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Lawyer Barry Swadron: SIU findings ‘perverse’

Family welcomes coroner’s inquest; detemined to get justice for Jeffrey By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO–The family of the Scarborough teen shot dead by police officer last May is hopeful a coroner’s inquest will finally get to the truth and give due justice to the death of their son. This developed after the Special Investigations Unit 

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CASJ denounces SIU findings on the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica

(Statement on Sept. 29, 2004) The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) strongly denounces the findings of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) regarding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jeffrey Reodica last May 21, 2004 by a member of the Toronto Police. We believe that the results of the SIU investigation which cleared the police officer 

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More questions than answers on SIU report

By Mel C. Catre TORONTO–The final report of SIU (Special Investigations Unit) on the shooting of 17-year old Jeffrey Reodica finally came, Sept. 27. Toronto Star screams with headline,”Family rejects SIU report.” The Community Alliance for Social Justice is stunned with SIU’s decision to conclude that the “ shooting was “legally justified” because the youth 

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Is martial law really behind us?

By Edwin C. Mercurio TORONTO –U.S. politicians like then Vice President George Bush, Sr. could say “We love your adherence to democracy,” to praise dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the height of Martial Law. Except a lot of Filipinos don’t see it that way. Ferdinand Marcos was overthrown in a massive outpouring of anger during the 

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Rising movie star takes pride in Filipino heritage

By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO–She is a rising star progressing her way through the international movie circle. She has television and movie projects lined up for North American release. Her acting career looks very bright. Her name is Jane McLean and she is proud of her Filipino heritage. “I wake up everyday being proud to 

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Meaty material but technically a disaster

Film Review: Evolution of A Filipino Family By Janet C. Garcia TORONTO–Who could spare 10 hours to watch an unedited movie in black and white, sans musical scoring, filled with interruptions brought by technical glitches such as erratic sound level and occasional silence even if the actor’s lips are visibly delivering a dialogue? Spending almost 

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Negrosanons induction, Oct. 16

TORONTO–Ang Negrosanon Association is inviting former residents of Negros Occidental and Filipinos in Ontario to attend its Induction Ball Dinner Dance this coming October 16 at Rembrandt Hall in Scarborough. Edwin C. Mercurio, Press/Public Relations Officer of the association said that the event will give immigrants from Negros Islands the opportunity to attend the event 

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Counting our blessings

By Cecile Jayme My friend, Danny had been diagnosed with an intellectual set back at the age of 25. Before a major breakdown, he was a successful sales person in a prestigious company back home with a university degree. Briefly, Danny went through series of jobs and counseling. He was unable to develop job skills 

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Embassy seminar for new caregivers

OTTAWA–Ambassador Francisco L. Benedicto has announced that the Philippine Embassy is organizing an orientation-seminar specifically for newly arrived overseas Filipino workers in Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal, primarily caregivers, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Social Hall of St. Brigid’s Church in Ottawa. Aimed mainly as 

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Club Filipino marks 6th anniversary

TORONTO–The Club Filipino of St. Jamestown will mark its sixth year anniversary on October 23 (Saturday), 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, at the Msgr. Fraser College Gymnasium, 146 Isabella Street, Toronto ( 3 Blocks South of Sherbourne TTC Subway). George Hontanosas, CFSJ president, is calling all the Fililipinos in the Toronto and neibouring cities and 

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