Ergonomics for truck drivers

By Dr. George Traitses Whether it’s long-haul transport or local beverage delivery, truck driving is one of the hardest jobs on the body. Not only are the long hours of sitting hard on truck drivers’ backs, but so are all their other tasks. It is easy to overlook the heavy toll that securing loads, stacking 

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Understand Your Body Mass Index

By Dr. George I. Traitses BMI can be directly related to a person’s risk for many diseases. Knowing your BMI is as important as understanding your cholesterol and blood pressure. Body mass index, or BMI, is important to understanding the health consequences your weight has on your body. Researchers have found that BMI can be 

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There has been considerable talk of how dangerous synthetic sugar substitutes may be for our health, but little evidence of harm has actually come forth and their environmental impacts may be more reason for concern.
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EARTHTALK: Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: I saw an article on sugar’s effects on the environment. Has anyone compared different sweeteners (artificial or natural) for their environmental impacts?–Terri Oelrich, via e-mail The production of sugar has indeed taken a huge environmental toll. “Sugar has arguably had as great an impact on the environment as any other agricultural commodity,” 

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Kris Reyes: Your Morning Host

Taking on challenges with wide-eyed enthusiasm and effervescent charm

Kris Reyes: Co-host of Global News’s The Morning Show (First in a series of Filipino success stories in Canadian mainstream media.) By Beatrice S. Paez A walk for Kris Reyes is a different kind of meditation. There are moments when she finds herself wondering about a passing stranger’s story. Impossibly curious at a young age 

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Director Lav Diaz                                PHOTOS: Courtesy of TIF

A four-hour film that’s an epic fail

Movie Review of Norte: The End of History By Dyan Ruiz When I heard that the Filipino film, Norte: the End of History, is four hours long, I thought there must be something special about it. The scenes must be gripping, the work, a cinematic masterpiece if its director, producer and well, bankrollers think it’s 

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Althea Balmes, Anthony Chen and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo.  PHOTO: J.SMOOKE

A heartwarming film about a Filipino nanny overseas

ILO ILO, a Singaporean entry at TIFF By Dyan Ruiz Even with the thousands of Filipino nannies working around the world including Canada, it’s rare to get insightful glimpses into their stories. The film Ilo Ilo captures in a heartwarming and intimate way, the relationship between a domestic helper and the family she works for. 

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Members of President Noynoy Aquino's poltical opposition who are target of
of the current PDAF scam investigation. Photo courtesy of rappler.

Political prosecution

In the first year of his presidency, President Noynoy Aquino was successful in having impeached former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, whom he considered one of the main obstacles in his objective of cleaning the government of corruption, a promise he made during the election campaign. The other obstacle is former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 

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Participants at Toronto’s Pork Barrel Night: LEST WE PORK-GET gather for a  photo at event’s finale Sept. 21. See p. 44

Pork Barrel Night: LEST WE PORK-GET

Toronto Pork Barrel Night: LEST WE PORK-GET, a community event to campaign for the abolition of pork barrel in the Philippines was held Sept. 21, 2013, the 41st anniversary of Martial Law in the Philippines, at Marcelina’s Restaurant in Toronto. It was sponsored by AKDAAN, an alliance of Toronto-based cultural workers.

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The story of Dyan and Joseph

How two journalists’ passion for social justice blossomed into romance and commitment (Read at the wedding shower of Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke on Sept. 15, 2013 at Don Don Isakaya restaurant, Toronto) Dyan and Joseph met when they were both doing elections observing in the Philippines. It was the Philippine national elections in 2010. 

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Most Current Research on Social Change in Canada

The Philippine Reporter believes that research matters.  Hence, it is publishing information on some of the latest research gems significant to everyone.  These studies are lifted from the SPAR (Social Policy Analysis and Research) Monitor, an inventory of recent social research information relevant to social policy. — Editors This bulletin is a quick inventory of 

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