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Roco’s death mourned in Toronto

By Romeo Ayson Zetazate Filipinos throughout Toronto and other parts of the province of Ontario mourned the death of former Senator and Education Secretary Raul S. Roco who has been known for his idealism, hardwork, and honesty. Last Saturday and Sunday August 6 and 7), memorial masses were offered by Filipinos for and on his 

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Starmodel face candidates selected

By R.D. Ching The first batch of the official candidates of the ongoing search for Mr. & Ms. Starmodel Face Canada was selected recently. The selection was made during the two screenings held last July 9 and 23, 2005 at The Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga and at Gold Ribbon Restaurant and Banquet 

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Ambassador Benedicto honored at FCT

FCT Update By Aida E. D’Orazio In her closing remarks at the farewell party for Ambassador Francisco Benedicto last July 30th, FCT President Lynda Javier called him the “Farmer in the Dell”. She recalled that in the early ‘70s, a seed was planted when a group, that included Dr. Mario Andres, Elmore Cudamin, Tony Anden, 

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Cha-cha: The U.S.-Elite Conspiracy

SOME Filipinos may be debating the issue, and going through the motions of deciding whether charter change is timely and necessary, and if so, how much change there should be, or whether the changes are likely to mean anything. The usual pundits may also be saying that former President Fidel V. Ramos’ proposal for charter 

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People Power and the Transition Council as Alternative

By The Gloria Step Down Movement (GSDM) In these times of political crisis, turmoil and uncertainty, one thing stands clear: Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) must go. However there is yet no consensus as to how she will be made to step down and who or what must replace her government. Indeed, there is some truth 

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Toronto demo: ‘GMA Resign!’

By Kapituko – GMA Resign Movement TORONTO–On the same day embattled Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo addressed the nation on her yearly State of the Nation Address (SONA), Filipinos in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal braved the sweltering heat of plus 35 degree celcius Canadian summer to deliver a hotter message – her immediate resignation. Here in 

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Filipinos across Canada reiterate call for GMA’s ouster

VANCOUVER – In at least three major cities across Canada, Filipinos rallied to call for the immediate ouster of Philippine President Arroyo and to denounce her moves to change the constitution. In Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, around 100 Filipinos held actions over the last few days to coincide with protests internationally as Arroyo gave her 

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‘Chacha’ won’t divert anti-Arroyo protests – CPP

MANILA–The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said Wednesday (July 27) that protests will continue to mount despite Malacañang’s charter change (chacha) drive. CPP spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal said that chacha is but another diversionary tactic meant to deflect the Arroyo Resign movement, tie down the opposition and draw the people’s attention away from 

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NDFP position on the current political crisis

By Luis G. Jalandoni Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel July 21, 2005 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army (NPA) and other revolutionary forces in the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) support and encourage the legal mass movement and the broad united front to resolutely press for the ouster or 

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Why OFW’s want GMA to resign

Migrants are understandably outraged over the recent expose of Mrs. Arroyo’s massive electoral fraud during the last elections. She stole and denigrated our historic first time overseas absentee votes. She flagrantly violated the sanctity of the ballot and now, she dares hide under “image make-overs”, public relations gimmicks, smear campaigns and outright harassment tactics directed 

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