Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by Roberto Ugaddan Hello readers, It’s now half of September and soon it will be officially Fall.  Not only that when the months starts to end in BER, that means we are almost approaching the end of 2019.  It was just like yesterday when we started with the year 2019.  There were lots of activities/concerts coming up [...]

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Premier Kenney town hall about immigration strategy meeting

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Hundreds of Calgarians filled the Magnolia Banquet Hall in Northeast Calgary on Monday night to attend the launch of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy.
Premier Kenney was on hand to discuss the first step towards a new immigration strategy that will help create new jobs and reignite the economy.  The government plans to work with newcomers, [...]


ASAP in Bay Area

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TFC’s 25th year anniversary was celebrated with a big bang when they staged ASAP in Bay Area with over 50 artists together with all the production people from Manila and all the top executives of ABS-CBN from Manila including Ms. Charo Santos herself.  The theme for the 25th year anniverwsary of TFC IS #BeingFilipino.
Prior to [...]


NEW CONSUL GENERAL ZALDY PATRON ASSUMES POST IN CALGARY

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1 July 2019, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary has a new Consul General in the person of career diplomat Zaldy B. Patron. Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. appointed Consul General Patron to replace former Consul General Gilberto Asuque who completed his tour of duty on 30 June 2019.
Prior to this new appointment, [...]


121st Independence Day with the Philippine Consulate of Alberta and Saskatchewan

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by: Connie Kriaski
It was a private event and we, PINOY TIMES AND PINOY TIMES ON AIR 94.7 FM , were very much honored to be invited to join  the rest of the community leaders and other dignitaries at a cocktail reception hosted by the Consul General  and Madame Gilberto Asuque and the rest of the [...]


Philippine Heritage Month: Minister Aheer

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Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Aheer issued the following statement to recognize Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta:
“Our government is honoured to recognize Philippine Heritage Month and the contributions of Filipino Albertans to our province. June 12 marks the day when their nation of islands declared independence from Spain and the Republic [...]


Delivering Value for Citizens – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report is now available

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CALGARY – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report entitled “Delivering Value for Citizens” is now available for viewing on calgary.ca/annualreport.
The Annual Report is part of The City’s commitment to provide effective governance, increased accountability, transparency, and a well-run City. It provides a comprehensive view of the 2018 consolidated financial statements consistent with Canadian best [...]


Reunited Families Attend Reunification Workshop

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The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) in partnership with the Calgary Catholic School District and the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary conducted a reunification workshop on February 23, 2019 at St. John Reception Center. This whole day event aimed to provide support to Filipino families who were reunited after several years of separation. There were 20 [...]


Meet first-ever PH bobsled team

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CALGARY, Alberta – Four members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are members of the country’s first-ever bobsled team that has been winning not only the hearts of kababayans everywhere but other communities as well.
The team composed of Jeffrey dela Cruz, Rolando “Sid” Isidro, Joseph Acosta, and Jerby Deriada has made Calgary their base to [...]


New Filipino language curriculum being developed

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At a roundtable with community leaders, Premier Rachel Notley announced the government will expand learning opportunities for students by developing a Filipino language and culture curriculum.
There are about 170,000 people of Filipino heritage in Alberta, and this new curriculum will help these children and youth connect with their heritage and culture. Expanding Filipino language and [...]


Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Calgary

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New pilot to address multiple barriers to success for women in Canada’s job market
January 4, 2019—Calgary, AB—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to [...]


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