Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by CK This morning when I woke up, I noticed that some leaves in our tree in the backyard are starting to turn yellow and I told myself, what an early sign.  For sure we have our nice days numbered as Fall is soon approaching.  I love the color of Fall because it feels so refreshing [...]

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NEWS FROM August 2009

GK/ANCOP BRINGS FVR TO CALGARY

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July 1 – July 4, 2009
On July 1, FVR and his delegation arrived in Calgary from Edmonton and was met by Honorary Consul General Felixberto Guerrero together with the ANCOP Calgary volunteers. FVR came to Calgary for a series of fundraising events to promote Gawad Kalinga. He was also in Edmonton for the same [...]


To err is human, to forgive divine

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By Pastor Nilo
A husband who seems grumpy and complaining shares his emotional load with his friend.  He said, “Whenever my wife and I argue on something, she becomes historical.”  His friend tried to correct him saying, “Isn’t it hysterical?”  “No,” he replied, “simply historical because she brings back the past and talks about it!”
The English [...]


A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE IN ALBERTA

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BY:  HANK W. KRIASKI
Several weeks ago my spouse and I were invited to an acreage south east of Calgary. Upon arriving at the location we were greeted by the sight of palm trees with coconuts. No we didn’t go that far south. On a four acre lot owned by Ernie and Divine Cayetano we got [...]


WHAT IS A CRUISE?

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WHAT IS A CRUISE? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GO ON A CRUISE?
TRAVEL SECTION by C.K.
Living in Manila for 36 years, I’ve never experienced  riding in a big boat, not even on a small one.  But oftentimes I hear people talking about cruises.  And long behold, when I migrated to Canada, specifically Calgary in 1996, [...]


“PRESIDENT CORY – Larawan ng Katatagan”

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“PRESIDENT CORY – Larawan ng Katatagan”
Buong Pilipinas nagulantang, ng magbukang liwayway,
Araw ng Sabado, August one two thousand nine;
Malungkot na balita, tunay na nakagimbal,
Pangulong Corazon Aquino, tuluyan ng lumisan.
Isa ka ring bayani, tulad ng ‘yong kabiyak,
Nakitlan ng buhay, pagdating sa tarmac;
Inaasahang sasagip, sa bansang nasasadlak,
Nagdurusang Pilipinas, walang lubay sa pag-iyak.
Lakas mo’y di nagmaliw, lalo ka pang [...]


OFW FEATURE of the Month-A LOVE measured by distance…

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By:  Estrella “Tata” Delos Reyes
Jamiel “Bhong” Cipriaso is a son, a brother, a friend, a simple and shy hardworking foreign worker, whose only dream was to help and bail out his family from the harsh reality of hard times. With a mother who was widowed 7 years ago, a brother who has mental challenges, and [...]


Report from the legislature

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Carl Benito, MLA
Edmonton Mill Woods

Government sets new guidelines for Taser use
The Alberta government has developed new guidelines on the use of Tasers for all police agencies in Alberta.
The new guidelines require police agencies to have a Taser coordinator, set requirements for ongoing testing, and establish a use of force reporting system for Tasers which [...]


ANG PANANALIG

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ni Roger Encarnacion
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Ilang gabi nang pinupuyat ako ng pagkawala sa sarili ni Belen. Natatakot ako sa minsang biglang dating ng kislap ng hiwaga sa kanyang mga mata. Kinikilabutan ako sa pag-ikot ng itim niyon, ang nunukal na biglang kislap ng sindak at tuwa at lagim.
Ang nakikita ko’y isang latag na pangarap ng pusong tila walang [...]


POWER – GOOD OR BAD?

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By Robert Ugaddan
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POWER, let me give you some of its meanings from our popular WIKIPEDIA: “…the ability to do or act; political or national strength; possession of control or command over others; political ascendancy or control in government of a county, state, etc.; legal ability, capacity or authority; a person or thing that possesses or [...]


Coconut as an Ingredient

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Filipinos  have made many  use of COCONUT, from the fruits  to the roots.  The Philippines is  the world’s  leader in coconut production (2007)- COPRA INDUSTRY (used for coconut oil), followed by Indonesia,/India, and  in distant third. Pollachi. Therefore it is  appropriate to pay initial homage to the ever controversial place in Filipinos ranking as 1st [...]


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