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Negrosanons induction, Oct. 16

TORONTO–Ang Negrosanon Association is inviting former residents of Negros Occidental and Filipinos in Ontario to attend its Induction Ball Dinner Dance this coming October 16 at Rembrandt Hall in Scarborough. Edwin C. Mercurio, Press/Public Relations Officer of the association said that the event will give immigrants from Negros Islands the opportunity to attend the event 

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Counting our blessings

By Cecile Jayme My friend, Danny had been diagnosed with an intellectual set back at the age of 25. Before a major breakdown, he was a successful sales person in a prestigious company back home with a university degree. Briefly, Danny went through series of jobs and counseling. He was unable to develop job skills 

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Embassy seminar for new caregivers

OTTAWA–Ambassador Francisco L. Benedicto has announced that the Philippine Embassy is organizing an orientation-seminar specifically for newly arrived overseas Filipino workers in Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal, primarily caregivers, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Social Hall of St. Brigid’s Church in Ottawa. Aimed mainly as 

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Club Filipino marks 6th anniversary

TORONTO–The Club Filipino of St. Jamestown will mark its sixth year anniversary on October 23 (Saturday), 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, at the Msgr. Fraser College Gymnasium, 146 Isabella Street, Toronto ( 3 Blocks South of Sherbourne TTC Subway). George Hontanosas, CFSJ president, is calling all the Fililipinos in the Toronto and neibouring cities and 

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Conference on Social Justice set in Toronto, Oct. 30

TORONTO–“Kung hindi tayo kikilos, sino pa?” (If we won’t take action, who will?) Such is the call being issued by the newly-formed Community Alliance for Social Justice (CAll for Social Justice, or CASJ) for all concerned Filipinos and supporters, to participate in the National Consultation Conference on Social Justice in the Filipino Community on Saturday, 

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Festival for Jeffrey reset to later date

TORONTO–Jeff-Fest, the family event organized by the Justice for Jeffrey Youth Committee scheduled for Sept. 4, has been re-scheduled to a later date, with the Scarborough Civic Centre still as the preferred venue. This development followed negotiations between the City of Toronto and the event’s organizers, prompted by protest letters and phone calls from individuals 

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Letters to The Editor: Journalistic baptism of fire

Dear Editor, I read your column (Notebook, Sept. 1-15, 2004) where you decried the apathy of the Filipino community media towards the issue of Jeffrey Reodica’s death, adding that they were instead in full force at Imelda’s documentary showing. First of all, I suspect that the Filipino community media are a little wary to tackle 

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Community leaders form broad alliance for social justice

By Edwin C. Mercurio TORONTO–Kiamoy is a registered nurse from Silliman University in Dumaguete City,Philippines and works as a domestic for one of the wealthy families in Toronto. Mau is a journalist who wrote for many daily newspapers in Manila and Mindanao. Unable to land a job in his field, he finally settles as a 

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End mandatory retirement but protect seniors from discrimination

(Speech delivered by Mel Catre on Sept. 8, 2004 at the public hearing on Ending Mandatory Retirement conducted in Toronto by the Ontario Liberal Government.) My name is Mel Catre, President of Community Alliance for Social Justice. We are an umbrella organization of community groups and network of individuals dedicated to advancing the cause of 

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Visible minorities face subtle barriers to advancement

OTTAWA–Organizations use terms like “lack of fit” to exclude talented visible minorities from senior positions, according to participants in Conference Board focus groups. Immigrant visible minorities face particularly daunting barriers to achieving career success from lost opportunities because they speak with an accent to non-recognition of their work experience or credentials. “Racism is not something 

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