Bikers hit city streets to mark Earth Day

By Liberty Pinili ABOUT 180 bicycle enthusiasts Saturday participated in a ride to celebrate Earth Day. Although Earth Day was on April 22, Tindak Sugbo organizers scheduled the early morning ride on a Saturday to allow more bikers to participate. Other Tindak Sugbo rides for April, May and June are held on Sundays. (MORE)

International group holds medical mission in Philippines

By Lyra Torres

A 10-PERSON medical mission team from non-profit organization Gateway International Fellowship of Toronto (Gift) travelled to the Philippines recently to deliver medical and dental aid to victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).SAMSUNG CSC

The mission was conducted from January 26 to February 6, and the team was led by Rick Falco from Mississauga, Ontario.

On its first two days, the team went to Bingawan, Iloilo, where it served 1,121 patients. In also went to Tapaz, Capiz and assisted about 1,359 patients.

Gift also served 527 patients in Banate, Iloilo; 282 in Barangay Maindang; and 484 patients in Cuar: Medicatero, Capiz.

“Gift is the first and only non-profit organization that helped our town since the typhoon hit the province,” said Bingawan Mayor Matt Palabrica.

Mission PossibleSome of the people and groups that helped Gift perform the medical missions were: Central Philippine University Alumni Association of Greater Toronto Area led by Josie Dayao; Capizeno Association of Ontario, led by Rey Mestidio; and the Mestidio family, which helped the group connect with Mayor Tito Mayo of Cuartero, Capiz.

“Donations are needed. A lot of people are badly affected. When you go there, it is reality. Regardless of what you do, you can donate your valuable time, talent and skills aside from the money,” said Falco.

Josephine Boumatta, Gift’s board chair, expressed her thanks to the following members: Mary Davis, JJ Kreene Demigillo, Agnes Abayari, Belle Tumbokon, Josie Dayao and Rick Falco from Canada, Lou Mendoza and Grace Snyder from USA.

For more information, contact Gift at (647) 977-4346 or mail at 1711McCowan Road P.O. Box 41581 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 5G8, www.giftcanada.net. (PR)

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Researchers design trees for paper production

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Respect for mom

Graduation

Sun.Star received this heartwarming photo from Jerry Bleza.

“I’d like to share with you a photo I took yesterday. A young girl graduating from High School offering her diploma to her recently lost mother. Respect!” he said.

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Congratulations to all graduates!