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5th Rizal GTA ommanders’ Ball

TORONTO–The Order of the Knights of Rizal in Greater Toronto Area held their 5th Commanders’ Ball at the Manoogian (Rembrandt) Banquet Hall in Scarborough on October 30, 2004. The Chapter Commanders from the various Chapters in Greater Toronto Area were on hand with their Knights and Ladies to celebrate the occasion. They were headed by 

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Everyday is Christmas

For concerned Filipinos of St. Anthony’s Parish By Rowena Jane D. Esguerra he Christmas spirit is one of love, of concern for others. It is a season of sharing, of giving and therefore not confined to one day of the year. Especially in these times when natural disasters, poverty, hunger and disease abound in many 

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Journalist awardee on corruption

CORRUPTION in the Philippines is pervasive and has been deeply rooted; however, it can be eradicated provided the concerned Filipino citizens will persevere in implementing the necessary reforms. “It may be an uphill struggle to effectively pursue the anti-corruption program but it is never too late to do it,” explained Tess Bacalla during her talk 

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The leadership may be there but will solidarity follow?

By Jerry Villanueva Justice for Jeffrey Coalition While other community strives to enhance their status in our society, ours can’t be said of the same. You look at the Greek community at the Danforth, although people from different backgrounds come and visit regularly, it is still generally known as the Greek community. Canadian Muslims in 

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Catalina Santos-Dakudao passes away

With profound sadness, the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to inform the Filipino-Canadian community of the untimely demise on Dec. 12, 2004 in London, United Kingdom, of Ms. Catalina Santos Dakudao, former Director and Tourism Representative, Department of Tourism Office in Toronto. Ms. Dakudao opened the Philippine Tourism Office in Toronto in February 2003 

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Culture Philippines’s concert to help Kalayaan, ANCOP

A BENEFIT concert at the prestigious Living Arts Centre in Mississauga is being offered by Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO) to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005. The concert will be denominated by novel dances choreographed by CPO’s creative Dance and Artistic Director, Ms. Eleanor Mescallado-Kalash. Herself, an accomplished Bayanihan dancer and director, ENO as 

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Meet Manny Bade: ‘Tom Jones of Toronto’

MANNY Bade has been around the local Filipino entertainment circuit for a while. His voice has earned him the moniker “Tom Jones of Toronto”. Here’s an interview with Manny Bade: Q: Manny, what’s new and exciting with your singing career right now? A: I am now performing exclusively with the CrO2 Band, one of the 

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PHB: 19 years of giving Christmas cheers

AS it has done for the past 19 years, Philippine Heritage Band again participated in Santa Claus parades in several communities in the GTA this month. The parade season started with an evening parade in Brampton on Nov. 20, Toronto on the 21st, Markham on the 27th and Vaughan on Nov. 28. The season will 

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Senvia opens agent locations, launches holiday promo

SENVIA Money Services Inc. creator of the low-cost, flat-fee money transfer is pleased to announce its holiday season promotion and the expansion of services through authorized agent locations in Ontario. Senvia, the money transfer creation of Michael Lee-Chin, has been in operation since Aug. 2003. Holiday Season promotion Reduced Transfer Fee: Effective November 25 to 

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Silayan’s Lantern Parade

TORONTO–Toronto Mayor David Miller praised the organizers of the lantern parade and pre-Christmas party of the Silayan Community Center in St. Jamestown area led by community leader and the center’s program and project coordinator Gene Lara for depicting the Filipino heritage and culture. Mr. Miller appealed to the Filipino community to continue the program and 

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