Nico Villa Pineda celebrated his first birthday at Imperial Buffet on Sept. 7, 2014. Proud parents Lyla Villa and Florencio Pineda invited their friends, colleagues, and coworkers; and of course the Ninangs and Ninongs.


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Exercise offers hope for ADHD/Prescription Drug Epidemic

By Dr. George I. Traitses The CDC says 6.1% of American children were taking an ADHD medication like Adderall or Ritalin in 2011 (the latest data available), up from 4.8% in 2007. Eleven percent of children were diagnosed with ADHD in 2011, also up from 7.8% in 2003. Despite the well-documented dangers of ADHD drugs 

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Important tips for drivers during back-to-school season

By Dr. George I. Traitses As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, over 800,000 students across Ontario will ride the bus back to school. Dr. George Traitses and Canadian Automobile Association are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones and watch for flashing bus lights. 

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Pinay, 15, joins Canada’s team

9th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, Mexico By Mila Astorga-Garcia A 15-year old Filipino-Canadian, who brought honors for Canada at the recent 2014 PANAM TaeKwonDo Games, is joining the Canadian team to compete at the 9th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, Oct. 30 to Nov, 2, 2014 in Mexico. Maria Alvie Dela Cruz, a second 

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JOHN TORY at the Taste of Manila  (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

JOHN TORY: The frontrunner opens up

By Rachelle Cruz With about 30 days left to go, the battle for the mayoral seat got an upset. With Rob Ford passing the torch to his brother, this recent development might be a game-changer as Doug Ford ranks second place after John Tory. Still, between sparring numerous debates with other electoral candidates on taxes 

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Olivia Chow at the Philippine Reporter’s Gala, May, 2014  (PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS)

OLIVIA CHOW: From Toronto to Ottawa and Back

By Veronica C. Silva Olivia Chow has been in politics since the 1980s, and she is no stranger to City Hall, which she hopes to call her home again come October 27. Like most politicians in Canada, Chow’s political career started in the school board before she ran for Councillor to represent a ward in 

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Finding the Fords, a life-long mission

TORONTO MAYORAL ELECTION It all began in my first year of university. But even now, four years later, as I write these words, a feeling prevails that anything I say in the media could affect my ability to one day finally finding them. The big two. The ones that put this sleepy city into the 

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Pinoy candidates in GTA

Pinoy candidates bare their platforms, take a stand on key issues

At PPCO Press Forum By Veronica C. Silva Some of the Filipino-Canadians running in the upcoming municipal and federal polls recently presented their platforms and positions on some key issues that affect or concern the Filipino community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Twelve candidates spoke at the Sept. 19 Press Forum organized by the 

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Taste of Manila 2015: Bigger, expanded street fest expected next year

The huge crowd of about 50,000 surprised everyone, though organizer Magante and vendor Cadiz say they didn’t make money By Veronica C. Silva A bigger and expanded Taste of Manila is awaiting visitors next year as organizers are still basking in what is said to be one of the most successful Filipino festivals in the 

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Seated from left: Manny  Ching, Louroz Mercader, Michelle Serrano, Joey Abrenilla, Paulina Corpuz and Linda Insigne.  Standing from left: Joe Damasco, Ariel Ramos, Mila Garcia, Randy Bucao, PPCO President Rose Tijam, Willie Reodica, Julius Tiangson, Ace Alvarez, Romy Zetazate, Manny Yanga, Gary Tanuan, Noel Perada and Jonathan Canchela. (PHOTO: HG)

All hands on deck: It’s High time… Panahon Na!

By Tony A. San Juan, OCT As part of its public service, last Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, the Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCPO) led by prexy Rose Tijam, sponsored a Press Forum for all Filipino Canadian candidates running for elective positions in the upcoming municipal elections on Oct. 27, 2014. Among those who joined 

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