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 October 2011

AN OPEN LETTER TO A YOUNG DAUGHTER

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by

L. Encarnacion
Perhaps you will be surprised to know that this letter came from me, your Mom. The surprise, I believe, is not so much as to where this letter came from as to why I wrote you this letter. Try imagining your Dad sending me a letter without any significant event to relate [...]


THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

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by
R. Encarnacion
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One interested observer came to us and opened a timely but touchy issue.  “What is the most difficult part in setting up a magazine?” he asked. “Getting contributions from friends and acquaintances,” was our quick reply.  It is common knowledge that most people hate to write just as they hate the dentist’s drill, even [...]


Alison Redford sworn-in as Alberta’s 14th Premier

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New premier pledges immediate action on Albertans’ priorities: health, education and fiscal discipline
Edmonton… Alison M. Redford Q.C. was sworn-in as Alberta’s 14th Premier on October 7 in a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature.
Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, His Honour, Colonel (Retired) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell administered the oath of office in front of an audience that [...]


The Other Side

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Day by day we get closer to winter, although so far we have been lucky. Some years we have snow in October but now we are half way through and no snow yet! Good thing is – no mosquitoes and no grass to cut!
What a great month it was with several concerts, parties and shows [...]


The other FB… “Filipino Bayanihan”

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By: Glynn Galla
We all know that Philippines is the “Text Capital” of the world and now  Philippine ranks 6th place of the top facebook users worldwide. As many of us is so busy updating their status, uploading their picture and checking in where they are in the globe thru “FACEBOOK”, there’s one thing that we [...]


Calamities and Disasters Bring The Best Among Filipinos Around the World

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(Filipino Calgarians Pitching-In for Victims of Pedring and Quiel)
by: Marietta Pangan-Dutkoski
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. I cannot think more pf perfect idiom to  describe the outpouring of generosity  that was expressed by Filipino-Calgarians at the height of Typhoon Pedring/Quiel.  It started when one of my Pinoy Times staff co-writers, Tata Gascon-Delos [...]


WRATH OF TWIN TYPHOONS PEDRING & QUIEL – THE AFTERMATH

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by: Marietta Pangan Dutkoski
dutkoski@shaw.ca
TWIN Typhoons Pedring (Nesat) and Quiel ( Nalgae) were the most powerful typhoons that hit the Philippines in one week. Although they are the 17th and 18th named storms that touched the archipelago this year, they synergistically brought devastation and damage, and rivaled Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) which made landfall exactly 2 years [...]


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