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Whose thinking should be changed — ours or theirs?

Reply to Dr. Philip Kelly Congratulations for a very informative and scholarly publication. I enjoyed reading every column of your last issue (March 1-15, 2005). Anent Dr. Philip Kelly’s erudite article, Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity, please allow me to offer my two-cent’s worth of opinion: I fully agree with his 

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Absence of equal opportunity: Do we have a chance?

Dear Professor Kelly, Your article “Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity” provoked me. I appreciate your interest in obtaining a response from a Filipino like me as to how I interpret the concept of my de-skilled or de-professionalized status in the Canadian society. I would further say that you want Filipinos like 

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Silayan leads St. Jamestown fest

The Silayan Filipino Community Center headed by its president, Rose Tijam, and its executive director, Evelyn L. Laraya, will be at the forefront of Toronto’s St. Jamestown Festival sometime in June this year with the participation of all the business, community and neighbourhood, youth organizations in the area. Two of the leaders in the area 

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Buzzword – Responsible Mining

By Mel Catre “Philippines is now open for business,” declared Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert on her opening remarks at Metro Convention Centre, at the opening session of the convention of Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. An estimated 13,000 delegates attended the conference. She invited Canadian Mining Companies to invest in the Philippine Mining industry. “Finally,” 

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‘Voices of Spring’ Concert features Calbes, Dubois

“Voices of Spring” a concert featuring two world renown artists, sopranoEleanor Calbes and tenor Mark Dubois will be held at the Living Arts Centre Royal Bank Theatre on Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 8:00 p. m. Mme Calbes and Mr. Dubois are international stars. They have both traveled to sing for audiences worldwide. Eleanor graduated 

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Access to professions advocate receives Women of Labour Award

TORONTO–It took six years, but Anita Dhawan’s successful challenge to have Toronto’s York University recognize her international academic credentials permanently changed admission policies for foreign-trained profesionals entering teachers college. Today, Anita is a librarian and ESL teacher whose influence reaches far beyond the classroom to help teachers and community leaders take action on human rights 

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Markham federation donates $1,000 to typhoon victims

MARKHAM–On Jan. 10, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians’ Board representative Ramon Ombao made a special delivery to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) office at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City, Philippines. The delivery was a cash donation of CAD$1,000 (equivalent 46,000 pesos) for the typhoon and flood victims in the Quezon province. 

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A Maharlikan Lenten offering

The Knights of Columbus Maharlika Council No. 7488 of Scarborough will present “Reflections” on Good Friday, March 25, 2005 at St. Aidan Church, Finch and Warden Avenues, Scarborough at 11:00 a.m. Patterned after the traditional “Siete Palabras” in the Philippines, this year’s version is written in layman English language for the benefit of the faithful 

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FCT Update: 2005 Outstanding Student Awards

By Aida E. D’Orazio Application forms for the FCT’s 2005 Outstanding Student Awards are now available at the Centre on 597 Parliament Street, or visit the FCT Website at www.filipinocentre.com to download and print out more information and the application forms. The competition is open to all Filipino-Canadian students of Filipino heritage (one or both 

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The Pillars to hold Pabasa

The Pillars, the Filipino seniors association in Toronto, is holding the annual traditional Pabasa on Holy Thurday, March 24 and Good Friday, March 25 at the Lynch Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, at 41 Earl Street corner Sherbourne. According to Francisco Maralag, The Pillars’ president, the twenty four hours singing of the passion of 

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