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Veneration without Understanding

(Does Rizal deserve to be our national hero?) By Renato Constantino In the histories of many nations, the national revolution represents a peak of achievement to which the minds of man return time and again in reverence and for a renewal of faith in freedom. For the national revolution is invariably the one period in 

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NOTEBOOK: We still don’t get it on Independence Day events

MY COLUMN this issue will be brief because I want to give space and emphasis to the story on this same page about Filipino youth in Vancouver making important steps to learn the history of their people. When I read this story I felt ashamed that we Filipinos in Toronto continue to celebrate the 1898 

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Do You Know Your History?

Vancouver, B.C. – This summer, Filipino youth and students across the Lower Mainland will attend Summer School and may actually be inspired by it. Ipagpatuloy: Living the Storm, Philippine History and Community Organizing 101, A Community-Based Studies Program, coordinated and facilitated by the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabata-ang Pilipino sa Canada (FCYA/UKPC) will enable participating 

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Volpe to speed up family reunification into Canada

TORONTO–Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has announced plans to streamline the entry of immigrants from the Philippines in a move meant to reunite families together in Canada. Immigration Minister Joe Volpe addressing members of the Filipino community at the 107th Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC)-Kalayaan 2005 Gala Night event at the International Plaza Hotel 

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‘There’s no illegal takeover of Silayan’

Nabus’s Reply to the Open Letter Mr. Hermie Garcia Editor & Publisher The Philippine Reporter Dear Hermie, Thank you for allowing us the space to print our response to the letter written by Rose Tijam and others challenging the validity of the May 21st special general meeting of Silayan Community Centre, and the consequent election 

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No One Is Illegal group to march

MONTREALarea refugees and their supporters–organized in a coalition called Solidarity Across Borders–are planning a week-long walk to Ottawa from June 18-25th, 2005, to demand rights and regularization for non-status people in Canada. On Tuesday, June 7th, members of immigrant and refugee rights groups, trade unions, and community agencies in Toronto delivered a letter from the 

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FilCREA officers inducted

On May 21, 2005, the newly elected founding directors and executive officers of the Filipino Canadian Real Estate Association celebrated a historic event at the posh Westin Prince Hotel in Don Mills. Inducted into office by Consul General Alejandro Mosquera, the 16 directors swore to uphold their positions of responsibility to the 250 or so 

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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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