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 March 2012

Government toughens rules to protect job seekers

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Calgary… The Alberta government is strengthening laws to better protect workers who use employment agencies to find work.
“Many workers come to Alberta because we have excellent opportunities,” said Service Alberta Minister Manmeet Bhullar. “Unfortunately, some people take advantage of their eagerness to find work. That’s why this government is acting by putting in strict rules [...]


More Alberta families to benefit from child care subsidies

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Approximately 9,000 families will receive new or increased funding to help offset the cost of accessing quality child care, thanks to changes to the provincial child care subsidy program.
Effective April 1, the household income that qualifies families to receive maximum subsidy will increase from $35,100 to $50,000—a 42 per cent increase. With these changes, it [...]


In Honor of the City of the River of Gold

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by Ida Beltran-Lucila
Cagayan de Oro has been dominant in our social consciousness lately due to the distressing images of the disaster wrought by Typhoon Sendong.  Fundraising efforts have continued all across the globe.  More recently in Edmonton, Tsada Edmonton (a group of Edmontonians who trace their roots to Cagayan de Oro) organized a drop off [...]


Report from the Legislature

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Carl M. Benito

March 7, 2012

New property tax deferral program would help seniors stay in their homes
Alberta seniors would be able to stay in their homes longer, under proposed new legislation introduced by the Alberta government allowing them to take advantage of homeownership.
Bill 5, the Seniors’ Property Tax Deferral Act, would help seniors who own [...]


TELUS introduces trade-in program – credit towards new device for your old handset

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Survey finds most Canadians have old devices lying around the house, but would like to trade them in

Toronto, ON –TELUS is making it even easier for customers to get into the latest, greatest wireless devices with the introduction of a trade-in program. TELUS’ new trade-in program will reward customers with instant in-store credit for [...]


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