On Philippine Independence Day, try: Kalayaan Halo-halo

Freedom from high calories and processed foods ON June 12, 1898 Aguinaldo led the declaration of Philippine Independence from Spanish Colonial Rule and the occasion has since been known as Philippine Independence Day. A time filled with celebrations and festivities for Filipinos all over the world, I have always enjoyed this time of the year 

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From left: PAG president Nelia Tonido, John West, Congen Mahilum-West.  PHOTO: Ariel Ramos

A gift of Artists

Consul General Junever Mahilum-West received a painting as a birthday gift from PAG members at the opening of the exhibit of Philippine Artists Group at Nielsen Park, June 7.

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A good pillow

By Dr. George I. Traitses A good pillow for sleeping should be comfortable to lay your head upon, but most importantly it must support your neck keeping it in alignment with the rest of your spine. There are many different pillows on the market today from traditional feather and fiber ones to shaped pillows, memory 

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Rizal planted seed of revolution; Bonifacio watered it

By Manuel F. Almario (Reposted from Philippine Daily Inquirer) On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just 

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INSCOL Academy announces launch of its facility in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA–INSCOL Academy has been established in Mississauga with the mission to provide academic & career progression pathways to Internationally Educated Nurses(IENs) and other Healthcare Professionals. Our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary training facility aims to provide technologically enhanced learner-centric & hands-on approach to healthcare education. In partnerships with leading Community Colleges across Ontario, namely, Seneca College, Niagara College, 

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History of Pride Toronto

UFCW Canada gearing up for Toronto Pride week 2014 – A six- part series TORONTO–Pride Week festivities in Toronto, from June 20-29, will conclude with a huge Pride Parade and Closing Ceremony on June 29.  For the first time in history, the city is hosting the first World Pride parade in North America. From now 

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Provincial parties need to do more to address racial inequities

RACIAL JUSTICE REPORT CARD SHOWS The Colour of Poverty Campaign – Colour of Change Network (COP-COC) is releasing its 2014 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario which scores the three main Ontario political parties on their records and campaign platforms with respect to issues affecting racialized communities. Since the last election in 2011 when COP-COC 

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MILESTONES: Dr. JP Catungal completed PhD at UofT

Congratulations to John Paul (JP) Catungal !!! Dr. JP Catungal completed his PhD in Geography at University of Toronto, and is now a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at University of British Columbia. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S GOLD MEDALS The Governor General’s Gold Medal was first awarded in 1873 

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After 10 years, family, friends still seek justice

JEFFREY REODICA 10TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL, MAY 21, 2014 By Veronica C. Silva Ten years after he was gunned down by a Toronto Police officer, Jeffrey Reodica’s death is still bringing together the Filipino community in Toronto. Friends, family and the members of Filipino community gathered at Nathan Phillips Square on May 21, 2014, exactly 

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Jeffrey Reodica issue is still alive

I ATTENDED the 10th Death Anniversary of Jeffrey Reodica Memorial last Wednesday (May 21) at Nathan Philips Square. I was touched deeply by profound sadness and quiet indignation felt by those present. They were the family, friends and others who felt 10 years ago and still feel now that the fatal shooting of the 17-year 

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