PPCO officers and members with ConGen Junever Mahilum-West and Manny Yanga after the elections, March 3, 2013. Inset: Ruben Cusipag.

New leaders elected at PPCO

  TORONTO –The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) has a new leadership with the election of Hermie Garcia as president and Rose Tijam as vice president in special elections held Sunday, March 3 at Mayette’s Restaurant on Danforth Ave. Immediately after winning the elections, Garcia and Tijam took their oath of office with Consul 

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Hard issues confront ‘sanctuary city’ policy

By Beatrice S. Paez 200,000 TO 500,000 UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS Immigration debates can turn sour, spark heated exchanges and ultimately lead to a political deadlock with no relief in sight. But months of grassroots mobilization clinched a win for non-status immigrants in the ongoing effort to cement Toronto’s status as the country’s first sanctuary city. Last 

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Poblete conferred Knight Grand Cross of Rizal

19TH INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY Sir George R. Poblete, KGCR was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal (KGCR) by the Supreme Commander Sir Reghis M. Romero II. Sir George was the only recipient on this fifth degree (the highest level in the Order of the Knights of Rizal) in ceremonies held in Baguio, Philippines during the 

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UPAAT to hold job search seminar

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Toronto is holding a Career Development seminar on March 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the North York Civic Centre- committee room #1 , 5100 Yonge Street, North York. An ongoing program of UPAAT, the seminar aims to provide Filipino professionals with appropriate tools to 

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Teachers group career seminar

The Philippine Teachers Association of Canada (PTAC) is sponsoring and conducting its 5th professional development seminar for its member- teachers and other interested Filipino Canadian teachers and educators. The annual free workshop, aptly titled: “Career Search: Interview Skills, Tools  and Networking Strategies for Educators” will be held on March 17, 2013 (Sunday), 12:00 noon – 

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EARTHTALK: Dangers of non-stick cookware

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve read conflicting reports about the dangers of non-stick cookware. I have a set of older non-stick pans and am not sure if I need to replace them. Are they harmful to use, particularly if they have a few scratches?–Miriam Jones, Montgomery, AL It may be time to upgrade your pans, given that 

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EARTHTALK: Is organic food a healthier choice?

Dear EarthTalk: There’s been a lot of coverage on the topic of organic foods and how they aren’t actually any healthier than conventional foods. Is this true?– Gina Thompson, Salem, OR There is no doubt that organic foods are healthier—for our bodies individually as well as for the environment—than their conventionally produced counterparts. The question 

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Reporting domestic violence

By Dr. George I. Traitses D.C., B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. According to domesticviolence.org, “Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one 

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Tax Tips 2013

(Brought to you by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) 1. Increase your TFSA contribution in 2013 When the Government of Canada introduced Tax Free Savings Accounts effectively beginning in 2009, it set the contribution limit at $5,000 per year. The plan was designed to allow for increases to the annual contribution limit to 

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Returning to my roots

By Rachelle Cruz The title of my blog, “Strange Newness and Familiarity” describes the hazy feeling of returning to your roots, but with the sense that things, as all do, have changed. Quite dramatically. The country’s capital, many districts each with their own personalities and colour is both opulence and scarcity. I saw skyscrapers and 

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