HEALTH: Harnessing Stress

By Dr. George I. Traitses Stress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. Understanding who we are, knowing our major struggles, putting them in perspective, and 

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The Ecology Center’s 2012 Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars compared over 200 different cars across the 2010 and 2011 model years. Those scoring the most kudos in regard to interior air quality include the Honda Civic, Honda CR-Z and the Toyota Prius, pictured here.    PHOTO: Toyota

EARTHTALK: Pollution inside Cars

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Can you discuss pollutants in car interior materials, and also pollution inside cars originating from gasoline and diesel exhausts outside the car? — Mervyn Kline, Philadelphia, PA The interior of your car may seem like a safe haven from air pollution, but it may actually be quite the opposite. Chemicals emanating from 

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MARIVEL TARUC (Photo courtesy of CBC)

CBC’s Marivel Taruc: Trailblazing her way to the top

By Rachelle Cruz If there was any science behind journalism, then this down-to-earth, strong and sharp-witted Filipino-Canadian TV reporter/news anchor has got her formula down pat.  In her years as a financial and economics reporter, the CBC’s Marivel Taruc has covered groundbreaking stories from the economic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, to the 

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Ford, Step Down Now

Philippine Reporter’s Random Survey Sampling on Toronto Mayor’s Crack Admission: By Beatrice S. Paez The fallout following Rob Ford’s admission to smoking crack cocaine has the city wondering what happens next for the embattled mayor. The Philippine Reporter asked a number of people for their reactions to his confession and thoughts on whether he should 

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The Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual

Fans Gushing for Star-Studded Heartthrobs Reloaded

By Rachelle Cruz The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) subscribers and Kapamilya’s loyal fans got their sweet treat as they transitioned from their screen time at home to real time seeing their favourite celebrities in the flesh. Comedy Queen Pokwang opened the show and saved the day as she dressed up as three superheroes–Superwoman, Wonder Woman and 

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Citizen and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.  (PHOTO: CIC website)

Government processing record number of caregivers, parents and grandparents PR applications

By Dyan Ruiz In the wake of huge backlogs of applicants and long wait times, the Canadian government has announced that they have admitted a record number of applications for permanent residence (PR) of parent and grandparent sponsorships and will be admitting a record number of caregivers. In a press conference on Oct. 29, 2013, 

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Standing from left: Sarah Bleiwas, Flora Chong and Dr. Joseph Wong 
Seated from left: Jerry and Agnes Bleiwas and Susan Haydu

Toronto Alpha’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Fundraising, Nov. 3, 2013

Last Sunday Nov. 3, Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (Toronto ALPHA) held its 9th annual Fundraising Dinner, ‘Metamorphosis’. The theme reflects the transformation of youth involved with Toronto ALPHA. The dinner was attended by 500 guests from across cultures, communities and generations in the GTA, as well as 

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Dr. Joseph Wong, Toronto ALPHA founder

Shedding light on the real history of WWII

(Following is the speech of Dr. Joseph Wong, Founder of Toronto ALPHA at the November 3 Fundraising Dinner “Metamorphosis,” attended by top educators and decision makers from the three largest school boards in the region. This speech is a summary of Toronto ALPHA’s work and achievements. With countless doors opened by supportive school boards, the 

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Journey in Manila, in the film DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, a Cinedigm/ Docurama Films release 2013. Photo courtesy of Ferdie Arquero and Nomota LLC

Arnel Pineda “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey”

Interview with the Director of doc about Filipino lead singer of iconic rock band Journey By Dyan Ruiz The documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” chronicles the fairytale rise of the new Filipino lead singer of the iconic American band, Journey. Arnel Pineda was discovered singing some of the band’s greatest hits like “Don’t Stop 

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CASJ marks milestones

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) marks significant milestones in research, education, and advocacy during the past two years (2012-2013) following its successful first Leaders’ Speakers Series at the Leaders’ Gala featuring Minister of Multiculturalism Flor Marcelino in 2011, according to a report on its achievements issued by CASJ’s Executive Committee. CASJ is a 

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