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 January 2019

Fantastica Review: Incoherent Vice

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JOLLY BUT JUVENILE. The usual Vice Ganda jokes and gags entertain at first, but lose their freshness towards the end. Screenshot from ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s Youtube account
One goes into a Vice Ganda film knowing exactly what to expect – mean-spirited humor, slapstick, and lowbrow wit.
Visible gender and advocacies
There would be times when one of the [...]


Erwinism: The New Year Cliché

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By Erwin D. Maramat

If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill cliché, then this article for not for you, perhaps you can read such things elsewhere, but it’s most unfortunate to warn you of such woe that this is not one of them. It’s no accident that you are seeing this upside down, it’s meant to [...]


Stepping Outside Comfort Zone

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
In the spring of 1999, I immigrated to the US after I have lived and worked in Canada for over two decades. The opportunity surprisingly came and I took a leap of faith for a new venture. The possibility [...]


Outstanding Pinoy 2018

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Currently a senior high from St. Mary’s High School with anticipated graduation from International Baccalaureate  and Extended French Program, fluent in  English, French and Tagalog, with a whole lot of volunteer experiences with The N ext Generation Leo Club, St. Thomas Moore Parish, St. Mary’s High School ,St. Rose of  Lima School  and Kasayahan  Performing [...]


Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Calgary

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New pilot to address multiple barriers to success for women in Canada’s job market
January 4, 2019—Calgary, AB—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to [...]


High Blood Pressure: Nutrition Tips

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DASH diet
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can help you lower your blood pressure. It includes eating fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy foods. For more information on the DASH diet, see:
High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet.
DASH Diet Sample Menu.
The food groups and serving sizes in the table below are based [...]


Hacking a Pinoy Christmas abroad

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We lived in Singapore for a few years when I was a child. My dad had been offered a job that allowed him to bring us with him. Most Filipinos are not as lucky, and must leave their spouses and children behind for jobs that pay them more than they could ever earn in the [...]


Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to kick off Alberta’s first Month of the Artist:

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Month of the Artist: Minister Miranda
Alberta artists such as dancers and musicians are an important part of our culture, and they along with the rest of the arts community are being honoured this month.
“Art and artists are a vital part of our culture. They make our province a great place to live, visit and raise [...]






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