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Consulate reaches out to London, ON

TORONTO–Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and Consul Julius D. Torres will lead a 7-member Philippine Consular Team, to London, Ontario this coming October 9, 2004, to conduct its annual outreach program to the Filipinos in the area. During this visit, Filipinos in London and its nearby vicinities can avail of consular services such as renewal 

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Zamboanga Hermosa’s 18th anniversary

TORONTO–It will start with a 9-day novena, beginning October 4, to take place at different homes, wherever the image of Nuestra Sra. Del Pilar will be requested to stay. A special mass in her honour will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 3 p.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 4070 Central Parkway East, 

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‘No knife in Jeffrey slay’

Eyewitnesses in independent probe tell consistent story. By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO – The undercover police officers involved in the fatal shooting and death of 17-year-old Jeffrey Reodica last May 21 failed to identify themselves. Jeffrey did not have a knife with him when he was gunned down by police officer Dan Belanger. He was 

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Pistahan sa Niagara rocks with Yoyoy

ST. CATHARINES-”More! More! More!” screamed the fans of YoyoyVillame as he was about to sing his final song to ajovial audience that watched him during the “Pistahansa Niagara” held last Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Merriton Lion’s Club of St. Catharines. A shriek of laughter and songs of yesteryear engulfed the large hall as everyone 

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De la Cruz extols local journalists at Press Club induction

TORONTO-Paul de la Cruz, president of Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO), paid tribute to local journalists and extolled the sacrifices they have to make to serve the community. De la Cruz, speaking at the Induction Ball of the PPCO held Aug. 21, 2004 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before about 250 guests, said that for over 

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The Filipino thing to do

(Speech delivered at the Philippine Press Club-Ontario Induction Ball on Aug. 21, 2004 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Toronto) By Paul F. de la Cruz President Philippine Press Club – Ontario I was warned to make my speech short as some people are now itching to dance. Don’t worry we will do just that in a 

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What is Silayan today?

Silayan Community Center is located at the sub level basement of 240 Wellesley St. East, in the heart of downtown Toronto, servicing Filipinos specially in St. James Town area where Filipinos are the largest ethnic population. Programs offered by Silayan are the following: • Piano lessons • Hawaiin dancing • Computer classes for beginners • 

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Villareal Samareños reunion

Filipinos from the municipal of Villareal, Samar, who are now living in the province of Ontario, Canada and New Jersey in the United States held a reunion at the St. Sava Banquet Hall in Missisauga last Agust 15 (Saturday). The occasion has given honour to the Patron Saint of the town, Sta. Rosa De Lima, 

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Planet-friendly back-to-school tips that will give your kids top marks

THE time of year for back-to-school shopping has arrived, and with it, the tough decisions parents and students have to make when deciding on what products to buy. This year, Friends of the Earth (FOE) is offering tips for parents and students on how to choose back-to-school gear that’s eco-friendly and socially responsible-and that means 

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Four Filipino leaders now contacts for funeral services

Elsie Maranan, an active community leader and President of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club, Nieva Carpio, an active church member and volunteer of a number of non-profit and charitable organizations, Efren ‘Rey’ Reyes, an active community leader and organizer of fundraising events like the Mt. Pinatubo victims and Flora Blas-Racho, a recipient of multiple awards 

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