Community Round Up Dec-07, Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Jun

(updated July 14, 2008)

Issue July 1-15, 2008
Jeffrey Reodica Memorial
Cancer-striken caregiver Juana Tejada: Rejected by Canada
Nathan Eusebio: Valedictorian and winner of 8 academic awards
Opening of Comfort Keepers (Mississauga)
Toronto Table Tennis Club 2008 Winners
Group of caregivers organized in Barrie
 
Issue June 16-30, 2008
Philippine Consulate Open House
PIDC's Salu-salo sa Earl Bales Park
Mama Ching Quejas turns 84
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) Open House
Retirement Party
BIBAK Night in Toronto
Something Sweet Dessert 2 Grand Opening
 
Issue June 1-15, 2008
Thousands pay tribute to Ka Bel
Dimna Avila celebrated her 78th birthday
Samantha Copada's baptismal
 


Community Round-Up

Issue July 1-15, 2008

Jeffrey Reodica Memorial

 

JEFFREY MEMORIAL. A memorial for Jeffrey Reodica, fatally shot by a Toronto police officer in May, 2004, was held at Wellesley Community Centre on June 28. Above photo shows Henessy Cruz, Belinda Corpuz and Mithi Esguerra performing at the event.

Part of the participants that included Jeffrey's parents Flora and Willie and sister Robyn and members of PATAC and other groups.

 

Mike Leitold, lawyer of the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) in the Inquest on the death of Jeffrey Reodica, speaks on the significance and limitations of the Inquest, at the Memorial on Jeffrey, June 28.

 

Len Cervantes awes the audience with his spoken word pieces at the Jeffrey Memorial, “What makes A Hero”. PHOTOS: HG

Steve da Silva speaks about the campaign for justice for Alwy Al-Nadhir, 18, killed by Toronto police on Halloween night last year.

R. Scribe, student, delivers politically and socially relevant spoken word pieces.

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Cancer-striken caregiver Juana Tejada:
Rejected by Canada

 

PRESS CONFERENCE about the case of Juana Tejada was held on June 20 at the United Steel workers office inToronto. From left, Noli Azada, Juana Tejada, Connie Sorio (KAIROS), lawyer Rafael Fabregas, Carol Egan (USW), MP Olivia Chow and Marco Luciano (Migrante Ontario)

RALLY demanding permanent status for Juana Tejada, Filipino caregiver ill
with cancer after serving for more than two years in Canada, held infront of Citizenship and Immigration on Dundas St. West and Kipling Ave.
on June 27, 2008.

PHOTO: MIGRANTE ONTARIO

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Nathan Eusebio: Valedictorian
and winner of 8 academic awards

 

TOP GRADUATE Nathan Eusebio of the Graduating Grade 12 Class of Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, second from right, with classmates and friends after ceremonies on June 24.

 

Nathan Eusebio (center), Valedictorian of Grade 12 Graduating Class of Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School with co-graduates and friends on June 24.

 

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Opening of Comfort Keepers (Mississauga)

OPENING of Comfort Keepers (Mississauga) was held June 26 at its office at 105 Dundas St. West. Franchise owners Oscar Legaspi and Kelly Reventar welcome guests and friends in a lunch reception.

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Toronto Table Tennis Club 2008 winners

Toronto Table Tennis Club: 2008 Roger Torreno Memorial Cup held on June 8. Class B winner is Lito Garcia (left) and runner-up Endi Ilagan.

 

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Group of caregives organized in Barrie

A group of caregivers have organized themselves to form Pilipinong Migrante sa Barrie [PMB]. They have asked the help of Migrante-Ontario thru Filipino Migrant Workers' Movement to help them in the organizing process.

 

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Issue June 16-30, 2008
Philippine Consulate Open House

OPEN HOUSE at the Philippine Consulate was held on June 13. From left: Jun Enverga, Angela Fermani (Miss Philippines First Runnerup), Consul General Alejandro Mosquera, Marlene Mogado, Rachel Eramo (Mrs. Philippines), Menchie Murcillo (Mrs. Congeniality) and Rosemer Enverga.

 

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PIDC's Salu-Salo sa Earl Bales Park

Philippine flag being waved

Little Miss Philippines, Elle DeLizo,
belts out a song.

PIDC President Jun Enverga leads parade in the park.

JASON KENNEY (left), Minister of Multiculturalism, speaks with cancer patient caregiver Juana Tejada (right) at the PIDC picnic. PHOTOS: HG

Singer Mike Hanopol rocks the audience at Earl Bales Park picnic of PIDC.

110 doves released to symbolize the 110th anniversary of Philippine indepencence.

JASON KENNEY, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) speaks at the PIDC Earl Bales Picnic, June 14. At right is Jun Enverga, PIDC President.

Secretary of State Jason Kenney and Councillor Raymond Cho with CASJ and PIDC leaders supporting Juana Tejada.

PIDC officers and volunteers on stage with MP Jason Kenney at the Salu-salo sa Earl Bales Park on June 14.

Councillor Raymond Cho with CASJ members at PIDC picnic.

IFUGAO Association at the PIDC Salu-salo at Earl Bales Park, June 14.

VOLLEYBALL Champion Team members raise their hard-won trophy at the PIDC picnic.

Mindanao organization members join parade at PIDC picnic on June 14.

Lilian Velasco Co (left) of Casa Manila restaurant joins Isabela group.

Some of the participating organizations during the parade at Earl Bales.

Part of the big crowd at the PIDC picnic at Earl Bales Park.

Ben Corpuz, left, President of Santaginians of Ontario and Chairperson of Community Alliance for Social Justice, drums up support for caregivers.

Emcee Perry Sorio

TNT (Tibok ng Tibak) singers Hennesy Cruz, Mithi Esguerra and Cynthia Palmaria at Earl Bales Park.

Jasmine Gooljar, Little Miss
Philippines 2007.

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Mama Ching Quejas turns 84

 

 

Ambassador Clemencio Montessa and Congen Alejandro Mosquerra serenading Mama Ching Quejas on her 84th birthday.

Dr. Belle Tumbokon offering the yellow roses to Mama Ching.

 

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Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) Open House

Ceremonial cake-cutting with Thorncliffe Neighourhood Office (TNO) Board Chair Nirupama Barua, Ontario Citizenship and Immigration Minister Hon. Michael Chan, and Thorncliffe Filipino-Canadian Seniors Club Secretary Linda Verzosa.

 

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Retirement Party

 

Cora Saavedra and Noreen James (Standing 2nd and 5h from left), staff nurses of the 6M Department, St. Joseph Health Center, were honored recently by their fellow nurses in a retirement party at the Strate's Banquet Hall, 365 Evans Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Others in photo include Katie Jedlinski, Rebecca Felizarte, Maria Zebreszuki, Rose Cruz, Lynn Leuschen, Gilda Aruiza, and Mae Refillo. (ROMY ZETAZATE)

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BIBAK Night in Toronto

TORONTO BIBAK NIGHT - Isidro Payaket (extreme left), BIBAK President, and Imie elanger. Ifugao President, welcome, the guests and members of the respective rganizations from Cordillera Region who havesettled in Ontario during their get-together recently at the parish hall of then Holy Rosary Parish at St. Claire, Toronto West. About 400 of the BIBAK members attended the affair. BIBAK stands for the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Abra, Apayao, and Kalinga.

(PHOTOS: JOJO TADURAN)

 

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Something Sweet Dessert Store 2 Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING OF THE SOMETHING SWEET DESSERT STORE BRANCH 2 -
The husband and wife team of Rodel and Malou Lazerna (lst and 2nd from the left) are congratulated by Mon and Teresa Torralba, the creative director and overall director / executive producer respectively of the Filipino Making Waves Festival II during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Something Sweet Branch 2 Store located at corner Bristol and Terry Fox Roads, Mississauga, Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. Lazerna are supported by their son, Chalen Lazerna.

(PHOTO: JING DE LEON, STUDIO 6)- jotadz

 

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Issue June 1-15, 2008

Thousands pay tribute to Ka Bel

 

One of the Manila dailies that banner headlined Ka Bel's death.

Ka Bel, laid to rest in Bulacan

Sen. Loren Legarda

MANILA: From left: Rep. Liza Maza; Senate President Manuel Villar; former President Joseph Estrada; Rep. Satur Ocampo; incoming Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano.

 

HONG KONG: Dolores Balladares, chairperson of the United Filipinos in HK (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK), narrates how Filipino migrant workers respect and admire Ka Bel.

 

Sen. Jamby Madrigal, former DOTC Sec. Josefina Lichauco and Jesus is Lord leader Eddie Villanueva

Marchers accompanied Ka Bel's hearse from Plaza Salamanca to the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Cathedral in Manila.

PHOTO: ARKIBONG BAYAN

 

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Dimna Avila celebrated her 78

DIMNA AVILA (seated) was feted with a 78th birthday dinner at Mandarin Restaurant by son Michael, and his wife Elaine (back centre). Salome Avila Cabahug, Dimna's sister, came with husband Eddie Cabahug, who came all the way from Connecticut. With celebrant are grandkids Jai, David and Daniel.

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Samantha Copada's baptismal

 

SAMANTHA Copada was baptised last May 18 at St.Michael's Cathedral. With her are some of the sponsors, Lola Imelda and cousin Tommy.

Samantha with mom Josie
and dad Dexter.

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