Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by CK May is the month of flowers not just in the Philippines but also here in Calgary.  A lot of my neighbors have done their spring cleaning and unfortunately I cannot cope up with them.  I remember that during this time of the year my husband, Hank gets busier day by day.  He takes care [...]

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More Pinoys enjoys Kapamilya Shows via ABS-CBN TV Plus

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ABS-CBN TVplus has changed the way viewers watch television as they now enjoy crystal clear picture, additional premium channels with no monthly fees, and Super KBO service that features the latest blockbuster movies.
With 2.6 million TVplus units sold since its launch in 2015, ABS-CBN has seen a significant boost in its TV ratings and viewership. According to data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN’s [...]


1,000 aftershocks pummel Batangas

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MANILA, Philippines – An “earthquake swarm” continued to hit Batangas yesterday as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) advised people to stay calm but remain vigilant for the “Big One.”
Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said an earthquake swarm has been going on since Tuesday last week, and seismologists have recorded over 1,000 aftershocks, including [...]


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MANILA, Philippines — During the first Philippine Telco Summit, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) assured that in six months’ time a faster internet connection will be provided for the Filipinos.
This is in accordance to last Monday’s approval by President Duterte on the implementation of a national broadband plan during the cabinet meeting [...]


Philippines aims for ‘golden age of infrastructure’

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Desperately needed airports and trains are part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s envisioned “golden age of infrastructure”, but graft, red tape and other perennial problems threaten the $170-billion plan.
Unprecedented influxes of money from China and Japan are key planks of the hoped-for building frenzy, which aims to rectify decades of underspending that has been one [...]


‘Kapitana’ remembers laundry days with ‘darling’ MacArthur

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DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – Every time the city commemorates the Lingayen Gulf landing, laundrywoman Julita Vallejos, now 86, remembers how jolly and sweet the late Gen. Douglas MacArthur had been to her.
MacArthur and his troops camped at the West Central Elementary School here near the end of World War II.
Vallejos, fondly called Kapitana Juling [...]


DOF warns of ‘disastrous’ consequences of pension hike

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance warned yesterday of “disastrous” consequences once populist measures on the two-year land conversion moratorium and Social Security System (SSS) pension increase without contribution hike are pursued.
“We need to invest big in (infrastructure), human capital and social protection…Hence the need to generate a lot more funds to bankroll these [...]


UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youths suffer violence

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MANILA, Philippines — A survey conducted by UNICEF and the Philippine government has found a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse.
UNICEF and the Philippine Council for the Welfare of Children said Tuesday that their first nationwide survey of children and youth [...]


VP Leni Robredo resigns as Housing Secretary

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Vice President Leni Robredo has announced that she is resigning from the President’s Cabinet.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice President revealed that she is giving up her post as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) after she received a text message from Cabinet Secretary [...]


Remembering Miriam through her words

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METRO MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago passed away Thursday morning after years of battling lung cancer. She was 71.
Santiago was so known for her fiery speeches and sharp quips that the word “feisty” was a favorite adjective that journalists used to describe her.
Throughout her career, she had earned many monikers.
She was called Asia’s “Iron Lady” [...]


Grieving husband says praises for Miriam came too late

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MANILA – For Narcisco “Jun” Santiago, the husband of former senator Miriam Defensor, praises for his beloved wife have come too late.
Speaking for the first time since Miriam’s death, a teary-eyed Santiago said people have only started to send kind words and express their love for the senator now that she is gone.
“Nalulungkot ako dahil [...]


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