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Use XP boxes and help Bantay Bata and World Vision

Finally, we have a Filipino-owned company with the firm commitment to give support to World Vision Canada and Bantay Bata Philippines. Spearheaded by Mr. Romulo “Bhoy” Pellos and Mr. Santiago Hofilena with their humble desire to contribute to the continued support of the above- mentioned charitable institutions, The XP International Services Inc pioneers this worthy 

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1st Fil-Can Poker League on June 25

TORONTO–All roads lead to the Golden Valley Foods Banquet Hall along Principal Rd. in Scarborough on June 25, 2005 as the 1st Filipino-Canadian Poker League blasts off at 3 p.m. and the selected 200 invited players display their wits and strategies for the top purse of $5,000 and the exquisite trophy that go with the 

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Pat Rivera’s book of poetry launched May 4

TORONTO–Patria Cabatuando Rivera launched her first book of  poetry in English in Toronto on May 4, 2005. Titled  Puti/White, the book is one of Frontenac Houses  Quartet 2005 lineup. (See website: www.frontenachouse.com The poems in the collection are almost autobiographical as the author explores her lost roots  and traces her journey from a town in 

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FCT Update: Pistahan – a celebration of love for mother country

By Aida E. D’Orazio “Strange,” e-mailed a friend from Manila, “you, pinoys, in Canada, are more patriotic than us over here. You celebrate Philippine Independence Day with great pride. I can’t say that much about Filipinos here…” True, being far away from the Philippines has deepened our affection for our native land. And, remarkably, our 

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Silayan holds Spring dinner dance

TORONTO–The Silayan Filipino Community Centre held a successful fund raising activity at the Filipino Centre Toronto last April 16, 2005. The event aptly titled: “Annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance,” was a night of dancing with many door and raffle prizes given away to the guests during the evening. Highlights of the affair were the dance 

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Surban concert – with conscience and heart

TORONTO–The father and daughter team of Camilo and Jo Olaer, the producers of the Max Surban with the Vis-Dak Band Dinner Concert this coming June 19 (Sunday), 4:00 P.M. at the Saints Peter and Paul Banquet Hall located at 231 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, described the show as an entertainment with a conscience and a heart. 

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Theresians present two young talents

TORONTO–St. Theresa’s College Alumnae of Toronto is showcasing two young persons who overcame physical limitations to excel in the music. Mara Unson-Ladines lost her hearing when she contracted a viral infection at age three. Today this Los Angeles-based artist has won numerous awards and scholarships. Alvin Alba is a baritone with the Himg Pilipino Choral 

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Rally for Jeffrey Reodica at Nathan Phillips Square

Concerned community members from across the GTA will hold a march and rally in support of the “Justice for Jeffrey” Campaign on Saturday, May 21, 2005 beginning at 2:00pm at Nathan Philips Square. The march will then proceed to Toronto Police Headquarters and end with a program at the Coroners Office. The event is organized 

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PEN Canada highlights killing of journalists in RP, Mexico on World Press Freedom Day

TORONTO – PEN Canada, in a press statement to mark World Press Freedom Day, stated that the murder of journalists in Mexico and the Philippines is “a stark reminder of the dangers of working for the media.” The prestigious Canadian organization of writers noted that during the past decade, Mexico and the Philippines are the 

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Blatant attack on press freedom

Statement of Philippine Press Club-Ontario We, members of the Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO), a non-partisan organization of media practitioners with Filipino background in Ontario, view with utmost concern the killing of journalists in the Philippines. We consider these killings as a blatant attack on press freedom. Since 1986, the year democracy was supposedly restored after 

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