5th Rizal GTA ommanders’ Ball

TORONTO–The Order of the Knights of Rizal in Greater Toronto Area held their 5th Commanders’ Ball at the Manoogian (Rembrandt) Banquet Hall in Scarborough on October 30, 2004. The Chapter Commanders from the various Chapters in Greater Toronto Area were on hand with their Knights and Ladies to celebrate the occasion. They were headed by 

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CASJ deputation at Police Services Board meeting

(Following is the text of the deputation speech of Mithi Esguerra on behalf of the Community Alliance for Social Justice at the meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board on Monday, November 29, 2004, 5:30pm at the Toronto Police Services Headquarters, 40 College Street, Toronto. Esguerra is a founding director of CASJ and is a 

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CASJ elects Executive Committee

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) held the election of its first Executive Committee last Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Metro Hall, and formalized membership in its founding Board of Directors. Elected to CASJ’s Executive Committee were: Mel Catre and Pura Velasco, co-chairs; Hermie Garcia and Connie Sorio, co-vice chairs; Ricky Esguerra, Secretary; Edwin Mercurio, 

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Dialogue in Diversity

(Major part of the speech of John A. Honderich at the Urban Alliance on Race Relations Awards dinner, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. Honderich is the former publisher of Toronto Star and currently Ambassador on Urban Affairs of the Mayor of Toronto.) N MANY RESPECTS, I FEEL TORONTO IS A WORLD 

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Is justice worth fighting for?

By Jerry Villanueva Justice for Jeffrey Coalition We pretend to be safe living in a free and democratic society everyday. Just go about your own business. In most cases, we even hardly talk to our neighbours. Stay away from trouble and we’ll be fine. But what if trouble starts knocking at your door? Even a 

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Labor officer Olalia meets with Ontario labor minister

TORONTO–On Oct. 25, 2004 Philippine Labor Officer for Canada Rolando Rico Olalia met with Ontario’s Labor Minister Chris Bentley in cooperative efforts between the Philippine and Ontario Labor officials to help uphold Filipino workers’ rights in Canada. Realizing the need to reach out to vulnerable workers in the Province, the Labor Ministry and the POLO 

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40th Christmas Festival at City Hall Rotunda

TORONTO–The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto (CFAC) and its member groups will be bringing together more than 25 different ethnic community Christmas displays at the 40th Annual Christmas Around the World Festival at City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W., December 4 and 5, from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is free. The sights 

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Culture Philippines to hold benefit concert for KCCC

AS part of its twentieth year anniversary celebration, Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO), together with its Filipino Singing Idol 2003 and 2004 winners and candidates, and some musical talented groups in the community, is putting up a benefit concert at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Net proceeds of the concert will be used to 

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Club Filipino awards Hontañosas, Zetazate

GEORGE Hoñtanosas, the incumbent president of the Club Filipino of St. Jamestown, headed the awardees in consonance with their exemplary services to the club for the last six years. The other awardees include Romeo Zetazate, the club’s press relations officer; and member Edwin Isip. The awarding was done during the sixth foundation anniversary of the 

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Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte: Mining row heats up

MP Broadbent wants erring Canadian mining executives overseas liable By Edwin C. Mercurio OTTAWA–Toronto Ventures, Inc. (TVI)-Pacific and other Canadian mining firms in the Philippines face severe penalties for criminal negligence, environmental pollution, questionable land acquisitions and human rights violations. This developed as a member of the Canadian Parliament, Ed Broadbent, last week told a 

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