Mabuhay Festival set on Aug. 23-24

PIDC’s signature event, the 16th annual Mabuhay Philippines Festival, is set to deliver another extraordinary addition to Toronto’s summer festival line-up with the theme for this year being “Pagdiriwang” or Celebration. The event will be on August 23 and 24 2014. Activities will start at 12:00pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

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Markham youth group performs all around T.O.

Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians All over Toronto, the enthusiasm was electric! The overall tone of the crowd was excitement – the venue, food, smells, event, performances. You can sense that everyone is anticipating what’s to come as they all venture into different stalls, see different things, smell the wonderful food around them and the 

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Ati-Atihan in Caribana

TORONTO–For the first time in it’s 47-year history in Toronto, the Caribana, billed as “an explosion of Caribbean cuisine, music, revelry, as well as, visual and performing arts”, had an Ati-Atihan group from the Philippines dancing behind the Panmasters Steel Orchestra as they played Caribbean music during the Caribana Grand Parade held August 2, 2014. 

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Moms-to-be on The Patch linked to higher ADHD rates in kids

By Dr. George Traitses Smoking during pregnancy presents well documented dangers to the health of a mother’s unborn child, and when it comes to ADHD, nicotine replacement therapy isn’t much better, a news study shows. Analyzing more than 80,000 children born between 1996 and 2002, their mothers were interviewed during pregnancy to note their smoking 

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Will You Live to be 85?

Researchers say their new tool can tell you By Dr. George I. Traitses Swiss researchers have developed a calculator that claims to predict the likelihood of a 75-year-old living an extra decade. The main factors considered: alcohol and fruit consumption, exercise, and smoking habits. According to its predictions, a 75-year-old man whose health habits scored 

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Cleaner air = Fewer deaths

Dr. George I. Traitses Duke University researchers recently looked at changes in air quality and deaths from respiratory diseases between 1993 to 2010, and found a strong correlation between better air and fewer deaths. Using population data from North Carolina, where the researchers are based, the study showed that when sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen 

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The Toronto City Planning Division Wants You to Get Involved!

Do you love Toronto? We want to hear from you and help you get involved in the city planning process. Growing Conversations is a year-long initiative that will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the engagement process and build stronger bonds between the City and its residents. The process will result in a new Engagement 

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Quebec groups press immigration ministry

To defend rights of workers MONTREAL–The Coalition Against Precarious Work, Monday, July 14, delivered a letter to the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Quebec Kathleen Weil regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), in an effort to defend the rights of all workers impacted by them. The Coalition, 

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Federal gov’t changes to live-in caregiver program would worsen family separation

TORONTO–In an exclusive feature published July 22 in the Toronto Star, a new study raises serious questions about the federal government’s proposed changes to the live-in caregiver program. After announcing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program last month, Employment Minister Jason Kenney raised the possibility of removing the right to permanent residency to caregivers 

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Members, friends and supporters of Anakbayan Toronto and Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson at the end of the event.  

Pinoy youth in Toronto urged to pursue struggle for genuine independence in the Philippines

By Veronica C. Silva Some Filipino youth groups in Toronto recently gathered for an afternoon of cultural presentations and talks to commemorate the struggles of Filipinos worldwide. On the occasion of the third annual Diwa ng Kasarinlan event last weekend, Anakbayan-Toronto renewed their partnership with the Filipino Canadians Association at Ryerson (FCAR) to celebrate Philippine 

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