Ang Kalatas Volume III June 2013 Digital Edition

Australia helps out in ‘ Brigada Eskwela 2013 ’

Staff from the Australian Embassy in the Philippines led by Ambassador Bill Twedell joined the Department of Education in a drive to have the schools ready . PAGE 5

Parokya ni Edgar Sydney Concert

September 14
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Shock and grief over death of Pinay in Queensland
A community vigil rally was held in Logan City recently to honour the memory of Filipina Joan Canino Ryther who was brutally murdered in the Logan Central area south of Brisbane .
Amidst calls for justice and a speedy resolution of the case , expressions of sympathy poured for Joan ’ s husband , Cory , who broke down at the gathering held in Logan Central on May 30 .
Joan , 27 , was found dead on the morning of May 22 in a garden spot along Leichhardt Street with a bloodied head believed to have been hit by a blunt material . She was apparently a victim of rape and earlier media reports stated she was only a few metres away from work when she was attacked and killed .
Joan worked at McDonalds and she was walking her way to work on the night of the 21st at 9pm shift when she was attacked by a still unidentified suspect .
The rally was led by the Centre Against Sexual Violence and was attended by Logan City mayor Pam Parker , police , community volunteers and members of the Filipino- Australian community . page 3
Cory , husband of Joan ( inset ), is comforted by community members at the rally in Logan City . Photo by : Erwin Cabucos , www . 4eb . org . au / filipino




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