Part of the University of the Philippines Prep High School Class ’65 with Vice President Jejomar Binay, during the school’s Diamond Jubilee held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Feb. 18, 2014. 


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FRANCISCA DE LEON (6th from left) celebrated her 60th birthday with friends and members of her family on February 15, 2014  at Andona Crescent. Shown in photo (from left) include Jennifer, Liz, Dawn, Roselyn, Anna, birthday celebrant Francisca, her daugther Anamarie and Lei.  
(St. Jamestown News 
Service, Romy Zetazate)


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Causes and treatment options for muscle cramps

By Dr. George I. Traitses A muscle cramp can bring a jogger to his knees or elicit the fear of drowning in a swimmer; however, athletes are not the only individuals to experience a muscle cramp or spasm. According to one estimate, approximately 95 percent of people will at some time in life experience the 

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Chemical Exposures Delaying Pregnancy

Exposure to chemicals is not just a concern for pregnant women and their developing child, but may play a significant role in the ability of couples to get pregnant in the first place. And men’s exposures, a new study shows, are of particular importance. The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives on Dec. 20, 

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The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear commitments, but many countries are still looking to nuclear power as a way to increase energy production without adding to greenhouse gas emissions.PHOTO: Kawamoto Takuo

EARTTALK: A Nuclear Power Resurgence?

Dear EarthTalk: I thought Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power’s fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten?  — Jacob Allen, New York, NY The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear committments, though many European countries—Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden—had 

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act Dilute the Meaning of Canadian Citizenship

By Ethel Tungohan, PhD Rather than prioritizing prospective Canadians’ integration into their communities and their participation in cultural, economic, and social life, the changes that are part of the bill “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship,” tabled by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on February 6, 2014, limits the definition of what it means to be Canadian 

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Migrante-Alberta Group

Filipino Groups Unite to Push Consular Office Campaign in Alberta

EDMONTON, Alberta– “Open a consular office in Alberta, now!” This call will echo in the four corners of Alberta as Filipino groups converge in two main cities on Feb. 22. Leaders of Filipino groups will gather simultaneously in Edmonton and Calgary to reiterate to the Philippine government their need for a consular office in Alberta. 

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From left: Fely Castelo, Joe Zagala, Chat Bautista, Dr. Reynaldo Tamayo, Fred Gamboa, Judy Montenegro, 
Tommy de Guia, Delfin Palileo (not in photo) Benny Cuevillas; seated: Mama Ching Quejas, Resty Del Rosario.  PHOTO: JOE DAMASCO, PPCO

KCCC elected new board of directors

Kalayaan Community Center Canada Elected new set of Board of Directors

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Eileen Mangubat

Journalism in Time of Haiyan: The Evolving Role of the Community Press in Covering Natural Disasters

Each year, the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and Sun Life Financial Canada are pleased to announce a McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology public lecture. For 2014, we are honoured to welcome Eileen Mangubat, the 2013 Marshall McLuhan Fellow from the Philippines. She is well known in her country and abroad as publisher 

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Olivia Chow, unplugged

By The ORIGAMI Staff Notwithstanding the return of the polar vortex-generated frigid weather, a standing-room only crowd packed the multi-purpose hall at Trinity-St. Paul United Church on Bloor St. West Jan. 22 for the launch of Olivia Chow’s book, My Journey. Will she or won’t she – run for mayor that is – was clearly 

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