Kalayaan former chairmen and officers with current Chair Dr. Solon Guzman (right)

The Philippine Independence Day Ball

Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization’s 30th Anniversary Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Mississauga,  June 15, 2013

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Salu-Salo sa Earl Bales Park

June 15, 2013

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DR. JOSE RIZAL’s birthday at Earl Bales Park. In photo: Consul General Junever Mahilum-West with Ladies of the Knights of Rizal (LKoR)

Ladies of Rizal

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UPAAT Kapihan


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Belinda Corpuz and Mom Paulina with Phil. Ambassador to Canada Leslie Gatan in Ottawa in the Celebration of Phil indendence day at Ambassador residence.

Singer Belinda Corpuz receives certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Leslie Gatan

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Don’t shoot the messenger

By Joe Rivera The German drama film, The Lives of Others, tells the story of the secret monitoring of private individuals by Stasi, the secret police of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) at the time, or in particular, in 1984. In the movie, a Stasi officer Hauptmann Weisler bugs the home of playwright Georg Dreyman 

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To Obama and Aquino, image is everything, and all that is left

By Benjie Oliveros Bulatlat.com International alternative news websites are populated by feature stories about whistleblowers exposing irregularities in the US government, most especially among the intelligence agencies. The latest whistleblower to come out in the open and be persecuted for it is Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant of the CIA and employee of a 

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Embracing traditional meals from across the world

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Your Holistic Nutritionist I am just returning from a short but sweet trip to the United Arab Emirates and in the 3 days I had spent in Dubai, I was able to get a glimpse of the sights as well as the culture, more specifically a taste of their traditional Emirate food. I was brought 

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Physical inactivity

By Reiner Gloor PHYSICAL INACTIVITY is one of the four leading risk factors for global mortality associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that have grown to become the world’s biggest killer diseases. Major NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases took the lives of about 36 million people in 2008. Apart from 

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Organic: Still a small slice of the pie

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that, despite the popularity of organic foods, clothing and other products, organic agriculture is still only practiced on a tiny percentage of land worldwide. What’s getting in the way?–Larry McFarlane, Boston, MA Organic production may still represent only a small fraction of agricultural sales in the U.S. and worldwide, but it 

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