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    Hello dear readers, It’s June and half of the year is almost gone. But we still have rain at times and it’s good for the grass and all the plants in our garden.  Although lately, it’s been getting to more sunny now, I’m sure that everyone is enjoying the outdoors. June is a very important month for [...]

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NEWS FROM April 2019

Philippines not asking help from China, says DFA chief

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is not asking help from China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. asserted on Tuesday.
A Twitter user had asked Locsin why the Philippines “is still asking help from China” after the latter disclosed that Japan, Australia, and the United States “extended the most development and military assistance to the Philippines.”
Locsin [...]


Student fare discount bill transmitted to Palace for President’s signature

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Good news for public and private school students.
The enrolled copy of the bill seeking to institutionalize and expand the 20-percent student fare discount to include air and sea transport has been transmitted to Malacañang for President Duterte’s signature.
It was learned that enrolled bill was transmitted to the President on March 21, 2019.
Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, [...]


Interim Pathway for Caregivers sa Canada Bukas na Ngayon

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Pampublikong Pahayag
Hinihikayat ang mga aplikante na mag-apply bago sa nakatakdang petsa – ika-4 ng Hunyo
March 15, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Ang mga caregivers na nasa Canada upang magbigay serbisyo sa mga pamilya dito, at umaasang maging permanenteng residente sa Canada ay maaaring nang mag-apply sa Interim Pathway for Caregivers (IPC).
Ang mga caregivers na pansamantalang nag tatrabaho sa [...]


Erwinism: Thoughts and Prayer: A Blasphemy

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By Erwin D. Maramat
“Mother Teresa is burning in hell as we speak,” muttered under his breath barely audible under the roar of a five-ton truck’s engine. “Excuse me? “hoping that my ears are betraying me. “I said, “Mother Teresa is burning in hell as we speak,” a remark that brazenly leapt out of the mouth [...]


Joyce to the world!

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The teenager to represent Canada in Miss Teen Petite International 2019 in El Salvador this month is Filipina.
Joyce Fedelin or Szarmaine Joyce Fedelin Daliva is a teen model in Toronto who was born in the Philippines and lived in the country ’till she was 4 years old. Her family moved to Toronto 13 years ago.
“I [...]


How JM and Arci wage war against ‘paralyzing pain’ of depression

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I try my best not to show it, but I still wage an internal war with depression every single day,” admitted actor JM de Guzman, who spent time in a rehabilitation center twice for substance abuse.
“I’m not giving up. When I feel like it, I remind myself that I’ve already gotten this far. Palag lang [...]


Our Filipino Community in Calgary

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By: Tigs Tidalgo
TIGS CORNER:
April 2019
Part 2 of 3: The beginning.
I was with a group of kababayans in a house party of Elro and Flora Kintanar just barely after I arrived. I did open the subject of organizing ourselves into an association. The conversation became serious and at the end decided to go ahead. A group [...]


Spring Cleaning Your Life

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Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“After the winter comes the spring to show us that in everything there’s always renewal divinely planned-flawlessly perfect, the work of God’s hand. And just like the seasons that come and go, when the flowers of spring lie buried in snow, God send to the heart in its winter of sadness a [...]


Reunited Families Attend Reunification Workshop

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The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) in partnership with the Calgary Catholic School District and the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary conducted a reunification workshop on February 23, 2019 at St. John Reception Center. This whole day event aimed to provide support to Filipino families who were reunited after several years of separation. There were 20 [...]


Organ and Tissue Donation in Alberta

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Becoming a Donor
​​​​​​​How does a person become an organ or tissue donor?
While it is possible to provide a living donation, most often a person is considered an organ or tissue donor if he or she has been declared dead. In order to become an organ donor, the individual must die in a specific way which [...]


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