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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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CASJ to convene as advocacy group

TORONTO–The consultation conference, “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice,” attended by around 185 participants Oct. 30, 2004 at Metro Hall, called for important recommendations to advance priority social justice issues affecting the Filipino community. The most urgent recommendation was for the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ), the conference organizer, to convene very soon a 

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Jeffrey’s death and ugly issues facing youth

(Last part of the speech by Joel Reodica at the Consultation conference, “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice,” Oct. 30, 2004 at Metro Hall in Toronto.) The subject officer has been cleared and may already be back on the streets of Toronto! We are scared; we are angry; we are frustrated; but most of all 

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