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40th DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE for Asuncion Guadalupe Covacha 
was organized by the Leyteños Association of Ontario on Sunday Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Peace Church in Etobicoke, ON.

40th DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE for Asuncion Guadalupe Covacha

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Serena Garcia de Vera marked her 13th birthday with friends at Canada’s Wonderland with friends, (front from left): Madeleine, Malaika, birthday girl, Monique, Pauliana, (back from left): Kelise, Maribella, Mercedes.

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Serena turns13! ——————- Miles turns 2! ————————- Romy Zetazate turns 70!

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Book with TICO Travel agents to protect your money

As you prepare to book summer travel, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario advises you to book with Ontario travel agencies registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario to guarantee that your travel dollars are protected and you can get help from a professional should anything go wrong. “You can search the net and 

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Cyanide fishing began in the 1960s in the Philippines as a way to capture live reef fish for sale primarily to aquarium owners, but is today also done to supply specialty restaurants in Hong Kong and other large Asian cities. Pictured: The ocellaris clownfish, a popular aquarium fish often captured after first being stunned by bursts of cyanide-laced seawater squirted from a plastic bottle.
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EARTHTALK: Cyanide fishing

Dear EarthTalk: I heard of a practice called cyanide fishing, which is used mostly to collect aquarium specimens, but I understand it is also used to catch fish we eat. Isn’t this very unhealthy?- Phil Seymour, Albany, NY Cyanide fishing, whereby divers crush cyanide tablets into plastic squirt bottles of sea water and puff the 

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William Rees of the University of British Columbia reports that human society is in a “global overshoot,” consuming 30 percent more material than is sustainable from the world’s resources. Pictured: A “Buy Nothing Day” activist leaflets in San Francisco.
PHOTO: Steve Rhodes

EARTHTALK: Our destructive consumer culture

Dear EarthTalk: I don’t hear much about the environmental impacts of our consumer culture any more, but it seems to me that our “buy, buy, buy” mentality is a major contributor to our overuse of energy and resources. Are any organizations addressing this issue today?-– M. Oakes, Miami, FL There is no doubt true that 

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Top Financial Tips for Newcomers in Canada

Six-in-10 (60 per cent) newcomers lack confidence in their financial knowledge, particularly about using credit, during their first year living in Canada, according to research by RBC Royal Bank®. But confidence rises the longer new immigrants are in the country, up to 92 per cent among newcomers who have lived in Canada between two and 

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P-Noy mum on human rights, GPH-NDFP peace talks

By Satur C. Ocampo Last August 2, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process issued a quaint statement through its website. It’s titled, “Goodwill, sincerity will move GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF peace process forward.” It quotes remarks by Alexander Padilla, head of the government panel in the GPH-NDFP peace talks, which convey the impression that 

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THERE were six of them, all in their 80s. They walked in a shuffle careful about balance. Accompanied by supporters, they braved the heat of the morning sun, to knock  on the gates of Malacañang Palace, where President Aquino was meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. See page 5. (VERA Files)

Lolas cry for justice

While PNoy and Japanese PM meet THERE were six of them, all in their 80s. They walked in a shuffle careful about balance. Accompanied by supporters, they braved the heat of the morning sun, to knock on the gates of Malacañang Palace, where President Aquino was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, crying for justice 

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Participants and volunteers at Palmerston Library.

Diwa ng Kasarinlan: Soul-nourishing talent sharing

Story-telling, creative history and upbeat performances By Beatrice Paez TORONTO–The lengthy campaign for true Philippine independence rages on. Filipino youth and their elders came together in commemoration of the fight for sovereignty, using the power of the written word and performance to bind disparate experiences of struggle. A jam-packed afternoon of discussion and celebration was 

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The journey that transformed me

By Maelyne Abrenica Last year I was part of a joint study between the United Church of Canada (UCC) and the Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea (PROK); it was an exposure visit concentrating on the empire, peace and economic justice. While in Korea we visited striking labourers, visited a migrant workers’ centre, spoke 

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