Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by C.K. Now that winter is over and spring had finally sprung, it’s time to spend more outdoors than indoor activities.  I’m  sure that even the pets we have wants to wonder around in this wonderful weather.  I just got a glimpse of the crocuses on our rock garden and a few perennials  coming back from [...]

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NEWS FROM June 2011

Priests say divorce leads to immorality

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abs-cbnNEWS.com
MANILA, Philippines – Catholic priests are voicing strong opposition to a party-list group’s move to pass a divorce law.
In a report by CBCPNews, Butuan Bishop Juan De Dios Pueblos said House Bill 1799 or the proposed divorce measure will lead to more immorality in Philippine society.
Puerto Princesa Bishop Pedro V. Arigo said the introduction of [...]


Federation of Canadian Municipalities names Calgary as its 2011 Green Champion

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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has awarded The City of Calgary with the 2011 Green Champion Award for its impressive track record on sustainability demonstrating commitment, leadership and innovation across municipal departments.  Mayor Naheed Nenshi accepted the award on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the FCM Annual General Meeting on behalf of The City. [...]


Alberta’s minimum wage to increase in September

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Differential rate for liquor servers and new formula for future increases
Edmonton… The earnings of 20,000 Albertans will rise September 1 when the province increases minimum wage and introduces a new wage for liquor servers.
The general minimum wage will rise from $8.80 per hour to $9.40 per hour.&nbsp A new minimum wage of $9.05 per hour [...]


GARDENER’S CORNER – ANNUALS

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In most of my past articles I’ve mainly dealt with perennials. Reason being of their durability to this harsh climate. However annuals can produce some glorious displays. Although they only last the season, some like poppies, clarkia, viola and calendula will self seed. Nasturtium, sweet peas, sunflowers, hollyhocks will grow planted after the last frost. [...]


CAN A PERSON BE PREVENTED BY PRESCRIPTION (LAPSE OF TIME) FROM BRINGING AN ACTION TO ANNUL A FRAUDULENT TRANSACTION

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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 in the [...]


The Main Ingredient: WATERMELON

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Another fruit  that is synonymous with summer is no other than the subtly crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon.
Watermelon is at its best during  summer  months when they are sweet and of the best quality. However, watermelons can now be found in markets throughout the year. Watermelon is always a great and refreshing fruit on a hot [...]


FOOTPRINTS…. BATAAN

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(2nd Series of 12)
By: Marietta Pangan-Dutkoski
***Author’s Note: Hello Pinoy Times Readers, it is my delight to conceive another segment to resume this Philippine travel series.  It has been my earnest quest to feature the beauty of our native homeland in a different light. As we just commenced the celebration of  The Philippine Independence, my  hope [...]


Travelaero Tips – FLYING WITH KIDS 101

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Flying with kids is definitely a challenge. However, if you plan it ahead, any flight can be a breeze. Here are some tips to have a free-child temper explosions up in the air.
Have Proper Documents. If it’s only one parent that is accompanying the child(ren) out of the country, make sure that you have [...]


CONSULAR OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ALBERTANS CONDUCTED

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By: Fernando A. Chuidian
Calgary – The first leg of a series of  consular outreach program   for Alberta  officially kicked –off  last  April 29, 2011 with an activity  held at the Southside Community Church southwest of this city.  A  team of  Vancouver based Philippine Consulate employees headed by Vice Consul Melanie Diano and staff composed of [...]


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