The harsh winter we are having shouldn’t be viewed as a refutation of global warming, but rather as further evidence of a growing problem. Pictured: Trying to get around in Cortland, Illinois on January 4, 2014.    PHOTO: Michael Kappel, courtesy Flickr

EARTHTALK: Harsh winters and global warming

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Does the fact that we’ve had such a cold and snowy winter mean that global warming might not be such a big problem after all?– Lacey L., Lynchburg, VA It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to 

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Fil-Act Basketball Holiday Gathering

The Fil-Act Basketball League of Toronto recently held its annual gathering of members, patrons and supporters at Rembrandt Banquet Hall in Scarborugh. Among those who attended the gathering are Mimi Rico, Marlie Rivamonte, Pearlie Perez, Arlene Nepomuceno, Nora Rosales, Violie Lim, Carol Valles, Flora Tayag, Marilou Silva, Donna Tentativa, Jocelyn “Inday” dela Cruz, Arlene Ponce, 

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Kim Roxas-Arena with with her husband Joey Arena and parents-in-law, Poly and Lita Arena at her oath-taking.

Pinay lawyer from Manila called to the Ontario Bar

KIM DELA PENA ROXAS-ARENA took her oath as a lawyer on January 24, 2014 at Roy Thompson Hall, having successfully completed the requirements for becoming an Ontario Barrister and Solicitor set by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Also a licenced CPA-lawyer in the Philippines, Kim practised law in Manila for almost 15 years before 

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AFP counterinsurgency drive inside public schools

In pursuing its counterinsurgency program, dubbed “Oplan Bayanihan,” the Armed Forces of the Philippines has used schools, hospitals, clinics, and religious places in blatant violation of certain national and international laws and conventions. From July 2010 to December 2013, the human rights alliance Karapatan said it had documented 18 cases of minors as victims of 

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Mayor Rob Ford in a meeting with ethnic media. PHOTO: HG

Weighing the truth from Ford’s facts and figures

Rob Ford: “I’m the best mayor Toronto ever had” By Beatrice S. Paez TORONTO–Mayor Rob Ford may have lost his footing in council, but he wants voters to know he isn’t going anywhere. In his address on Monday (Jan. 20) to the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, he touted his fiscal record 

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MATINEB Cordillera Performing Group

Showcases Budong (Peace Pact) TORONTO — MATINEB Cordillera Performing Group is a newly organized and the first Cordilleran youth group here in Toronto. MATINEB means “Last One Standing”. The members of the group initially came together last year to join and practice for the Cultural Competition during the Grand Canao Event held in Montreal last 

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Four speakers and organizer of York U panel: (From left) Matt Capobianco of Globalmedic; Kenneth Cardenas of York U; Mila Astorga-Garcia, The Philippine Reporter; Chris Sorio, Migrante Canada; and Philip Kelly, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) director.

Analyzing disaster politics

FOUR SPEAKERS AT YORK UNIVERSITY The depth of suffering and destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan led many in Canada to reflect on their connections with the Philippines. For some, the relationship is intimate – in the form of extended family members who remain in the Philippines. But even among non-Filipinos, there are very few people 

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Inequality blurs global recovery

A tempered sense of euphoria, spurred by developments in the US economy (the world’s largest, with gross domestic product at $16.245 trillion), qualifies the assessment that the global economy’s growth would pick up in 2014 and “finally overcome its hangover” from the 2008 financial-economic crisis. Tempering the euphoria is the acknowledgment among economists, analysts, and 

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American workers rally against capitalism. Photo by eyewash design - A. Golden.

Flawed democracy

We always hear from politicians, especially during elections in America and in Canada, about the disappearing middle class and the need to restore, rejuvenate, and reinforce it. But the American concept of middle class is really an anomaly, if not a distortion of social reality. To make it more expansive because this is obviously where 

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By Rodel Ramos

Gaining political influence in Canada

Part 1 With nearly one million Filipino Canadians, we have the numbers to influence the results of an election in some ridings for the local, provincial and federal levels of government. In the United States we have more than three million Filipino Americans. We can be the king makers or the game changers if we 

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