Twins Alces Silverio and Alta Santos mark their birthday with a big cake and family at a Japanese restaurant in Markham.


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RBC refunding remittance fees

RBC is refunding the $13.50 money transfer online remittance fee for its RBC International Remittance service from November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 inclusive, for money being sent from Canada to personal recipients in the Philippines. By refunding these fees, RBC hopes to make it easier for RBC clients to send money to those 

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Holiday Survival

By Dr. George I. Traitses December marks the beginning of what can be a hectic holiday season, and until we flip the calendar over to a new year, the chaos just doesn’t let up. Since the added demands of this season can stress our bodies to capacity, we need to do everything we can to 

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Perfect positioning for healthy sleep

By Dr. George I. Traitses There is no one right way to sleep, say experts, but certain positions may be better for people with certain types of pains and conditions. The important thing is to avoid strain to the joints, and keep in mind that sometimes simply taking the same form every night can aggravate 

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Holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. One way to be greener is to get a real tree, especially a potted (living) tree, which you can keep for years after the holidays pass.  PHOTO: Leonora Enking, courtesy Flickr

EARTHTALK: Greener Holidays

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season?– Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize 

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Rev. Rafael Vallejo

Filipino Canadian Presbyterian Pastor calls Ontario Churches to Support Minimum Wage Increase

I am writing this today, mindful of Madiba Nelson Mandela’s prophetic words: “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” I support the call of Archbishop Colin Johnson of the Diocese of Toronto of the Anglican Church of Canada in regard to raising the minimum wage. I think that 

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Ma-Anne Dionisio’s emotional rendition of ‘I Still Believe’ at the concert moved some in the audience to tears.       (PHOTO: HG)

Canada for PH Benefit Concert raises $30,000; Stars Rock Out for Typhoon Survivors

By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO — The true Bayanihan spirit beamed brightly as Filipino communities and many other Canadians – in a show of unity and strength, came together to support and respond to the gargantuan record-breaking typhoon that washed up over eastern Philippines about two weeks ago. The star-studded, talent-brimming Canada for Philippines Benefit Concert 

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Regie Musca (right) with Lola Posing

How our family miraculously survived Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Stories From Typhoon Survivor of Tanauan, Leyte By Regie Musca MANILA–The night before the landfall, our family prayed the rosary together after dinner. I kept on checking my twitter account, wanting to know every announcement that there was about the storm. An acquaintance twitted me “PH braces for the biggest storm in the planet this 

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Wind & Water: Artist Fundraiser for Haiyan Relief 

Updates on GTA Fundraising and Relief Efforts

By Rachelle Cruz As the holiday season rolls in, the Filipino diaspora scrambled to give aid to their typhoon-ravaged country, tying many of Christmas events and activities with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts across the GTA.  The Philippine Reporter has covered big fundraising campaigns like the Canada for Philippines Benefit Concert on November 24 and #ProjectLiftPH, 

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Vincente Pepe Sy (third from left) VP administration of Frankie Tomatto’s, with his staff.

More local donations pour in for Yolanda survivors

By Beatrice S. Paez Fundraising relief efforts across the GTA for the people caught in areas struck by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are still going strong. It’s been a month since the storm claimed 5,680 lives and stripped people of their homes with its devastating force, but the Philippines remains on the minds of many Canadians. 

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