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Human Rights in the Philippines featured at York U

TORONTO–Marking the 40th anniversary of martial law, a panel of former political prisoners and activists will tell their own stories of detention and describe the ongoing struggles against human rights abuses in the Philippines. The panel dicussion, titled, “Human Rights in the Philippines: A Continuing Struggle,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6-8 pm at 

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Bayanihan, The National Dance Company of the Philippines, to perform in Toronto

Be enthralled by the princess as she swirls her fans and dances across clapping bamboo poles, her handmaid in tow with a parasol, as she battles with the warrior prince who had come to conquer but instead, comes under her spell… The ultimate cultural treat for Filipino-Canadians is coming to Toronto— “A Celebration of Dance with 

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New Book: A Publishing Breakthrough

THE BOOK LAUNCH of Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility, will be held on October 19th (Friday), from 5 to 7 pm, at the OISE/UT Nexus Lounge (12th floor). It will feature a program with the editorial team making brief remarks.. It will also have a Q &A period, and the book contributors will respond to 

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Filipina seeks $90,000 in damages against HR commission

MONTREAL–In filing for judicial review of the Quebec human rights commission’s decision that recently rejected their complaint, a group of eight Filipina Live-in Caregivers and PINAY, a local Filipina women’s group, also claim $10,000 each from the commission for gross negligence and irregularities in handling their complaints and for failure to protect them from civil 

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Niagara’s Moon Festival a showcase of tradition

Niagara’s fall show kicks off again by celebrating The Moon Festival on October 13 at the Merriton Community Centre, St Catharines, 10:00am-6:00pm.   The Moon Festival is a multi-cultural gathering that celebrates the fall-autumn season inspired by the Chinese tradition of a Moon Festival – a thanksgiving in honor of the harvest season. This year’s 

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Ledesma clan to hold first ever grand family reunion

Calling all Ledesmas! Come join and meet relatives at our first-ever grand family reunion to be held next year in Bacolod, Victorias and Silay, Philippines. Reunion dates are May 24 – 26, 2013. All Ledesma branches are invited to attend. You are one of 6K descendants so come and meet the rest of your relatives. 

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Dawson Christopher Benedicto Baptismal

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OBITUARY: Concordia Teodoro Vitonio

Born in Caloocan City, Philippines, Concordia was the third child of 8 siblings of Ciriaco Teodoro and Maria Layco. She has one living brother, Salvador Teodoro (Philippines) and a sister Luzviminda Ilano (Toronto, Canada). Married to Rev. Nemesio Vitonio, she raised three children: Carolito, Naomi and Neftalie. Her life revolved around church activities, filling her 

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HEALTH: Nutrition for athletes and the rest of us

Our poor food choices plus increasingly sedentary lives have triggered an epidemic of health problems… doctors of chiropractic urge patients to stop smoking, eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and take appropriate nutritional supplements. Even a few simple changes in diet and lifestyle can have a positive impact on your health—now 

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EARTHTALK: Green, sustainable furniture

Dear EarthTalk: Are there certain brands or retail stores where sustainable furniture options can be had? And what should I look for when shopping for greener furniture? — W. Cary, Trenton, NJ While we now opt often for greener cars, appliances, household cleaners and food to up the sustainability quotient of our lifestyles, the furniture 

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