Household cleaning products are responsible for almost 10 percent of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers. Fortunately,  there are plenty of safer alternatives available, from brands like Ecover, Seventh Generation, Green Shield and Earth Friendly Products, pictured here.                                                                                                 PHOTO: Earth Friendly Products

EARTHTALK: Alternatives to toxic cleaning supplies

Dear EarthTalk: I’m concerned about toxic ingredients in my cleaning supplies, especially now that I have young children. Where can I find safer alternatives?–Betsy E., Hartford, CT It is true that many household cleaners contain potentially toxic substances, so parents especially should make an effort to keep them out of the reach of children or, 

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Baculinao to speak on media in China

Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, will speak at a forum in Toronto on “China and the Media in China.” He was the Chairman of the UP Student Council in 1970. He’s a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity. Baculinao was a law student when he, together with other student leaders, went 

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Relinking with ICRC

By Satur C. Ocampo Last Thursday I had an hour-long discussion with Pascal Mauchle, the head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Philippines for over a year now. Mr. Mauchle initiated the meeting, and although it was our first conversation we seemed to hit it off immediately like friends 

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Maricon Gerente

Former caregiver dies after coma

By Dyan Ruiz It was a “bittersweet” end for former caregiver and mother of two, Maricon Gerente, who passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. She lost her battle against a brain tumor, but won her dreams of starting a life for her daughters in Canada.   Ma Concepcion Ala Gerente, also known as Maricon, had 

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Casts of Temptation of Wife

Kapuso Stars Grace Independence Day Events in US and Canada

In celebration of the country’s 115th Independence Day, GMA Network – through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International – partners up with different Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian groups and communities in commemorating this memorable occasion. Touted to be the biggest Filipino event outside the Philippines, gathering an average 

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Double celebration as siblings Mike turns 30 and Gigi's 40th on May 18, 2013 in Toronto.


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OFWC English Tea Party

Officers and members of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club headed by President Annabelle Migalbin and Vice President Rebecca Reyes during the club’s english tea party recently held at the Wellesley Community Center on Wellesley and Sherbourne, Toronto. (Romy Zetazate, St. Jamestown News Service)

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Ati-Atihan in the Diaspora

A Documentary Review By Beatrice Paez One week out of every year, in a town known as a Kalibo, reality suspends disbelief. What could be perceived as a mirage comes into focus: an aging man costumed in loud and embellished garb and a middle-aged woman decked in a Hmong headdress, together with an assortment of 

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Home-grown terrorism

By Joe Rivera   While the smoke hasn’t cleared yet, many Americans were quick to blame Muslim terrorists for the bombing of the Boston Marathon last April 15. Arab extremists were also the first among the usual suspects in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, until 

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Consulate announces April 13 – May 13 overseas voting

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto enjoins all registered Overseas Voters to exercise their right to vote during the 2013 Philippine Senatorial and Party List Elections which will start on 13 April 2013 and  last until 7:00AM, Monday, 13 May 2013, which coincides with the closing of  the election period in the Philippines (7:00PM, Monday, 

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