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  • Publisher’s Note

    Hello dear readers, It has been a roller coaster ride with the weather with the mix of rain and sunshine lately.  When it rains, the advantage is we do not have to water the garden and the disadvantage is we cannot enjoy the outdoors.  On the other hand, when we have sunshine all day, we can [...]

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NEWS FROM February 2019

STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AT ALBERTA SCHOOLS STARTING 2020

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The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary welcomes the recent announcement of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley that the Province of Alberta in Canada will offer Filipino language and culture to students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 beginning 2020. The expansion of the teaching of the Filipino curriculum at Alberta schools would open many opportunities to generate a [...]


The City of Calgary announces first $3 million in funding for Mental Health and Addictions programs

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The City of Calgary congratulates 19 successful Calgary non-profits confirmed to receive $3 million in one-time funding as part of the $25 million community action strategy to tackle mental health and addiction.
Registered non-profit organizations operating in Calgary were invited to apply for funding in October 2018. The City sought applications for programs aimed at promotion, [...]


‘The Girl in the Orange Dress’ takes you on a fun ride of romance and friendship

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Those looking for a light romantic comedy without the slapstick in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival are on the right track with The Girl in the Orange Dress. Lead actor Jericho Rosales shows he’s still got what it takes to pull off the role of Rye Del Rosario, the country’s hottest celebrity, who starts off [...]


Love actually

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Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil have finally confirmed they are in a relationship and for some time now too.
Fans of LizQuen are rejoicing now that their idols, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, can openly tell each other “You’re mine.”
Appearing as guests on Vice Ganda’s comedy talk show “Gandang Gabi Vice (GGV)” over the weekend to [...]


Sarah ‘a big part’ of Matteo’s transfer to Viva

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After eight years with ABS-CBN’s talent management arm, Star Magic, Matteo Guidicelli has decided to sign up with Viva Artists Agency, which also handles the career of his girlfriend, Sarah Geronimo.
“She’s a big part of my moving here; this big change, leap,” he said at his recent contract signing at Viva’s head office. “It’s the [...]


Actress Armida Siguion-Reyna dies at 88

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Actress and singer Armida Siguion-Reyna died on Monday, February 11, at the age of 88 years old, her sister Irma Potenciano confirmed to ABS-CBN.
Irma said her sister died of cancer Monday afternoon at the Makati Medical Center.
Although she had appeared in many movies and TV shows, Armida was known to many [...]


Erwinism: Taking the Lid Off a Leader

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By: Erwin D. Maramat

With great powers, comes great responsibility. These words were wisest advice and tragically the last that Uncle Ben gave Peter, so the director of the Spiderman did just that and saturated the film with CGI. The world is evolving at a rapid pace and those words ring true in our [...]


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

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By Pastor Nilo Briones
A quote from the romantic poem popularized by Elizabeth Barrett Browning that still captures the enigmatic “love” over time.  It’s a simple word  yet indefinable in concrete expressions.  One can only feel it with mixed emotions of great joy and fear that it would somehow vanish.  Despite the differing cultures throughout generations, [...]


Featuring a Filipino Community leader of Calgary

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FRANCISCO “PEPE” SIAPNO
By: Tigs Tidalgo
He is commonly called ‘Pepe’. He is a down to earth person. A friend to all and a warm hearted man. His likes are simple. He doesn’t smoke. He won’t get drunk.  He does not gamble nor fool around. He however is far from being boriing. His smile is so [...]


What Does Love Look Like

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. [...]


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