Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    This is it!!!!  We’ve reached the last month of 2017 and everyone is getting ready for the most awaited celebration of the year, CHRISTMAS DAY!  Filipinos are very traditional when it comes to Christmas season even if they have been in Canada for ages.  It will never be Christmas without the SIMBANG GABI so even if [...]

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
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No matter how lovely, leave not flowers on a dead man’s face. As justice, so writers are; blind as freaking bats and a rueful instance of cliché.
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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
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By Erwin D. Maramat
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