Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear readers, The summer is going fast as everyone is having fun especially that we just wrapped up the festivities of the 10 days Calgary Stampede.  The weather cooperated in a way where it showered  during the parade but it all went well. I’m sure that the organizers of Calgary Stampede were all happy with an [...]

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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 [...]


Pinoy Times 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

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MOTION RECOGNIZING JUNE AS FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH PASSES CANADA’S PARLIAMENT

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June is now Filipino Heritge Month accross Canada
I was proud to stand in the House of Commons on October 30th as we unanimously passed my private Member’s motion 155, officially designating the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month across Canada.
Diversity is Canada’s strength. We are a diverse and welcoming country where people of all [...]


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