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Fate of R.P. lies in hands of overseas Filipinos evangelist

TORONTO–The fate of the Philippines lies in the hands of Filipinos living outside of the country and not in the politicians and bureaucrats who are running it, says Bo Sanchez, a renowned Filipino author, speakerand Catholic evangelist. This was one the messages he delivered recently to near-capacity audiences in his three-night stint in the Greater 

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Artists group to showcase new works June 8 to 26

TORONTO–The Philippine Artists Group of Canada will showcase its recent artworks at an annual art exhibition and the public is invited. It will be held on June 8 to 26, 2004 at the Neilson Park Creative Center at 56 Neilson Dr. in Etobicoke. Entitled “Pamanang Sining” to highlight its Filipino roots, this year’s show will 

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Inter-school picnic draws 16 alumni

TORONTO–It’s time once again for the annual inter-school picnic. This year’s gathering of alumni associations promises to be an even bigger event as 5 more schools (Mapua, PUP, PWU, San Beda and St. Mary’s University) have signed up to bring the total number of participants to 16. The others are: Adamson, Ateneo, CEU, CPU, FEU, 

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Santa Cruzan draws Toronto faithful on May 30

TORONTO–The Feast of the Holy Cross popularly known as the SantaCruzan combined with Flores De Mayo hosted for the 11th year by the Parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz has commenced. The two days celebration was kicked off with the grand reception Saturday (May 29) at the Macedonian Church, 237 Sackville Avenue Toronto. The highlight of 

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Search on for Philippine Binibining Barangay 2004

TORONTO–The Philippine Barangay Association of Toronto will be having a dinner-dance, coronation night for it’s Search for Bb. Philippine Barangay 2004 on Saturday, July 24,2004 at Goulding Community Centre in North York. This is a fund raising project of the association in which the proceeds will be donated to Bantay Bata 163 and other charitable 

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Arroyo wins Toronto vote

TORONTO–For the first time in Philippine history, Filipino citizens living in Ontario were able to exercise their right to vote during the May 10, 2004 Philippine presidential elections. Held at the Philippine Consulate on Eglington Avenue West, 355 voters out of 734 registrants were able to meet the deadline that was set at 3:00 a.m. 

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Deep Concern About Corruption

TORONTO–Filipino-Canadians of various interests and organizational affiliations are deeply concerned about corruption and the way it affects the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and overseas. More importantly, they want to do something to fight against it. This was the collective message of participants in a well-attended Anti-Corruption Consultatncy Forum held Saturday,May 1, at Mayette’s 

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Nathan Phillips Square’s Asian Arts and Culture Festival

The month of May, most commonly associated with the onset of spring, has a lot more to offer than just simple gardening pleasures. The Federal Government has declared May as Asian Heritage Month (“AHM”).. Through the efforts of Senator Vivienne Poy, May has become the source of pride for millions of Asian Canadians. It celebrates 

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Human rights activists to speak in Montreal

MONTREAL–Canada’s harshest critics of the war on terrorism, Splitting the Sky (John Hill) Dacajeweiah, Professor Hari Sharma, and lawyer Amina Sherazee, will speak in Montreal at the upcoming May 28 – 30, 2004 Laws, Labels, and Liberation conference. These prominent Canadian human rights activists will speak on the impact of anti-terrorism laws on the right 

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Maging tunay na Pilipino kahit isang araw

FCT Bulletin By Aida E. D’Oraizo TORONTO–People back home in the Philippines often marvel at how we celebrate Philippine Independence Day. Really, it’s not a big deal in the Philippines, they say. The truth is, folks back home don’t celebrate it the way we do. But, yes, they go all the way when it comes 

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