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The KCCC president’s report

By Ching Quejas President, Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre One of the great challenges in my life at this late stage is my involvement with the Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, taking on the top position of President. I am an octogenarian and I am not very healthy which prompted my friend Fe de la Cruz to 

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The Class Origins of Barong Tagalog

Nobody ever told me why the barong is the national dress of the Philippines. So I did my research, I’m sure most of you know this but just in case you don’t. During the Spanish occupation of the Philippines (over 300 years from 1561-1889), the barong tagalog was required by the Spanish government for Filipinos 

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Toronto Upsilon Sigma Phi and Sigma Delta Phi to host 2006 reunion

Because of a growing clamor from worldwide members of the Upsilon Sigma Phi, the fraternity’s North American Board of Directors selected its Toronto based chapter to host the international reunion in August 2006. The reunion will be jointly hosted by the fraternity’s sister sorority, the Sigma Delta Phi. This annual and much awaited get together 

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PPC-O holds annual meeting

The Philippine Press Club-Ontario held its annual general meeting on Sunday, March 20 at St. Boniface Parish Church function hall. Paul de la Cruz, PPC-O president, delivered a report on its activities since the election of officers last August. De la Cruz mentioned some members of the organization who are at the forefront of the 

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Congress to probe LCP

Philippine Congress adopts a resolution to investigate the Live-In Caregiver Program in Canada VANCOUVER–Filipinos across Canada are applauding the latest Philippine Congress Resolution to investigate the Live-in Caregiver Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). On March 2, 2005, several members of the Philippine Congress introduced a resolution calling for an investigation into the LCP. 

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Probe into Live-In Caregiver Program of Canada: Congress Resolution No. 643

Republic of the Philippines HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIRTEENTH CONGRESS First Regular Session House Resolution No. 643 (Filed March 2, 2005) Introduced by Anakpawis Representatives Crispin B. Beltran, Rafael V. Mariano; Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro A. Casiño;  Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Liza Largoza-Maza; Bayan Muna Representatives Satur C. Ocampo and  Joel G. Virador RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE 

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Filipino Women in Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program

Prepared by Cecilia Diocson, Chair National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada (NAPWC) Final Draft, Febuary 28, 2005 Funder: Status of Women Canada Filipino Women In The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) While Canada champions supposedly universal norms, laws and rights, domestic workers often experience these as merely illusory and not in the realm of everyday 

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Whose thinking should be changed — ours or theirs?

Reply to Dr. Philip Kelly Congratulations for a very informative and scholarly publication. I enjoyed reading every column of your last issue (March 1-15, 2005). Anent Dr. Philip Kelly’s erudite article, Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity, please allow me to offer my two-cent’s worth of opinion: I fully agree with his 

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Absence of equal opportunity: Do we have a chance?

Dear Professor Kelly, Your article “Class Struggle: Filipino Immigrants and the Quest for Identity” provoked me. I appreciate your interest in obtaining a response from a Filipino like me as to how I interpret the concept of my de-skilled or de-professionalized status in the Canadian society. I would further say that you want Filipinos like 

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Silayan leads St. Jamestown fest

The Silayan Filipino Community Center headed by its president, Rose Tijam, and its executive director, Evelyn L. Laraya, will be at the forefront of Toronto’s St. Jamestown Festival sometime in June this year with the participation of all the business, community and neighbourhood, youth organizations in the area. Two of the leaders in the area 

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