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Documentary exposes plight of seafarers

TORONTO–Turbulent Waters takes us into the murky world of international shipping to meet the seafarers who toil at the heart of global trade. Established ship owners, including the family of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, register vessels under flags of convenience purchased from Panama, Bahamas or Liberia to escape fair tax, wage and safety regulations. 

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Anti-corruption forum in Toronto

By Rodel J. Ramos TORONTO–An Anti-Corruption Consultancy Forum will be held at Mayette’s Restaurant at 2038 Danforth St. (Woodbine & Danforth, close to Woodbine subway) on May 1, 2004 from 2-4pm. Filipinos interested in voicing their concerns and ideas may join the forum. Contact person is Terry Olayta at 416-783-8740, head of PYFFA and coordinator 

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Police-community forum draws big crowd

By Brixton Lagac TORONTO–The Filipino Community of 53 Division showed its strong support as nearly 500 people attended the Toronto Police Services’ inaugural outreach program at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish on Friday (April 16). The event entitled “Toronto Pulis at Pilipino-Magkaisa,” was organized by Police Constable Philip Mendoza in conjunction with Philippine 

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Taste of Broadway raises $50,000

MARKHAM–It’s show time! Markham Federation ofFilipino Canadians’ production of “A Taste of Broadway Encore Presentation” was another successful hit. The concert drew over 500 guests and at the end of the evening, it raised $50,000 for a new Family YMCA in the Town of Markham. Held two weeks ago on March 27, 2004 at the 

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Radio program aims to wake up Sleeping Giant

TORONTO–The genesis of the first FM radio network that features Filipino-based programming is coming to fruition. Radio 101.3 FM, a new multi-cultural station will begin broadcasting in the summer of 2004. Filipinos have been allocated one hour of daily programming Monday to Friday and two hours on Saturdays and Sundays to start with a possibility 

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Pidro shirts launched with a bang

TORONTO–The official launching of PIDRO, PIDRITO and INDAY in Canada was an evening of shirts, entertainment and musicals. It did not only unveil the true spirit of Pinoys in their quest to promote Filipino culture, but the special occasion also became an opportunity to showcase various talents of Filipino Canadians. The event started with a 

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Musical evangelization comes of age

TORONTO–“Praising God doesn’t have to be dead serious and dry. God is fully alive among us and wants us to enjoy the life He gave us. We should sing, shout and dance for Him.” That’s the message Arun Gogna, Bo Sanchez and Bella Dimayuga are spreading in their presentation, “All Out for Jesus: A Worship 

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Pistahan sa Toronto

FCT Bulletin By Aida E. D’Oraizo TORONTO–Nathan Phillips Square will spark up with images and sounds of Pistahan sa Toronto come Saturday, June 12th. Sponsored by the Filipino Centre Toronto, the Pistahan will be a festive celebration to mark the 106th anniversary of the Philippines’ independence. As the Philippine Flag (to be hoisted earlier on 

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Cebu resort offers serene nature for seekers of spiritual wellness

IN today’s pursuit for economic survival, are there still people noble enough to sacrifice their personal interest for the sake of preserving family values? These types of people may be rare nowadays but not for Susan and Peter Holaysan who hail from the Visayas region of the Philippines. When the couple thought of establishing a 

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APO endorses Gawad Kalinga

By Mavic Ignacio Palanca TORONTO–After 17 years, APO staged a comeback to Toronto via a concert at the International Centre in Mississauga. The crowd was a mix of young and old, mostly Filipinos with a sprinkling of other cultures who came to see and hear the well-known trio render their unique and creative music style. 

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