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Knights of Rizal donates $2,487 to Jeffrey fund

TORONTO–Knights of Rizal, Dimasalang Chapter under Sir George Poblete KCR spearheaded the Golf Tournament that netted $2,487 for the Jeffrey Reodica Legal Fund. This was with the help of all the Greater Toronto Area Chapters. The golf tournament was held last September 19 at Maples of Ballantrae Golf Club on Highway 48, Sutton. Sir Lino 

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FCT scholarship awards

FCT Update By Aida E. D’Orazio TORONTO–To encourage the Filipino Canadian youth in their pursuit for excellence in all fields of education, the Filipino Centre Toronto has launched its scholarship award competition for the year 2005. It is open to all students of Filipino heritage. Other criteria are: • Permanent address in the province of 

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CASJ attends Urban Alliance awards night

TORONTO – The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) was one of the organizations that attended theUrban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) 29th Biennial Awards Dinner on Oct. 14, at the Delta Chealsea Hotel. The event honored two distinguised recipients of the 2004 UARR President’s Award: John Honderich, former publisher of Toronto Star; and Julian 

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Swadron analyses the SIU report

(Following are the complete and verbatim notes of lawyer Barry Swadron read during the press conference on Sept. 29, 2004 called by the family of Jeffrey Reodica about the report of the Special Investigations Unit on the fatal of Jeffrey on May 21, 2004. – Ed.) _________________________ 1 The family of Jeffrey Reodica and its 

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Jeffrey: Post Mortem

By Manny Bade On September 29, 2004, the Special Investigations Unit had finally released its long awaited verdict on the shooting death of Jeffrey Reodica. While we feel disappointed at the verdict justifying the shooting by police of the 17 year old, it did not really come as a surprise. Nor did it raised eyebrows 

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Police Heroes

By Manny Bade In my two previous articles, I have written about racism in the police force of Toronto and deplored the outright brutality among some of its members. But I also never forget that the majority of police officers are decent human beings, working hard under risky conditions some of them extreme, to uphold 

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CASJ focus group reveals immigrants’ woes

JOVEL PATRICIO arrived in Canada in year 2000 armed with a college degree and a proven track of record as an outstanding social worker. She had high expectations of Canada including the dream of better job opportunities and better quality of life. Speaking in front of 25 participants during an focus group session held recently 

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The dirty role of Canadian mining in R.P.

By Edwin Mercurio TORONTO – Love, acceptance and positive relationships often begin with an eighteen (18) karat gold ring or diamond studded necklace. However, the means employed in the extraction of the things we value and appreciate are far from romantic. Mining companies that extract gold, diamond, silver, copper, aluminum and other minerals often adopt 

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Accounting scholarships announced

TORONTO–The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) is proud to announce the launching of its Scholarship Program for 2004. AFCA President Julito Longkines said: “The mission of the Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Filipino Canadian students in Ontario who are pursuing a career in Accountancy. In this initial phase of the program, 

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Who will be the next Filipino Idol?

FCT update By Aida E. D’Orazio TORONTO–The Pistahan Sa Toronto is still a long way, but the excitement over the FCT’s Filipino Singing Idol 2005 competition has already started. According to Belle Tumbokon, who chairs the competition, the first elimination round will be held on October 22 at the FCT’s Rizal Hall at 7 p.m. 

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