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FCT Update: Honours for the bright Fil-Can grads

By Aida E. D’Orazio New Filipino-Canadian elementary and high school graduates, who have excelled in their studies, will be recognized and honoured by the Filipino Centre, Toronto, as well as have the chance to win top awards in the competition for 2005 Outstanding Students. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 10, during 

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Francisco de Leon

Born on August 14, 1919 Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines Died on June 12, 2005 Loving husband to Dory de Leon, beloved father to Tessie (Rudy) Buena, Becky (Vito) Reyes, Cora (Boyer) del Rosario, Bong (Daisy) de Leon, Wally ( Carol) de Leon, Rose (Jason) Underhill. Wonderful Grandfather to Anne Buena-Sol Cruz, Vince del Rosario, Oliver 

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Justice for Jeffrey mass action: Rally presses for inquest

TORONTO – The office of the chief coroner of Ontario has yet to deliver on its promise to conduct an inquest into last year’s fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica, and the teen’s family and supporters are getting frustrated. Their dissatisfaction was voiced out during a recent rally commemorating Jeffrey’s one-year fatal shooting anniversary, held in 

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NOTEBOOK: Rally for Jeffrey: What it means

THE SATURDAY (May 21) rally to demand justice for the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica by a Toronto police officer one year ago is profoundly significant to our community. For one, it means that we have leaders and individuals, groups and organizations in the community who would not easily let go of a very important 

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Silayan ‘takeover’ questioned

TORONTO–Where Conservative leaders in the federal Parliament failed, some leaders at the Silayan Community Centre may have succeeded. In a move seemingly inspired by recent spectacles in Parliament, a group of Silayan officials headed by then vice-president Willie Nabus declared “a vote of non-confidence” on the leadership of Rose Tijam as president, then proceeded to 

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Silayan Announcement

From The Managing Board, Silayan Community Centre May 21, 2005 Pursuant to the SCC board re-organization dated April 29, 2005 ratified by the Special general membership meeting this 21st day of May 2005. We would like to introduce the new Management Executive Board of the Silayan Community Centre effectively. President – Willie Nabus Vice-President - 

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Open Letter to the Community: The issues behind the ‘illegal takeover’ at Silayan

We the undersigned, are calling on you to help us protect Silayan Community Centre and our community’s reputation as law abiding citizens. Please help us remedy the situation at Silayan without further damage to the community. The May 21 meeting at Silayan Community Centre called by Willie Nabus, Carmen Subibi, Constantine Cabarrios, Aurora Medrano, Ed 

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IBON founder to speak on R.P. human rights

TORONTO–Antonio Tujan Jr. – researcher, social activist, and educator – will be in Toronto June 2nd to speak on the state of human rights and prospects for peace in the Philippines. Tujan was one of the founders of IBON Foundation Inc. in 1978 and is now its Research Director and Executive Editor. He is consultant 

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Cultural Storm in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C.–The Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance/Uganayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada’s (FCYA/UKPC) annual Roots Rhymes and Resistance (RRR) cultural night thundered East-Van’s Western Front Artist-Run Centre this past weekend with festive militancy and political re-affirmation. Under the theme, Ipagpatuloy: Living the Storm, FCYA/UKPC, with a packed room of 150 guests, celebrated the Filipino people’s tradition of 

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Independence Day Sked

To commemorate the 107th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to invite fellow “kababayans” to its Open House located at 161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario on June 10, 2005 ( Friday) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Bayan Ko Mahal 

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