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Fil-Canadian realtors’ gala night: May 21

The Filipino Canadian Real Estate Association (FilCREA) is holding its gala night and induction of officers on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the Westin Prince Hotel, in Don Mills.  Inducting officer is Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and guest speaker is Miss Cynthia Lai, past president of the Toronto Real Estate Board.  Other expected guests 

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IMMIGRATION: Time to turn on the immigration tap

Canadian business often laments at the very shallow pool of skilled labour. With an aging population, the baby boomers nearing retirement and a shortage of young people who want to enter into some occupations employers’ cries will be getting louder and louder. Statistics have shown that retirees outpace the workforce. That is the number of 

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NOTEBOOK: Desperate times

OUR page one this issue is screaming with a banner story and plastered with photos of either people protesting killings or those who had died by political assassination. I personally agonized over the decision of making this issue look like a statement of protest against the current political killings in the Philippines. There are numerous 

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Petals of Hope art exhibit

The Philippine Consulate of Toronto and the Philippine Artists Group (PAG) present a two-man art exhibition on April 22, 2005. This event showcases the works of Omel Masalunga and Connie Marcoux, both active members of the PAG. These two talented visual artists will display their artworks in oil, oil pastel and acrylic. As the title 

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Business for stay-at-home moms

‘Wee Piggies & Paws™’ is one of the fastest-growing Franchises in Canada. A unique concept – developed by and structured entirely for moms who wish to stay home to be with their children but would also like to run a successful business of their own. ‘We are a very close, dedicated team of moms from 

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St. Jamestown festival logo contest is on

The St. Jamestown Festival is calling interested and creative individuals to participate in the contest to design the festival’s 2006 logo. The festival which was formed recently was attended by community leaders in the St. Jamestown area. Gene Lara was elected chairman and Willie Nabus, treasurer. The prize for the winner will be announced later. 

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Mapua alumni association scholarship program

The search is on for applicants to the Educational Assistance program. Children of IAMAO(International Ass’n of Mapua Alumni) members entering first year college or university inSeptember 2005 are eligible to apply. Please address your application letter to IAMAO’s Educational Assistance Committee and submit the following: Copy of the report card for the last four terms 

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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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