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Holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. One way to be greener is to get a real tree, especially a potted (living) tree, which you can keep for years after the holidays pass.  PHOTO: Leonora Enking, courtesy Flickr

EARTHTALK: Greener Holidays

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season?– Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize 

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Rev. Rafael Vallejo

Filipino Canadian Presbyterian Pastor calls Ontario Churches to Support Minimum Wage Increase

I am writing this today, mindful of Madiba Nelson Mandela’s prophetic words: “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” I support the call of Archbishop Colin Johnson of the Diocese of Toronto of the Anglican Church of Canada in regard to raising the minimum wage. I think that 

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Ma-Anne Dionisio’s emotional rendition of ‘I Still Believe’ at the concert moved some in the audience to tears.       (PHOTO: HG)

Canada for PH Benefit Concert raises $30,000; Stars Rock Out for Typhoon Survivors

By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO — The true Bayanihan spirit beamed brightly as Filipino communities and many other Canadians – in a show of unity and strength, came together to support and respond to the gargantuan record-breaking typhoon that washed up over eastern Philippines about two weeks ago. The star-studded, talent-brimming Canada for Philippines Benefit Concert 

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Regie Musca (right) with Lola Posing

How our family miraculously survived Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Stories From Typhoon Survivor of Tanauan, Leyte By Regie Musca MANILA–The night before the landfall, our family prayed the rosary together after dinner. I kept on checking my twitter account, wanting to know every announcement that there was about the storm. An acquaintance twitted me “PH braces for the biggest storm in the planet this 

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Wind & Water: Artist Fundraiser for Haiyan Relief 

Updates on GTA Fundraising and Relief Efforts

By Rachelle Cruz As the holiday season rolls in, the Filipino diaspora scrambled to give aid to their typhoon-ravaged country, tying many of Christmas events and activities with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts across the GTA.  The Philippine Reporter has covered big fundraising campaigns like the Canada for Philippines Benefit Concert on November 24 and #ProjectLiftPH, 

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Vincente Pepe Sy (third from left) VP administration of Frankie Tomatto’s, with his staff.

More local donations pour in for Yolanda survivors

By Beatrice S. Paez Fundraising relief efforts across the GTA for the people caught in areas struck by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are still going strong. It’s been a month since the storm claimed 5,680 lives and stripped people of their homes with its devastating force, but the Philippines remains on the minds of many Canadians. 

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Barong and Filipina style dresses were among the works donated by local artists for silent auction.   (2 PHOTO: JOSEPH SMOOKE)

Project Lift: Artists support typhoon victims with fundraiser

By Dyan Ruiz Toronto’s budding community of Filipino-Canadian artists answered the call for desperately needed assistance in the wake of the devastation brought on by Typhoon Yolanda. On the evening of Dec. 4 at the Great Hall on Queen St. W., Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture and Carlos Bulosan Theatre co-presented Project Lift, 

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Toronto Community Housing Staff Network Raises over $3,400 in support of PH Typhoon Disaster Relief

Toronto Community Housing staff, led by the Filipino Kababayan Network, have raised over $3,400 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The employee network held a potluck dinner on November 30 to raise funds for victims of the disaster. “Kababayans” or “people from the same country” came together to help those in need and to provide support 

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Kuya reunited, Riza Santos shoot music video

This past Saturday November 30, 2013, Kuya the group filmed a music video for their first new single, “Stay Here”.  Their highly anticipated reunion is captured on film with Canada’s own Riza Santos, as the female lead, best known for her title ‘Miss Universe Canada’ (2013).   Stay Here is a way to stay connected with 

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President Oswald Tugadi of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto (PCCT) at their annual Christmas Party on November 23, 2013. He announced the launching of the Filipinas Trade Expo on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that will be attended by businesses from many countries.

PCCT launched the ‘Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow’ for 2014

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) launched the “Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow” for 2014 at the PCCT Christmas Celebration in Scarborough, Ontario on Nov. 23, 2013. The Filipinas Expo will be held on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. PCCT President Oswald Tugadi commented that “the Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow 

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