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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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Featineans elect officers

TORONTO–The Featinean Association of Toronto (TFAT) has selected a new set of officers and directors for the term 2004-2005 at its yearly collegial get-together and picnic held at the Thompson Memorial Park in Scarborough on June 20, 2004. The members of the 15-year old alumni association have elected the nineteen members of the executive directorate 

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When No Means No

Canadian Immigration Views By Berto Volpentesta “I realize that this decision will be a disappointment to you, and that my response at this time could not be more favourable. Thank you for your interest in Canada”, “You must leave Canada by…,” “You have been found to ….”. Is this really the end? Is this NO 

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Yoyoy Villame to perform at St. Catharines trade show

ST CATHARINES, Niagara Region–For the first time in Niagara region, a Filipino-sponsored trade and concert show will take place on August 14, Saturday, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (trade show) and 8:00 pm 10:00 pm (concert) at 7 Park Avenue, Merriton Community Centre in St Catharines. Everyone is invited to come and join this 

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