12-year-old Tommy Gesell receives his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at the De Santos Martial Arts Black Belt Spectacular 2013 on Saturday, June 8 at Chinese Cultural Centre in Scarborough. With him are his Master Veronica De Santos and teacher Ma’am Toni (Antoinette Moulton).


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Meals of Normandy

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Your Holistic Nutritionist If there is one thing that I have learnt from my travels, it is that food tells a story about the place, the people and the culture.  So much is to be said of a place just by eating the local food; you not only get a 

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Katbaloganon Association of Canada members and officers gather for the second Novena for San Bartolome, patron saint of Catbalogan, Samar, on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Butch Astorga is the president.

Katbaloganons hold novena

FOR SAN BARTOLOME MISSISSAUGA–The Katbaloganon Association of Canada held the second novena of its 2013 Novena in honor of Blessed Virgin Mary and San Bartolome, the Patron Saint of Catbalogan, Samar. The event was held last Saturday, June 8, at the Mississauga residence of the hosts Junjie and Lanie Estalilla.  The prayer itself was co-hosted 

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Canada Community Association (BCCA)   Photo: Eugene Deocareza

Bicol Canada 2013 Events

It’s that time of the year again to call for unity amongst us. The Bicol Canada Community Association is holding events for 2013. This is an invitation for all Bicolanos to participate in these events to support our root and renew our hearts. Please mark your calendars for the following affairs. Monthly Novena to the 

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Featineans mark spring with a dance fling 

With the seasonal spring upon us, Featineans and their friends & guests in the Greater Toronto Area welcomed and celebrated the best season in Canada with a successful dinner- dance event. This is in keeping up with collegially experiencing organizational fellowship and meeting its vauntedesprit d’corps through a timely social engagement and collective endeavour. As a matter of seasonal rite, members 

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

Dr. George Traitses In the vast majority of TOS cases, a conservative, non-surgical approach to treatment is most effective. Thoracic outlet is a small space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that involve compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves, blood vessels, or veins 

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From left: Dr. Andy Umoquit; Cynthia Umoquit; Art  Villacete; Hayda Villacete; Sen. Enverga; Glen Uy, Outgoing President; Mena Uy; Dr. Solon Guzman, Adviser; Dr. Joanne del Rosario and Dr. Danny del Rosario. Glen Uy was given a recognition award as outgoing President and Mena Uy was awarded as the outgoing First lady. A recognition award was also given by Sen. Enverga to the Cagayan North Association for its effort in promoting multicultural unity in Canada and helping the needy in the Philippines.

Cagayan North Association Spring Dinner Dance

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Household cleaning products are responsible for almost 10 percent of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers. Fortunately,  there are plenty of safer alternatives available, from brands like Ecover, Seventh Generation, Green Shield and Earth Friendly Products, pictured here.                                                                                                 PHOTO: Earth Friendly Products

EARTHTALK: Alternatives to toxic cleaning supplies

Dear EarthTalk: I’m concerned about toxic ingredients in my cleaning supplies, especially now that I have young children. Where can I find safer alternatives?–Betsy E., Hartford, CT It is true that many household cleaners contain potentially toxic substances, so parents especially should make an effort to keep them out of the reach of children or, 

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Baculinao to speak on media in China

Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, will speak at a forum in Toronto on “China and the Media in China.” He was the Chairman of the UP Student Council in 1970. He’s a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity. Baculinao was a law student when he, together with other student leaders, went 

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Relinking with ICRC

By Satur C. Ocampo Last Thursday I had an hour-long discussion with Pascal Mauchle, the head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Philippines for over a year now. Mr. Mauchle initiated the meeting, and although it was our first conversation we seemed to hit it off immediately like friends 

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