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PIDC announces date of flag raising for Independence Day

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has announced that the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the historical independence of the Philippines, will take place on June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall, from 12 noon to 2 pm. All members and supporters of the Filipino-Canadian community are invited to attend. In addition to the significance of 

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Time for a little ‘Me Time’

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It’s OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won’t have the ability to do all the things you 

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Even toddlers get too much screen time

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We’ve spoken at length about the amount of time adolescents, teens and yes, adults spend consumed with “screen” activities – television, computer / laptop, tablet and mobile phone. We’ve also talked about some of the health risks associated with excessive use, particularly in children, including musculoskeletal pain, lower test scores and 

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Optimize your mental health with the power of nutrition

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Exercise and proper diet are considered the hallmarks of physical health, helping people lose weight, build lean muscle, enhance their athletic performance and reduce disease risk. But wait: Quality of life isn’t just about the physical; your mental health is important, too Fortunately, exercise and nutrition can optimize the mental side 

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From cyber libel to cyber attacks, Duterte is desperate in suppressing the truth

By Renan Ortiz Below is the unity statement of LODI, National Union of Journalists in the Philippines, AlterMidya People’s Media Network, Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly. The arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on spurious cyber libel charges under suspicious conditions confirms that the Duterte administration has taken to twisting the law and legal 

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Groups condemn arrest of Maria Ressa

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com MANILA –The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) denounced the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, branding it as “a shameless act of persecution by a bully government.” Ressa was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents around 5 p.m. today on cyber libel charges over a 

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BAYAN Canada on Maria Ressa’s arrest

TORONTO–BAYAN-Canada calls on the Philippine government and justice officials to drop the charges against Maria Ressa, founder and head of media outfit Rappler. Ressa was arrested on February 13 over a “cyber libel” complaint from a businessman. Rappler said the businessman filed the complaint five years after the article appeared in 2012, and the law 

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Services and Resources for Pinoy Canadians

Consulate-FCT Orientation Session for Immigrants By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Consulate in collaboration with directors of the Filipino Centre Toronto hosted an orientation day on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the volunteer-run Filipino Centre Toronto located at 4395 Sheppard Ave. East. The full day’s lineup of seminars provided Filipino immigrants with a wealth of 

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Why Ontario tuition cuts are a threat to Filipino students on campus

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter THE government of Ontario under Premier Doug Ford announced major changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and tuition in January 2019. Among the many changes are the elimination of free tuition and a reduction in the number of grants for post-secondary financial aid compared to loans. These 

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Change the name of the Philippines? Yes. To Maharlika? No.

By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña On the week of Sunday, February 10, major Philippine news outlets have reported that President Rodrigo Duterte has resurrected the idea of changing the name of the name of the Philippines to Maharlika. As was reported, Duterte was quoted saying, “Actually, Marcos was right. During the time of Marcos, he 

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