Father Henry Carr's Vanessa Javier leads her team in a discussion about Peer Leader responsibilities.

An Ideal Way to Start School

Newcomer orientation week welcomes students and parents to Canada By Jennilee Austria For students who have just arrived in Canada, the pressure of adapting to their new lives is often too much to bear. The frustration of a new language, the absence of friends and family, and the stress of reuniting with a mother after 

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Cordillera and Canadian Aboriginals meet for friendship ceremony

By Leah Evangelista Woolner Last month, the Cordillera Peoples Support Group (CPSG) of Montréal and the Canadian Aboriginal’s of Wenawac community, came together for a friendship ceremony at the Wenawac leader’s home, near Rivière-Rouge, Québec. The historic encounter between the two indigenous groups was one of solidarity, as both communities discussed and shared about the 

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By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal

Passing bill with no quorum should be criminalized

The imperative need for a quorum to pass a bill in Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) was not placed in the Constitution for nothing nor to merely serve as a motherhood provision.  Quorum or the number of legislators required to approve a bill is legally required to insure that the same has been properly 

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Tomatoes may reduce prostate cancer risk

By Dr. George I. Traitses Dig into summer’s favorite vegetable (well, fruit): researchers in the U.K. say tomato consumption may lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer by a staggering 20 percent. The health benefit may be related to reselycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes. “Our findings suggest that tomatoes may be important in 

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Break bad eating habits by retraining your brain

Just as junk food can become an addiction, researchers at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that the brain can be retrained to prefer the. People aren’t born loving cheeseburgers and creamy pasta dishes; they’re conditioned over time by repeatedly eating such foods, creating addiction circuits in the brain. The study followed 13 

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Hit the pavement for heart health

By Dr. George I. Traitses Even a five-minute run can reduce your risk of dying from health disease, say researchers from Virginia Heart after looking at 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period. “Compared to nonrunners,” writes Val Wadas-Willinghman in CNN’s Health blog, “those who ran had a 30% 

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How cookies, drinks stack up sugar-wise

By Dr. George I. Traitses Tempted to reach for a “healthy” bottle of 100% fruit juice when thirst calls? How about a refreshing green tea or bottled fruit smoothie found in many health food stores? Beware of obscene sugar content.  With dietary sugar now considered a major public health concern, it’s instructive to take a 

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Ontario Filipino Women’s Club marks 32 years

It is with great pride and jubilation that the officers and members of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club (OFWC) celebrated their 32nd anniversary with a Viennese theme party at Ellas Banquet Hall, Toronto, last Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The highlight of the celebration was the coronation of Chona Stinson as the OFWC’s 2014 Queen and 

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Former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Viola was the traditional host to the annual Philippine Reporter picnic at the scenic town on Sept. 6. He is shown cutting his and wife Julie”s Thank You Duflet chocolate cake. From left: Bert de Lara, Tom and Leslie Gesell, Dean Garcia, Mila Garcia, Imelda Copada, Art Viola, Au de Lara, Joe Damasco   (PHOTO: HG)

Reporter’s Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Philippine Reporter‘s Annual Picnic at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

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Anacito, Dan Gabriel and Anastacia having dinner at their new apartment.    (PHOTO: MARIA ASSAF)

Beset by difficulties, injured ex-caregiver’s reunited family settles down little by little

By Maria Assaf “Little by little everything is going to be okay,” says Anastacia Espena, as she rolls her wheelchair towards the dining table where she is about to have dinner with her family. Her husband made corned beef with rice. The phrase has become her motto of late. It hides the urgency of her 

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