Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by CK This morning when I woke up, I noticed that some leaves in our tree in the backyard are starting to turn yellow and I told myself, what an early sign.  For sure we have our nice days numbered as Fall is soon approaching.  I love the color of Fall because it feels so refreshing [...]

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NEWS FROM March 2016

Easter Gives Meaning

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
In this time and age, after 2,000 years, does Easter still matter?
There are two religious holidays in our society – Christmas and Easter. For most of us, Christmas is the much celebrated  season of the year. It’s that time of year when families, friends and relatives gather together to exchput ange [...]


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Calgary’s Filipino Community can boast of yet another Champion in a sport relatively unknown back home. Less than 2 years after learning the skills of horseshoe pitching, well known Filipino-Canadian Emvie Antonio claimed top honors at a recent tournament. Besting competition from Canada and the United States, he took the Championship in the “B” Division [...]

An Evening to Remember……….RETROSPECT REUNION TOUR 2016

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by Robert Ugaddan
True enough the music of the 70’s and 80’s will never die, they might have faded but they will always be music in our hearts and minds.  It was indeed an evening of beautiful songs and excellent performers from the front acts Laurie and Leah Callao, Dhon del Rosario, Chie Vengiza and Myles [...]

Top 10 Fun and Unique Restaurants to try when you visit the Philippines!

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If you are planning to visit the Philippines in the future, you can try these food destinations that serve not just good food but amazing dining experience as well.

We Filipinos are well known for our love of food. This is clearly observed during Filipino parties and gatherings where Filipinos always have abundance of food [...]

Canadian Snowbirds take flight to Bicol and Palawan in Annual Winter Escapade

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1 March 2016 – For the third year running, visitors from across Canada and the U.S. flocked to the Philippines for the annual Winter Escapade – It’s More Fun in the Philippines group tour, spearheaded by the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Tourism Promotions Board and regional [...]

LENT 101 – Why do we observe Lent as Catholics and Christians?

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Lent, the period of prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter, is 40 days long, but there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, and Easter. So how are the 40 days of Lent calculated?
A Little History
The answer takes us back to the earliest days [...]

Kuya Bong’s Kusina

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The weather is starting to get better and better each day that passes by and now I can say that we can say it’s barbecue season coming up.  So in order to get you started, I have compiled some of the best barbecue recipes for your reference.  And to go with the barbecue is our [...]

Canada welcomes 25,000 Syrian refugees

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February 29, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Canada has now welcomed more than 25,000 Syrian refugees as part of the #WelcomeRefugees initiative.
The plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of February 2016 has met the commitments of a quick and successful resettlement effort while not compromising security or health requirements.
With the arrival [...]



By: Tigs Tidalgo

Filipino senior citizens coming from the homeland are mostly dependent sponsored parents. Their sons/daughters who have families here brought them over. It’s supposed to be for family reunification. But often, these old people ultimately becomes baby sitters and domestic help.They have little free time for leisure. They spend their days with household [...]

Always save for a rainy day

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by: C.K.
Just recently our economy in Alberta has been in a limbo where day after day, week after week, all we hear is that people are getting laid off left, right and center in the oil and gas industry. Everyone in Alberta has been greatly affected with the downside of the economy as the price [...]

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