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Art Viola’s letter to the editor

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly inform you and all the good people of our homeland of the details of our experiences during our recent homecoming. First, being awarded the Presidential Award – the PAMANA NG PILIPINO AWARD was an overwhelming honour.  This was literally a dream come true and words fail 

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FCT Update: From a birthday toast to a roast

By Aida E. D’Orazio The birthday celebrators all looked upbeat and chic at their Western-style shindig last April 2. So, why bother asking about ages? The question was tabooed, anyway. As they were ushered into the theme-decorated Rizal Hall, Julie Corpuz, Linda Taiabjee and Vicky Santiago – all FCT officers – had every reason to 

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Asian Heritage Month 2005

Canada is fortunate to be a place of great diversity.  The Federal Government recognizes individual uniqueness and honours the traditions and contributions of various nations that call this land their home.  It was therefore inevitable for the proclamation of May as Asian Heritage Month (“AHM”) to allow citizens to pay tribute to invaluable contributions of 

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Filipino Women in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program

(Last of 2 parts) Prepared by Cecilia Diocson, Chair National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada (NAPWC) Final Draft, Febuary 28, 2005 Funder: Status of Women Canada Filipino Women In The Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) The impact of the LCP on women and the Filipino community in Canada Although there has been a drop in 

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Report on LCP Roundtable Consultation in Ottawa

By Cecilia Diocson Chair, National Alliance of Philippine Women In Canada (NAPWC) Introduction From January 13 – 14, 2005, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) held a national roundtable on the Review of the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). This came about amidst the long and continuing insistence by advocates for a review of the program and 

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CASJ consolidates gains of 3 task forces

TORONTO–Six months after its first major activity – the consultation conference “Strengthen Our Community for Social Justice” attended by 200 people – the Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) held its first general membership meeting on Saturday, March 19, at Metro Hall, to consolidate the organization. The CASJ general membership heard reports from the three 

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Apnea is a Greek word which means “without breath.” Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of apnea characterized by repetitive partial or complete upper airway obstruction in sleep often lasting a minute or longer and can occur as frequent as hundreds of times during a single night. This is often associated with 

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World Federation of Chiropractic endorses Nikken sleep system

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), a prestigious international chiropractic organization that is also an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), has given an exclusive endorsement to the Nikken Sleep System. The worldwide endorsement is the result of quality testing performed on the sleep system, mattress, pad, pillow and comforter, and 

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Skilled, educated immigrants rely on food banks to survive in Toronto

Lives and economy suffer by government inaction TORONTO – Too many talented immigrants are being forced to rely upon food banks to survive according to preliminary results of the 2005 Annual Survey of people who rely upon food banks. According to the survey results released today 91 per cent of immigrants are not working in 

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Reporter artist is Valedictorian at Art Institute of Toronto

TORONTO–Lawrence A. Garcia, graphic artist of The Philippine Reporter, graduated Valedictorian of the Digital Design, Winter 2005 class of the Art Institute of Toronto – the Toronto branch of a prestigious international chain of art schools in major cities of the world. Garcia won top honors, despite a major obstacle, when his brand new Macintosh 

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