Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    It was 22 years ago when I arrived in Canada and chose Calgary, Alberta to be my home.  Leaving my family and friends behind, it was a new adventure for me to be in a new country without knowing anyone.  That was the time I looked for a Filipino community paper and never found any, [...]

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NEWS FROM January 2017

‘Kapitana’ remembers laundry days with ‘darling’ MacArthur

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DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – Every time the city commemorates the Lingayen Gulf landing, laundrywoman Julita Vallejos, now 86, remembers how jolly and sweet the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur had been to her.
MacArthur and his troops camped at the West Central Elementary School here near the end of World War II.
Vallejos, fondly called Kapitana Juling [...]


DOF warns of ‘disastrous’ consequences of pension hike

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance warned yesterday of “disastrous” consequences once populist measures on the two-year land conversion moratorium and Social Security System (SSS) pension increase without contribution hike are pursued.
“We need to invest big in (infrastructure), human capital and social protection…Hence the need to generate a lot more funds to bankroll these [...]


Erwinism: A Year of New Perspective

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By Erwin Maramat
“The day you decide to do it is your lucky day”
—Japanese Proverb
We are back to point A: the exact place where the Earth embarked on a carousel journey around its star.  Two things are certain; first, there is really no new year—there are only changing seasons, and being all and doing all that [...]


New Year Resolution Pope’s list with details from Gibo Teodoro

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1. DON’T GOSSIP.
“When you gossip, you are doing what Judas did, and begin to tear the other person to pieces. Every time you judge another in your heart or worse when you speak badly of that person with others, you are murdering him/her.  There is no such thing as innocent slander.”
2. FINISH YOUR MEAL.
“Throwing food [...]


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