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Physical inactivity

By Reiner Gloor PHYSICAL INACTIVITY is one of the four leading risk factors for global mortality associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that have grown to become the world’s biggest killer diseases. Major NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases took the lives of about 36 million people in 2008. Apart from 

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Organic: Still a small slice of the pie

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that, despite the popularity of organic foods, clothing and other products, organic agriculture is still only practiced on a tiny percentage of land worldwide. What’s getting in the way?–Larry McFarlane, Boston, MA Organic production may still represent only a small fraction of agricultural sales in the U.S. and worldwide, but it 

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LETICIA SARMIENTO

Jury convicts Pinay’s employer

“Hustisya lang ang kailangan ko”   By Ted Alcuitas VANCOUVER, B.C.–Leticia Sarmiento broke into tears and was speechless for a moment as I phoned her about the conviction of his former employer, Franco Orr, of three counts under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. His wife, Nicole Huen was acquitted of all charges. The verdict 

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RAISING the Philippine flag at Queen’s Park, June 12, 2013. From left, PIDC President Norma Carpio, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Philippine Consul General Junever Mahilum-West.  PHOTO: MAG

Flag Raising at Queen’s Park, June 12, 2013

Congen Mahilum West receives Certificate of Appreciation from Ontario Legislature Speaker Dave Levac

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It will be long remembered in the history of Philippines and Canada that on June 12, 2013, the first ever Filipino Canadian Senator Tobias "Jun" Enverga unfolded the biggest Philippine Flag on the steps of the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa; together with other Senators, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Ambassador of the Philippines (Leslie Gatan); together with other celebrants from Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Nunavut, Vancouver, Montreal, and Hamilton, etc.

Flag raising in Ottawa, June 12, 2013

Filipino Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga unfolded the huge Philippine Flag on the steps of the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa; together with other Senators, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Ambassador of the Philippines (Leslie Gatan);  with other celebrants from Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Nunavut, Vancouver, Montreal, and Hamilton.

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China’s global ambitions require peace with neighbors

ERIC BACULINAO, BEIJING BUREAU CHIEF, NBC NEWS: By Beatrice Paez Four decades ago, Filipino law student Eric Baculinao found himself stranded in a socialist country, trading the certainty of an arrest if he returned home to the Philippines, for the unknown. What were supposed to be two weeks visiting China as a student, turned into 

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Ambeth Ocampo spoke about Rizal’s loves and women and the hero’s ‘Oedipus complex’ and indications he was gay.

Rizal had 14 ‘queridas’ — historian Ocampo

By Hermie Garcia The Philippine Reporter TORONTO — Historian Ambeth Ocampo had a field day amusing and making the audience laugh with his  research, anecdotes and trivia about the loves and women in Jose Rizal’s life on Friday, June 7, at Ryerson University. On the second part of his more than 3-hour presentation, organized by  

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Ma-Anne Dionisio: Brave enough to do CATS

“I had nightmares about it,” says the lead star of the physically grueling, dance-driven play. By Beatrice  S. Paez CATS leaps onto stage this summer. The much-anticipated revival of the frisky musical is getting another shot at fame. Starring in this new incarnation is Filipino-Canadian actor Ma-Anne Dionisio, who first catapulted to the stage as 

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The reunion-tourists at the foreground of the majestic Mont. St. Michel, Normandy, France.

UP Prep 65 holds European reunion

48th Anniversary of University of the Philippines Preparatory (HIGH) School Batch 1965 The University of the Philippines Preparatory School, Class 1965, held a European reunion-tour covering selected sites in The Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France (Normandy/Brittany) from April 30 to May 16, 2013. The tour started in The Netherlands, where a welcome reception was held 

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Toronto illustrators Paul Limgenco, Kevin Briones, Oliver Castañeda and Vince Sunico.  (PHOTO: Kevin Vinzon)

Superheroes come alive in Toronto

Pinoy illustrators display skill drawing Marvel comics By Beatrice S. Paez Toronto is often the stunt double of New York. The downtown campus of the University of Toronto masqueraded as Columbia University in the film adaptation of the Hulk. The city’s landscape usually takes the face of anonymity onscreen. Now four Filipino-Canadian comic book artists 

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