CPA wins international Water Awards

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is greatly honored as the recipient of the Eco Water Awards 2014 Gaia Prize presented by the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM)/Friends of Earth Korea, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. CPA received the award through its Secretary General, Ms. Abigail Anongos, 

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CUPE calls on federal gov’t to Reunite workers with families

OTTAWA–Recent moves by the federal Conservative government will cause hundreds of women to remain separated from their children, often for years and in some cases permanently. Changes to the Live-in Caregivers Program (LCP) are creating unfair barriers to citizenship for migrant workers, leaving thousands of vulnerable to prolong separation from their families in order to 

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A stiff neck and nagging neck pain

Daily tasks and a stiff neck just don’t go hand in hand. You don’t need to live with the pain; consult a health professional early on to get help. Nothing is more unpleasant than waking up with a stiff neck following a night’s sleep. Neck pain arises without warning and can transform your day into 

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What’s behind door number 1?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Less germs, apparently, at least when it comes to public bathroom stalls. Men’s Health reports that researchers looked at 51 public restrooms and found that the first stall (the one closest to the entrance) consistently had the least bacteria (and the most TP!)  The phenomena may result from folks usually 

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Curcumin natural depression treatment

By Dr. George I. Traitses Phytotherapy Research published an interesting study recently on curcumin, the main polyphenol in the spice turmeric: it shows that it is at least as effective in treating depression as fluoxetine (Prozac) without dangerous side effects. Conducted by researchers in India, the group assessed people who took curcumin and Prozac capsules; 

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Torture in US, Philippines: We need to be outraged

Torture — including the most brutal type used by state security forces on suspected “enemies of the state” — is back in media focus both in the United States and the Philippines. And human rights groups are challenging both Presidents Obama and Aquino: “What are you doing about it?” Last Tuesday, eve of International Human 

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‘The medium is now at your fingertips’

Veteran journalist, 2014 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Cheche Lazaro By Rachelle Cruz The Philippines is the social media capital of the world. Between WeChat, Facebook Messenger, and Skype, these platforms have become a way to easily connect Filipinos and their families living overseas, just right at their fingertips. In a global study called Wave7, Filipinos use 

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Cheche Lazaro spoke at the PPCO event on Nov. 26, 2014 at Casa Manila. Photo: HG

Ampatuan massacre victims honoured

By Rachelle Cruz The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre, where a total of 58 people were killed- the country’s worst election-related violence. 32 of them were journalists. Members of the PPCO honoured the victims as they read out the names, and laid flowers for them. The 

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CBC's Marivel Taruc

‘The truth must always guide us whether we agree with it or not’

By Marivel Taruc To my colleagues, the Philippine Press Club of Ontario, Magandang gabi po, sa inyong lahat. I am honoured to have been chosen to give this evening’s keynote address about journalism. To belong to a group of dedicated and accomplished journalists, writers, broadcasters from my own community humbles me. To see a number 

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CBC’s Marivel Taruc inducts new PPCO members (from Left) Jeff Rustia, Rachelle Cruz, Veronica Silva, Michelle Ramos, Gian Carlo Bobilla, Bong Molano, Ramon Lansangan, Anjo Pallasigui, Sheila Calica, and Jaime Padiernos. (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

Biggest batch of PPCO new members inducted

TORONTO–Ten practitioners from print and broadcast media formalized their membership to the Philippine Press Club Ontario (PPCO) by taking their oath during the organization’s triple-event celebration — 13th Anniversary, Induction of New Members, and Christmas Party — held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Qssis Banquet Hall in Toronto. Another seven members who were unable to 

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