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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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Benedicto lauds Bicol Canada

TORONTO–Philippine Ambassor to Canada Francisco L. Benedicto congratulated the officers and members of Bicol Canada, Inc, in a message sent to the association for continuously implementing the noble objectives of the group, and enhancing the strong bonds among the Bicolanos and all Filipinos in this part of the globe. Mr. Benedicto also urged the men 

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Rollo exhibit opens at Consulate Gallery

TORONTO–Jomedi Joey Rollo, a graduate of the PWU College of Fine Arts, opens the new gallery at the Philippine Consulate Generals office with his exhibit A Touch of Nature (lines and Strokes). The inaugural show will run from April 16 to June 15, 2004. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address 

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Rediscovering Easter in Niagara

By Marlou S. Tiro TORONTO–For some Pinoy newcomers in Canada, Easter may not be as auspicious it is as back in the Philippines but for the Pabon family, their surprise invitation from a long time friend in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to visit Niagara region was a blessing. “We never realized that our first 

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Irigueños to teach Filipino culture to Canadian born children

TORONTO–“We aim to preserve our ways and customs as people coming from the Philippines and particularly from Iriga City and province of Camarines Camarines Sur,” according to Ms. Pacita A. Marasigan, the chairperson of the Iriguenos Sa ‘ Di Canada. She pointed out that the association is working hard in strengthening the relationships among the 

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Dr. Santiago is Interim FCT Chairperson

FCT Bulletin By Aida D’Oraizo Due to health reasons, Dr. Guillermo de Villa, has relinquished his post as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Filipino Centre Toronto. Voted interim chairman until the next election is Dr. Victoria Santiago, who also chairs the FCT fundraising committee. Dr. de Villa, however, will still be with 

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PIDC Mabuhay summer events all set up

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) is excited to announce that the 2004 Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival has grown to be a weeklong celebration scheduled on August 4 to 11 happening in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are several activities planned leading up to the festival that will culminate on August 

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Citizenship oath-taking to resume in Consulate

THE Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that it will soon accept applications and conduct oath-taking for the retention or reacquisition of Filipino citizenship following the publication in Philippine newspapers on 17 March 2004 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act (R.A.) 9225, otherwise known as the 

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