Round Up

Dr. Claver seeks asylum in Canada

Political assassination survivor By Ted Alcuitas VANCOUVER–A Philippine medical doctor and political activist is seeking political asylum in Canada after surviving a brutal attack on his family a year ago in the northern province of Kalinga in the Philippines. Dr. Constancio ‘Chandu’ Claver and his three daughters fled the country after the attack, which resulted 

Posted 10 years ago by

CASJ story documented in research study

TORONTO–The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement-Toronto (CERIS) has recently published a research study documenting how the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) evolved from the crisis resulting from the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica by a Toronto Police officer. The publication, titled “The Road to Empowerment in Toronto’s Filipino Community: 

Posted 11 years ago by

Hamilton trade show in April

February 25, 2007, Hamilton. Following on the heels of an overwhelmingly successful first trade show, the Hamilton Filipino Community Centre (HFCC) is organizing once again their biggest event for the spring season: the HFCC 2007 Trade Show, an exhibition of beauty, health and lifestyle. This will be held on April 14th, Saturday from 12:00pm-7:00pm at 

Posted 11 years ago by

Canadian Envoy to GMA: ‘Listen to Appeals on Killings’

The Canadian ambassador has asked President Arroyo to listen to international appeals for a stop to the political killings in the Philippines, reminding her that his country’s aid is tied to “good governance.” Expressing concern over the reported spate of political killings in the Philippines, the Canadian ambassador to Manila has asked the Arroyo government 

Posted 11 years ago by

FCT SCHEDULE For AGM and 2006 ELECTION

Nomination forms and Rules & Regulations on Election of FCT Board of Directors– Available from December 1, 2006 at FCT Office (FCT office closed: December 23, 2006 to January 3, 2007) Deadline for Filing of Candidacy–Friday, December 22, 2006, 5:00 p.m. Anuual General Meeting (AGM) Sunday, January 21, 2007, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure 

Posted 11 years ago by

To ethnic media: ‘Empower the community’

By Veteran journalist Haroon Siddiqui TORONTO – “Your main role is to cover your community and equally to empower your community in Canada. You help the people in your community to integrate into Canada, help them have equal access to professions, make sure that the workers are not exploited, that they are treated equally as 

Posted 11 years ago by

United Methodists ask Bush to help stop Philippines killings

The head of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has urged U.S. President George W. Bush (himself a Methodist by tradition) to press Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take steps to reduce violence throughout the Southeast Asian country. In a letter to Mr Bush on behalf of the council, bishops’ President Janice Riggle Huie of 

Posted 11 years ago by

’Kubrador’ – Complex life of jueteng world

Production Company : MLR Films Executive Producer: Josabeth V. Alonso Producer: Rogelio I. Rayala Director: Jeffrey Jeturian Screenplay: Ralston Jover Cinematographer: Roberto Yniquez Editor: Jay Halili Production Designer: Leo Abaya Sound: Ditoy Aguila Music: Jerrold Jarog Principal Cast: Gina Pareño, Fonz Deza, Nico Antonio, Ran Del Rosario, Johnny Manahan, Nanding Josef Amy (Gina Pareño) paces 

Posted 11 years ago by

Filipinos in U.S. denounce anti-immigrant bill

By Aubrey SC Makilan Filipinos in the United States declared that they will support the call for a general strike called “A Day without Immigrants,” if the U.S. Senate will pass the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill. Immigrants who joined the historic California march on March 25 also vowed to continue staging protests until the bill is 

Posted 12 years ago by

Kalayaan Centre elects new officers

The Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre held its annual general meeting and election of a new board of directors on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the new KCCC at 5225 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga. The board reported its accomplishment in the past year the most important of which is the acquisition of a facility at the 

Posted 12 years ago by