The adult consequences of childhood heart risks

By Dr. George I. Traitses High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and smoking – three heart risk factors we can often modify by behavior changes such as better diet, stress reduction, regular exercise and smoking avoidance / cessation. That’s the good news; the bad news is that these risk factors can be present in children, 

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Healthy aging: A question of calories?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Calorie restriction can be an important component of a sensible weight-loss program, particularly if caloric binging has been a staple of your weight gain. But that’s not the only benefit of cutting down on the calories, suggests research that examined data gathered as part of the National Institute on Aging’s 

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Pinay MLA Elmore re-elected in BC

Mable Elmore, MLA, NDP, Vancouver-Kensington Vows to continue to fight for Canadian, immigrant workers’ rights By Veronica C. Silva Though ballots were still being counted for the recent provincial elections in British Columbia, the NDP’s Mable Elmore of Vancouver-Kensington is confident of a third term. As of morning of May 24, Elmore had already more 

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Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez (Producer and editor of the film)
Photos: Althea Manasan

Sunday Beauty Queen

Documentary on the joys, triumphs and struggles of the 190,000 OFWs in Hong Kong By Althea Manasan When filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama first visited Hong Kong’s Central District, she was surprised to see thousands of Filipinos sprawled out on makeshift blankets, chatting with each other, playing on their phones, and just hanging out. It was 

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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Trail blazer is honoured by province

Former Member of Parliament Dr. Rey Pagtakhan By Ted Alcuitas “I was overcome with emotion when I received the call from the Lieutenant Governor about my selection,” Dr. Rey Pagtakhan  told PhilippineCanadianNews.com by phone from his home in East St.Paul’s,Manitoba. Pagtakhan was named one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. 

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Jerome Succor Aba

Martial Law declaration to intensify civilian casualties in Marawi crisis – groups

 newly-elected chairperson of Suara Bangsamoro, said that the martial law declaration will not resolve the incursion of the Maute group in Marawi City but will only intensify civilian casualties and will only worsen the heightening peace instability in the province. Suara Bangsamoro today reported that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) gave civilians in 

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STATEMENT: Martial Law declaration flouts peace processes, rejects lessons of history

Statement by Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao Sowing the Seeds of Peace opposes the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Martial Law throws out the headways in the peace processes between the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The 

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NDFP says Martial Law will impact ongoing GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The National Democratic Front said the ​imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government. ​ Placing the entire Mindanao, according to NDFP, “​would only aggravate the worsening human rights situation in the country because it curtails the freedom of the people.”​ 

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STATEMENT: Not too late to back down on Martial Law in Mindanao

* Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw on the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao Martial Law is upon Mindanao and Mindanawons once again. We in Konsyensya Dabaw are alarmed that 31 years after the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, with which Filipinos resoundingly rejected militarism and authoritarian rule, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte saw it necessary to 

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Landgrabbing breeds hunger, resistance

Mining companies comprise some of the country’s biggest landgrabbers. MANILA – Did they go to the wrong office or is it just the wrong secretary? After NGO workers launched a book documenting big cases of land grabbing in the Philippines yesterday, May 17, they drove to the office of the Department of Environment and Natural 

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