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 March 2020

Iza Calzado confined for pneumonia, tested for COVID-19

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MANILA, Philippines — Actress Iza Calzado revealed that she has been hospitalized for pneumonia and is awaiting her test results for the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) afflicting the country and much of the world. “Hello, everyone. It’s been a while but I thought I’d update you all. I’m currently hospitalized for pneumonia and [...]


DOH calls for volunteers for COVID referral centers

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is calling for volunteer healthcare workers who will help man the three hospitals that were named as referral centers for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.
“We have already launched our volunteer programs wherein we are urging medical professionals to help respond to COVID-19 situations. We already posted on our [...]


MMDA general manager positive for COVID-19

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MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority general manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia Jr. on Saturday confirmed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“I wish to inform everyone that I will have to work from home as I have been found positive for COVID-19,” he said in a statement.
“My work puts me [...]


Kuya Bong’s Kusina

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BEEF CURRY

Beef Curry with tender beef, potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers braised in coconut milk and curry spices makes an amazing meal the whole family will love. Rich, hearty and flavorful, it’s perfect with steamed rice!
Tips on How to Make Filipino-style Beef Curry:

Cheaper, tougher cuts are best for the [...]


Announcement from The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary

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Seafood City Supermarket Opens Branch in Calgary

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25 February 2020, Calgary – Seafood City Supermarket, the biggest Filipino chain of grocerant (grocery and fast food restaurants) in the U.S., has opened its first branch in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The branch located at 3320 Sunridge Way Northeast, Calgary had its grand opening on 20 February 2020.
Seafood City in Calgary is the first in Alberta, [...]


Goals of Care Designations Conversations Matter: Planning for your future healthcare

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What is a Goals of Care Designation Order (GCD)?
• A medical order that describes the general focus of your care.
• Helps the healthcare team match your unique values and preferences to care that is most appropriate for you and your healthcare condition.
• Written by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
• Ideally created after conversation between you [...]


Canmore Winter Carnival

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Photo credits to Arwin Alcaraz
The Canmore Winter Festival was from Friday Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 and it was held thru various venues throughout Canmore.
The Winter Carnival Kick Off  was held on Friday, February 28 at the Canmore Civic Centre.
There were music, bonfires, hot chocolate, games and more!
There was also an evening of [...]


Budget 2020 – A plan for jobs and the economy

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Government brings down deficit and is on track to balance the budget by 2022-23.
Third-quarter results show the deficit has declined more than expected. With the deficit $1.2 billion lower than projected in Budget 2019, Alberta taxpayers can expect to pay $35 million less in debt-servicing costs.
Budget 2020 also provides stable funding for health, education and [...]


COVID-19 support for employers and employees

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The Alberta government will provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees.
Emergency isolation support

Eligible working Albertans can receive a one-time emergency isolation support payment of $1,146 if they:

experienced total or significant loss of income as a result of having to self-isolate, [...]






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