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 July 2020

Love Yourself

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By Erwin D. Maramat
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
—Dr Seuss
Cruelty cannot be appeased with garbled metaphor. The truth is I cannot be anybody else except for myself. I am certain that I was not the only kid who went through this. Perhaps, [...]


Alcohol and Drug Use After a Disaster or Emergency

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What are the risks of substance use after a disaster or emergency?
After a disaster, using alcohol and other drugs might seem like a good way to help you cope with stress, pain, or to pass the time. But using alcohol and other drugs can put you at risk.
Short-term risks include:

risk [...]


Angel Locsin apologizes to those she might’ve ‘offended’

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Angel Locsin has expressed regret for things she said might have offended certain people.
“Uulitin ko, pag hinihikayat magsalita, hindi ibig sabihin nun mag rally na sa kalsada. There are many ways to show support. Iba ‘yung takot sa covid, iba yung ayaw lang talaga,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Kung may na-offend, I apologize dahil nasaktan ko kayo. [...]


Over 22 million students now gearing up for school – DepEd

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More than 22 million students are currently enrolled in both public and private schools nationwide barely a month before the new school year starts in August, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.
DepEd issued on Saturday, July 25, its latest nationwide enrollment data, which showed a total number of 22, 092, 345 enrollees for School Year [...]


Foreign representatives now exempt from travel restrictions

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Foreign officials and their families can now come to Canada.
Canada’s border remains closed but foreign diplomats, consular officers, officials and their immediate family members have been added to the list of exempt travellers.
The new exemption applies to foreign nationals who have diplomatic acceptance on their passports, a consular acceptance, or an official acceptance issued by [...]


Alberta records two more deaths and 111 new cases of COVID-19

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Active cases in Calgary zone jump to 703, nearly 500 more than Edmonton zone

Alberta reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday and 111 new cases of the illness.
That brings the total number of active cases in the province to 1,341, more than half of which are in the Calgary zone.
As of Friday, 95 people were being treated [...]


Restoring balance in Alberta’s workplaces

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The proposed Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act will support economic recovery, restore balance in the workplace and get Albertans back to work.
If passed, this legislation could save job creators an estimated $100 million per year by reducing red tape from daily operations – helping them keep their doors open – and provide jobs for hard-working Albertans.
“Our [...]






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