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How to lift your luggage

In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good news is many of 

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16 Lessons, Tips and Gems of Thought from Agnes Miranda

Leading with Vision, Compassion and Integrity By Michelle Chermaine Ramos An astute entrepreneur, pioneer, community leader and philanthropist, Agnes Pasaporte Miranda is one of two Filipino Canadians who RBC recently named as one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2017. The pioneer of World Financial Group of Canada now leads 36,245 active licenced associates 

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The Apology depicts courageous fight for justice

Documentary film on “comfort women” By Mila Astorga-Garcia and Lui Queaño TORONTO — The fight for justice for “comfort women” continues and will not stop for as long as the Japanese government would not apologize and show true remorse for the injustice inflicted on them. Such is the message imparted by ‘The Apology’,” the powerful 

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Up U.P. and Away

Toronto’s Evyn Santiago recruited to UP Maroons By Emar Sy Another Filipino Canadian basketball player has received and accepted a full athletic scholarship offer from a top notch university in the Philippines. Evyn Santiago, a Toronto native, is a veteran campaigner in the last two SM NBTC under Team Canada Crossover of Coach Mike Cruz. 

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Lumad leader urges Duterte to build rather than destroy IP schools

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said on Wednesday. Datu Jomorito Goaynon, regional chairperson of the tribal group Kalumbay in Northern Mindanao, said it 

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NUPL: The danger of deranged solutions

Statement of the National Union of People’s Lawyers on President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, July 24, 2017 Two years after President Rodrigo Duterte wheedled his way into the presidency with his much touted promise of change, strongman fantasies and semantic tricks, his once nascent fascism has finally reared its ugly head. 

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SONA protesters face Duterte

By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte made another record first, as right after giving his two-hour official speech inside Congress, he walked straight outside to Batasan Road, to face thousands of protesters who had just spent the whole day criticizing his administration. His appeal 

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State of the Bakwit Address

On Marawi bombings and evacuations July 24, 2017 SANA MAWAKASAN ANG DALAWANG BUWAN NANG PAG-AALINLANGAN: This statement was delivered by Omelhayyaah M. Sharief, an evacuee from Marinaut, Marawi City during the State of the Bakwit Address today, July 24, at Mahad Al-Nor Al Islamie, Madrasa, Ceanuri Subdivision, Iligan City Assalamu Allaykum Warrahmatullahi WaBarrakatuhu! Magandang araw 

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Philippine Tapestry fashion show tours four key cities in Canada this August

It takes a Philippine ambassador of fashion, Renee Salud, to come up with “Philippine Tapestry” – an initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving. This, while highlighting the exceptional beauty of the Philippines and its unique culture. Hailed 

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The Philippine Festival Mississauga soars high

By Babeth Cerbas The Philippine Festival Mississauga, formerly known as Fiesta ng Kalayaan, held on July 8-9, 2017 was undeniably a huge success. This annual summer event, now on its seventh year, celebrates the rich culture of the Filipinos living in Canada. The festival is always a crowd-pleaser especially that it is yearly celebrated at 

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