Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by CK May is the month of flowers not just in the Philippines but also here in Calgary.  A lot of my neighbors have done their spring cleaning and unfortunately I cannot cope up with them.  I remember that during this time of the year my husband, Hank gets busier day by day.  He takes care [...]

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NEWS FROM April 2012

GAIN WEIGHT WITH DIET SODAS?

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I admit, I love Diet Pop!  I love the taste.  I don’t drink it thinking that I’m saving calories compared to if I were to drink regular pop.  I often get a lot of feedback from my family, friends and clients about the dangers of diet pop – more specifically about, “aspartame.”  You can [...]


LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS

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What Is Arthritis?
Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis.  Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include [...]


The Other Side

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While we are stuck in the midst of a very short Election Campaign we must remind ourselves that, contrary to Calgary’s big daily tabloids, the world does not stop turning. If your life revolves around cheap newspaper reports and TV hype, you may have been convinced that we need, or may get, some kind of [...]


THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY

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By: Glynn Galla
It’s been a year since the last time you came, a month before; I was already excited that soon you will be around again. I always look forward every time, because you bring a different aura to me. It brings a kind of annual unique feeling that only few could have this day. [...]


Minister Kenney proposes to assess foreign education credentials before skilled workers arrive

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Ottawa, March 28, 2012 – Canada is proposing a major change to how foreign skilled workers’ education credentials are assessed, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
The proposed new requirement would mean that applicants wanting to immigrate as Federal Skilled Workers would have their foreign education credentials assessed and verified by designated organizations [...]


Government of Canada transforms economic immigration program

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Ottawa, March 30, 2012 — To create a fast and flexible immigration system that creates jobs and promotes Canada’s long term prosperity, the Government of Canada will eliminate the backlog in the main federal economic immigration program.
““The Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog is a major roadblock to Canada’s ability to respond to rapidly changing labour [...]


PINOY TO ANO’NG SAY MO?

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by: Tatsky Gascon-Delos Reyes
PAALALA SA NAGDAANG  MAHAL NA ARAW MULA SA ATING MGA IGINAGALANG NA SENIORS

JOVITA BARNACHEA – Calgary, AB
“Ang Panahon ng Mahal Na Araw ay panahon ng pagtatanim sa ating mga isipan kung paano nagpakahirap ang Panginoon para sa ating kaligtasan. Kaya ating pagnilaynilayin sa ating sarili kung paano natin magagawa na tayo ay [...]


Celebrating the Filipino Artist – the Philippine Arts Festival

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by Ida Beltran-Lucila
Filipino artists take center stage in the Philippine Arts Festival on June 23, 2012 at the   University of Albertaʼs Myer Horowitz Theatre.  On its 2nd offering, the festival is a bi-yearly   celebration of the arts, life and the spirit of the Philippines.  It is a multi-disciplinary festival of   theatre, dance, classical and contemporary [...]


The Benefits of Informative Seminars

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Tax Clinic 2012
by:  Tata “Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes
The workshop recently held at the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) office was one info-session that many Filipino participants considered worth their while.  The Tax Clinic that began in January was a collaborative effort of the Filipino Community Development Program of CIWA with the help of Bridge Foundation for [...]


Remember … A Dying Man’s Words

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by Pastor Nilo Briones of Jesus Word of Life Church
Have you ever wondered why the cross is the central symbol of Christianity?  We see it’s hanged inside the chapel, worn around the neck by some faithfuls,  an integral part of sermons and teachings, which remind us that there is something glorious that happened on [...]


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