Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    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 February 2013

Elder Abuse Movie

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HANGGA’T MAY ARAW ANG DAIGDIG
Elder abuse movie by The Golden Generation Seniors Club of Calgary
We received and invitation from Mr. Ben Isidiro, the President of Golden Generation Seniors Club of Calgary about the launching of their movie on Elder Abuse on January 12, 2013.  The launching included the showing of [...]


Alberta pushes forward with Asia market access strategy

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February 4, 2013
Edmonton… Three days of intensive meetings have provided greater focus on how Alberta can improve trade in the Asian market.
The 12-member Asia Advisory Council met with industry representatives from sectors including energy, forestry, agriculture and education in Calgary January 29 to February 1 to discuss Alberta’s Asia-specific initiatives.
The council also met [...]


12-year-old Filipina wins Hong Kong Art Contest

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A 12-year-old Filipina student bested 200 entries from six Asian countries to win the top prize at the Happy Holidays Art Challenge 2012 held by Hong Kong-based Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA).
As the grand prize winner, Ysobel Iree Brillantes won a total of P450,000 worth of special educational fund – P50,000 [...]


PHL in Lonely Planet’s top 3 unusual honeymoon global hotspots

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The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has picked the Philippines as one of the top sites to have an unusual honeymoon. The article authored by Caroline Sieg has the Philippines ranked in the top 10 which also includes Argentina, Uganda, Switzerland, Germany and Mongolia.
Here’s the article:
It’s your [...]


THE LIST: 10 ‘lucky’ Chinese New Year dishes

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ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese New Year celebration is not only a time for family and friends – it is also a festival riddled with superstitions.

Feng shui practitioners have always recommended ways to welcome the coming lunar year, from wearing a new pair of underwear to not getting mad at anyone [...]


How do you stay motivated?

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Now that the month of February has arrived, many of you who are struggling with your New Year’s Resolutions and 2013 Health and Fitness Goals have been asking me, “How do you stay motivated?  I can’t fight the cravings and I can’t find the time to workout.”
ONE LIFE – ONE CHANCE
Here’s what I tell them:  [...]


“It is our family, and this river is the reason why we keep on smiling”

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By: Glynn Galla
Probably the most priceless thing that we can have each day is to smile. The thing that we all know that we have, but not all can have it every time. A feeling of calmness, a feeling of peacefulness is usually we can associate with it.
One of the things that I loved the [...]


Philippine Calgarian Social Club

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Love is in the Air! (Tom Jones) What a great month February is, combining the Month of Love, Valentine’s Day and Family Day all into four short weeks!
Due to a last minute assignment from Pinoy Times I was asked to attend and report on the Philippine Calgarian Social Club’s 33rd Annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. [...]


GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International now seen on British Columbia and Alberta!

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GMA International celebrates the best in Filipino lifestyle and offers the latest and most relevant local news to more Filipinos in Canada with the upcoming launch of GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International in British Columbia and Alberta via Telus Optik TV recently last November.
GMA Network’s second international channel, GMA Life TV captures [...]


MP Shory: Goodbye to the Canadian Penny

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Calgary, AB – On February 4th, 2013 the Canadian Mint stopped distributing the penny. “Producing pennies was costing the taxpayer $11 million per year — money that could be better spent on services that are important to Canadians,” said MP Devinder Shory.
It costs 1.6 cents to produce each penny, which [...]


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