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 July 2013

New immigration option for foreign workers in Alberta

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Temporary foreign workers can now nominate themselves for permanent residency under an expanded Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
Foreign workers in Alberta now have a new option to stay in Alberta permanently. The Alberta Work Experience Category of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program lets eligible foreign workers apply to nominate themselves for permanent residency. [...]


Calamity and Community

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By: Paolo Oliveros, Task Force Fil-Can Alberta
Nelson Mandela once said “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/nelsonmand447262.html> ”
It was like watching a scene in [...]


Message from Consul General Godofredo Ferdinand “FERDIE” Aguirre

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In behalf of the Philippine Consulate for Southern Alberta, let me extend my greetings to Pinoytimes and my good friend Connie Kriaski on its 5th Anniversary.
Running a newspaper is by no means a small feat and must be undertaken by those who have  not only have a passion for writing but also the sincere [...]


Super Visa keeps getting more popular – 20,000 and counting!

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More than 1,000 Super Visas issued every month
Ottawa, July 11, 2013 — More than 20,000 Parent and Grandparent Super Visas have been issued since the program’s launch in December 2011, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
“The government is committed to family reunification and the Super Visa provides families with the flexibility to [...]


Secure, Convenient 10-Year ePassport Available Now

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Calgary, July 2, 2013 — Canada’s new and more secure 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
“The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Minister Kenney.
“The [...]


Premier’s Message for Pinoy Times 5th Anniversary

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China law requires adults to visit their elderly parents

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In China, forgetting to visit your elderly parents may lead to a court case.
The country’s newly amended Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly took effect on Monday, forcing adult citizens to visit their elderly family members. Also on Monday, the People’s Court of Beitang District in Wuxi City ordered [...]


Hens and Chicks (sempervivum)

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If you have a location that is poor in soil, lacks moisture, is sunny, dry and rocky, then this little succulent is just for it.  It needs very little care except to clear weeds away and sometimes they get surrounded by ants.  When I first laid my eyes on hens and chicks I thought it [...]


Kuya Bong’s Kusina

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by F. V. Decena
Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) with a scientific name Momordica charantia, is a climbing vine and the tendrils of which grow up to 20 centimeters long. This herbal plant belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae, and it is a tropical as well as a subtropical vine. It is commonly [...]


Destination Weddings

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For so many couples, a dream wedding means sun, sand and a trail of rose petals leading to the sea, topped off with a beautifully decorated canopy for those all important  ‘I do’s . Here are some helpful tips.
DESTINATION WEDDING TRAVEL TIPS
1. ALWAYS BRING A SWEATER or blanket, no matter how tropical the climate; as [...]


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