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ACS stars heat up PIDC-Mabuhay Festival

TORONTO–Top Filipino-Canadian artists work hand in hand for a huge Saturday (Aug. 7) celebration Ang Chaya-Saya Bayan, a spin-off of popular noontime variety shows in the Philippines. Expect the latest hits from the Filipino remix of modern dances to songs. ACS child-wonder and pride of Filipino-Canadian community Czeska Sion opens up the act with the 

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Fund raising for Milaor typhoon victims

TORONTO–Project Milaor was formed recently by a group of Filipinos headed by former Milaor Mayor Rogelio Flores at St. Jamestown in order to solicit used clothes and can goods to be distributed to the residents of the different barangays in the town of Milaor in the province of Camarines Sur whose houses were destroyed and 

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Educational TV needs help for R.P. kids

TORONTO–The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to inform the Filipino community of a new project developed by the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc., a non-stock non-profit social development arm of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Co, to enhance the welfare and conditions of the Filipino children. One of them is the Educational Television Project (ETV). ETV programs are aired 

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Diwata Works back with 2 plays

TORONTO–Diwata Works (DW), the cultural production company that gave you Allos and Fort Santiago, is back with two one-act plays–and they are a blast! The non-profit theatre company is holding auditions in early-August and mid-August for actors to play these characters: one man and one woman in their late 40s/50s; and, one man and one 

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Couples for Christ marks 10th year

TORONTO–Couples for Christ (CFC) celebrates its 10th year of presence in the GTA. CFC is a Catholic Community that started in the Philippines in 1981. The community has grown from an original group of 16 couples to approximately 1.4 million active members in 108 countries. In Toronto, the original 12 couples who attended the Christian 

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The Pillars is 24 years old

TORONTO–The Pillars, an association of Filipinos living in Toronto and other cities and towns in the province of Ontario will be celebrating its 24th foundation anniversary on August 21, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., at the parish Hall of the Canadian Martyrs Church, Plains Road and Woodbine. Ms. Conchita Tan Willman, the founder of Mentors Canada will 

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Coalition holds rally at SIU

TORONTO–At around 1:30 in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 14, a busload of teenagers arrived in front of the headquarters of the Special Investigations Unit in Mississauga. They were soon joined by others from different walks of life in a prayer rally spearheaded by the Justice for Jeffrey Reodica Coalition. Rally participants carried placards saying 

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J-Ro comes in full colour

Jennifer Rosales, the newest Philippine pride in the golf world, finished ninth and bagged $27,000 at the finals during the 2004 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open title held at the Battlefield Course of the Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her Canada performance has been considered by many as reminiscent of the recently 

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The Papu I Remember

By Jess Lagman ow long have I known Papu? Some 30 years but it seems it was only yesterday. And strangely, the month of July was significant to our friendship. It was in July 1974 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) office in Makati when Vic Tirol introduced Papu to me as head 

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Multi-awarded UST Singers in T.O.

TORONTO–The University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association of Ontario and St. Brigid’s Parish Church are proud and excited to present the UST Singers at a one performance concert September 3, 2004 at 7:30 pm. at the St. Brigid Parish Hall. The talented singers are back by popular demand after a successful concert last year. Their 

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