FCT Spring-Summer activities on track

Despite search for new home TORONTO–Officials of the Filipino Community Toronto (FCT), one of the city’s longest running Filipino community centres, want to assure people who have grown to enjoy and depend on its services that the organization will carry on with certain activities scheduled for May thru July this year despite the FCT’s ongoing 

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Fred and Nenita Tomas with family

Fred and Nenita Tomas mark 25th wedding year

Alfred Tomas and Nenita Tomas celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary which was attended by relatives and close friends on April 15, 2017. Senator Tobias C. Enverga together with his wife Rosemer Albovias Enverga graced the very memorable occasion for which Mr. and Mrs. Tomas were given a certificate of appreciation because of their involvement as 

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How to survive a heart attack

By Dr. George I. Traitses We know exercise is important when it comes to keeping your heart strong and healthy: if you’re not doing moderate physical activity for 30-60 minutes on most days of the week, you’re doing your heart a disservice, particularly over the long term. Now research suggests another key heart benefit of 

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Don’t let a fall bring you down

By Dr. George I. Traitses A senior who’s suffered an injury from a fall knows the dramatic impact it can have not just physically, but psychologically. Falls can swiftly take away the sense of independence and confidence that allows a senior to fully enjoy their life. Unfortunately, falls are all too common in our aging 

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Antibiotic use and childhood obesity

A clear connection By Dr. George I. Traitses While processed, empty-calorie foods and sedentary behavior usually take the blame for skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, a recent study suggests another culprit: antibiotics (AB). According to the study,  antibiotic use within the first two years of birth was associated with a significantly higher risk of obesity at 

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Don’t lose your cool

By Dr. George I. Traitses There are two aspects to stress: the event and the response. The latter may be the most pivotal in terms of your health. After all, stress rears its ugly head all the time in our hectic lives. What you do when it appears determines how it impacts your day. Think 

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Court dismisses Balita Newspaper, Tess Cusipag’s appeal

The defamation lawsuit launched by the Honourable Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. against Balita Newspaper, Balita Media Inc., Tess Cusipag, Romeo P. Marquez and Carlos Padilla may have been finally put to rest by a ruling dated April 12, 2017. The Court of Appeal for Ontario, presided by Justice David Doherty, Justice Jean MacFarland and Justice 

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Alyssa Grace Datu: Fil-Can Teen wows judges on The Voice Teens PH

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos 16-year old Markham-based Alyssa Grace Datu turned all four judges’ chairs with her emotional rendition of “Hanggang” on The Voice Teens Philippines, which won her a standing ovation from Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Sharon Cuneta. Canadian-born and raised, Alyssa also wowed them with her fluency in Tagalog. She remembers singing 

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Message to big foreign mining companies: Stop plundering ancestral lands

INTERVIEW: Bishop Antonio Ablon By Hermie Garcia (The Philippine Reporter interviewed Bishop Ablon of the Philippine Independent Church, Zamboanga del Sur. See previous issue for full coverage of his group’s visit.) The Philippine Reporter: What were the objectives of your Canada visit? Bishop Antonio Ablon: I quote from the goals and key messages of the 

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Members of different community organizations in Montreal joined FIPOQ in celebrating Cordillera Day 2017. 
(Photos: Joyce Valbuena)

A Cordillera Day in Montreal

Recounting the resistance of indigenous people in Cordillera: By Joyce Valbuena The Filipino Indigenous People Organization in Quebec (FIPOQ) headed the celebration of Cordillera Day in Montreal last April 15. The event was held a week earlier than the actual Cordillera Day (April 24) because some of the members of FIPOQ were bound to go 

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