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Festival for Jeffrey reset to later date

TORONTO–Jeff-Fest, the family event organized by the Justice for Jeffrey Youth Committee scheduled for Sept. 4, has been re-scheduled to a later date, with the Scarborough Civic Centre still as the preferred venue. This development followed negotiations between the City of Toronto and the event’s organizers, prompted by protest letters and phone calls from individuals 

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Letters to The Editor: Journalistic baptism of fire

Dear Editor, I read your column (Notebook, Sept. 1-15, 2004) where you decried the apathy of the Filipino community media towards the issue of Jeffrey Reodica’s death, adding that they were instead in full force at Imelda’s documentary showing. First of all, I suspect that the Filipino community media are a little wary to tackle 

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Community leaders form broad alliance for social justice

By Edwin C. Mercurio TORONTO–Kiamoy is a registered nurse from Silliman University in Dumaguete City,Philippines and works as a domestic for one of the wealthy families in Toronto. Mau is a journalist who wrote for many daily newspapers in Manila and Mindanao. Unable to land a job in his field, he finally settles as a 

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End mandatory retirement but protect seniors from discrimination

(Speech delivered by Mel Catre on Sept. 8, 2004 at the public hearing on Ending Mandatory Retirement conducted in Toronto by the Ontario Liberal Government.) My name is Mel Catre, President of Community Alliance for Social Justice. We are an umbrella organization of community groups and network of individuals dedicated to advancing the cause of 

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Visible minorities face subtle barriers to advancement

OTTAWA–Organizations use terms like “lack of fit” to exclude talented visible minorities from senior positions, according to participants in Conference Board focus groups. Immigrant visible minorities face particularly daunting barriers to achieving career success from lost opportunities because they speak with an accent to non-recognition of their work experience or credentials. “Racism is not something 

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Meet your local police in Toronto

TORONTO–Meet staff from local Social Agencies who will be present with information about their agencies and how they can assist you on Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (2nd Floor), 41 Earl Street (Sherbourne Street, one block north of Wellesley Street East). Attending will be: Philippine Consulate, Filipino Centre, Sri 

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Himig Singers tours Toronto

TORONTO–The world-renowned Himig Singers (of Davao City, Philippines) fresh from winning the top prize in the Vivace 2004 International Choir Festival and Competition held last July 29 to August 2, in Veszprem, Hungary will once again perform in Toronto on October 8, 2004 to January 10, 2005. This same group wowed their Toronto audience during 

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Philippine Artists Group to exhibit works in Manila

TORONTO–The Philippine Artists Group of Canada (P.A.G.), the Toronto-based artist group in Ontario composed of artists of Philippine origin, is going to the Philippines for the first time in its sixteen years of history for an art exhibition. The show, entitled “Convergence International,” takes place at the prestigious Artspace Glorietta in Makati and formally opens 

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PCCT joins sponsors of business seminars to help small business

TORONTO–A Diversity Business Forum will be featured in the Small Business Conference, organized by Enterprise Toronto on Sept. 22, 2004 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Toronto (PCCT) has teamed up with the Chinese Canadian Business Associations and the South Asian Business Associations to sponsor a series of seminars 

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Consulate reaches out to London, ON

TORONTO–Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera and Consul Julius D. Torres will lead a 7-member Philippine Consular Team, to London, Ontario this coming October 9, 2004, to conduct its annual outreach program to the Filipinos in the area. During this visit, Filipinos in London and its nearby vicinities can avail of consular services such as renewal 

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