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 August 2018

ISKWELAHANG PILIPINO (IP) RONDALLA OF BOSTON WINS THE HEARTS OF CALGARIANS

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A new way forward for some immigration application processing times

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Ottawa, August 9, 2018 – At Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we know that applying to immigrate to Canada is a life changing event, and we understand how frustrating it can be when applications take longer than expected. That’s why we have made changes to improve the experience for some permanent resident clients.
Now, clients will [...]


New funding boosts opportunities for women

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Status of Women is supporting 32 projects that will help immigrant entrepreneurs, empower Indigenous communities and make life better for Alberta women.
The province is providing $850,000 to non-profit organizations to kick-start or expand innovative projects that empower women in leadership roles, increase economic security for their families and prevent gender-based violence.
“When women succeed, Alberta succeeds. [...]


OPM 90’s band rocks Calgary

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by: Glynn Galla
The famous band in the 90’s of the Philippines rocks and made noise in Calgary last July 27, 2018 at the Polish Canadian Cultural Center. It was a jam-packed night, full 90’s kids that enjoyed the nostalgic moment while listening to their favorite songs.
The Tunog Kalye Concert Tour Artists were composed of Paglisan [...]


Fentanyl FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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What is fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a strong medicine made from opioids (chemicals used to treat sudden and ongoing pain). It’s up to 100 times stronger than other opioids like morphine, heroin, or oxycodone.
Drug dealers often sell fentanyl as fake oxycodone. Buyers may think they’re getting oxycodone, but they’re getting another opioid drug that has fentanyl and [...]


Duterte signs National ID System Act

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Monday an act creating a national identification system in the country.
The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act of 2018, authored by Senator Panfilo Lacson, aims to create a single official identification card for all citizens that integrates and interconnects various government-issued IDs.
In [...]






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