Exercise, the easy way

By Dr. George I. Traitses Think about incorporating exercise into the activities you already enjoy, or turn your household chores and yard work into exercise. If you’re on a tight schedule, at least take small breaks from work to walk around the office or go up and down the stairs a few times. Years ago, 

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How do you prepare your body for the flu season?

Most people simply make an appointment with their doctor to receive their annual flu shot and that is as far as their preventive measures go. Others will wait for signs of a cold or flu before taking high doses of vitamin C hoping to fight it off. Everyone has his or her own protocol when 

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Rosemer and Sen. Enverga with Apl.de.ap or Alan Pineda of Black Eyed Peas Band.

R. Enverga awarded one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women

Rosemer Enverga was selected from a huge list of nominees from all over the world. The list of Global 100 awardees was officially announced during a Gala Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the 10th Filipina Leadership Summit held on October 24-26, 2013 at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, California. Some of the 

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Kababayan elects new chairperson

TORONTO–Kababayan Multicultural Centre (o/a Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services) held its 36th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Attended by nearly seventy members, KMC elected two (2) new Board members and reelected 2 incumbent Board members to complete its (9) nine-member Board. Newly elected as Chairperson is Enrico Esguerra. Ric Esguerra is a 

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Orientation workshop for newcomers Nov. 16

Often, the novelty of first arriving to live or work here in Canada and the need to find immediate employment overshadow the initial almost-necessary steps a newcomer must first make after landing. Unfortunately, a substantial population of newcomers never find out the many free services that are available to them until after the duration of 

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BARRIO FIESTA (Filipino) Restaurant ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. On hand was Consul General in Toronto, Honorable Junever Mahilum-West (2nd from left), who officiated the ceremony. She was joined by Mr. Mario Racco (left), former MPP for Thornhill, Ms. Liberty Ilagan (center), well-known Filipino actress, Mr. Ahmed Lafir, Barrio Fiesta-Toronto Franchise Owner, and Ms. Happy Ongpauco (right), owner of Barrio Fiesta (Philippines).  
The restaurant is located at Units 4 & 5, Riocan Marketplace, 2215 Steeles Avenue West (Steeles and Dufferin). For inquiries and reservations, call Bunny Malik at (905) 267-0052.

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To Our Valued Customers, Please be advised that due to the extreme weather event caused by typhoon Wipha, there will be a delay in the delivery of balikbayan boxes sent between September 15 to September 24, 2013. The new estimated time of arrival of balikbayan boxes in Port Manila is on November 7, 2013. We 

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Fidencia David speaks at Barbara Frum Library in Toronto, Oct. 22, 2013. PHOTO: Victor Yeung

Lola Fidencia and her campaign for justice

By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO –LOLA Fidencia David, an 87-year old Filipina “comfort woman” survivor, once again spread her message so eloquently and powerfully as she spoke in a series of events in Winnipeg and Toronto: Japan should apologize to all comfort women for the abuse they received as sex-slaves of the Japanese military during World War 

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Leaders, staff and volunteers from Toronto Alpha, CASJ, guests from the Philippines Fidencia David and Christina Rosello, 2nd and 3rd from the right, seated. Dr. Joseph Wong, 5th from left, standing, is founder of Toronto ALPHA.

‘Comfort Woman’ survivor from the Philippines visits Toronto area schools

The Toronto Association for Learning and the Preserving of History of WWII in Asia (ALPHA) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights brought a very special message to some 1200 students today in the Toronto area. Lola Fidencia David, 86, one of the last living “comfort women” sexual slavery survivors from the Philippines, spoke at two Toronto 

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From left, Lola Fidencia David, Maelyne Abrenica, Cesar Abrenica and Prescila Kalevar at Forest Hill United Church.

Brave Lola Fidencia tells horrible story to a church congregation

By Maelyne Abrenica There was not a dry eye in the house when Lola Fidencia David came to speak at Forest Hill United Church in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Opening her talk with a brief prayer and humble apology, she explained that she only spoke Tagalog and had never before spoken for a 

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