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Reporter gets 2nd award for best editorial

TORONTO – The Philippine Reporter was recently awarded for “Best Editorial and Visual Presentation,” by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. This is the second time the paper won this award from the prestigious national press organization, the first in 2003. The award was presented to Hermie Garcia, publisher and editor, by 

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Big turnout in CASJ survey on professionals

TORONTO – The survey on access to trades and professions recently conducted by the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) culminated successfully, with a 40 per cent response rate. The survey, a collaborative project with Dr. Philip Kelly of York University, was started August 15, 2005, with the distribution of 1000 questionnaires. As of Oct. 

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Asociacion Negrense joins CASJ

The Asociacion Negrense through a unanimous decision by the newly-elected officers and members of the Secretariat during its meeting on Oct. 1, 2005 has approved and endorsed a motion to join the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ). Edwin Mercurio was designated as the official representative of Asociacion Negrense to CASJ. Two other officers of 

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Canadians report on human rights abuses in R.P.

SOME of the local Canadian delegates to the recently concluded International Solidarity Mission (ISM) have now returned home from the Philippines bringing with them horrific tales of human rights abuses. “We are outraged over the blatant violation of human rights and the lack of respect for humanity that Arroyo shows for her own people,” says 

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First Quarter Storm confab set in Vancouver

VANCOUVER–The Philippines welcomed 1970 with a storm of unparalleled political action and conviction. Ripe with deep understanding of the semi-colonial, semi-feudal crisis of Philippine society, Filipino youth and students together with peasants, workers and segments of the middle class, militantly capsized the streets of Manila to criticize future dictator Ferdinand Marcos, lambaste US foreign policy, 

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Justice for Jeffrey fundraising dinner

TORONTO–Event to raise funds for legal battle of Jeffrey Reodica 17 year old killed by Toronto Police Tickets are now on sale for the “All For One” dinner, dance and show in memory of the late Jeffrey Reodica taking place on Saturday, November 5th, 2005. The evening will feature various musical performances, delicious Canadian and 

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AFCA group rocks north American Confab

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ.-22 delegates and registered guests from AFCA made a significant mark on the recently completed September 2-5 19th Convention of the 3,000-strong National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (NCPACA) held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. About 300 Filipino accountants from eleven Filipino accounting organizations all over North America converged at the Sheraton 

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UP Alumni group holds grand reunion

Proud to be a U.P. GRAD? Remember the days? Mark this on your calendar: Grand Reunion/General Meeting, UPAA in Toronto, October 14, 7:00 p.m. at the FCT (Filipino Centre), 597 Parliament St., Toronto. Around 100 UPians are expected to enjoy an evening of nostalgia and fellowship, and to take advantage of the occasion’s opportunities for 

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‘Strengthening Canada-R.P. relations’ – Canadian envoy Sutherland

TORONTO–”We are continuously working hard to strengthen the diplomatic relations between the Government of Canada and the Republic of the Philippines,” according to Ambassador Peter Sutherland in a speech delivered last Monday (Sept. 12) before the Filipino-Canadian leaders and businessmen at the Golden Valley banquet hall. According to Mr. Sutherland, they are also encouraging Canadian 

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Audit report probes FCT president, hubby

TORONTO – The leadership of community group Filipino Centre Toronto (FCT) may have engaged in certain questionable transactions and disbursements, according to findings from a recent FCT internal audit report. One of the issues raised by the July 27, 2005 audit findings was a series of reimbursements to Felino Javier, husband of FCT president and 

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