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Remembering the Pope in the Third World

By Voltaire de Leon As we pay tribute to the passing away of Pope John Paul II – for many a total feeling of loss; and, for others, more measured – there can be no doubt, this pope impacted Catholics in a way that made them feel closer to their personal salvation and spiritual liberation. 

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PCCT prexy outlines programs

NEWLY inducted Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) President Cora de la Cruz has outlined her administration’s programs on the duration of her incumbency for this year and the next. Mrs. de la Cruz said her 6-page blueprint calls for three major objectives aimed at how a productive Chamber of Commerce would operate for and on 

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Notes on the life of Aling Choleng

(Delivered at the Memorial Service for Soledad Hojilla Leynes on April 9, 2005 at 125 Scadding Ave., 10th Floor, Toronto) Soledad Hojilla Leynes Sept. 28, 1907– March 25,2005 Born Sept. 28. 1907 in Silay City, Negros Occidental to Fortunato Hojilla and Gaudiosa Jamoles originally of Jaro, Iloilo. Parents moved to Negros, acquired land in Victorias 

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Lives and Memories: Thank you, Aling Choleng

(This column was read during the memorial for the late Aling Choleng, our beloved recipe writer- Ed.) There is a joke that goes around in The Philippine Reporter – a joke promoted no less by my editor, Hermie Garcia — that this column I occasionally write – Lives and Memories – gets written only when 

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Art Viola’s letter to the editor

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly inform you and all the good people of our homeland of the details of our experiences during our recent homecoming. First, being awarded the Presidential Award – the PAMANA NG PILIPINO AWARD was an overwhelming honour.  This was literally a dream come true and words fail 

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FCT Update: From a birthday toast to a roast

By Aida E. D’Orazio The birthday celebrators all looked upbeat and chic at their Western-style shindig last April 2. So, why bother asking about ages? The question was tabooed, anyway. As they were ushered into the theme-decorated Rizal Hall, Julie Corpuz, Linda Taiabjee and Vicky Santiago – all FCT officers – had every reason to 

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Asian Heritage Month 2005

Canada is fortunate to be a place of great diversity.  The Federal Government recognizes individual uniqueness and honours the traditions and contributions of various nations that call this land their home.  It was therefore inevitable for the proclamation of May as Asian Heritage Month (“AHM”) to allow citizens to pay tribute to invaluable contributions of 

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Filipino Women in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program

(Last of 2 parts) Prepared by Cecilia Diocson, Chair National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada (NAPWC) Final Draft, Febuary 28, 2005 Funder: Status of Women Canada Filipino Women In The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) The impact of the LCP on women and the Filipino community in Canada Although there has been a drop in 

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Report on LCP Roundtable Consultation in Ottawa

By Cecilia Diocson Chair, National Alliance of Philippine Women In Canada (NAPWC) Introduction From January 13 – 14, 2005, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) held a national roundtable on the Review of the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). This came about amidst the long and continuing insistence by advocates for a review of the program and 

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CASJ consolidates gains of 3 task forces

TORONTO–Six months after its first major activity – the consultation conference “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice” attended by 200 people – the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) held its first general membership meeting on Saturday, March 19, at Metro Hall, to consolidate the organization. The CASJ general membership heard reports from the three 

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