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Wahini Dancers of Canada

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Hepatitis C prevalence rates at 3.6% in the PH compared with 0.8% in Canada

Community-wide media campaign launched to address hepatitis C among immigrants in Canada TORONTO–A new Ontario-wide media campaign is launching to address hepatitis C among immigrant populations, including the Filipino community. It aims to raise awareness about hepatitis C and encourage people to get tested for the virus. With the message “Hepatitis C. Get tested,” print 

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EARTHTALK: Greener, healthier laundry room

Dear EarthTalk: How can I have a greener, healthier laundry room? — Billie Alexander, Topeka, KS While there are many ways to green one’s laundry room, one place to start is with detergent. Luckily, in 2009 the federal government phased out phosphates, harsh chemicals that help break down minerals and loose food bits during the 

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EARTHTALK: Labeling genetically-modified foods

California’s Proposition 37 Defeated Dear EarthTalk: What was Proposition 37 in California that concerns the labeling of genetically modified foods and that was just voted down in that state–Peter Tremaine, Euclid, OH Many healthy food advocates were disheartened on Election Day when Californians rejected Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of genetically modified 

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Tips for Holiday Shopping

The end of November is a milestone of sorts. It reminds us of just how quickly the year has gone by – and how close we are to the holiday season. This realization – coupled with the fabulous sales at major department stores and malls everywhere – stimulates us into the shopping foray. And until 

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December 14-27, 2012 issue

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The Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada project

The Filipino Youth Transitions in Canada project (FYTIC) is now completing its online survey. It is a research into the educational and employment experiences of Filipino-Canadian youth. The survey has received over 600 responses from across Canada. To learn participate, go to www.yorku.ca/ycar/fytic The third stage of the project will soon begin, involving focus group 

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PH Congressman Neri Colmenares visits Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC.–Lawyers  Rights Watch Canada (LWRC), the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights and the Vancouver-Kensington community office of MLA Mable Elmore  hosted a community reception for visiting Philippine member of Congress Neri Javier Colmenares last Oct 31.   Rep. Neri Colmenares is a member of the Philippine Congress-House of Representatives, representing the Bayan Muna (Nation First) Partylist. Bayan Muna represents 

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World Indigenous Day brings together PH and First Nations communities

VANCOUVER, BC. –The World Indigenous Day Celebration is described by its organizers as “a rally that turned into an event.` Focused on bringing indigenous people together in their struggles to network, to reclaim indigenous pride and brotherhood; to celebrate indigenous survival, their beautiful cultures and to be as one, the event brought together several First 

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