Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear Kababayans, I hope you are all doing well and had a great time celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. 2020 has been a roller coaster ride with the COVID-19 Pandemic arriving in our part of the world in March which resulted in much of our country being locked down. Fast forward nine months later [...]

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NEWS FROM January 2021

COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Travel: What We Think Will Happen in 2021

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With the continuous rise of cases daily and existing restrictions worldwide, it may seem like there’s no end to the travel halts around the world. However, some countries—and of course, many travellers—are already looking forward to a recovery period.
One thing to remember is that the travel industry has always breathed life into itself. From security [...]


NEW NORMAL…YEAR 2021

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Hello dear readers…
We are now in 2021 and everything is now called the “new normal”. We celebrated the holidays with this lockdown, thus no social gathering was allowed. Everyone was asked to stay home so Christmas and New Year was never the same again. Gift giving was changed to dropping off gifts [...]


Nancy Pelosi says U.S. House will move to impeach Trump unless VP forces ouster

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House Speaker urges Mike Pence to invoke 25th Amendment, remove U.S. president
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the U.S. House of Representatives will proceed with legislation to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump unless the vice-president and cabinet invoke constitutional authority to force him out, calling Trump a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the [...]


Alberta’s vaccine roll out exceeds 26,000 doses to date

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Vaccines are being administered across the province, with 56.9 per cent of vaccines received to date already given to Albertans.
As of Jan. 4, 26,269 doses of vaccine have been given to health-care workers and residents of continuing care facilities. At more than 56 per cent of vaccine doses in stock administered, Alberta is 61 per [...]


We are living in most interesting times

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by Thomas Dean M. Garcia
Christmas is a holiday most children look forward to, like me. But this year’s Christmas is very different. Usually, just before 12am of December 25th, I would go to church with my family, and hear mass before Noche Buena. This year I stayed home and ate pasta and [...]


Erwinism: Sandcastles

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By Erwin D. Maramat
“Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950’s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
Fearing for our safety our folks gave us a resounding no for an answer when my brother and I insisted to play by the beach. We shook [...]


Palace confident Philippines will no longer be among countries with worst traffic

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday expressed confidence that the Philippines would no longer be among the countries with the worst traffic congestion in the world once key infrastructure projects are completed.
A recent report by cost of living database Numbeo indicated that the Philippines has the worst traffic situation in Southeast Asia and the [...]


Galvez: Deployment of Pfizer, Moderna jabs may only be in central hubs due storage issues

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MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus vaccines requiring excessively cold temperatures can be only deployed in major urban centers in the Philippines due to the lack of facilities, the country’s vaccine czar said Monday.
Only Metro Manila, Cebu City and Davao City have facilities with sub-zero temperatures need to preserve the potency of the vaccines manufactured by American [...]


Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada

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January 8, 2021—Ottawa—International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. Most notably, for many holders of a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), the pandemic’s disruption and uncertainty have jeopardized their chances of [...]


Benefits of Video Games

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by Thomas Dean M. Garcia
Games can help kids like me in many ways, but can also be harmful when done too much.
The benefits of video game depends on the game’s mechanics and idea. Games like Minecraft and Ark: Survival Evolved can advance someone’s creativity, intelligence, and when playing multiplayer, helps the person interact better and [...]






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