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 May 2013

Association of Batanguenos in Alberta (ABA) – Edmonton Gives Back to the Community

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Once again ABA – Edmonton volunteered in the Annual Alberta Highway Clean-up Campaign on May 4, 2013.  Every year on the first or second Saturday in May, service clubs and other non-profit groups are invited to participate in the Highway Cleanup Program by Alberta Ministry of Transportation.  For three consecutive years now, Batanguenos have been [...]


GARDENER’S CORNER

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by H. W. Kriaski

WHAT TO DO FOR MAY?

May is a good month to prune your trees. Cut back long sagging branchs, then cut out  over crowded areas and any branchs that are dry, broken or rubbing against one another. Remove to the nearest heal;thy side shoot or branch. With sharp pruners [...]


HOW TO FIND A FAMILY DOCTOR IN CALGARY

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The online Need-a-Doctor Registry is available to individuals residing in Calgary or surrounding areas who do not have a family doctor or whose doctor is retiring.  Registrants are contacted when a doctor in their local residential community becomes available. The online address is www.needadoctorcalgaryandarea.ca

I currently have a doctor. Can I sign up for a different doctor?
Due [...]


Minister Kenney announces funding for newcomer integration through HIPPY Program

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Ottawa, May 1, 2013 – Newcomers who participate in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program will benefit from $2.6 million in new funding over the next three years, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced yesterday at a reception hosted by the United States Ambassador David [...]


Commissioner Identifies Privacy Concerns with Bill 25 Children First Act

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Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has concerns with Bill 25, the Children First Act, as introduced in the Legislature on May 7, 2013. The Commissioner says, “I support the principle of promoting the ‘well-being, safety, security, education and health of children’ and I recognize that information [...]


The Other Side

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Wow, with summer arriving recently everyone is out and about and enjoying our beautiful city and province! Some people we haven’t seen since last fall have finally come out of their caves and are enjoying the early start to the BBQ season. With the days getting longer until June 21, we can enjoy sunlight until [...]


Opening of the new, Modern Thorncliffe Dental Clinic

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Last February 25, 2013, the new Thorncliffe Dental Clinic was re-opened to its new accessible location at 10034-164 St., Edmonton,  Alberta with the most modern equipment based on the Alberta Dental Society standard and accessible for the handicapped.
The event was been honored by  the presents of Hon. Consul Esmeralda Agbulos who cut  the ribbon  together [...]


Ius Suffagium Inire (The right to vote)

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By: Glynn Galla
As the election in the Philippine heats up, we Filipinos abroad have also a big responsibility to exercise our civil rights. The Republic Act No. 9189 or also known as the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003 is one of the many privileges that we Filipinos must take part of it.
Since the law [...]


CALGARY LIONS HONORS PRIDE IN COMMUNITY

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by:  Estrella Tata ‘Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes

The City of Calgary is a vibrant community filled with exemplary volunteers who sets aside their personal interests to serve and help their fellowmen. It is on this note that the Lions Club in Calgary on its 16th year, celebrates outstanding citizens to elevate and honor them so that [...]


THE NEWLY-APPOINTED Philippine Honorary Consul General to SOUTHERN ALBERTA

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Godofredo Ferdinand Ramos Aguirre (Ferdie)  has more than 20 years of combined experience as a legal professional in the Philippines and in Canada.
He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila College of Law in 1987 and had successfully passed the Philippine Bar examinations given that year.
Before being appointed as our Honorary Consul General to Southern Alberta, [...]


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