The family of the 17-year-old male gunned down by police officer has appealed to witnesses to come forward in light of on-going investigations on the incident. Jeffrey Reodica, a Grade 11 student at Jean Vanier Catholic School in Scarborough, died in hospital few days after being shot three times by a 

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How Jeffrey Reodica was shot 3 times

By Marlou S. Tiro (Exclusive interview with a boy who witnessed it all) TORONTO–As the real story behind Jeffrey Reodica’s mysterious death slowly unfolds, many questions have been left unanswered. Willie Reodica, Jeffrey’s father already appealed to all potential witnesses to come forward and help them. Since the incident happened on Friday, May 21, up 

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On the death of Jeffrey Reodica: Let us unite for truth and justice

WE are members of the Filipino Canadian community and friends who are deeply concerned about the death of 17-year old Jeffrey Reodica in the hands of a police officer. Jeffrey was a Grade 11 student who excelled in school as his teachers, classmates and countless friends would attest. His parents are prominent members of the 

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