Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    This is it!!!!  We’ve reached the last month of 2017 and everyone is getting ready for the most awaited celebration of the year, CHRISTMAS DAY!  Filipinos are very traditional when it comes to Christmas season even if they have been in Canada for ages.  It will never be Christmas without the SIMBANG GABI so even if [...]

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NEWS FROM January 2010

The City of Calgary 2010 Assessment

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The City of Calgary Assessment business unit is committed to providing quality service to the citizens of Calgary.  Each year, the Assessment business unit prepares assessments for properties and businesses in Calgary.  These assessments are used as the basis for determining property and business taxes.  Property and business taxes are the primary source of funding [...]


Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC)

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What is the HRTC?
Under proposed changes, the HRTC is a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible expenditures incurred for work performed, or goods acquire, after January 27, 2009, and before February 1 2010, under an agreement entered into after January 27, 2009. The HRTC can be claimed when filing your 2009 tax return.
The HRTC can [...]


YOU’RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS – ( Love Story )

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by Roger Encarnacion
“What an exciting Christmas evening it will be tonight”, Ray told himself while admiring his reflection in the bathroom mirror. Suddenly, Jamie – that lovely lady whom he met a few months back while shopping for crabs at Pinoy Sea Food Mart – came to his mind.
“Finally,” he whispered, while gleefully rubbing his [...]


Election 2010- What’s in store for us?

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By Vhel Vergara
New Life? New Hope? New Government?  A democratic government, for the people, by the people, equal rights, equal treatment, equal opportunity. In my own point of view, majority of the Filipino people, our beloved country are suffering from the so called under-privilege, succumbed to poverty, bracketed as the servants of the world, servants [...]


Pitik ng Orasan

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Ni: Edcel Benosa Acenas, SMI
Hindi ko sasayangin, kahalagahan ng bawat oras
Hindi ko hahayaang may humadlang sa aking bukas
Susulong ang buhay ko sa maganda at tamang landas
Hinding-hindi bibitaw, sa kamay N’ya ako hahawak.
Minsan ang buhay ko’y mayroong kalungkutan
Mayroong mga unos na minsa’y dumaratal
Subalit ang lahat ng ito’y naglalaho at lumilipas
Ito’y isang paala-ala lamang nang ‘di maligaw [...]


Workout of the Month!

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To help everyone with their New Years Resolutions, I will be providing a workout of the month for the next few issues.  That way, there are no more excuses and it will help you get going and stay on track of your 2010 goals.
Your own bodyweight is your greatest piece of equipment,  You use your [...]


Gardener’s Corner – Pest Control

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Believe it or not pests come in all shapes, sizes and forms, two legged, four legged, chewing, sucking, nipping, flying, crawling and more. Some are a problem both in the winter and summer, and some just only in the summer.
For winter, rabbits and mice chew bark off of fruit trees and shrubs. Trunk wraps are [...]


CAN A MARRIAGE CONTRACTED BY PARTIES WHO ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 21 YEARS OF AGE BE ANNULLED?

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The Philippine Lawyer – Ferdie Aguirre
(About the writer: G. Ferdinand (Ferdie) Aguirre has more than 20 years of combined experience as a legal professional in the Philippines and in Canada.  After graduating from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law in 1987 and passing the Bar given that year, he has held the following positions [...]


Bulacan Sweets and Native Delicacies (Kakanin)

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*** THE MAIN INGREDIENT segment aims to inform, educate, share skills and knowledge. It also hopes to satisfy most of our TASTEBUDS (the five elements of taste perception: salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami or savoury). You can request INGREDIENT(s) be  featured for its uses, nutrient contents and/or cooking tips, and comments/suggestions, by e-mailing Marietta [...]


Filipinos New Year’s Beliefs and Practices

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Aside from lighting firecrackers and having firework displays, Filipinos have other beliefs and practices which are associated and believed to bring good luck, fortune, and prosperity in the New Year.
· The noise and the firecrackers is believe to drive the evil spirit away and make the New Year bountiful and blessed.
· You should put coins/money [...]


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