President Oswald Tugadi of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto (PCCT) at their annual Christmas Party on November 23, 2013. He announced the launching of the Filipinas Trade Expo on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that will be attended by businesses from many countries.

PCCT launched the ‘Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow’ for 2014

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) launched the “Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow” for 2014 at the PCCT Christmas Celebration in Scarborough, Ontario on Nov. 23, 2013. The Filipinas Expo will be held on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. PCCT President Oswald Tugadi commented that “the Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow 

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Ampatuan’s travesty

The Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009 will probably go down in history as the bloodiest of all political killings in the Philippines. Four years and counting since the hearing started on January 6, 2010, the pursuit of justice for the victims of the massacre remains as elusive as the prospect of a trial 

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PPCO sponsors Ampatuan 
Massacre Memorial Day, Sunday, Nov. 24 at OISE, Toronto

PPCO’s Ampatuan Massacre Memorial

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Filipino literary book launch set for human rights day celebs

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–The latest in Filipino-Canadian literature will be released by AKDAAN at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto on December 7, 2013. The self-published book “AKDAAN Literary Anthology” will be officially launched to mark the celebrations of International Human Rights Day which is officially on December 10. With the 

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Laureen Harper, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Hermie Garcia and Prime Minister Stephen Harper

PM Harper’s Private Cultural Media Reception

International Plaza Hotel, Toronto , November 28, 2013    

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Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. (left) presents to Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) President Oswald Tugadi (middle) a plaque of appreciation during the PCCT Christmas Celebration on Nov. 23, 2013. Also shown in the photo is Mrs. Rose Enverga.

PCCT Annual Christmas Party

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Julie Viola, a registered nurse, has left for the Philippines, having shipped cartons of medicine, medical supplies and baby formula before she left.  She is also taking supplies with her.

Letter to the editor

First, I am grateful for the opportunity to express my concern in light of the fact that I am personally involved in the latest calamity to hit the Philippines. Our family lives in Roxas City, Capiz, one of the hardest hit areas of this horrific storm. But my conscience compels me to personally thank all 

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Preventing text pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Canadians sent 110 billion text messages this past year. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. Dr. George Traitses says, “One 

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Chronic pain and depression

By Dr. George I. Traitses Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years. 

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A typical fracking operation pumps some five million gallons of water and chemicals underground to break up the shale. About half the water is removed during the oil and gas recovery process, leaving the other half underground where it can contaminate aquifers and degrade soils.
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EARTHTALK: Greener ways to ‘frack’ for natural gas?

Dear EarthTalk: I hear there’s a greener form of fracking for natural gas and oil that uses carbon dioxide instead of water to access underground reserves. Is this really better for the environment? — Jason Burroughs, Erie, PA Hydraulic fracturing (known as “fracking”) is a method of causing fissures in underground shale rock formations to 

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