Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear Kababayans, I hope you are all enjoying out dog days of summer this august! With our economy opening up and kids getting ready to go back to school on September 1st summer really is going by so fast po. The first six months of 2020 has a been a roller coaster ride as we dealt [...]

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NEWS FROM June 2020

Albertans can now access 20 million free, non-medical face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Albertans can now access 20 million free, non-medical face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 thumbnail

People can visit one of almost 600 A&W, McDonald’s Canada, or Tim Hortons drive-thrus in the province to receive four non-medical masks. Masks are free and no purchase is necessary.
Albertans are encouraged to pick up masks for family members and friends, especially those who may not be able to get to a drive-thru, to reduce [...]


PARENTING DURING COVID-19

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Parents, caregivers and children across the country are facing new challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic affects our daily work and home routines. Schools, daycares and most workplaces have closed, and children and parents are suddenly at home full-time.
The ideas and tips below can help parents and caregivers adjust to this new and  unexpected situation.
SUPPORT AND [...]


Erwinism: Quarantined—A Bruise in the Light

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One way or another we are all murderers of hope. Fragile and innocent, hope stares at the pallid moon wane its way out of existence. It is all that is left of him as he taste the air one last time before the light leaves his eyes. Hope has never abandoned anyone, but now he [...]


UNDER A “NEW NORMAL,” PCG IN CALGARY RESUMES PASSPORT SERVICES

UNDER A “NEW NORMAL,” PCG IN CALGARY RESUMES PASSPORT SERVICES thumbnail

1 June 2020, Calgary – With the City of Calgary implementing today the last phase of the Province of Alberta’s Stage 1 economic relaunch, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary resumed its passport services for the public.
Starting 1 June 2020, the PCG will process the passport applications of those who were able to secure [...]


UST and UP Manila: Gov’t must prioritize COVID-19 response, not anti-terrorism bill

UST and UP Manila: Gov’t must prioritize COVID-19 response, not anti-terrorism bill thumbnail

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of prioritizing legislation that is feared to crack down on people’s basic rights, the government should focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the University of the Philippines Manila and the University of Santo Tomas said in separate statements.
In a statement Monday, UP Manila said the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, will be [...]


ABS-CBN TVplus is pro-Filipino Kapamilya

ABS-CBN TVplus is pro-Filipino Kapamilya thumbnail

It is unfortunate that a few groups have been demonizing ABS-CBN’s TVplus lately, riding on the network’s franchise renewal woes. They have thrown all sorts of baseless accusations and twisted information about a meaningful service enjoyed already by millions of Filipinos as a result of ABS-CBN’s immediate response to the government’s call to shift to [...]






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