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    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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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 [...]


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 [...]


FILIPINO WOMEN IN CALGARY URGED TO JOIN CIWA’S FOOD SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM IN 2020-2021

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4 February 2020, Calgary – As on outcome of the partnership forged between the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary and the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) on 13 November 2019, the PCG is promoting CIWA’s “Food Service Training” program this 2020-2021.
Filipino women who are permanent residents in Calgary, above 18 years old and can attend [...]


2020 Brings Lower Taxes for the Middle Class and People Working Hard to Join It

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December 23, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada
Over the last four years, the Government of Canada has made investing in people a priority.  These investments include the 2015 middle class tax cut, the Canada Child Benefit, more help for students, and more generous seniors’ benefits. As a result of these investments, and [...]


Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada

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People can now give their fingerprints and photo right here in Canada
December 3, 2019 – Ottawa – Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Canada is rolling out the final phase of its biometrics collection program.
As of today, foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew [...]


PCG CALGARY INTENSIFIES WINTER ESCAPADE 7 PROMOTION IN ALBERTA

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29 August 2019, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary intensified its promotion of the Winter Escapade 7 travel tour to the Philippines by launching it in Edmonton on 25 August and in Calgary on 28 August 2019, respectively.
On both launchings, Consul General Zaldy Patron explained the details of Winter Escapade 7. He [...]


The City of Calgary announces first $3 million in funding for Mental Health and Addictions programs

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The City of Calgary congratulates 19 successful Calgary non-profits confirmed to receive $3 million in one-time funding as part of the $25 million community action strategy to tackle mental health and addiction.
Registered non-profit organizations operating in Calgary were invited to apply for funding in October 2018. The City sought applications for programs aimed at promotion, [...]


Millennials in real estate: Shaping the future of home buyers

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Widely-known as the disruptors, the millennial generation is shaping the way Canadian industries operate from sales and marketing to finance. The most recent industry subject to this evolution? The housing market.
Millennial home buying trends are evolving based on the generation’s financial status and access to information. With more millennials entering the Canadian start-up scene and [...]


Consul-General Asuque challenges PBSA officers to serve as conduit in promoting more PH products to Canada

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Philippine Consul-General Gilberto Asuque challenged officers of the newly-formed Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA) to serve as a conduit to Philippine Department of the Trade and Industry’s senior trade commissioner to Canada, Maria Roseni Alvero.
Asuque said this is an opportunity for Filipino entrepreneurs in Alberta to promote Philippine products to Canada [...]


“Flavours of the Philippines” In-Store Promotion marks the Philippine Heritage Day in Calgary

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10 June 2018, Calgary, Alberta – Following a very successful kick-off in Vancouver, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),  brought the “Flavours of the Philippines” In-Store Promotion to T&T Supermarket in Pacific Place Mall, Calgary, Alberta from June 8 to 10, 2018.
The event, considered to be a centerpiece trade and cultural program [...]


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