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 June 2018

Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar

Calgary weather predicted light rain for Sunday, June 10. The rain poured early morning but it didn’t dampen the Filipino spirit of solidarity in celebrating the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence held at Calgary’s Philippine Consulate General Office in the downtown core of the city.
Leaders and members of [...]


Parenting by Example

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum
The most rewarding experience one can ask for during one’s entire lifetime is becoming a parent. Giving birth to a child comes with several responsibilities as well as problems concerned with its upbringing. Finding [...]


“Kasal” Movie Review

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Star Cinema’s first salvo for their 25th anniversary, “Kasal” is a story that tackles the complexities of getting married. Bea Alonzo’s Lia accepts Philip’s (Paulo Avelino) proposal only after a year of dating. Things got complicated when Philip’s dark secret starts to spread and affect not only his relationship with his fiancee, but also his [...]


Erwinism: Celerity in the Sea of Change

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By: Erwin D. Maramat

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
—Not really Charles Darwin
The basketball world had since evolved after Michael Jordan stepped off the court for good, but that has not deterred his airness from [...]


Alberta celebrates first Philippine Heritage Month

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Alberta celebrates first Philippine Heritage Month
June 03, 2018 Media inquiries
Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman joined by colleagues and Filipino community leaders to celebrate Alberta’s first ever provincewide leadership summit.
The Government of Alberta is proud to recognize and celebrate the tremendous contributions of generations of Filipinos to the province’s faith, civic and cultural communities [...]


“Flavours of the Philippines” In-Store Promotion marks the Philippine Heritage Day in Calgary

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10 June 2018, Calgary, Alberta – Following a very successful kick-off in Vancouver, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),  brought the “Flavours of the Philippines” In-Store Promotion to T&T Supermarket in Pacific Place Mall, Calgary, Alberta from June 8 to 10, 2018.
The event, considered to be a centerpiece trade and cultural program [...]


UPAAA Welcomes New Philippine Consul General

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar

It was an evening full of joy, pride and high emotions. Members of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Alberta (UPAAA) organized a very warm welcome dinner to newly appointed Consul General Gilberto Asuque (UP College of Law) of the Philippine Consulate in Calgary held last May 11, 2018. [...]


Multicultural Ethnic Media round table with Minister of Finance Joe Ceci together with Minister of Social Services Irfan Sabir

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It was an honor for PINOY TIMES to be invited in a Multicultural Ethnic Media Round Table with Minister of Finance Joe Ceci together with Minister of Social Services Irfan Sabir on May 26, 2018 at the MacDougall Center.  The discussion revolved about the most important topics:

Budget 2018 and the Path to Balance
Alberta’s economic recovery
Market [...]


Redesigned, more secure driver’s licences unveiled

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New driver’s licences and identification cards will help protect Albertans against counterfeiting and ID theft and save government more than $1 million annually.
To better protect Albertans from fraud, the government has redesigned provincial driver’s licences and ID cards with updated security features like clear windows, laser engraving and 3D embossing that makes it harder to [...]


Tobacco Facts

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Tobacco Facts

Thirty per cent of all cancer deaths are caused by tobacco use.
Nicotine is the chemical in tobacco which causes addiction. It is highly addictive.
While it can be difficult to quit, there are nearly 1 million former smokers in Alberta.
Second [...]


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