Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear Readers, Finally we can it seems that spring is almost in the air.  Weather wise it’s not that cold anymore and it looks like Mr. Winter is going to say goodbye. Soon you have to start cleaning up the yard and the flower beds.  And the trees in the backyard will start to have leaves [...]

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Maturity: The Value of Learning

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
I believe Age doesn’t define maturity.  Wise men say the true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you, you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. “Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.”
To many people, they think maturity is a natural [...]


A tribute to a friend……

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RENE DINO
By: Tigs Tidalgo
When we were younger and Calgary was not yet big, I met a man named Rene Dino. He was an acquaintance the same as anyone in what then was a small Filipino community. Few more years later and he became a friend. And farther more in time, he was a brother.  I [...]


Helping more Albertans get good jobs

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As the labour market in Alberta heats up, the province has kept tuition and fees frozen to help make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable.
Announcement on post-secondary tuition freeze
Premier Rachel Notley greets NAIT students at the Sandvik Cormorant Centre Machinist Technology during an announcement about the government’s continued tuition freeze and commitment to strong, accessible [...]


Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents

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August 24, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – As Canadians, we know that protecting and promoting fundamental human rights is an imperative for governments and individuals alike. This includes gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement [...]


Erwinism

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Pity: Beyond the Metaphorical Tears of Mediocrity
By Erwin Maramat
No matter how lovely, leave not flowers on a dead man’s face. As justice, so writers are; blind as freaking bats and a rueful instance of cliché.
“I find it hard to digest paste, but it’s better than nothing,” a friend of mine once said while lounging on [...]


What’s for lunch

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Tips for making lunches

Plan ahead for lunch.  Make extra portions of casseroles, stews, soups, or chili at supper.  Keep leftovers in the fridge to use for lunches within 3-4 days.  You can also freeze leftovers in single servings to use later.
Get children involved!  Have them help with planning, shopping, and packing.  Children are more likely [...]


Proposed national ID system passes the lower house of Congress

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MANILA, Philippines — The proposed law seeking to implement a national identification or ID system in the country has passed the third and final reading in the Lower House of Congress.
Proponents of the bill said it will make public transactions with government agencies more efficient.
It is a relief for employees like Gil Colobong. He has six [...]






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