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Format: 18 holes, Texas Scramble Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am: Registration and lunch 12:00 pm: Tee off (shotgun start) 5:00 pm: Cocktail reception 6:00 pm: Dinner, awards and prizes

Rosalinda Natividad-Cantiveros Scholarships Fund Proceeds from this event will support youth scholarship programs initiated by the Rosalinda Natividad-Cantiveros Foundation.

The inaugural scholarship awards set for March 2014 will recognize deserving Filipino students in Manitoba as they advance to post secondary educations. The scholarship awards will highlight student excellence in academics, athletics and community volunteerism. We invite you to participate in our fund raising efforts this summer and look forward to seeing you on the course. Prizes for: Best Team, Most Honest Team, Longest Drive (Men’s and Women’s), Closest to the Pin, Putting Contest, Hole-in-One and more. Competition packages - $20.00: Will include a free drink and tickets for closest to the pin, putting contest & hole-in-one Cost $160.00 per player, $640 per foursome Great prizes to be won! More amazing announcements coming! Winnipeg Jets tickets

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Mr. Brown, Let Me Call the Attention of Whoever Edited Your Latest Book

(On the Grammatical Importance of Definite versus Indefinite Articles) The Dan Brown's "the gates of hell" metaphor has generated countless reactions and articles from not only fellow journalists but also bloggers and ordinary readers and spectators. Most of the reactions, however, delve on the subjective—whether it was offensive or not. To me, though, Brown obviously erred on the objective side—on the grammatical side, to be specific. He used the definite article 'the' instead of the indefinite article 'a.' In English grammar, 'the' pertains to specificity; therefore, to claim that a place is "the gates of hell" means that that place is definitely the one and only “gates of hell," nothing else, nowhere else. This makes the claim false, especially in a fictional or figurative sense, because Manila—in terms of traffic jams, pollution, prostitution, and heat--is not unique. These characteristics are apparent also in many other cities in the world,

in varying degrees of course; but nevertheless, if anything, Manila is just one of those hellish or horrible cities in terms of the conditions cited. In fact, according to Forbes. com, the "Five Dirtiest Cities in the World" are the following. Baku, Azerbaijan Dhaka, Bangladesh Antananarivo, Madagascar Port au Prince, Haiti Mexico City, Mexico Manila is not even on the Top 5 list. (Maybe this exclusion might offend some people. Imagine, Manila was left out!) Therefore, I still stand by my point of view as an editor that Brown erred in his use of the correct article adjective—he should have used “a gate of hell” instead of “the gates of hell” to qualify the fact that Manila is only one of several hellish or horrible cities in the world, whether fictional or not.

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Although, Brown is not solely at fault. Remember, for books like that, there must be at least an editor who should have taken care of that. Final Note Such a trivial piece of detail to spend time on analyzing, psychologizing, and philosophizing, some might quip. However, if there would be no one to commentate on things like this, then who would? The world might then be much fuller with less intelligent or critical thinkers, which is also unfavorable for the sake of the progress of the human mind in general. Anyway, personally speaking and disregarding grammar, I don’t see any offense in Brown’s depiction of Manila, for that matter, simply because the descriptions that he wrote of Manila (or even the Philippines in general)—sad to say—had sparkling grains of truth to them. The moment we deny that the Philippines has no problems with traffic, garbage/waste management, and prostitution, the more the country would be unable to solve such problems. The logic? If there’s no problem, then no need for solutions. Then let the country continue to stink and rot with all those glaring truths. Afterwards, blame the delusional and onionskinned leaders and citizens of the greatest and most beautiful country in the whole wide world.

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he recent depreciation of the peso was seen boosting local consumer spending and corporate profits as local stocks continue to rise at the 6,500 level. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index rebounded for the third session after a sharp pullback last week, adding 179.36 points or 2.83 percent to close at 6,518.77.

As investors wait for clues on how soon the US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will start scaling back its liquidity-inducing bond buyback programs that have boosted global markets, trading across the Asian region was choppy. Gokongwei stocks URC (+8.18 percent) and JG Summit (+6.23 percent) were at the front of the stock surge while holding firms SM Investments, Ayala Corp. and DMCI

each rose more than 4 percent. AGI was likewise up 3.98 percent. BPI (+3.69 percent), ALI (+3.05 percent), SM Prime (+3.04 percent) and PLDT (+2.81 percent) also supported the PSEi’s rise.

Pag-IBIG mulls increase in members’ contributions said she will attempt to propose the plan for an increase in contribution through flexible options on the part of employee and employer again by next year to the Pag-IBIG Board. Berberabe said the plan aims to possibly double the agency’s fund to P50 billion. She added that there was no problem with the employees’ part but it was the employers’ side as represented by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines Atty. Darlene Marie B. who opposed the increase in Berberabe, chief executive officer of contribution because it would cause the Home Development Mutual Fund additional burden on their part with otherwise known as Pag-IBIG Fund,

the implementation of the increased SSS and PhilHealth mandatory contributions. Berberabe said Pag-IBIG can expand its loans to real estate developers and individual housing loans with bigger funds. Savings through Pag-IBIG also earns more under its Modified Pag-IBIG 2 program, as interest on savings this year alone is 4.17 percent or a fiveyear average interest of between 4 to 5 percent. Pag-IBIG savings are government guaranteed and tax free

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Highly Successful UFC 161 Proves Winnipeg’s Value Saturday, June 15, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held its very first event in Winnipeg. President, Dana White shared the record breaking numbers to kick off the post-fight press conference. Attendance was 14,754. More than any event held at the MTS Centre before and every bit as ruckus a crowd as a Winnipeg Jets home game. The live gate earned 3.15 million dollars, also more than any event held at the MTS Centre before. Winnipeg proved its value as a sports market and with numbers like this, the UFC is sure to return as it is lucrative for them, True North Sports and Entertainment as well as many businesses surrounding the MTS Centre and nightclubs who booked fighter appearances at after parties. That would make it sound like they had one successful evening here in our city, yet that is only part of the story. The UFC brought their team in for a week of events. A team that runs like a well-oiled machine. They kicked things off Wednesday at Portage Place with an open workout. Select fighters showcased their skills hitting pads and practising jiu jitsu. At one point, UFC Heavyweight, Pat Barry, squared off against former Bomber, Obby Khan, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered in Edmonton Court. That night, fighters including main eventer, Rashad Evans, visited a local boxing gym to workout with kids. Showing them the finer points of stand up. Thursday was media day, where reporters had the chance to speak one-on-one with select competitors from Saturday Night’s card. I also invited Pat Barry down for a Virgin Radio Live On Lombard. Probably one of the most entertaining LOL’s we’ve done. At the end, Barry took the time to pose for photos and sign autographs for the 30+ fans in attendance. Friday was a Q & A with TJ Grant, a Canadian lightweight set to take on champion Benson Henderson for the title in August. Following that was the official weigh ins. Then before the event, UFC held the UFC 161 Block Party in the parking lot of City Place. UFC went a long way in adding to the buzz this city had been feeling since they announced they were coming here. The card itself was a strong card made better by the loud audience. An audience that almost blew the roof off when Bruce Buffer announced that hometown fighter, Roland Delorme had won his fight. So

you can take the attendance and gate records and use them as examples of UFC 161’s success, or you can measure it by crowd noise. But the true measure of how successful UFC’s first foray into Winnipeg is via a tweet from UFC President Dana White halfway through the pay per view: “This arena is so loud already!!! Winnipeg is f---ing

AWESOME!!!!!!!! #UFC161 ” Here are the official results of UFC 161 Rashad Evans over Dan Henderson via split decision Stipe Miocic over Roy Nelson via unanimous decision Ryan Jimmo over Igor Prokrajac via unanimous decision Alexis Davis over Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision Shaw Jordan over Pat Barry via TKO round 1 Jake Shields over Tyron Woodley via split decision James Krause over Sam Stout via submission round 3 Sean Pierson over Kenny Robertson via majority decision Roland Delorme over Edwin Figueroa via unanimous decision Mitch Clarke over John Maguire via unanimous decision Yves Jabouin over Dustin Pague via split decision

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his would be my second Prius media vehicle and much closer to assuming the role of chauffeur and delivery driver for a week. For one week, I offered to drive as many people around as my schedule would allow it. There were short trips to and from the shopping mall. There were at least three trips to the airport to either pick someone

up or drop someone off. If you've taken a taxi before in Winnipeg, there's a good chance you've probably been in a Toyota Prius. As the famous writer from Saturday Night Live, Jack Handy once wrote, “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have

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their shoes.� Driving the 2013 Toyota Prius V around for a week, I was well over 650 kms on a single tank of gas. At current gas prices hovering around $1.35 per litre, the Prius is extremely fuel efficient. Thanks to the Perimeter, I was really back where I started. I collected no fares, no tips and it was rather nice to see a clean and uncluttered vehicle. I've come to believe that manufacturers add the fancy graphics in hybrid vehicles to help improve fuel efficiency. Any time the "Low Fuel" warning light comes on, I almost treat it like a game of "How long can I go before I really need to fuel up?" As I dropped off one of my fares last week, the low fuel light came on. According to the car's display, I had approximately 20kms left in the tank and at least 18kms to my next destination. Game on! The Prius has a couple driving mode EV, Eco, Normal and Power. EV refers to "Electric Vehicle" mode and it was my attempt to drive the 18kms in EV mode for as long as possible without pissing off the drivers behind me. EV mode is activated during speeds under 40km/hr and only limited to distances just under 1.6kms. For

most of the trip except starting from red lights, I was cruising in Eco mode. By the time I reached my destination, the Prius was displaying that I still had 12kms before I ran out of gas. That's 8kms of gas consumption over an 18kms trip. Not bad and luckily, there was a gas station a block away. The Prius V is an extended hatchback wagon and offers quite a large cargo interior and capable of carrying at least one balikbayan box and carry-on luggage. One of the many reasons you'll see a Prius pull up when you call for

taxis at the airport. I recall fitting two balikbayan boxes, a set of golf clubs and all my carry-on bags on a trip to the Philippines last year. Lots of space! Under the hood, the Prius V has 1.8 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i engine. The Hybrid Synergy Drive offers 134hp. The Prius V comes in four available trim levels starting out with the Base (starting from $27,425), Luxury (from $30,410), Touring ($33,445) and finally with the Touring + Technology package (from $37,120).

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Close to more than 2,000 Pinoys are served by Toronto Consular Outreach program Dual citizenship applicants sworn in over the weekend

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ur kababayans who have been longing to apply and to renew passports and other consular services for many months in 2013 got their wish when the Toronto Consular Outreach Program at the Westwood Village Inn, from June 15 to 19. With an advance listing of applicants, the consular services have become much easier to follow the scheduled date and time. There is order and an atmosphere of cooperation and satisfaction. Headed by Orli Marcelino and with the help of many volunteers, the consular services have gone smoothly. Many kababayans are properly served and went home expecting that their

passports would be received in the later dates. The $5-dollar donation from the applicants would be used according to the information posted on the wall at the reception area. Vice-Consul Bolivar L. Bao, head of the Toronto Consular Outreach Program, explained to the dual citizen applicants the advantages of being both a Filipino and a Canadian citizen. After the information session, the thirteen kababayans took their oath before the Philippines Flag.

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Celebrating Philippine Independence Fiesta Buffet at Michele's

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n honour of Philippine Independence, the culinary team at Michele's Restaurant at McPhillips Station Casino whipped a full spread of Filipino dishes for lunch and dinner on June 12th. Filipino favourites

such as lechon kawali, pancit and lumpia were among the dishes served throughout the day. The kare-kare was tender and was completed by the largest bowl of bagoong I've seen in my life. The buffet was a busy place all day

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Becoming ”Economically Established” in Canada or How a provincial nominee application can be refused by the federal governmnet

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very year a number of provincial nominee applications are refused because applicants are unable to prove they will become ”economically established” in Canada. Even after a provincial nominee certificate is approved, Citizenship Immigration Canada can refuse an application for this reason. Under the law Citizenship and Immigration Canada makes the final decision on permanent residencyand does not have to consider the same factors a province does. In the case of Daljit and Rupinder Sran, Mr. Sran, a citizen of India living in New Zealand applied to immigrate to Canada under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program. Mr. Sran was working as a store clerk in New Zealand, had high school education, a diploma in divinity, and was previously a farmer in India. His wife had a

Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from India and worked as a teacher in India for nearly 10 years. After moving to New Zealand, she obtained a diploma in horticulture and was working in that field. Mr. Sran’s parents lived in Calgary and his application was approved under Alberta’s Family Stream. Why was Mr. Sran’s application refused? The Srans application was refused because the visa officer did not believe that he would become “economically established” in Canada. The officer considered the Srans’ current jobs, work experience, education and training, and their motivations for moving to Canada. The officer also looked at their family in Canada and the language skills of Mr. Sran. In refusing the application, the officer found that Mr. Sran earned minimum wage as a store

clerk and evidence about his current employment was vague and inconsistent with his letter of reference. His divinity credential was determined to be of little use in Canada and his farming experience in India was found not to be transferable to Canada. The officer also found that he did not have the experience to run a business in Canada and that was not fluent in English. Does the support of relatives in Canada count for something? It is interesting the note that the officer did not address Mr. Sran’s parents’ willingness to support his family in Canada in great detail. However, since this case Citizenship and Immigration Canada issued a bulletin that says that it is unlikely that an applicant could qualify solely on the basis of their relatives’ financial support. As a result, a provincial nominee relying exclusively on the financial guarantee of relatives in Canada will have a harder time proving the ability to establish economically. What factors can be examined by a federal immigration officer beyond those already considered by the province? In the Sran case, the judge said that just because there is a provincial approval, federal visa officers do not have to approve the case. These officers do not have to consider the same criteria as the province and can substitute their own evaluation if they feel that the applicant’s nomination is not

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a sufficient indicator of her or his ability to become economically established In Mr. Sran’s case, the immigration officer re-evaluated most of the factors Alberta assessed and discounted some of the factors that had persuaded Alberta that the family could settle in that province. How the factors are looked at by immigration officers? In Mr. Sran’s case, the key question was whether the immigration officer gave sufficient consideration to his wife’s credentials. In this case, the Federal Court found that the officer did not evaluate Mr. Sran’s spouse correctly. Since Mr. Sran’s wife had better educational and employment background than Mr. Sran with a great potential to enter the Canadian workforce in a reasonable time after their arrival, she should have been assessed on her own. As a result, the Srans won their case. What has happened since the Sran case? Since the Sran case, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has come out with further rules to assess “economic establishment”. Under these rules, visa officers can assess an applicant’s current job or job offer, language ability, work experience, and education and training. What this means is that visa officers can re-assess all of the work the province has done. As well, visa officers can assess the intention and ability

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to enter the labour market. If a visa officer is not satisfied that the individual intends to enter the labour market, an application can be refused. Part-time or casual work which would not generate enough income to fully support the applicant may result in a refusal. Also, unlike in the Sran case, Citizenship Immigration Canada has now said that officers need to compare the Canadian requirements of the occupation with all of the information provided by the applicant. If the job qualifications do not match, applications can be refused. This Article is prepared for general information purposes only and is intended to provide comments for readers and friends of the Filipino Journal. The contents should not be viewed as legal advice or opinion. If you have specific questions regarding immigration law, you should discuss them with a legal advisor of your choice. Reis is a partner with Aikins Law and practices in the areas of immigration law. His direct line is 957-4640. If you would like to know more about Reis or Aikins you can visit the firm’s web page at www.aikins.com Laura is a legal and immigration assistant at Aikins Law. She holds a law degree from the University of Miskolc in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 2011.


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before you became aware of it. It becomes very obvious, very soon how impractical these schemes are. As a coincidence, a few short years later, while an auditor for Canada Revenue, I came across the detritus of this scheme in which dozens of people in the Winnipeg area lost thousands of dollars each at a time when the average wage was around $10,000. Network marketing is often similar in that there is a push to recruit individuals below you on the organization chart and you are to receive commissions from their sales. Sometimes you are required to make a certain volume of purchases personally, in addition to any sales. One example that I saw was each participant was required personally to purchase $200 per month of health food products in addition to building their organization. The difference from a pyramid scheme is there is also a push to sell the product to friends and others. If you have the time and resources you may succeed on the sales sides, but invariably the desired objective that is promoted is to recruit others to make the sales while you live off the resulting share of commissions. Now, I am sure some people must make lots of money, but despite having seen dozens of these schemes, I have never met these fortunate individuals. In one instance a client who entered a network marketing scheme pointed out that the owners of a very distinctive house near our home had made their money selling this product. As it happens, I knew the owners and they had never sold the product, but had obviously unknown to

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them, been used in the sales pitch because of their apparent success. Another client had gone into a networking scheme, spent lots of money meeting people and trying to set up an organization over three provinces. It could be he wasn’t good at organizing although he had been a senior manager before retiring and it could have been bad luck or any of a dozen things but he finally gave up. I guess the thing to keep in mind is there is risk in any business scheme and success depends on hard work, planning and adequate resources. The thing that both pyramid selling and network marketing sell is a way to make to make money on the efforts of others. Also, always remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Before going into any scheme, signing up and investing money take the time to research the company and product, call the Better Business Bureau and your Provincial Consumer’s Bureau and check with a lawyer and accountant. Ask them what they think of the opportunity. If you come to see your professional working for you after the fact, all we can do is try to support you. We can’t, to use an old expression, turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse. One network marketing company was advising potential members on taxation issues and much of the advice was strictly related to U S tax law. Terry Robert B.A., C.M.A., C.G.A. R. T. Robert Certified General Accountant Professional Corporation accountants.mb.ca Please note that this column deals with details and circumstances in a general way and comments are meant solely as a guide. For your protection, a professional accountant is recommended and should be consulted before making any decisions regarding anything discussed in this column.

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Filipino-Canadians from Winnipeg celebrated Philippine Heritage Week with several events hosted by the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba Heritage week celebrations were kicked off by the annual flag raising ceremonies at the Philppine Canadian Centre of Manitoba. The City of Winnipeg hosted community members at an

official flag raising at City Hall on the following Monday. Photos from the entire week of celebrations in Winnipeg are also available on the FilipinoJournal.com website and Facebook Page.

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‘Blind auditions’ ensure fair selection of contestants in ‘The Voice’

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he first season of “The Voice of the Philippines,” the reality television singing competition on ABS-CBN premiered last weekend showcasing a new concept that

differentiated it from other reality talent searches which airs in any known television stations. Serving as the four coaches and the judging panel of the show,

Bamboo Mañalac, Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga and apl.de.ap have their backs turned to the contestant when he or she goes onstage to sing. Known as the blind auditions, the coaches don’t judge the artists by their characteristics such as looks, personalities, stage presence or even dance moves, but only of what they can give with their vocal ability. If by any chance one of the coaches likes what they hear, they would do a button-press which would allow their chair to turn around and face the performer for the first time, signifying that they would like to mentor them. However, if no coach

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turns around then the contestant is sent home. The set-up eliminates biases that have nothing to do with singing talent and also strengthens the credibility of the judges themselves because the performer’s presence doesn’t affect their judgment at all. Thus a chair-turn is a performer’s only assurance of making it through the first round. The show’s debut has proven so far that this singing competition is really about “The Voice.” Watch the show 0uring ABS-CBN’s weekend primetime block, Saturday - 9:00pm after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and Sunday - 8:15pm after Rated K.

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Flash flood, traffic jam didn’t spare celebrities

On Monday night thousands of motorists and commuters, including celebrities, were stranded due to the flash floods on Monday night. Among the celebrities who aired their ire on the six-hour traffic jam via the social media were Heart Evangelista, Cesca Litton, TV hostlawyer, Karen Jimeno, and beauty queen Shamcey Supsup But Sitti Navarro and Jim Paredes insisted on thinking positively on the situation by saying that the state of affairs would be the most opportune time to shoot a film/video if one needs traffic and flooding in the background. On Instagram, Bianca Gonzales happily posted a photo of her boyfriend JC Intal who came to her rescue by using a bike, even bringing an extra raincoat, to pick her up while she was stuck in traffic for more than two hours.


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Nora Aunor, Jericho Rosales shine in 2013 Gawad Urian Awards

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uperstar Nora Aunor, as expected, won the Best Actress trophy for Brillante Mendoza’s “Thy Womb.” in the 36th Gawad Urian Awards held Tuesday night at the NBC Tent in Taguig City. Aunor, 60, was cited for her role as a Badjao midwife troubled by failure and infertility. This is Aunor’s 7th Urian award, one trophy shy of matching Vilma Santos, the most awarded performer thus far in the Urian’s history. For his part, Rosales, 33, won for his role in Ian Loreños’ “Alagwa,” as a single parent caught in the web of human trafficking as he searches for his missing son. Rosales is a first timer in the Urian Awards. The other major awardees are Alessandra de Rossi as Best

Supporting Actress for her role as a young mother in “Sta. Niña,” and Art Acuña winning his second Best Supporting Actor for his role as a as a corrupt policeman in Lawrence Fajardo’s “Posas.” The Best Director prize went to Adolfo Alix Jr for his crime drama, “Mater Dolorosa,” while Mendoza

was awarded another Urian for his production design in his own film, “Thy Womb.” The Best Picture prize went to Arnel Mardoquio’s “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim,” a moving drama set against the conflict in Mindanao.

‘Dance of the Steel Bars’ highlights dancing passion inside prison cell Director-journalist Cesar Apolinario must been have been fascinated by the dancing inmates of the Cebu Rehabilitation Center which hit YouTube some years that he made a film not only featuring the dancing prisoners but on the injustice, jail mismanagement, riots, and innocent people languishing in jail because they can’t afford to hire lawyers. The movie “Dance of the Steel Bars” features the passion for dance of Mando (Dingdong Dantes) who genuinely loves dance but he can’t give his all for his art because his father interprets

dancing with homosexuality. Mando accidentally kills his gay dancing teacher. He landed in jail in the company of Frank Parish (Patrick Bergin) and Gudo (Mon Confiado). Mando also meets a gay dancer Allona (Joey Paras) who shares his interest in dance. Towards the end of the film, Mando let go off his inhibitions to dance in public and joins the dancing finale of the film. Critics considered the film as Dingdong’s best as an actor.

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MTRCB says ‘comedy academy’ wont gag freedom of expression

“Gipit sa Utang? Lunasan natin, kaya natin ito.”

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ovie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal clarified that the suggested “comedy academy” wouldn’t impose an MTRCBapproved type of humor but instead would serve as a venue for comedians to get together and discuss among themselves the best practices in their field. Villareal, in a newspaper interview, also pointed out that the idea is an opportunity for the movie industry to initiate dialogue and positive change having in mind MTRCB‘s mandate as not merely regulatory, but also developmental. The idea came about after the controversy surrounding the “rape” joke at the May 17 concert

of comedian Jose Marie Viceral, aka Vice Ganda, erupted in the media. The joke was directed at GMA 7 news executive Jessica Soho but was interpreted by some sectors as an insult against women in general. The review board has so far met with ABS-CBN, of which Vice Ganda is a contract artist. The board will also meet with GMA 7 and TV5 representatives.

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Happy Father’s Day- Love Messages for Dad Father's Day is dedicated to all those great fathers, who spend their entire lifespan to bring up his children selflessly and help them to achieve success. He is our true guide, friend, philosopher, companion and a perfect critic as he knows us better than we know ourselves.

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Saturday, June 13, 2013 Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City 1200 McPhillips St.

Novena Mass June 19-27, 2013, 7 pm St. Peter’s Church

Altar Servers’ Investiture Friday, June 21, 2013, 7 pm St. Peter’s Church

Happy Father’s Day to the most awesome and loving Dad! We love you. - Gab & Mom

Events in the Community Run with the Chiefs Fun Run

F.B.A Fundraiser

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2013

We love you! fr:Mama, Lawrence, Lani & Willie, Angelo, Annika

Happy Father’s day to the best dad ever!!! Thank you for all that you do!! Love, Miracle & Happy father’s day to the Gerry,Cherlaine & Noel, Jomar best husband and father we can & Lyela and of course your ever ask for we love you times grandkids Tristyn,Leyah,Summer infinity!! Miracle and Tristyn and Maddox

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Convalidation of Marriage Sunday, June 23, 2013, 4 pm St. Peter’s Church

Thanksgiving Outdoor Mass & Adult Confirmation

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Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 am-4 pm Maples Community Sports Ground

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 7 pm St. Peter’s Church

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Tribute to San Pedro Calungsod Friday June 28, 2013, 7 pm Maples Multiplex

ver four hundred school children, youth and seniors joined Point Douglas MLA Kevin Chief and Winnipeg Chief of Police Devon Clunis for a fun run on Friday, June 14th. The run brought members of the community together to show pride in the North

End, build relationships with the police, and demonstrate a shared responsibility to making the inner city a safer place for everyone. The event held at Norquay School was organized by the North Point Douglas Seniors Association and the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sports Achievement Centre.

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Filipino Night at the Red River Ex

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alking through the grounds at the Red River Ex, it could easily be said that almost every night is Filipino Night. On Saturday, June 15th the Filipino Journal hosted a relatively small group of fans and readers at the Red River Ex. After a relatively

short meet & greet with Red River Ex CEO, Garth Rogerson it was off to the amusement rides, games and those little mini donuts for everyone! While the kids ran off to Kiddieland, the kids at heart went to the big kids rides including Mach 3, which is the newest ride at the Red River Ex.

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Renaissance Man Hard Working Role Model Leading By Example.

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s a kid growing up in the north end, Ginno did not have the ambition to be a role model. Rather, this rebellious teenager was amongst the barkada of friends from the "bad boy" side of the tracks. Growing up with no father and watching his mom work tirelessly to make ends meet, made Ginno grow up fast. Life's hardships gave Ginno the drive to do the best he could to assist his mom strive for a better life. This bilingual man was born in Winnipeg. He pays homage to his Lola, for teaching him how to speak tagalog. It was a blessing in disguise that his Lola did not speak

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a word of English. He learned from necessity. She gave him the ability to connect with society as well as immigrant Pinoys by making them feel comfortable to speak in their choice of English, Taglish or just straight up Tagalog. Fast forward to the present, Ginno Bains is the Vice President of the Manitoba Filipino Business Council (MFBC) and is the proud owner of Ginno's Automotive. He and his staff of 3 have been in business for 5 years. This charismatic gentleman has mastered the art of catching people's attention with his light hearted, comedic wit.

l-r: Talynne, Ginna-Lyn, Kayli , Ginno, Lynda. The Bains Family

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"The key to success is failing, then learning from your mistakes, improve and trying again" says Bains. He further imparts "nothing is impossible if you have the right tools.� Ginno also states that "finding your way to learn" will get you to where you want to be in life" Ginno is a dutiful, caring son. When his mom suffered a stroke, putting her in a nursing home was not an option! He firmly states," I grew up with my mom taking care of me and my sister all by herself. Now it's my turn to care of her. No if ands or buts!" He and the love of his life, Lynda, have been together through thick and thin in life's journey for 14 years. Bain's eyes beam with fatherly pride when he talks about his three daughters. "My 13 year old Talynne is competitive and loves playing

basketball. Ginna-Lyn is 11. She's financially smart and thinks before she buys. My youngest, Kayli, who is 8, is our cuddly baby who's helpful and takes Grand Ma for walks. This dad plays no favorites and loves all of his daughters equally. Ginno says he learned to be a good father by watching TV shows Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Cosby Show, and Leave it to Beaver. He further defines that a good dad is being able listen, multi task, shut out work/business and focus on family. Ginno & Lynda insist that their family eat together at least once a day. The family enjoys going out for walks together, doing activities in

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the park, and they practice the ritual of going out to eat on Sundays. Ginno Bains is a humble man that has evolved into a natural role model by walking his talk. We as a community should live by his example.

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Maria Aragon and Citizenship Ceremony at Riding Mountain National Park on July 1 Keith and Renee, Maria Aragon to celebrate Canada Day with new Canadians Canada Day celebrations will take place in Riding Mountain National Park on July 1, and park entry will be free all day. Visitors will enjoy another one of Riding Mountain’s free outdoor concerts that day and they will

be able to take part in interesting activities all day long including a citizenship ceremony to welcome Canada’s newest citizens. Opening the Canada Day festivities will be Maria Aragon singing O Canada. This up-

and-coming young singer from Winnipeg was catapulted into the limelight when her “Born This Way” video caught the attention of Lady Gaga, leading to an appearance onstage with the pop superstar. Since then, Maria has

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also performed on The Ellen Show, and on Parliament Hill singing the national anthem for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Manitoba’s own Keith and Renee will be the headline act at this year’s afternoon outdoor

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Citizenship Ceremony - Welcoming over 40 new Canadians. Standing Eagle Drum Group Singing of O’Canada by Maria Aragon

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Carly Dow and Jesse Matas - Winnipeg musician with Jesse Matas from Crooked Brothers.

1:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

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1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Giant Birthday Cake Courtesy of Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre (FREE) Kenny Shaw - Number one Musical Comedian in Canada - Family Show Keith and Renee - Musical Duo, Country Recording of the Year at WCMA 2012

Other Celebrations 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Onanole Community Pancake Breakfast- Onanole (in front of Barnaby`s) (Adult $6.00, 12 and under $4.00, 6 and under FREE)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Adventure Park Mini Golf Grand Opening Hole in One Contest - Next to the Tennis Courts ( FREE )

10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Face Painting - Friends of the park, near the Visitor Centre (FREE)

12:00 - 3:00

oTENTik open House - Site 601, Wasagaming Campground, Parks Canada’s new camping experience!

12:30 p.m.

Parks Canada Zone - Fun Park actvities near the big tent!

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Hot Dog Barbeque - Sportsman`s Park (FREE- while supplies last)

6:30 p.m.

Into the Wild Car Caravan (pre-register at the Visitor Centre)

8:00 p.m.

Alien Invasion Campfire Program - Wasagaming Campground

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Moon Lake Mystery Campfire - Moon Lake Campground

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concert. This energetic duo has been climbing the country music charts since they joined forces in 2007. They have shared the stage with the likes of George Canyon, Jann Arden, Chad Brownlee, and even the Winnipeg Ballet. In 2012, they won the Western Canadian Country Music Recording of the Year for their current album, “Best Day”. Also appearing on the picturesque lakeside stage will be children’s entertainer Kenny Shaw, and Carly Dow with her singing partner Jesse Matas of the Crooked Brothers. Throughout the day there are many activities to keep everyone busy and entertained. This year something new has been added to the schedule: the Parks Canada Zone where visitors can try out an interesting selection of fun park experiences. Take a tour of the new oTENTik ready-tocamp accommodations in the Wasagaming Campground, enter the Hole-in-One contest during Adventure Park Mini Golf’s Grand Opening, get your face painted, hang out on the beach, do some shopping, tour one of three museums in the Townsite, or grab a bite at one of the many fine eateries in Wasagaming and Onanole. In the evening, there will be special interpretive programs at the Wasagaming, Lake Audy and Moon Lake campgrounds as well as the famous “Into the Wild” Car Caravan leaving from the Visitor Centre. Throughout the day, Onanole will also be hosting several activities starting with a pancake breakfast in front of Barnaby’s Restaurant. Get your lunch at Sportsman’s Park’s annual Hot Dog Barbecue (while supplies last). At dusk, meet near the Big Elk to take in the community’s famous fireworks display. Come celebrate our country’s 146th birthday national park style! You can book your campsite by calling 204-877-RESERVE (737-3783), by visiting www. reservations.gc.ca. Don’t forget to like @ridingNP on Facebook or follow the park on Twitter for up-to-date information about all of the special events taking place in Riding Mountain National Park this summer!


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Bawal ang Bata! (On Hypocrisy, Rudeness, Insensitivity, and Legality)

Para sa mga nag-oorganisa ng mga pagtitipon at pagdiriwang, kung ayaw niyo ng may batang dadalo e dapat ilagay n’yo sa imbitasyon o tiket para malinaw sa mga magulang na dadalo. At pag sinabing hindi puwede ang bata— dapat maging pantay—talagang walang bata—kahit pa ang batang ito ay anak ni mayor o ng miyembro ng komite. At sa mga dadalo, pag malinaw na walang bata, e wag nang ipilit na magsama ng batang anak. (The legal definition of ‘child’ generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority; in Canada, the age of majority is 18; therefore, anyone who is 17 years old or under is legally considered a minor [Wikipedia].)

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n June 14, we attended the celebration in Winnipeg of Philippine Independence at Marlborough Hotel as part of the Filipino Journal family. Funny and annoying detail was, the event's theme was "Celebrating Families," and then one of the organizers upon seeing that Inna and I were with our four-year-old son Evawwen as we entered the hall, she gave us a condescending look of disapproval. And then it did not stop there. When we were requesting for a high chair, we heard the same organizer’s saying that they could not give us an extra chair and commented whisperingly that we should not have brought a child with us in the first place. This was the second time it happened with the same event and with the same organizer. For one, Evawwen was as always manageable and relatively behaved and did not stray far from our table and never cried or put a tantrum, ever. Second, as usual, there was no indication on the ticket nor in the event program that children were not allowed; third, we were there not as gatecrashers nor hangers-on so we deserved recognition, and last, there were also another family who came with a child.

Because I am an understanding, well-mannered, and intelligent person, I didn't react untowardly to that person’s disrespectful, discourteous, unethical, and socially unacceptable behavior. Her faults were 1) if the organizers didn’t like children at the event, then they should have indicated that detail clearly on the forty-dollar ticket, 2) if the said organizer didn’t approve of our bringing our kid with us, then she should have called me in private and expressed her disapproval and gave me her reasons so at least I could have explained my side and been able to tell her that they should have indicated that detail on the ticket if that was very important to them, and 3) uttering unsavory remarks against someone especially in public and at the person’s earshot is plainly rude, unethical, and unbecoming. Being a well-adjusted and socially and multiculturally oriented person, I knew very well that to react publicly in a confrontational, similarly rude and unethical way would have made me nothing different from her. This was the reason we just ignored her bad behavior and simply went on our business of being there—that was, to enjoy the dinner, socialize with some people we know, and listen to the speakers and watch the performers amidst the noise of some of the attendees who couldn’t care less except for the delicious crème brûlée. However, the next time I encounter a similar incident with this same person, I will no longer ignore her; I will ensure that I stand up to defend my principles: I will not confront and call her attention in front of the people around, but rather I will ask her if I can talk to her in private, and there shall I discuss with her my issue about her action. I will also write her a formal letter to document the incident, making all the members of the committee copyees so they can discuss about putting the rule “No children allowed” on the tickets for their next event to be fair with the invitees and attendees if having

children at such events really bothers them. Sa Madaling Salita Ang isyu rito e hindi yung pagdadala ng bata sa mga pagtitipon na ganoon kundi ang pagiging malinaw sa “rules and guidelines” na nais ipatupad ng organizers. Kung ayaw nila ng bata e di linawin nila sa tiket— “Bawal ang bata!” Pangalawa, ang pagpaparinig o pagpapasaring e isang napakasamang kaugalian. Kung may hindi ka nagustuhan sa sinabi o ikinilos o ginawa ng isang tao e tawagin mo sila at sabihan sa pribadong pamamaraan. Kungi di mo ito kayang gawin e tumahimik ka na lang. Huli, wag kang maging ipokrito—kapag nagsalita ka e punung-puno ng ideals at values ang namumutawi sa iyong bibig, subalit hindi mo naman ito isinasakilos. Final Note The person in question was one of the speakers. How I cringed in disbelief and disgust as she peppered her speech with idealistic and rhetorical statements about the importance of ‘family’ and ‘values’ in the Filipino culture and yet had the temerity to express her rudeness and distasteful action to a family who had done nothing wrong in a legal or technical perspective. But, the question that might be in the minds of many observers: Why did we need to bring our child/ ren with us to some social gatherings like that? Social events are opportunities for educational experience for the child in the aspect of socialization, enabling him to develop further his social skills. And as long as an event does not bear the rule "No children allowed," we have the legal right to take our children with us—and as courtesy, we should also be ready diligently to manage our child's behavior and take responsibility for his actions. After all, we—the parents—do not smoke nor drink anything alcoholic—so we are not even missing anything.

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his won't be your Lola's pancit! Chef Alex from Bistro 7 1/4, Tiffany Ponce and Ron Cantiveros will be hosting the final "School Night" featuring Filipino cuisine with a kick! The fiesta kicks off at 8:00 and lasts for as long as the night can go. School Nights is the most fun you'll have on a Sunday evening. Each Sunday has a new theme that includes fabulous

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Horoscope You will be successful in your profession and all matters would materialize smoothly. You can expect to have some meaningful discussions with your family. Have your questions prepared in advance and be respectful of their time. Relationship with your family members and others would be cordial. Spend time somewhere where you can enjoy beauty, today -- whether it’s a garden, an art museum, or a flower market. It’s important to appreciate aesthetically-pleasing things, especially right now when your creativity could use some inspiration. It’s almost like the universe will pick you up and put you down somewhere else. Just keep moving forward and have faith you are on the right path.

Focus on more productive, positive things today. Be prepared to accept change in your life, Gemini, and stay open to all possibilities. The day is good for you to take some vital decisions. The ruler of love and money rub shoulders this week, and can open doors for you on a business and personal level.

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Today is a time to free yourself from the restrictions that others have placed upon you. Stay on purpose and you will get to where you are going. You are the glue in your social circle right now, so it’s time to make plans to make sure they happen! It’s a good day to get the group together and get everyone focused on one of its favorite events.

The sun shines for only so many hours, on a given day, and it’s up to you to make the most of it! So if the weather cooperates today, you should try to spend as much time outside as possible. You can enter a conversation that is positive to do with your work this week. It is wise to sit back and see what the other person has to offer.

Your eye for detail is bringing the little things into sharp focus today. You will be out expecting to have a good time but you will not be getting the rewards that were promised to you. It is because you are looking for something that only exists in the advertising and marketing world. Keep an optimistic attitude towards everything and you will make great progress in all your endeavors.

You want to feel good about yourself and the way you do things. An instinctive urge to get serious about taking care of yourself at many levels is emphasized now. Spend time alone today to listen to where your thoughts take you. This is a good time to take note of inner goals and aspirations.

Not everyone is going to say what they mean, so be careful you don’t take someone on face value if your intuition is telling you otherwise. You are pretty good at summing people up. This is an excellent time to and also to learn more about your own inner depths. You will have a sigh of relief and enjoy this day for the great feeling that it brings you.

When a surge of positive thinking hits you early on today, you should use it to help others. Giving to the people you love enables you to make stronger connections to them. People who are on your team will do just about anything for you, and that’s because when someone is important to you, you look after them.

It’s time for some downtime anyway, so take things down a notch today -- even if you feel like doing more. This is an excellent time when you should be listening more closely to yourself and doing what’s right for your health and also to learn more about your own inner depths. Welcome this day with open arms and a positive outlook!

You are in the middle of changes in your life, work and home, so don’t make a rash decision. Double check all your work today as well. Little errors may cost you both time and money. Take care when dealing with others, and they will take care when dealing with you.

This is a prime day for you, and you are poised to get exactly what you want -- as long as you show the universe that you want it. Just be careful right now that you don’t take on too much, you don’t want to over–promise and under–deliver. Put in the extra hours and extra effort that may be required -- it will all be worth it.

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atches of grey and white clouds hover as the light chilly wind gently kisses the faces of the officers and guests during the annual Alapan Fiesta at Cresecent Park recently. The annual celebration of Karacol goes on as music fills the area and the taste of food satisfies the guests. Procession goes on around the park as the guests and members of Alapan Association of Manitoba dance with the music in the presence of the image of Nuestra Senora Virgin del Santissimo Rosario, Reina Karacol is borne by four men including MP Kevin Lamouruex and association president Robert Viray. Men, women and chjildren participate the procession as they dance with the music, a gesture of thanksgiving and penitence.

Thanks to the officers and members of the Alapan Association of Manitoba for their annual celebration of their fiesta which has been originated from their home town, Alapan, Cavite. Even in Makati City the annual Karacol festival is being held with colorful customes and loud music, considered as one of the most celebrated street festivals in Metro Manila. Sponsored by District 3 & 4, the Alapan Fiesta is led by its president Robert Viray. Food is abundant and the guests are heartily welcome to join the feast. Alongside with the festivity is the presence of Vickar Jeepney which is considered a good background for photo opportunity. A mass is celebrated by Fr. Vince De Pual Tchaoule of St. Vital Parish.

The lady volunteers, from l to r Mary Topacio, Benny Sayas, Nith Ferrer Mayette Gendive, Mercy Ordonez, Tessie Fauni, and Baby Maglian

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Some guests of the Alapan Association include Robert Viray, Fred de Villa,Boy Timbang, Rebecca Perron,Minda Surla of Sarbit Travel and Insurance Fred de Villa, Ross Desiderio with Norma and Natalie Desiderio, Sally Balmes and her husband,Jay Balmes of Weston Travel and Insurance, Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg North.

The officers and members of Purok 3 & 4, back row, from l to r: Menchie Viray, Amy Guevarra, Mayette Gendive, Nith Ferrer, Benny Sayas, Tess Orcullo and Baby Maglian; front row, l to r: Rading Vasquez, Romy Maglian, Robert Viray, Russell Sayas, Roland Ferrer and Lito Guevarra

While Reina Karacol, the patron Saint in Alapan, is being paraded, dancers follow the procession as part of yearly 'penitensiya" and this year, some dancers include NIth Ferrer with her granddaughter, Caly Sobrevilla, Remy Ballesteros, a guest, Rod E. Cantiveros and Baby Fernandez.

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Purchase any PROVICI eye shadow for $17 and receive our must-have summer colour, Bermuda eye shadow for FREE! Please present this coupon at time of purchase. Expires July 31, 2013. Not valid with booked appointments. While supplies last. MAKEUP: Line the eyes to make them really pop! Using Metallic Jade Crème Liner on a Precision Angle Brush, line the top of the eyes, and the upper and lower tear lines. The crème liner is smudge-proof

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HAIR: Gently run your fingers through the curls to separate the curls until you have reached your desired look.

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MAKEUP:Blend Rainforest Eye Shadow to the outer corner of the eyes and slightly into the crease. It’s always best to start off with a little bit on your brush and then you can keep adding more colour intensity to the lid as you go to make it as vibrant as you like.

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MAKEUP: Keeping with the summer look use Bronzelite Bronzer as a dusting all over the face and onto the cheeks. This will give you that golden goddess, sun kissed look.

Step 6 MAKEUP: Shape and colour in the lips with Whipped Pink Lip Pencil. Finish the look with our delicious bubble gum scented Skinny Dip Gloss. HAIR: Once you’ve finger swirled and curled your locks to perfection, spray for hold.

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Giving Back to the Community through Dancing “Make sure you’re ready when the opportunity comes,” says Romeo Suban, 27, a dance instructor at St. John’s High School. Suban is the director of Un1te Dance Company, a hip-hop dance company he started in 2005. “Un1te’s mandate is to unite people. It’s a hub where people come together and dance. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whatever studio, school, gender, title, or training, as long as you dance,” he says.

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Un1te trains and prepares dancers for new opportunities in a positive environment. “Dancers are special because dancing is something that people can’t take away.” On June 1, 2013, Un1te hosted In The Zone 6, a dance competition that brings together all the best dance crews across the country. This year’s 37 teams were from Winnipeg, Niverville, Calgary, and Edmonton. The competition had

three categories: junior, varsity, and adult. The first place winner in each category won $300, $700, and $1000, respectively. The event was a success. They sold more than 700 tickets and there were 500 performers and staff. The place was packed and there were not enough seats for everyone. “There were 1200+ people who were part of the experience, and that says something about Winnipeg: that dance is supported and valued.” Who would have thought that this former Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) hip-hop instructor was once a shy and quiet boy? “I was six years old when my family moved to Canada. I was super shy because of the culture clash. You try to be Canadian, but you still want to be a Filipino.” He started dancing when he was 15 at Sisler High School. He started with jazz, a bit of ballet, hiphop, and pop dancing. “Dancing gave me confidence and self-esteem. It gave me a voice.” At 18, he realized that he could make dancing a career. Working at Rainbow Stage from 2003 to 2004 gave him new opportunities. “I learned so much about the business. I learned what I really want and that I want to give back to my community. I wanted to give opportunities to others and myself, that’s why I created Un1te.” His upbringing keeps him grounded. His parents’ sacrifice inspired him to work hard. “Being a Filipino motivates me to succeed. Filipinos work hard. We find ways to get through the problems and obstacles.”

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Dancing will always be a part of his life. “You can express so many things without saying anything. You can express it through movement.” Suban believes that Winnipeg is a small but talented city— specifically the dancers. “Luck and hard work equals to opportunity. You gotta be ready

to go so when the audition comes, you have the skills and experience to get the job done.” Un1te offers hip-hop and contemporary drop-ins on Monday nights, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @un1tedance and subscribe to their YouTube channel un1tedanco to watch clips from In The Zone 6.

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CIBC offers banking solutions for newcomers looking to establish credit history in Canada Addresses top newcomer challenge by offering credit cards that require no deposit, no credit history

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s part of an enhanced CIBC Welcome to Canada Package, CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) has introduced a range of new unsecured credit card options to help new Canadians address their challenges with establishing a credit history in Canada. “New Canadians tell us that establishing a credit history in Canada can be challenging – and they are often unable to get a credit card without pledging a security deposit,” said Teresa Tazumi, CIBC’s Director of Cultural Business Development. “To help them establish a financial foothold in their new home, CIBC is pleased to introduce a range of CIBC credit cards for newcomers without a deposit or credit history requirement when they hold eligible CIBC personal banking products.” CIBC’s Welcome to Canada Package is available to permanent

residents who have been in Canada for less than three years. It offers foundational banking products such as a free CIBC Everyday chequing account with unlimited transactions for one year; a mortgage with great rates and a streamlined approval process; and a range of credit card options, subject to conditions. The new unsecured credit card solution is available as part of this package for qualified clients holding an eligible CIBC product. Other unsecured card options are available for clients meeting CIBC’s minimum household income and credit criteria. CIBC recently launched a nationwide campaign, translated into seven languages, with special focus on large newcomer communities across the country. The campaign promotes the CIBC Welcome to Canada Package and highlights the unsecured card options.

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

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2001, the U.S. approved the sale of eight conventional submarines to Taiwan. However, the U.S. had stopped building conventional submarines since the 1960s. by Perry Diaz Recently, Taiwan announced a PerryDiaz@gmail.com plan to study the construction of indigenous submarines to deal with the delay. Last June 14, it was reported in the news that U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews – a strong Taiwan supporter – wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asking ith the increasingly into withdrawing a naval vessel “the administration to find ways aggressive behavior of and several fishing boats from to support Taiwan's acquisition of China in claiming 80% Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal diesel electric submarines, including of South China Sea and part of with the promise that she would export control considerations for East China Sea, China’s neighbors withdraw her own forces, too. But technical assistance and other are arming themselves and as soon as the Philippine vessels export licensing in support of banding together to deter Chinese were withdrawn, China cordoned a Taiwan submarine program. expansionism. China began off the only opening to the shoal. Taiwan’s defense budget this year grabbing islands in 1974 when she Following the de facto is US$10.5 billion. attacked Vietnamese naval forces occupation of the Scarborough Vietnam – With recent in the Paracel Islands (called Xisha Shoal, China claimed another incidents in the South China Sea Islands by China) on January 19, Philippine territory, Macclesfield about Chinese warships harassing 1974. On that fateful day, China’s Bank. And then a few weeks ago, or firing at Vietnamese fishing superior naval forces defeated the China was poised to grab Ayungin boats, Vietnam is busy building her Vietnamese forces and the Paracel Shoal in the Spratly archipelago. navy. Recently, it was announced Islands have since been under With China increasing her that Vietnam is acquiring two Chinese control. military budget from US$106.4 submarines from Russia. The Fast forward… In 2012, billion in 2012 to US$219 billion two diesel-electric Kilo-class China had made a quantum leap in in 2013, an arms race is triggered submarines will be turned over grabbing islands – piece by piece in the Indo-Pacific region. Indeed, to Vietnam in September under -- in the South China Sea. That the specter of a shooting war with Vietnam’s $2-billion Project 635. year, China tricked the Philippines China sends a shudder down the Singapore – With Singapore strategically located at the narrowest point PRESENTS... of the 500mile Strait of Malacca; she is of the in a position to control the traffic in the strait. Singapore has 98 American-made F-15 and F-16 fighters armed with the latest Sidewinder airto-air missiles. Singapore’s navy consists of six frigates, Presentation of the Candidates six corvettes, six submarines, Sunday July 7,2013 / 2pm 24 patrol boats, Center Court Garden City and numerous types of Shopping Centre support vessels. Recently, the U.S. deployed the USS Freedom -the first of a new class of warships called Littoral Combat Ship -to Singapore’s Changi Naval Base, which is situated at the 1.7-mile wide chokepoint at the south end of the Strait of Malacca $15 General Admission going to the $25 “Lux Space” South China Sea. India – Contact 204-960-8530 Sharing a long border with China, India is wary of Chinese intrusion into Indian territory. For more information visit our website: www.filipinostreetfestival.ca or email: info@filipinostreetfestival.ca With the sighting of more than 20 Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean Sears Garden City in the past year,

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spines of the leaders of several Asian countries. Arms race Japan – Although the U.S.Japan Treaty binds the U.S. to come to the aid of Japan in the event of an external aggression, Japan is not taking any chances. Despite Japan’s pacifist constitution, Japan has built one of the strongest navies in the world. In recent years, she increased her military spending due to her territorial dispute with China over sovereignty of the Senkaku islands (Diaoyu to China), which Japan administers. China’s constant intrusion into the waters around the eight uninhabited islands and islets is worrisome. Taiwan -- Under constant threat from Chinese invasion, Taiwan is armed to the hilt. In 2010, the U.S. completed a $6.4-billion weapons deal with Taiwan that included 200 advanced Patriot anti-ballistic missiles. Recently, the U.S. also provided Taiwan with eight frigates equipped with the Aegis Combat system, which has the capacity to launch ship-based interceptor missiles. In addition, Taiwan has a network of 22 missile sites around the country. Currently, Taiwan has four World War II-era submarines. In

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India is rapidly expanding her navy to deal with China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean. Currently, she has one aircraft carrier that she purchased from the United Kingdom. She also bought a refurbished Russian aircraft carrier, which will be delivered in December. And she is also building two indigenous aircraft carriers. India needs at least 24 conventional submarines to deter China on her east coast and Pakistan on her west coast. She has currently 14 conventional submarines; however, only half are available for deployment. Six submarines have been ordered and will be delivered in 2016. Strategic alliances In 2012, the defense ministers of the U.S., Australia, and Japan met at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Their joint statement said that they agreed to “develop and implement an action plan that promotes a strong, dynamic and flexible trilateral defense relationship over the remainder of this decade to enhance the security and prosperity of the region.” The Trilateral Security and Defense Cooperation Forum began at senior officials level in 2002 and progressed to ministerial levels in 2007. Recently, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Japan bore fruit. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and he signed several major infrastructure and defense-technology deals, and agreed to speed up dialogue on nuclear cooperation and conduct more joint naval exercises. A week later, Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony and his Australian counterpart, Stephen Smith, met in Canberra where they agreed to strengthen their military ties and also to conduct joint naval exercises. At about the same time, India deployed a fleet of four warships to the South China Sea where they visited Malaysia and Vietnam. The fleet’s next stop – the Philippines. India’s strategic importance to maintaining the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region cannot be ignored now that the U.S. is rebalancing her interests from Europe and the Middle East toward Asia. Simply said, the U.S. needs nuclear-armed India to play a key role in the Indo-Pacific region. Add to the equation the alliances that the U.S. has with Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, and to some extent, Vietnam, it would create a formidable force that would make China think twice before embarking on a land-grabbing expedition. With the arms race in the IndoPacific region going on, a de facto Cold War exists. But like the old Cold War, the new Cold War keeps the balance of power and prevents erratic behavior by any country that nurtures expansionist dreams. As the popular saying goes, “The best defense is a good offense.” It prevented a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from erupting during the Cold War. Would an arms race prevent war between China and the U.S. and her allies in the IndoPacific region or would it fuel the engine of war?


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.ca Limited time lease offers. Lease examples based on a new 2013 Civic DX, model FB2E2DEX/2013 Accord LX, model CR2E3DE/2013 CR-V LX 2WD, model RM3H3DES, available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. £2.99%/3.99%/1.99% lease APR for 60/60/60 months. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $89.00/$142.00/$139.00. Down payment of $0/$0/$0, environmental fees, $0 security deposit and fi rst monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,570. 00/$18,460.00/$18,070.00. Taxes, license, insurance, environmental fees and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. ‡MSRP is $16,935.00/$25,630.00/$27,630.00 for a new 2013 Civic DX, model FB2E2DEX/2013 Accord LX, model CR2E3DE/2013 CR-V LX 2WD, model RM3H3DES, and includes $1,495.00/$1,640.00/$1,640.00 freight and PDI. Taxes, license, insurance, environmental fees and registration are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. #/£/‡ Offers valid from June 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for Manitoba residents at Honda Dealers of Manitoba locations. Bi-Weekly leasing only available for 60 month terms. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. See CROWN Honda McPhillips for complete Details or Visit CrownHonda.ca for more information.

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