Young people of St. Anthony’s Parish – Isaac and little sister with Sam and Josh - show off their gingerbread house at the contest during the Christmas fellowship after Filipino Christmas mass.

Celebrating the Holidays at St. Anthony’s Parish

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Blowing the candles on their Birthday Cake . In front are Tony Leano and Myrna de Leon; 2nd row, from left:  Lita Leano, Tessie de la Cruz, Birthday celebrants Madeleine Ong and Marlene Mogado; Precy Muere, Dolly Poblete, Bing and Jimmy Marasigan; last row are Conrad de Leon and George R. Poblete.

Block Rosary Crusade of Toronto

TORONTO–The Block Rosary Crusade of Toronto coordinators held their year-end annual election meeting at Mogi & Marlene Mogado’s home on January 3, 2014. They reviewed the events held in 2013 and evaluated the results. They discussed how they can improve in their activities and better serve their members; continue their devotion to Mother Mary and 

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A double-treat of quality Tagalog entertainment on Rogers Digital TV

Filipino free previews are available for Rogers Digital TV customers starting December 17th until February 12, 2014. Two popular channels are on free preview, both will appeal to everyone in the family, they include the following: Kapatid TV5 (Channel 894) A 24-hour general entertainment channel in Tagalog, which airs the best of drama, fantasy, comedy, 

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Winter Activities: Tips to Avoid Injury

By Dr. George Traitses When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not 

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How to lift your luggage

By Dr. George Traitses In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every?thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good 

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Manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done may have some energy saving benefits but are certainly not beneficial overall considering the impact widespread adoption would have on needed jobs. Pictured: a Robotic arm loading Coca Cola bottles into boxes and loading the boxes onto an assembly line.
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EARTHTALK: Dark Factories

Dear EarthTalk: What are “dark factories” and are they good for the environment?–Mitchell Pearson, Erie, PA So-called dark factories—otherwise known as “lights out” or “automatic” factories—are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial overall considering 

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There are many resources available to help parents and educators teach kids how to understand the issues and become better stewards for the planet.   PHOTO: Global Imagination

EARTHTALK: Teaching kids about climate change

Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for explaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids?–Peter Buckley, Pittsburgh, PA Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their 

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Your Pinoy Christmas Menu

From Casa Manila, Barrio Fiesta and Tocino Boys By Beatrice S. Paez There’s only room for one hog in the family. And it’s not the scene-stealing lechon (roasted suckling pig) that will throw your heart into overdrive. If there’s one dish that makes an appearance every year at Mila Nabor-Cuachon’s holiday dinner, it’s her late 

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Naeema Ticzon-Garcia, the only Filipino Canadian player in the tournament won as Champion of the Under-8 category.

‘Push A Pawn for a Cause’

PHILIPPINE SCHOOL IN DUBAI By Analise (Amiira) Ticzon DUBAI–On December 6, the Philippines School Chess Club – Dubai together with the Expat Chess Club held a junior chess tournament to raise fund for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. A total of 44 brilliant players between the ages of 6 and 16 years-old came out to 

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PPCO holds holiday gathering

Capping a vibrant and successful year TORONTO – The Philippine Press Club Ontario (PPCO) held its 12th anniversary and holiday gathering Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Crystal Buffet Ballroom. Attended by officers and members, family and friends, the event allowed for an intimate way for people to enjoy an evening of plentiful food; winning 

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