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Contrary to 
popular myth that most ocean 
pollution is oil spilled from ships, most of it is 
land-based litter. Pictured: Plastic litter on a beach, before clean-up.
PHOTO: Bo Eide, 
courtesy Flickr

EARTHTALK: The All One Ocean campaign

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What is the “All One Ocean” campaign?–Bill O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA All One Ocean is a non-profit campaign launched in 2010 by long-time author, activist and organizer Hallie Austen Iglehart with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic and other trash that ends up in the ocean where it compromises the 

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According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of 
Public Health, 
the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infection rates of mosquito-borne diseases like 
malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus by creating more mosquito-friendly habitats.
PHOTO: U.S. Department of Agriculture

EARTHTALK: Mosquito-borne diseases on the uptick — thanks to global warming

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution?–Meg Ross, Lantana, FL If by pollution you mean greenhouse gas emissions, then definitely yes. According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of Public Health, the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase 

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Mandela on armed struggle

By Satur C. Ocampo In homage to his physical resilience versus the logic of the inevitable, one wishes that Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, will hold on at least until his 95th birthday on July 18. It is a certainty that he’ll live forever – as an exemplar of moral and political leadership, 

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Imelda Fernandez Domingo (middle) with her husband and son

Growing frustration over family separation

Caregivers’ long wait for permanent residence By Dyan Ruiz A huge number of caregivers, 45,000 across Canada, are waiting for their permanent residence applications to be processed. Most are suffering from the angst of family separation as they wait longer and longer to be reunited with their children and spouse. Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and 

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Awe, glowing Filipino pride

By Rachelle Cruz A pivot to Asia seems to be the fashionable trend nowadays.   Big industry leaders in the world of fashion are looking to the East to fuel inspiration and innovation found in the authenticity, artistry and craftsmanship of local artists and emerging designers.    With the Philippines’s rich heritage and culture, it is no 

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Cooper and Angie Aranda from the Neighbourhood Arts Network and artists Jo SiMalaya Alcampo and Althea Balmes accepting their prize for the “Neighbourhood Arts Network BMO Seeds Fund” contest.   
PHOTO: Dyan Ruiz

Caregiver comic book wins contest

By Dyan Ruiz Two Filipino-Canadian artists have won a contest to help fund their project producing a comic book about caregivers. Jo SiMalaya Alcampo and Althea Balmes placed within the top vote getters in the “Neighbourhood Arts Network BMO Seeds Fund” contest. According to the contest’s website, it supports “artists in the development, creation and/or 

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STANDING, from left: John West, Former Ambasador Clemencio F. Montesa, Rolly Abarilla, Marissa Buyco Corpus Gaa, Cobie Cruz, Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, Debbie Gatan, Ambassador Leslie B. Gatan, PAG’s President Frank Cruzet, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Nelia Tonido, Former President Omel Masalunga, new member Maridi Nivera. Seated, from left: Joyce Cristino Bondoc, Charlie Hermoso, Mark Edison Salinas, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Antonio Jun Afable, Teody Asuncion, Romi C MananQuil, Calixto Quiachon, Frank Tonido.

Philippine Artists Group marks 25th year

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The downpour on the morning of Saturday June 22nd did nothing to dampen high spirits as a throng of art lovers flocked to the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in Scarborough to view the works of art exhibited at the Philippine Artists Group of Canada’s silver anniversary show. The exhibition titled, The 

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S.A.M.E. activists bring migrant awareness to thousands of students

TORONTO — In many regards the 2012-2013 school year was an historic milestone for S.A.M.E. (Students Against Migrant Exploitation).  Among the many accomplishments for the organization, now in its fourth year, was the total number of students that were engaged through presentations and online campaigns: more than 7,500 students altogether! This incredible feat was reached 

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Justine del Rosario 
of Culture Philippines

Pinoy Fiesta, a success

TORONTO–Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro and Rafael Rosell were a colossal hit at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto. Festive pandemonium erupted when the GMA Pinoy TV  artists  went on stage and performed their best to the thousands upon thousands of fans and well wishers on June 22  “Wow, what a great night for 

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Kalayaan former chairmen and officers with current Chair Dr. Solon Guzman (right)

The Philippine Independence Day Ball

Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization’s 30th Anniversary Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Mississauga,  June 15, 2013

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