Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear Kababayans, I hope you are all doing well this April and are keeping safe and healthy during this trying time. Last month we saw businesses closing down and workers getting laid off because of the economic shutdown that was created by the Coronavirus Pandemic. This puts a lot of stress on people as bills just [...]

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NEWS FROM December 2019

New grant promotes cultural awareness, inclusions

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Government is accepting applications for a new grant program designed to build greater cultural awareness and more inclusive communities.

The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant revitalizes the Anti-Racism Community Grant to support a broader range of projects. Projects will focus on promoting cross-cultural understanding, celebrating diverse backgrounds and helping Albertans [...]


Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada

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People can now give their fingerprints and photo right here in Canada
December 3, 2019 – Ottawa – Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Canada is rolling out the final phase of its biometrics collection program.
As of today, foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew [...]


Movie review: Unbreakable

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‘UNBREAKABLE’ is a chick flick about friendship between females, which has been done before in local films like “Moral”, “Sana’y Wala ng Wakas” and “BFF: Best Friends Forever”. But it’s closest peg is actually the 1988 movie with Bette Midler, “Beaches” (also known as “Forever Friends”), about two females who become life long friends, tracing [...]


Supporting safe and respectful learning

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School leaders and staff will now have access to more resources for the prevention of bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools.
Minister LaGrange, Sheldon Kennedy, trustees, student leaders and staff from Eastview Middle School.
Government is providing a grant of $300,000 per year over four years to support the Respect in School program, which educates school system [...]


PASKONG PINOY and OUTSTANDING PINOY AWARDS 2019

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by: C.K.
It was an honor and pleasure to have the year end event for Paskong Pinoy and Awards Night for Outstanding Pinoy 2019 at Barrio Fiesta last November 17, 2019.  The recipients for the Outstanding Pinoy Awards are as follows:

OUTSTANDING PINOY FOR JUNIOR 2019 CHARLES DEREK ARELLANO

OUTSTANDING PINOY FOR YOUTH 2019 NIKKO ANGELO [...]


Ano nga ba ang alaala ng Pasko nung ako’y bata pa?

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- naniwala akong may Santa Claus kasi tuwing Pasko may regalo sa ilalim ng Christmas tree at tuwing tatanungin ko ang tatay ko palagi nyang sagot ay galing Kay Santa Claus.  Ngunit dumating Ang Isang bisperas ng Pasko at ako’y nagising ng hatinggabi.  Lumabas Ako ng kuwarto dahil nauhaw ako at iinom ng tubig.  Nang [...]


ERWINISM: Light of the Season

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By Erwin D. Maramat
If an asteroid the size of Australia were to hit the earth, David wouldn’t even flinch. He will be at his desk amd in his computer chair while his eyes are permanently glued on the screen leering at strangers on his Facebook account and sending them friend requests.
I first met him while [...]


Catriona Gray’s final walk gown inspired by Philippine Eagle’s sea reflection

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MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s gowns have always paid homage to the Philippine culture and natural beauty, which was once more on display during her final walk as Miss Universe when she donned a gown inspired by the Philippine Eagle’s reflection on the sea.
Mak Tumang, the designer behind Gray’s iconic Mayon Volcano [...]


Kuya Bong’s Kusina

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Pork Hamonado

Pork Hamonado is a Filipino dish that involves cooking the meat in pineapple juice.
It is or was a kind of food that is only served at special occasions like for Christmas. Different kind of pork cuts can be used as long as there is some fat in it.For this Pork Hamonado recipe, I used [...]


Sports legends carry SEA Games Federation flag

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Eight Filipino world champions in various sports took the lead in the ceremonial carrying of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation flag.
Sports icons Lydia de Vega Mercado, hailed as Asia’s Fastest Woman for 8 years; Akiko Thompson-Guevarra, 7-time SEA games gold medalist; 15-time SEA Games gold medalist for swimming Eric Buhain; and Alvin Patrimonio, SEA [...]


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