Publisher's Note

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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 September 2012

Kuya Bong’s Kusina

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by:  F.V. DECENA
The Philippines has an abundance of green leafy vegetables and for our FEATURE this month, I would like to share with our readers one of my favorite green leafy vegetable, none other than SALUYOT or  JUTE leaves. WHY SALUYOT?  What are the benefits we get from eating saluyot?

Saluyot or jute plant is so [...]


Movie in Review

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by: Tata “Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes
“The Healing”
Actors: Vilma Santos, Robert Arevalo, Pokwang, Janice de Belen, Kim Chiu
Produced by:  Star Cinema
The latest movie offering which aired at Sunridge Spectrum Cinema last month was starred by no other than the Star For All Seasons Ms. Vilma Santos whose acting skills can never be questioned. 50 years of her [...]


The Other Side

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With summer half over now we already have some great memories to cherish, as well as many more on the way. We were only home long enough to feed Kitty and maybe work a day here and there. Due to time and space constraints, I will just list some of the places we visited this [...]


The Philippine Cultural Pavilion

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….at the Globalfest 2012 OneWorld Festival
by:  Tata “Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes
In the many times that I have watched and participated at the annual celebration of Calgary’s Globalfest & Fireworks display, this year was probably the greatest.  Globalfest is celebrating a milestone (on it’s 10th year) and going pretty strong. The Festival has grown in size since [...]


Famous Lines from Filipino Movies

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by Ida Beltran-Lucila
If  you  are a movie  fan,  it would be easy  to  identify  the  origins of  these  phrases:   Go ahead,  make my day  [Clint Eastwood, Sudden  Impact];  Iʼm also  just a girl, standing  in  front of  a boy,  asking him  to  love her  [Julia Roberts, Notting Hill]; Houston, we have a  problem  [Tom  Hanks,  [...]


PROSTATE CANCER

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What is a prostate cancer?
The prostate gland is usually about the size of a walnut and is located just under the bladder. It surrounds the top part of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the end of the penis). Because the prostate gland is located in front of the rectum [...]


Albertans have their say on new rules for the province’s financial decisions

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Edmonton… The Alberta government is asking Albertans to help set the boundaries for spending, saving and funding infrastructure through a public consultation called Dollars and Sense.
“Delivering on Premier Redford’s commitment, I will be leading a conversation about the government’s financial planning to ensure that decisions are in line with Albertans’ [...]


Canadian Citizenship Not for Sale: Minister Kenney Provides Update on Residence Fraud Investigations

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 10, 2012) – The Government of Canada’s investigation into residence fraud continues to grow, with nearly 11,000 individuals potentially implicated in lying to apply for citizenship or maintain permanent resident status.
“We are applying the full strength of Canadian law to those who have obtained citizenship fraudulently,” [...]


BATANGUENOS EDMONTON 2012 ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL

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The Batanguenos Edmonont held their annual summer picnic once again! It was held last Saturday,  August 11, 2012 at  the Emily Murphy Park. It was a day of fun, games and laughter with friends and family.

This is an annual activity for our group to welcome new Filipino families and individuals [...]


CBCP to endorse anti-RH Bill candidates in 2013

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But says there will be no bloc vote MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will use next year’s elections to bolster its stance against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.
In a report from the CBCP News, CBCP secretary general Msgr. Joselito Asis said the CBCP will be more aggressive in influencing [...]


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