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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NEWS FROM March 2018

‘Sin Island’ review: Atrocious logic, guilty pleasure

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The film shifts and turns every so often that it is almost impossible to pinpoint what it wants to be.
Think of Gino Santos’ Sin Island as a hedonistic cruise, that faraway port you’re itching to forget.
Blatant illogic, luscious gloss
That isn’t to say that the film is good. In fact, it’s actually quite atrocious.
However, it will [...]


Cities and Scientific Community unite to plan an ambitious new climate change agenda Global Mayors Summit lays the groundwork for science based, action-oriented policies at the city level to combat climate change.

Cities and Scientific Community unite to plan an ambitious new climate change agenda Global Mayors Summit lays the groundwork for science based, action-oriented policies at the city level to combat climate change. thumbnail

Ahead of today’s start of the CitiesIPCC Cities & Climate Change Science Conference, the “Change for Climate” Global Mayors Summit brought together policymakers, scientists and city networks on Sunday, March 4, to create a critical new dialogue between these vital groups of climate change stakeholders. Though cities and researchers work diligently to address their individual [...]


Erwinism: A Date with Expectation

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Erwin D. Maramat

The day of hearts is long gone and so they say, but, each day is a perfect opportunity to love.
Some of us were born inside a kaleidoscope that weaves endless dreams and fairy tales, and fairy tales is all we had, unaware that one day our pristine spirits will leak out into [...]


Carlo on Angelica: She’ll remain special to me

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“If ever any one of us finds a new partner, I wish this person would learn to accept the fact that Angge (short for Angelica Panganiban) will always have a space in my heart,” declared Carlo Aquino. “Whatever happens, Angelica will remain special to me.”
Carlo, who broke up with Angelica in 2005, said a lot [...]


Robin Padilla gets tearful call from mommy Eva about Mariel Rodriguez’s caring ways

Robin Padilla gets tearful call from mommy Eva about Mariel Rodriguez’s caring ways thumbnail

We’ve all heard of monsters-in-law, in-laws who are meddlesome, aggravating and manipulative — the kind that pose as a potential threat and nightmare to every married couple. Few are lucky to say they never have to resort to such names, and for Eva Cariño-Padilla, action star Robin Padilla’s mom, she can claim that she and [...]


The Power of One

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“One tree can start a forest; one smile can begin a friendship
One hand can lift a soul; one word can frame the goal
One candle can wipe out darkness; one laugh can conquer gloom
One hope can raise your spirits; one touch can show you care
One life can make the difference, be [...]


The City of Calgary kicks off the 15th annual Safety Expo

The City of Calgary kicks off the 15th annual Safety Expo thumbnail

On March 7 and 8, more than 4,000 Grade 5 and 6 students will attend the 15th annual Safety Expo hosted by The City of Calgary in the Municipal Building Atrium. The event gives students hands-on learning experiences with over 20 interactive exhibits from City and partner organizations, and workshops on topics including anti-bullying, bicycle [...]


Improving access to free English lessons

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The Alberta government is partnering with the CBC to better connect people learning English with free lessons on their mobile devices.
With a two-year grant from the Alberta government, Learning English with CBC has improved its website to make it easier for newcomers to participate in its English language lessons. The lessons use news stories and [...]


Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children

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Get started
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a doctor’s prescription. This doesn’t mean that OTC medicines are harmless. Like prescription medicines, OTCs can be very dangerous for children if not taken the right way.
Be sure to read the package instructions on these medicines carefully. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before giving [...]


Teachers to Pacquiao: Don’t look at us if Pinoys lack patriotism

Teachers to Pacquiao: Don’t look at us if Pinoys lack patriotism thumbnail

If a student turns out to be a less patriotic member of society, who do you hold responsible for it?
Don’t look at the teacher, says a group of mentors.
Rather than blame the country’s educational system for the supposed lack of patriotism among Filipinos, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) is asking government officials to examine themselves [...]


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