Publisher's Note

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    Dear Readers, Finally we can it seems that spring is almost in the air.  Weather wise it’s not that cold anymore and it looks like Mr. Winter is going to say goodbye. Soon you have to start cleaning up the yard and the flower beds.  And the trees in the backyard will start to have leaves [...]

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NEWS FROM June 2010

UCFSA – You did it again for the summer!

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By: Estrella “Tata” Delos Reyes
The Annual Cultural Nite by the University of Calgary Filipino Students’ Association held on June 5th at the Martha Cohen Theatre was a tremendous success.  This year’s performance titled” Hoy! I Know What You Did Last Summer”, was another manifestation of how hardworking our Filipino-Canadian youth really are. The theatre was [...]


Mary Kate Aquino….A Shining Little Star

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by: Estrella “Tata” Delos Reyes
After Mary Kate Aquino’s successful singing concert stint last May 8, the young lass sure has the potential to reach her dream for stardom in the world of music.  I had the chance to meet her in person and our tête-à-tête was one of the best I have done in my [...]


Congress proclaims Aquino, Binay as new President, Vice-President

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (L) and House Speaker Prospero Nograles (R) raise the hands of vice-president elect Jejomar Binay (2nd L) and president-elect Benigno Aquino III (2nd R) during the proclamation of the winning presidential and vice-presidential candidates at the Batasan Pambansa plenary hall in Quezon City, June 9, 2010. (Photo by Maria Althea [...]


The Main Ingredient – FATHER’S DAY DINNER

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pdutkoski@shaw.ca
*** 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). Email your request INGREDIENT(s) be  featured for its uses, nutrient contents and/or cooking tips, and comments/suggestions. ***The author has [...]


Can RP go beyond beyond seeing OFWs mitigating economy’s shortfalls?

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7 June 2010
Attention: New Philippine president
Can RP go beyond beyond seeing OFWs mitigating economy’s shortfalls?
by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO
University of Santo Tomas
THE decade that opened the new millennium may be remembered as the decade for a sector whose acronym —OFW (for overseas Filipino workers)— is a Southeast Asian country’s trump card, or flagship, for economic development.
Five [...]


OFW of the Month – Cris Manio

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Complementing last month’s special edition for Mother’s Day, we are again featuring another special edition as we celebrate Father’s Day this June. Each of us should remember our fathers for their nurturing love for us. It is time to thank them and let them feel that we love them as much as they love us.
A [...]


The Philippine Lawyer – GROUNDS FOR THE ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGES IN THE PHILIPPINES

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-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 in the Philippine Corporate [...]


TRAVELAERO TIPS

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June is the month of marriages and perhaps many of you have long imagined taking your vows  on a gorgeous powder sand beach under swaying palms and sunny blue skies and spent hours day-dreaming about your romantic, luxurious, honeymoon at an idyllic resort in paradise. And now, the time has come for you to live [...]


Follow Him

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By Pastor Nilo Briones of Jesus Word of Life International Ministries
Whether knowingly or unknowingly, as we go through life in all its intricacies, we’re following somebody’s footsteps.  I’m sharing to you the insights and experience of my daughter Julienne Micah, who just graduated as Valedictorian from Bishop McNally High School, something which my wife Julie [...]


Minister Kenney introduces legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants

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Ottawa, June 8, 2010 — Today, legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants who exploit prospective immigrants was introduced in the House of Commons by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
The Cracking Down on Crooked Consultants Act would strengthen the rules governing those who charge a fee for immigration advice, close immigration system [...]


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