‘Gluten-Free’ you can believe

By Dr. George I. Traitses Up until recently, food manufacturers could designate their products “gluten-free” without adhering to any formal or agreed-upon definition. All that has changed with the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration designation, however, now in effect: any products claiming to be gluten-free must have an undetectable level of gluten (fewer than 

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Find your purpose for a long, healthy life

By Dr. George I. Traitses New research suggests that people who feel they have a “purpose” in life tend not only to be happier, but to live longer, too. Patrick Hill, a researcher in Ottawa, Canada, looked at middle aged and older Americans, scoring more than 6,000 people on their responses to statements like, “some 

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Laughter: The best medicine

By Dr. George I. Traitses It can reduce stress, improve the immune system, and relieve pain: laughter is indeed a great medicine. To this end, “Laughter Clubs” have sprung up all over the world where participants, often those suffering from chronic illness, come together for laughter and breathing exercises. Developed by a doctor from India, 

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Treat, disinfect with honey

By Dr. George I. Traitses Honey offers a soothing treasure chest of properties for those dealing with minor wounds and illness. It has powerful antibacterial properties, and studies have shown it can destroy almost all strains of bacteria common to minor wounds. Honey also can also help soothe sore lips, relax the mind and nervous 

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Some members of the Filipino community in Ontario led by Julius Tiangson met at the Bathurst-Wilson area in Toronto to craft some recommendations to the government for the ongoing consultations on the Live-In Caregiver Program. (PHOTO: VERONICA C. SILVA)

Pinoy groups push harder for landed PR status for caregivers

Pinoy community crafting recommendations for ongoing LCP review By Veronica C. Silva Calls for landed permanent residency status for caregivers are growing louder as there is a perception of a threat to the government policy of granting them immigrant status after meeting certain requirements. mmunity have recently attended consultation meetings with some government representatives for 

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Fiesta ng Kalayaan

July 26, 2014, Celebration Square Mississauga FILIPINO heartthrob Sam Milby topbills Fiesta ng Kalayaan in Mississauga  

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Students from various universities raise their fists after filing a second verified
impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III in the House of
Representatives over his unconstitutional Disbursement Accelaration Program
(DAP). Photo by Manny Palmero.

Dissent and other voices

Did anyone notice the style of cause in the recent case wherein the Supreme Court has struck down certain provisions of the Aquino government’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional? For those who may not be aware, the style of cause refers to the name of the case. High on top of the list 

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 (Photo Courtesy Of Nicholas Keung / 
Toronto Star

Open letter from Lilia Ordinario Joaquin

CAREGIVER TO BE DEPORTED ON AUG. 22 July 30, 2014 I’m Lilia Ordinario Joaquin, a caregiver under the Live-In Caregiver Program. I came to Canada in 2007 in hope of providing a better future for my family in the Philippines. I am the sole breadwinner for my family since my husband has no permanent job. 

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Israel, US complicit in spurring Gaza war

Now on its 26th day, the Israeli war against the Hamas militants in Gaza — the third since Hamas won the 2006 elections in that densely-populated strip of Palestinian territory along the Mediterranean Sea coast — has gravely affected the civilian population, pushing them to “the brink of humanitarian disaster.” The Palestinian death toll has 

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President Paeng Nebres (2nd from right) with the officers of the Bicol Canada Community Association. The picnic and games were held at Earl Bales Park on August 2, 2014.  PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS

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