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Gov’t officials cite Duterte’s hands-on leadership

By Wilnard Bacelonia  GRATEFUL. Supporters of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte gather at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila early Sunday afternoon (June 26, 2022). They attended the thanksgiving event “Salamat, PRRD”. (PNA photo by Robert Oswald Alfiler) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte personally attended to the concerns of the nation and listened to the needs of state agencies. Undersecretary … Continue reading

Alberta’s government is providing $300,000 and qualifying three additional organizations to raise, train, test and place service dogs
Alberta

Alberta’s government is providing $300,000 and qualifying three additional organizations to raise, train, test and place service dogs

News ReleaseImproving access to service dogs for Albertans Alberta’s government is providing $300,000 and qualifying three additional organizations to raise, train, test and place service dogs. Service dogs can help individuals become more active and help reduce stress levels. They also have the ability to perform specific tasks to enable people to access their community, … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

Kai Sotto unsuccessful in NBA Draft

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA – The Filipinos’ hope to see a homegrown player get drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) remains a dream after seven-foot-three wunderkind Kai Sotto was left undrafted in the 2022 edition of the league’s annual draft on Friday (Philippine Time) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Adelaide 36er was not … Continue reading

Alberta / Philippines

DR. JOSÉ RIZAL MONUMENT IN AIRDRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA, NOW A PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITE

News Release DR. JOSÉ RIZAL MONUMENT IN AIRDRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA, NOW A PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITE CALGARY –– On the occasion of the 161st birth anniversary of Dr. José Rizal on 19 June 2022, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary organized a ceremony where the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled a historical marker … Continue reading

Alberta

Eligible school authorities will receive more funding to address high fuel costs for student transportation

News ReleaseProviding fuel cost relief to schools Eligible school authorities will receive more funding to address high fuel costs for student transportation. The Alberta government is reinstating the Fuel Price Contingency Program to give public, separate, francophone and public charter school authorities greater cost certainty while monthly average diesel prices exceed $1.25 per litre. The … Continue reading

Philippines

Crowd cheers as Sara, PRRD hug at inauguration ceremony

By Christine Cudis  FAVORITE CHILD. Vice President-elect Sara Duterte gives her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, a tight hug after she took her oath at San Pedro Square, Davao City on Sunday (June 19, 2022). Despite alleged misunderstandings, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the younger Duterte is the President’s favorite child. (Screengrab) DAVAO CITY – The massive crowd … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte says next admin must sustain fight vs. illegal drugs

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  President Rodrigo Duterte at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Philippine Sports Training Center in Bagac, Bataan on Friday (June 17, 2022). (Photo courtesy of PSC) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged anew the incoming administration to support all initiatives that would put an end to the narcotics trade in the country. … Continue reading