Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    It was 22 years ago when I arrived in Canada and chose Calgary, Alberta to be my home.  Leaving my family and friends behind, it was a new adventure for me to be in a new country without knowing anyone.  That was the time I looked for a Filipino community paper and never found any, [...]

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NEWS FROM April 2011

The Other Side

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Wow! A blast of winter for a few days. Then a taste of spring. Then more winter! This time of year is exciting! Mother Nature teases us with signs that we are safe and then hits us again. Spring in Calgary is great, as long as you are prepared for anything. In the next month [...]


Gardening – PRUNING TREES AND SHRUBS

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Pruning is an old, important and much misunderstood garden skill. Many amateur gardeners make the mistake of assuming that all trees and shrubs need pruning regularly, shortening branches indiscriminately and many others ignore the need to prune at all. Pruning is needed to keep trees and shrubs healthy and in shape. It is important to [...]


Kiko Pangilinan on Willie: He should go

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abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 04/10/2011 2:57 PM | Updated as of 04/10/2011 6:20 PM
MANILA, Philippines – It’s time for Willie Revillame to go.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, husband of Megastar Sharon Cuneta, made this statement on Saturday via microblogging site Twitter following the television host’s tirade against his critics on the “Jan-Jan” issue.
He called Revillame an “unrepentant, arrogant [...]


SULTRY GENEVA CRUZ CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY BY BARING ALL IN NEW PETA AD

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Singer Poses in Birthday Suit to Champion Vegan Diet for the Benefit of Animals, Human Health, and the Environment
Manila — Singer Geneva Cruz stripped down for an alluring new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia. The ad shows Cruz, a longtime vegan, posing in her birthday suit in a vegetable [...]


You raise me up!

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You raise me up!
by Pastor Nilo Briones of Jesus Word of Life International Fellowship
Perhaps you have heard the contemporary, classical song, “You raise me up”, by the artist Josh Groban . I love this song as it reflects the blissful inclinations of a troubled soul when delivered by the Lord from burden.  The first two [...]


Report from the Legislature

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Capital Region
April 6, 2011
Edmonton LRT NAIT line announced as first project approved under GreenTRIP
The Alberta government will support the City of Edmonton’s plan to extend its existing LRT system from the downtown Churchill Station to Grant MacEwan University and then on to the NAIT campus through $497 million in capital funding.
The funding is part of [...]


CHANGE STATUS; CHANGE ATTITUDE?!

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By: Glynn Galla
Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggaligan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan….
Sounds familiar?
It is one of the best Philippine quotes from our National Hero, Jose Rizal. The quote depicts how we act on certain situation like what we are having now as Filipino that works and lives in different country.
Many of us leave the [...]


Immigration News – New rules to strengthen the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Ottawa, March 24, 2011 — Temporary foreign workers will be better protected after new safeguards take effect April 1, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said today.
Improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program ( TFWP ) will ensure that the program continues to be fair to employers and maintain its focus on alleviating temporary [...]


TADHANA

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ni Roger Encarnacion
“Ingat.” Ang tinig ay malambing, matapat, at may lakip ng pag-aalaala’t pagmamahal. Si Edna, ang bagong ‘girlfriend’ ni Rey, ang may-ari ng tinig na iyon.
Parang sirang plakang paulit-ulit na umuukilkil sa isip ni Rey ang paalaala ni Edna habang nagda-‘drive’ siya sa madilim na daan palabas ng Calgary
Galing sila nang gabing iyon sa [...]


Immigration News – Remittances seen as ‘People Power investment’

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by ISAGANI DE LA PAZ and JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO
OFW Journalism Consortium
MANILA–NOW’S the time to leverage a huge potential for Philippine development: remittance of overseas Filipinos, which an economist described as real People Power-inspired investment.
“As it was after the People Power uprising 25 years ago, the money of overseas Filipinos was larger than foreign direct investments [...]


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