PIDC Partners with Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc.

TORONTO–The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) kicked off its annual search for Miss Philippines PIDC 2014 and Little Miss Philippines PIDC 2014 at Toronto City Hall on Sunday, February 23, 2014. This marks the start of PIDC’s search for its Ambassadress of Goodwill who will act as the organization’s representative in all of its events 

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Nebres reelected President of Bicol Canada

TORONTO–Rafael Nebres was reelected president of the Bicol Canada Community Association, Inc. A native of Camalig, Albay, he will be serving until 2015. The BCCA is composed of Bicolanos and Bicolanas who came from the provinces of Albay,  Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon who opted to settle down in the different Canadianprovinces, 

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successful concert of Rey Valera was held on Feb. 14, 2014 at 190 Railside Drive. PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

Rey Valera’s Concert in Toronto

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Megaworld opens North America Regional office in Toronto

TORONTO–The Philippines’ largest property development company, chaired by tycoon Andrew Tan, Megaworld Corporation, opens its regional office for North America (East Coast) in Toronto, Canada located at 597 Parliament St. Units 203-205. Megaworld is known for its township developments such as the 18 hectares Eastwood City in Quezon City, 25 hectares Newport City across NAIA 

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Part of the University of the Philippines Prep High School Class ’65 with Vice President Jejomar Binay, during the school’s Diamond Jubilee held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Feb. 18, 2014. 


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FRANCISCA DE LEON (6th from left) celebrated her 60th birthday with friends and members of her family on February 15, 2014  at Andona Crescent. Shown in photo (from left) include Jennifer, Liz, Dawn, Roselyn, Anna, birthday celebrant Francisca, her daugther Anamarie and Lei.  
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Service, Romy Zetazate)


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Causes and treatment options for muscle cramps

By Dr. George I. Traitses A muscle cramp can bring a jogger to his knees or elicit the fear of drowning in a swimmer; however, athletes are not the only individuals to experience a muscle cramp or spasm. According to one estimate, approximately 95 percent of people will at some time in life experience the 

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Chemical Exposures Delaying Pregnancy

Exposure to chemicals is not just a concern for pregnant women and their developing child, but may play a significant role in the ability of couples to get pregnant in the first place. And men’s exposures, a new study shows, are of particular importance. The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives on Dec. 20, 

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The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear commitments, but many countries are still looking to nuclear power as a way to increase energy production without adding to greenhouse gas emissions.PHOTO: Kawamoto Takuo

EARTTALK: A Nuclear Power Resurgence?

Dear EarthTalk: I thought Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power’s fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten?  — Jacob Allen, New York, NY The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear committments, though many European countries—Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden—had 

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act Dilute the Meaning of Canadian Citizenship

By Ethel Tungohan, PhD Rather than prioritizing prospective Canadians’ integration into their communities and their participation in cultural, economic, and social life, the changes that are part of the bill “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship,” tabled by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on February 6, 2014, limits the definition of what it means to be Canadian 

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