Monthly Archives: March 2016

COMMUNITY: Boodle fight, Balut, Longganisa etc., featured in a Food Documentary

    Canadian  Chef  Matty Matheson of  Vice Channel’s  “Dead Set on Life”  had a stop in  Winnipeg where he explored the rich Filipino cuisine and get a taste of Pinoy hospitality for the  “Keep it Canada” season.    Matty  had a

Posted in Community News

The Gift of Time

We are all familiar with the phrase “time is gold.” That is why we are encouraged not to waste any moment. To always strive to do meaningful things, and spend precious time with our loved ones, as much as possible.

Posted in Lucille Nolasco

CANADA: Polar vortex to bring ‘winter-like’ weather to some parts of Canada

  If you’re in Eastern or Central Canada, don’t put away your winter jacket and toque just yet. A polar vortex is forecast to hit Ontario later this week before moving through Eastern and Central Canada, injecting below-seasonal temperatures into the region on the heels

Posted in All Stories

WORLD: Fidel Castro blasts Obama’s trip: Cuba doesn’t need ’empire’ for anything

Havana, Cuba (CNN).   As Cubans debate the impact of  US President   Barack Obama’s trip  to the island last week, one prominent figure is lambasting the visit: Fidel Castro. In a full page column titled “Brother Obama,” published in the Cuban

Posted in All Stories

COMMUNITY: Pinoys running for MLA in the 2016 Manitoba Elections

  On April 19, 2016, the  41st General Election of Manitoba will be held where registered and eligible voters will  elect  members to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (MLA)  in their respective electoral divisions. For the purpose of  information, here is

Posted in Community News, News

Filipino asks for prayer for Belgium as he is nailed to cross on Good Friday

  A Filipino devotee was nailed to a cross for the 30th time in an annual Good Friday ritual in Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines.   This time, he dedicated his  sacrifice  to peace in Belgium and other countries targeted by

Posted in News

COMMUNITY: What’s open and closed in Winnipeg this Easter weekend

Grocery stores, except those that claim they are open 365 days a year, are closed tomorrow  Holy Friiday—a reminder to  do your shopping today unless your pantry is filled with stocks. Here’s a list of what’s open and closed this

Posted in All Stories

CANADA: Federal budget 2016 Highlights

  Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled a budget yesterday, March 23rd, 2016 that forecasts big deficits over the next five years and beyond to finance a new tax-free monthly child benefit, more money for  infrastructure spending and extended employment

Posted in All Stories

WORLD: Brussels attacks: 34 die in 2 explosions at Brussels Airport, 1 at subway station

  Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe.

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Health Canada reviewing food guide, critics demand drastic changes

  Critics are calling on Health Canada to immediately overhaul the country’s food guide  to help improve the health of Canadians and address the growing obesity crisis. The federal agency says it’s reviewing the almost decade-old document and will announce results

Posted in All Stories

COMMUNITY: Lendyll brings home the Gold

All he wanted was to try out but perseverance and hard work paid off  for this 26-year old  newbie as he joined the rest of 120 bodybuilding athletes who competed in the 2016 Manitoba Amateur Body Building Association (MABBA) Provincial Qualifying Rounds

Posted in Donna Natividad-Arenas

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  Today March 17th is  St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition   goes all the way back to St. Patrick, who is credited with bringing Catholicism to Ireland.  It has become synonymous with shamrocks which has do with his missionary work.  St.

Posted in Community News

COMMUNITY: Do you want to be the next World Karaoke Star?

The search is on for this year’s  world champion in Karaoke.    Reigning champion,  Filipino-Canadian Winnipeger ELSAIDA ALERTA   is encouraging  talented amateur singers in Winnipeg to be part of  the 2016 National Karaoke Championships.  Elsaida is a former champion of

Posted in Community News

CANADA: Via Rail increasing security after receiving threat

Via Rail confirmed Wednesday it is beefing up security in response to what it called an “unsubstantiated” threat. “For some time now, passenger transportation companies globally have been the target of unsubstantiated threats against their facilities,” Via said in a statement. “A

Posted in News

Manitoba election to officially start Wednesday

  The Manitoba election will launch Wednesday according to NDP sources. Premier Greg Selinger will ask the Lieutenant Governor to drop the writ this  morning, officially starting the provincial election campaign. The NDP have scheduled a rally with Selinger at the

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