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    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 August 2011

DFA: China’s 9-dash claim crux of the problem in Spratly islands tensions

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By PATTY MALUTO
AMID increasing political and maritime security tensions, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday said that China’s 9-dash claim is the “crux of the problem” that poses a stumbling bloc to the resolution of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) territorial dispute.
In a speech that will be delivered at the Ateneo [...]


Bill 16 – Distracted Driving Legislation

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Distracted Driving Law in Effect
September 1, 2011
Highlights:
Restricts drivers from:
using hand-held cell phones
texting or e-mailing
using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players (e.g., MP3 players)
entering information on GPS units
reading printed materials in the vehicle
writing, printing or sketching, and
personal grooming
Complements the current driving without due care and attention [...]


PCARDD Performance at Red Deer Canada Day

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by Ida Beltran-Lucila
The Philippine Canadian Association  of Red Deer  and District  (PCARDD) Folk Dance Troupe performed during  the City  of Red Deerʼs Canada Day  Celebrations held  at  the Bower Ponds. This was  the  15th  year  for  the  organization  to  participate  in  the Cultural Showcase.   For  this year,  in  addition  to  their  regular  folk  dance hits [...]


Edmonton Heritage Festival 2011

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by Ida Beltran-Lucila
Edmonton celebrated its 36th Heritage Festival from  July  30-August 1 at the Hawrelak Park.  An annual  showcase and  celebration  of  Canadaʼs  vibrant multicultural  heritage,  it  boasted  of  63 pavilions representing more than 75 cultures.    Inititated in 1974, then Minister of Culture Horst Schmidt declared  the  first Monday  of August an  annual  holiday  to  [...]


PICPA-CALGARY CANADA CHAPTER INDUCTION CEREMONIES

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By Leila Meneses
Chair, External Affairs, PICPA Calgary
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The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Calgary Canada Chapter held its induction of members and 1st set of officers last Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Manila’s Finest Grill & Pub along 17 Avenue SE.
The ceremony was graced by officers and members of the PICPA-Vancouver Chapter:  [...]


Great is Thy faithfulness

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by Pastor Nilo Briones of Jesus Word of Life International Fellowship
We have just visited a Filipino contract worker, whose left hand is slowly recuperating from a serious burn caused by a work-related accident as it was pressed inside a commercial laundry’s electric plate.  She’s telling me that the excruciating pain is different than problems like [...]


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