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  • Publisher’s Note

    Belated Happy Labor Day to all. Colors are changing around us, a sign that summer is over and fall is here to stay for a while.  My 13 year old daughter and my 5 year old son are very much excited that school will soon start.  We have to make sure that our children are safe [...]

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NEWS FROM May 2020

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE ILLNESS FROM COVID-19

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While diseases can make anyone sick, some Canadians are more at risk of developing severe complications from an illness due to underlying medical conditions and age.       If you are at risk for complications, you can take action to reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19.
WHO IS AT HIGH RISK?
People with medical conditions including:
~Heart disease
~Hypertension [...]


Bea Alonzo feeds jeepney drivers begging for money due to extended lockdown

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MANILA, Philippines — Despite nursing a heartache for ABS-CBN’s shutdown and for the death of a relative she cannot visit because of the ongoing extanded enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, Kapamilya actress Bea Alonzo was able to help jeepney drivers begging money in the streets to feed their families.
“I recently lost a very close [...]


Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda, stars thankful for ABS-CBN provisional franchise bill

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MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN artists are celebrating after the House Committee of the Whole’s Wednesday afternoon approval of House Bill 6732, which would grant the media network a five-month provisional franchise until October 31 if passed into law.
Republic Act 7966, the law which granted ABS-CBN a 25-year license to operate, expired last Monday, May 4. [...]


Michael Bublé gives Filipina caregiver grandfather’s home

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MULTI-Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé honored his grandfather’s last wish by turning over his home in Vancouver, Canada, to his longtime Filipina caregiver Minette.
In an episode of the HGTV show “Celebrity IOU,” the international star behind the hit songs “Feeling Good,” “Haven’t Met You” and “Home” said Minette took good care of his grandfather Demetrio [...]


Canada turning to foreign airlines to bring home citizens stranded by pandemic

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MP says foreign carriers are handling more than half of Canadian repatriations
Canada has enlisted the help of nearly a dozen foreign airlines to bring home thousands of Canadians stranded abroad in remote mountain regions, on secluded islands and in locked-down countries that Canadian carriers can’t reach as the pandemic tightens its grip.
The federal government reports that after arranging transport [...]


Philippines’ COVID-19 cases now 11,618; recoveries at 2,251

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases now 11,618; recoveries at 2,251 thumbnail

The number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit a new record high on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 145 new recoveries, raising the total to 2,251.
The department also announced 268 new cases, bringing the total to 11,618, while the death toll climbed to 772 after 21 [...]


DOF wants to hire contract tracers amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The government should hire more contact tracers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Tuesday, 58 days since Luzon has been placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Dominguez said hiring contract tracers would not only boost the health capacity of the country amid the COVID-19 emergency, but also provide employment to those temporarily [...]


Canada is giving their essential workers a pay raise they ‘deserve’

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(CNN)Canada is hiking wages for essential workers across the country, in a blunt admission that many who are now risking their health to work during the pandemic are in some cases making the least.
“If you are risking your health to keep this country moving and you’re making minimum wage, you deserve a raise,” Canadian Prime [...]


Calgary shopping malls adopting safety measures ahead of Thursday’s planned reopening

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CALGARY — Management at shopping malls in Alberta say the safety of customers and retailers is top of mind as some major centres prepare to reopen this week.
The provincial government announced the first stage of its relaunch strategy will begin Thursday when some retail businesses — including clothing, furniture and bookstores —are permitted to reopen [...]


House Committee of the Whole OKs bill giving ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October

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MANILA – The House of Representatives Committee of the Whole on Wednesday approved a bill that gives ABS-CBN Corp. provisional franchise until October 2020.
The measure was filed by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he cited the need for Congress to focus on addressing the coronavirus crisis and giving it sufficient time to tackle the [...]






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