Alyssa Datu, Roy Tugbang and Katharine Reyes

Young Fil-Cans take world performing arts contest by storm

This past July, three young Filipino-Canadians flew to Hollywood, California to represent  Canada at WCOPA (the World Championships of Performing Arts). Alyssa Datu, age  13, Katharine Reyes, age 10, and Roy Tugbang, age 18, joined 5 other members of  Team Canada. All 8 Canadian representatives came home with medals.  Alyssa  received a Bronze and a 

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Markham Federation’s 4th Taste of Broadway Oct. 26

The long wait is over and the show is about to begin.  A Taste of Broadway by the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) is once again being produced by Karen Tan, together with the mentors of the organization.  This is the fourth presentation of A Taste of Broadway and the show boasts the same 

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18th BIRTHDAY.  Melissa Barbour with her Cotillion Entourage on July 28, 2013 at Mississauga Banquet Hall.  PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS



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Bayan Basketball Club Hosts 26th NABA Tournament in Newmarket, Ontario

By Romy Zetazate and Manny Papa The 26th Annual Inter-City NABA’s Basketball Tournament is slated at the Ray Twinney Recreational Complex in Newmarket, Ontario, and in some other Catholic and High School Gyms around the York Region, specifically in Newmarket, Aurora, King City, and Richmond Hill. The 3-day event will be held commencing Friday, August 

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BEA ALONZO with the family of Dr. Solon 
Guzman; and 
Dr. Zenia Sanchez and Nilo Sanchez; during the Meet and Greet with Bea on July 26, 2013 at Kalayaan

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Kol Hope Raffle Winner

TORONTO–Canada Philippine Fashion Week and Kol Hope Foundation in partnership with Galleon Travel is proud to announce Hazen Belen as the winner of the Grand Prize Raffle Draw for a Round Trip Ticket to the Philippines Congratulations! The Raffle Draw was held at the Philippine Consulate at 4pm on Thursday August 1st, 2013, and the 

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Bike Fit Basics

By Dr. George I. Traitses Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it’s important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you go faster with the same or less 

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Eat some plant based protein for a change

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera I wouldn’t call myself a vegetarian but I barely eat meat. Probably only once a month and sometimes not as often.  I like to see myself as a flexitarian. I eat more plants than animals and I feel that it is healthy for my body, my wallet and the planet.  Having meat 

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EARTHTALK: Green Home Renovation

Dear EarthTalk: I’m planning a major home renovation and want to include as many green-friendly features as possible. Where do I begin to look? –Matthew Glaser, Queens, NY There has never been a better time to renovate green, given the abundance of Earth-friendly building material choices as well as contractors well-versed in energy- and resource-efficiency. 

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Unsafe levels of lead contaminate soil in hundreds of neighborhoods around the U.S. where lead smelting facilities operated between the 1930s and 1960s. Children under the age of six are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. Pictured: Rusty remains at an old lead smelting mill.
PHOTO: Simon Bowen

EARTHTALK: Ghost Factories

Dear EarthTalk: What are “ghost factories?”– Philip Walker, Hartford, CT In April 2012, USA TODAY published a series entitled “Ghost Factories,” a report on an investigation into lead contaminated soil in hundreds of neighborhoods around the U.S. where lead factories once operated. The investigation addressed the lack of action taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection 

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