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Volume 6, Number 5 • May 2013

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Oh, Inang bayan: kawawa ka naman!

More on popularity contest: family dynasties and entertainment personalities rule 2013 elections!

Pages 5,7 ► Newly-elected Senators Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Nancy Binay, Edgardo Angara, Benigno Bam Aquino, Koko Pimentel, Antonio Trillanes IV (were not able to show up during the proclamation), Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito Estrada and Gringo Honasan raise their arms after being proclaimed by the Commission on Elections at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Thoughts and Prayers to the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado.

The Winners of The Miss Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013 Beauty Pageant!

Page 9 ► L-R: Katrina Anne Garalde, Miss Junior Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013; middle: Heather Patrao, Miss Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013; right: Ruby Angelica Raguindin, Miss Teen Philippines (Calgary) 2013.

Be Careful With My Heart, A Blockbuster Concert

Pages 13,16 ► Richard Yap (Ser Chief Ricardo Lim), Jodi Sta. Maria (Maya de la Rosa)


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Jam for a Cause 3 Fund Raising Event Benefits 3 Foundations A fund raising event held last Saturday, April 6, 2013 by the Jam For A Cause Society benefits three foundations; the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the ABCCBN Kapamilya Foundation and the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. The Concert which showcased Juan Man Army, Aphroditee, Alaknophobia, B.S., Saga, Headcakes, C.O.P., D'Grab and

Mistah are local bands mainly composed of young Filipino talents. The oath taking ceremony of the new officers of the Jam For A Cause Society was also held at the concert. President elect Bernard Aller promises more events in the future to raise funds for charity. Wilf Ladores sworn in the officers of the Society.

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Politikang Pinoy: Komedya o Trahedya ng mga Family Dynasties

The Republic of Adobo by Rod

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“Naku, naman, Manang, bakit siya na naman ang ibinuto mo.?” sabi ng kanyang bayaw na si Ruben pagkatapos ng eleksiyon. Mangungurakot na naman iyan? Tignan mo, dati giba-giba ang bahay niya at ngayon, palasyo na! Hindi ka na kayo nadala!” “Eh, sino pa ang iboboto ko, eh, siya lang naman ang humahalik at kumakamay sa akin, at siya din ng nagbibigay ng mantika sa aking labi,” paingos na sagot ni Dalisay. “Iyang mga hinayupak na ‘yan, niyayakap at kinakamayan ka kapag eleksiyon...at saka, sana akita mo ang ginawa ni Mrs. Pulgeras, kinuha agad ang bote ng alkohol matapas kang kamayan! Ano ako, may sakit na tipos.” patudsadang sabi ni Ruben. “ At saka, pera natin iyong kanilang ginagastos sa eleksiyon.. At saka, pagkatapos ng eleksiyon, nawawala ang mga hinuyupak na iyan, parang bola.” “Ruben, wala kang paki-alam, basta sa akin, nayakap at nakamayan ako at namantikaan ang aking labi.”

“Katulad mo halos ang mga bumubuto, kaya, walang pagbabago ang ating bansa, marami pa ring mahirap... ano ang ginagawa ng mga artistang ‘yan, may isa nga diyan, nagbibilang ng butiki sa kisame ng kongresso, at saka, dapat silang tumubo sa ginastos nilang milyon sa pamimili ng boto. Kawawang Inang bayan! Pulubi pa rin tayo.! Isa ito sa mga usap-usapan ng ating mga kababayan pagkatapos ng butohan nitong nakaraang Mayo 13, 2013. At kahit may kaunting angkat ang administrasiyon ni Noynoy Aquino, hindi pa rin nagbabago ang takbo ng politika: nandiyan ang kontrol ng mga pamilyang nanunungkulan, kulang na lang ang kanilang mga alagang aso at pusa ang kumandidato. Nandiyan pa rin ang bilihan ng boto, ang patayan, Ang nababago lang, pangalan ng pangulo! Ang komedya ng mga family dynasty ay lumang tugtugin sa larangan ng politika. Kung uungkatin mo ang mga panahon ng mga Roxas, Osmena, Marcos, at ang mga bagong sibol ng political dynasies na kinabibilangan ng mga Binays, Revillas, Estrada at Ejercitos, Pacquiaos, at iba pang mga pamilya sa mga lalawigan at bayan, masasabi mo na talamak na ang ganitong problema. Nagkaroon ng balak na itigil ang mga political dynasty, at ito ay hindi nakalusot sa kamara..Eh, sino ba namang ang nandoon sa Kamara, mga miembro ng political dynasty? Tanga ba sila? Ano, sila ang gigilit ng leeg ng kanilang kapangyarihan sa bansa, sa pagkamkam ng pera ng bayan? No way, Josey! Pero my punto si Bise-

AQUINO

ESTRADA

Benigno Cojuangco Aquino

Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV

Enrique Kit Cojuangco

Henry Cojuangco

CAYETANO

Joseph Ejercito Estrada

Allan Cayetano

Janella Marie Ejercito

JV Estrada

Jinggoy Estrada

Guia Gomez ER Ejercito

Kimi Cojuangco

REVILLA

BINAY

Bong Revilla

Strike Revilla

Mar-Len Abigail Binay

Jolo Revilla

Presidente Jejomar Binay nang batikusin ang kanyang pamilya tungkol sa isyung ito. Sabi niya, may positive ang political dynasty, katulad nga nila, ang anak niya, mayor ng makati, ang isang anak, kandidato sa pagka-senador, at siya naman, bise-presidente at tiyak na magiging presidente sa 2016. Totoo, may konting kabutihan pero mas marami ang kasamaan. Ang kabutihan, ang buong pamilya ay nagsisilbi sa bayan. Ano ang masasabi mo sa Makati? Malinis,moderno, progresibo at ang mga taong nasasakop ng mga Binay ay maligaya. May mga libreng gamot,

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Lani Cayetano

VILLAR

Jejomar Binay

Lanie Revilla

Lino Cayetano

Pia Cayetano

Len-Len Aquino Oreta

Manny Villar

MARCOS Imelda Marcos

Nancy Binay Junjun Binay

Cynthia Villar

hospital at iba pang mga fringe benefits na ibinibigay ng mga Binay? At ang kasamaan naman, walang pagkakataon ang ibang may mga ambisyon na tumakbo sa eleksiyon. Tatay, Nanay, anak, kapatid, bayaw, hipag, lolo at lola, hindi kabilang ang aso at pusa, ay mga involved sa politika. Kaya kung may ambisyon ang isang tao sa kanilang lugar, wala kang karapatan, kabayan! Kalansay ka na, iyong pamilya pa rin iyon ang namumuno sa iyong bayan o lalawigan o sa bansa. Ito ang isang uri ng kanser na tila ay walang lunas. Ito na yata ang mga nagisnan ng ating mga kababayan,

Mark Villar

Imee Marcos

Bongbong Marcos

at habang ganito pa rin ang takbo ng politika sa atin, ang yaman ay hindi kabahagi ng mga milyon-milyong kababayan. Sa mga darating ng panahon, ganito pa rin ang takbo ng politika sa ating bayan. "Ang masasabi ko lamang sa iyo, Dalisay, isa ka sa mga milyonmilyong kababayan natin na mahirap pa rin, Kasalanan mo ang masamang nangyayari sa ating bayan" pasaring ni Ruben, "Kawawa naman ang Inang Bayan", pahimakas na dalit ni Ruben at sumakay na siya sa kanyang pampaseherong tricyle upang makaboundary para sa pagkain ng kanyang pamilya.


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Redford government clarifies law to help bare land condo owners

Changes to legislation governing condominiums will help protect bare land condo owners from large assessments to repair and maintain managed property. “Bare land condominium owners and corporations deserve to have clarity and certainty in dealing with maintenance and repair issues and we are providing it,” said Service Alberta Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar. “We promised that we would implement this amendment as quickly as possible and we are delivering on that commitment.” Bare land condominiums are typically stand-alone structures such as detached homes and duplexes. Many corporations that manage bare land properties are responsible for maintaining “managed property,” such as roofs, windows and lawns, in addition to common property, including roads and sidewalks within the complex. A recent Court of Queen’s Bench decision determined that the

current Condominium Property Act does not give bare land condominium corporations the authority to collect fees or use reserve funds for expenses related to repairing and maintaining managed property. As a result, corporations may have to finance expenses for managed property, potentially exposing unit owners to large special assessments to cover the costs. Bill 24, the Statutes Amendment Act, proposes amendments to the Condominium Property Act that will let all condominium corporations collect fees and use their reserve funds to maintain, repair and replace managed property if their bylaws allow it. The change impacts approximately 1,300 corporations with 40,000 owners. Consultation with Albertans indicate overwhelming support for immediate changes to the Condominium Property Act to help prevent sudden and unaffordable special assessments being levied against residents of bare land condominium developments. Service Alberta is currently compiling and analyzing the input of over 5,000 Albertans’ who participated in the broader review of the Condominium Property Act. More information and updates on that process will be posted on Service Alberta’s website. Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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Redford and Bhullar announce new schools for Calgary Families in Calgary will benefit from nine new and replacement schools that will ensure their sons and daughters can continue to receive a world-class education in modern, student-friendly facilities. The projects are part of Premier Alison Redford's promised investment in education infrastructure and the third major capital announcement this week. "We made a commitment to build new schools and we're doing just that," said Premier Redford. "This is about more than bricks and mortar - it's about building strong communities so all our kids get the best possible start in life. By investing in schools today, we are investing in ourselves, and our province." These new schools will provide as many as 7,550 student spaces across all grades in Calgary. "Calgary is a growing city and we need to ensure we build the schools today that Calgary will need for in the future," said Manmeet S. Bhullar, MLA for Calgary-Greenway. "These projects will support the need for more student spaces and bring Inspiring Education to life through enhanced programming and student engagement." The new schools will feature advanced systems and features such as large windows that provide natural lighting and

ventilation systems that improve air quality and circulation, creating a healthy learning and working environment for students and teachers and the people who use them. Government is investing $503 million over three years to support the delivery of new school projects within Alberta's highgrowth communities. Meetings between government and local boards to discuss planning and design will soon be underway.

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Schools will be built through a combination of public-private partnerships and traditional methods. New school projects in this first bundle are expected to be completed in 2016. The Alberta government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta's resources. The Progressive Conservatives will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.


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Election 2013: PNoy team wins but political dynasty First ever Filipino Canadian Superior Court Judge Appointed becomes an ugly head; rampant vote buying and Mr. Justice Coroza was violence mark the supposedly peaceful election appointed to the Ontario Court Grace Poe, the adopted daughter of the mega-star of 60's, Susan Roces and the late "da king" Fernando Poe Jr., a neophyte in politics, and who dropped the last name, Lamanzares for political reason, is the number in the senatorial line-up dominated by the PNoy candidates, according the unofficial result from the Commission of Election. But the 2013 election has become the major stage for the continuous surge of political dynasties who rule the country and which has been criticized by local critics and international observers. The most prominent families include the Estrada, a.k.a Ejercito: former president Joseph Estrada,the newly elected Mayor of Manila beating the crimefigther incumbent Alfredo Lim; Guia Gomez, mother of senatorial candidate JV Ejercito, who is elected a mayor of San Juan; the incumbent son of Erap, Jinggoy Estrada; and the Laguna provincial governeor, ER Ejercito. The Marcoses continue their political

reign inspite of the past records in governannce: the former 1st Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, running for Congressman in the Marcos bastion, together with her daughter, Imee Marcos Manotoc, as a governor; and the current Bongbong Marcos who has an ambition to run for president in 2016; and the Binays: Jojo Binay, the current vice president of the Philippines has his daughter, Nancy, as one of the candidate of his own party UNA; and in the bag, the re-election of his son as mayor of Makati; and his wife who had become the Mayor of Makati once;and in the Las Pinas City, a suburbs of Manila, the Aquilars and the Villars are heading to be establishing a strong foothold on political dynasty: Manny Villar, the current senator; and his wife Cynthia Aquilar Villar, formerly a representative, now is running for senator under Pnoy Team; the Aquilars have governed Las Pinas for many decades; in Cavite, the Revillas are becoming an institution among voters: Ramon Revilla, the 50's movie hearthrob

and his son, Bong Revilla, and his wife Lani Mercado; and down south of the Philippines,the current Filipino boxer, Pacquiao and his wife, Jinky, the former, re-electionist and the latter, is the current candidate for a provincial position. These are only some of the families whose political prominence have become the common candidates in the national, congressional and local elections. The Supreme Court stopped the proposal by the Comelec to limit the withdrawal of money from the bank to stop vote buying. Every election is the best time for moneyed politicians to win the election. Peace and order problems have become one of the political ingredients in any election. Warring politicians resort to violence just for the sake of being elected. In this latest election, there were 52 million who cast their ballots to define the country's political future.

On April 26, 2013, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced new judicial appointments in Ontario. Justice Steve Coroza became the first ever Filipino Canadian Judge appointed to the Ontario Superior Court. The Honourable Steve A. Coroza, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Brampton) to replace Madam Justice N.M. Mossip, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 8, 2013. This appointment is effective July 8, 2013.

of Justice in 2009. He received a bachelor of laws from University of Windsor Law School in 1995 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. He also completed a master of laws degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. Prior to his appointment, Justice Coroza was a senior counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada from 1998 to 2009, and prior to that was staff duty counsel for Ontario Legal Aid in Toronto, where his main area of practice was criminal law. Mr. Justice Coroza was a member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. He was an instructor for the Bar Admission Course (2001-2009), a part-time instructor at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (2004-2007), and an instructor of the Trial Practice Course and Trial Advocacy Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School where he is currently an adjunct professor. He is also the co-author of a publication entitled Sentencing Drug Offenders.

DFA commends Irregular OFWs in Saudi to correct status The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) commends overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with status problems in Saudi Arabia to correct their residency and labor status. According to the Department of Foreign affairs (DFA), the new guidelines were announced by the Saudi Ministries of Interior and Labor last May 10 allowing irregular workers to correct their status or leave the country without obtaining “No Objection Certificates.” Based on the newly issued guidelines,irregular OFWs can now leave the country without the need to obtain No Objection Certificates from their current employers, provided that they do not have criminal charges or records against them. The OFWs will also be allowed to return to the country in the future if they are able to obtain valid working visas. Other options for irregular OFWs stated in the guidelines include returning to their original employer or transfer to a new employer even without permission or consent of the original employer, and transfer of household workers to a private sector company through the Saudi Labor Offices. As part of the implementation of the

guidelines, the Saudi government will waive all penalties and fines accruing to an illegal worker before April 06, 2013. Also, private rights claims between a Filipino worker and his/her current employer will be settled through the court, and will not prevent the Filipino worker from transferring to a new employer. More significantly, employers are now clearly obligated to hand over to the worker all his personal documents such as passports and residency permit upon request. Employers are also obligated to make sure that the residency permit of workers is valid. Failure to do so is sufficient grounds for a worker to end their contractual relationship. The deadline to avail of these concessions is July 03, 2013. Subsequently, the Saudi government will resume its inspections and arrest and / or apply fines against violators – both employers and employees. Specific details of the guidelines are available in both Filipino and English on the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh’s website: www.philembassy-riyadh.org

Remember to compost your yard waste for free at City landfills Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

Calgary – Now that nice weather is finally here, remember that you can drop-off your yard waste for composting at all three City landfills. The landfills will waive fees for residential loads of leaves, branches, plants and other yard and garden material until June 2. The material will be composted at the sites, turning it back into a useful resource. Please leave your material loose or put

it in paper yard waste bags, which can be composted along with the yard waste. If loads are loose, make sure they are secure before transporting them. The service is intended for residents only. Charges may apply if the load contains other items. Before leaving for the landfill, visit Calgary.ca/waste or contact 311 to confirm landfill hours, locations and other details.

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Sa mga binaggit kong paraan ng pag-iingat sa mukha, mapapansin na sa sarili muna nakatuon ang mga tungkulin upang alagaan ang kapakanan ng mukha.

Lito Mendoza Velasco Lito Velasco, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy A homoviator, a catalyst of change. He moves in the light of his Philosophical, Political and Theological backgrounds. He loves challenges and believes he learns and improves his critical thinking from those challenges.

Ang Mukha “Mga kapatid, nararapat pong makita natin sa mukha ng ating kapwa ang Mukha ng ating Panginoon. Isa itong pamamaraan upang mahalin natin ang bawat-isa.” Paala-ala ng isang napaka-gandang Madre. Isang lalake ang humingi sa kanya ng pahintulog na makapagsalita at sinambit na: “Sister, tunay nga po, nakikita ko ang nagniningning na Mukha ng Panginoon sa iyong mukha. Maaari po bang mahalikan ko ang Kanyang Mukha sa pisngi mo?” “Pwedeng-pwede ginoo, pero huwag mo naman sanang makasanayan na humiling sa akin ng ganito.” Pabiro ding sagot ng magandang Madre. Ang Mukha. Tunay nga na ito ay maihahambing bilang katumbas ng kahalagahan ng pangalan. Kung kaya nga, minsan o kadalasan, kapag hindi natin mabanggit ang pangalan ng ating kaharap, kaagad nating sinasabi na: “namumukhaan kita.” Napakaraming tao—kung gaano tayo karami—ganoon din karami ang mukha. Kung ang pangalan natin ay may dangal at dapat pagkaingatan ganun din pala ang mukha. Iniingatan nating tumampalasan upang hindi tayo tampalasanin. Ang mukha ay representasyon ng buong pagkatao: Ang pag-aalaga at pag-iingat dito. • Sa Palakasan o sports – meron tayong hood, head gear o mask • Sa pagmo-motorsiklo – meron tayong helmet • Sa paghihinang (Welding) – meron tayong protective eye glasses or face gear • Sa kahihiyan, pagsasamantala, at panlalamang sa kapwa – meron tayong kapal ng mukha

Mga Kasabihan o Kawikaan tungkol sa Mukha • “Bago mo linisin ang dungis ng iyong kapwa, hugasan ang iyong putik sa mukha…” –Awit ng Asin • “Kapag dumura ka sa langit, sa mukha mo rin ang balik.” • “Ang Pagharap muna sa salamin ang mainam na gamut upang hindi mapangutyain o mapintasin.” • “Ano pang mukha ang ating ihaharap sa lipunan?” Kalimitan mo itong maririnig sa mga magulang na disgrasyada o criminal ang anak. Alam kong naunawaan ninyo ang mga binanggit ko sa itaas. Nagamit ba natin ang mga ito o pumili lang tayo? Ang Mukha ay Salamin: Mga Hilatsa • Ang unang impluho ay pangmatagalan (First impression is lasting) • Nagiging magkamukha ang magasawa. • Kapag maganda ang mukha; maganda o mabuti rin ang kalooban. • Kapag nakangiti ay magiliw at walang anumang iniisip na masama laban sa kapwa. • Anak ka nga ba ng iyong tatay kung kamukha ka ng kapit-bahay. Di ba isa lang ang nakatitiyak na anak ka niyang tunay, at iyon ay ang nanay? HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MGA NANAY! Binabasa rin naman ng ibang tao ang ugali ng kapwa ayon sa mga kagananapan sa lipunan at kalagayan nito. Ating tunghayan ang mga hakahakang ito: Maayos daw ang sariling pagkatao at may mukhang ihaharap sa kapwa kapag: • Malinis ang kuko, maayos manamit, at mabango. • Malinis at maayos ang loob ng kanyang pamamahay. • Pala-simba at lagging nasa panlipunang pagtitipon Maayos daw ang lipunan at maaaring ipagmalaki sa bang dayuhan kapag: • May mga bagong gusali, LRT, at Stadium na ipinapagawa. • Malinis ang ilog at kapaligiran. • Magaganda ang mga BahayDalanginan. • Maraming mapagta-trabahuhan. • Makinis o walang lubak ang mga kalye o kalsada. Pero, saglit lang po. Paano ba ito? Minsan akong nagpaayos ng aking sasakyan. Halos sumabog ang

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gulong at mabiyak ang rim nito dahil sa isang katutak at napakalalalim na lubak na nasagupa ko sa daan. Dito po ba natin malalaman kung tayo ay nasa bayan nan g Edmonton? Ito ba ang ating mukha? Maganda naman sana ang may nakikita kang ipinapatayong bagong proyekto, basta’t huwag lamang kakalimutang panatilihin kung anong dati ng meron tayo. Ang pagpapalawig o pagtataguyod ng luma at kapakipakinabang ang siyang tunay na magiging hagdan upang maabot ang tagumpay na inaasam. Kung ang mukha ang siyang representasyon ng buong pagkatao at ang mga inprastuktura naman ang imahen ng lipunan, baka naman maaaring pag-aralan munang mabuti kung ano ang magiging epekto sa buong katawan ng gagawing operasyon. Dahil kung hindi, masasayang lang ang pera, oras, at pinagpaguran. Ang masaklap pa nito, sinasaktan pala natin ang Lumikha sa atin sa tuwinang ipapabago natin an gating mga mukha. Sino pa kaya ang magnanais na tayo ay halikan kung ito ay puro lubak na. Totoo, may bago nga naman, subalit baka mga mayayaman lamang ang makinabang. Masalimuot ang aking mga tinuran. Iyan ay dahil talaga namang masalimuot ang buhay. Marahil nga, walang iisa ang mukha. Ang iba nga, pilit na ipinapabago ang sariling mukha. Wala bang pagpapahalaga sa kalikasan ang tawag sa kanila? Ano kaya ang nais nilang ipamukha? ________ Para sa mga mungkahi at pagtutuwid, maaari ninyo akong sulatan sa pamamagitan ng editorial column o tawagan sa (780) 655-5126. __________________________ ANNOUNCEMENT The Triskelions’ Grand Fraternity and Sorority is going to hold a Fundraising Project: “Pinoy Rock Fest” Mini-Concert on the 1st of June 2013, 4PM – 12AM, at the ACCA Centre, 3530-91 Street,NW, T6P 6P1, Edmonton, Alberta. The proceeds of this noble project is going to be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the BANTAY BATA 163 Foundation in the Philippines. Special thanks to the JAM FOR A CAUSE SOCIETY OF EDMONTON, the ALBERTA FILIPINO JOURNAL, to our VALUED DONORS/SPONSORS, and VOLUNTEERS! “Nothing fits together without substantial effort!” Please support one another!

Sen. Enverga, Jr. urges the Fil-Can business community for increased trade with RP

Sen. Tobias Enverga, Jr. (C, Ontario) has issued a call on the Filipino Canadian business community to work in furtherance of an increased trade between the Philippines and Canada. Speaking at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Induction Ball and Dinner Gala in Toronto on Saturday, May 4, 2013, Sen. Enverga, Jr. recalled the initial steps taken by PCCT when its representative traveled to the Philippines as part of the official delegation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He said that PCCT President Oswald Tugadi initiated in principle the signing of MoU with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in the Philippines, as well as with several chapters of the PCCI. The only Filipino Canadian in the Senate of Canada took note that the PCCT begun implementation of those initial steps when it formed a delegation and conducted a trade

The Conservative Senator for Ontario urged the newly-inducted officers and directors of the PCCT to explore working with other Chambers of Commerce elsewhere in the country to expand markets for two-way trade with the Philippines. In mid-April, Sen. Enverga, Jr. had a dialogue with the Manitoba Filipino Business Council which expressed interest in working with various business organizations across the country for economic prosperity of the Filipino Canadian community in Canada.

Calgary Fire Department Asks Parents To Warn Kids About Dangers of Venturing Out On Ice Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

There have been several recent reports regarding kids on or near ice at the Glenmore Reservoir. The Calgary Fire Department would like to emphasize to citizens the dangers of venturing out on or near ice. Calgarians are asked to stay off of all ice. Please, keep a good distance from banks and lake shores. Make a point of cautioning your children about the dangers of ice and the dangerous temperature of the water. As spring continues, and the temperatures climb, the

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mission to the Philippines in February this year. Among those which initially yielded positive results were those in the cosmetics and logistics, trade and cargo forwarding industries. Sen. Enverga, Jr. told the Filipino Canadian business community not to hesitate to reach his office for assistance on matters in pursuance of the objectives of the PCCT.

ice will become more and more unpredictable. Don’t take the chance. Ice safety tips: - Keep a safe distance from banks and lake shores; - If you witness an ice accident, stay back and call 9-1-1 for help; - Keep pets away from ice. If you pet does venture onto the ice and falls through, call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to rescue your pet yourself; - If you see someone on the ice, call 9-1-1.

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VISMINSA Charities Foundation Proudly Presents The Winners of The Miss Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013 Beauty Pageant! VISMINSA's continuing tradition of showcasing Filipino culture through the beauty and talents of Filipinas in Canada to be Ambassadors of Goodwill. Through it's fund raising and charitable activities as such, VISMINSA has been extending valuable support to educate Filipino-Canadians and our kababayans since 1999. The Board of Directors is composed of: President/Chairperson, Dr. Rose Marie E. Geonzon; Vice President, Rex Elumir; Secretary/Treasurer, Bernadette Stamile; Auditors, Teofilo Donque and Roger Geonzon; Members of the Board, Isabelita Santos; Mario Stamile; Neale Elumir; Lydia Siapno; Norisa Elumir; Anna Avile; Alice Labrador; Pepe Siapno and Ruel Santos. Heather Patrao is a 22-year-old student majoring in Communications Studies at the University of Calgary. Born in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., she is the daughter of Julian and Estelita Patrao and has one sister, Lara Christine. She is active in her ‘Student in Communications’ club (in marketing and events), volunteers at her church and works part-time. She is passionate about the fine arts; art, poetry, and music and hopes to author a book some day. Heather also enjoys swimming and playing the piano and won the pageant’s Miss Best in Talent for her piano piece (along with Miss Best in Gown, Miss Best in Swimsuit and Miss Photogenic). She greatly values her relationship with family and friends. Heather’s goal is to love Christ with her whole being while enjoying His creation. Already a traveler, she hopes to further experience other cultures and customs while simultaneously serving others in some capacity whenever possible. Heather joined the Miss Philippines Canada Calgary 2013 beauty pageant because she believes that such events help build and boost the participants’ confidence, poise and other lady-like qualities. She agrees with the vision of the pageant organizers to give our young Filipinas abroad the opportunity to develop their characters while encouraging them to love their Filipino heritage. She is humbled to wear the crown and is grateful for the privilege. The Calgary Filipino Community, are proud of her and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

Ruby Angelica Raquindin won the Miss Teen Talent 2013 category

Miss Philippines Canada-Calgary 2013 Heather Patrao with Cecille Magpayo, TV PILIPINO Producer and Jose "Pepito" Magpayo, Editor of The Alberta Filipino Journal

L-R: Katrina Anne Garalde, Miss Junior Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013; middle: Heather Patrao, Miss Philippines Canada (Calgary) 2013; right: Ruby Angelica Raguindin, Miss Teen Philippines (Calgary) 2013." Photo by Eric Conrad Epie, Freelance Event Protographer, (587) 896-5792

CATRINA ANNE GARALDE, Heather Patrao, winner of the Miss Miss Junior Philippines Canada Talent portion on piano (Calgary) 2013. Catrina also won the Evening Gown category.

Ruby Angelica's winning talent category - own composition poem Lessons of Hate

Lessons of Hate By: Ruby Angelica Raguindin

I was scared, but I knew I couldn't show that I was weak. So weak, that every single time I tried to speak, My body would start to shake. so hard, like it was having it's own little earthquake. No strength, Because how do feel strong if all you feel is hate? It didn't help when would teachers asked me "Ruby, what does your father think about your grades?" Well I don't know sir; it’s been almost a year since I've last visited his grave. Childhood memories are supposed to make you happy. But when I reminisce, I try to remember my father's last kiss. I will NEVER see him again, all because some girl decided to drink and drive with her friends. So how do take a girl whose so destroyed, so broken, so torn up, confused, so unspoken and it turn it into someone who can see, that there is truly a bright side to reality. How do you break down the wall that’s made of bricks and sticks glued together by the world’s most painful tricks?

Well. You take away the vibrations from her quivering shape, burn them in the fire once fuelled by hate, and teach that little girl that she is in control of her soul. Teach her that she is beautiful. Let her know that she can replace her tendencies of being self-conscious with something so much better; confidence. Because those tear filled eyes sparkle with dreams that want to scream, So loud! Cause those plans will one day, make her old and new parents proud. Instead of her holding back, let that little girl SHOUT! That she will not be a useless product of her memories, but instead let her hearts injuries, sculpt and shape her into her own little masterpiece. I was scared, but now I'm brave, because I refuse to be a slave, to my past. I have to make my short time on this earth last. I know now that I must live this life to inspire because life is all about climbing higher. Each step on that ladder will get me closer to who I really want to be, and to me, that is happy.

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Advantages of the CEC Program vs other Immigration Programs

Immigration News by Columbio (Jon) Salvador, BSc.

Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant

(About the writer: Jon Salvador is a licensed immigration consultant and a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He has more than 20 years of management and business experience in Canada. Prior to establishing his immigration consulting company, he worked for a U.S. based computer company and then at TELUS, the 2nd largest telecom company in Canada in various management positions. He is originally from Manila, Philippines and graduated from DLSU (De La Salle University) in Manila with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also studied Business Management at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. If you would like to request articles on other immigration topics for future “Alberta Filipino Journal” publications, you can contact Jon at (403) 241-6276 or at jon@nuerainc.ca or the publisher of this newspaper.

I have received requests to republish the news article with regards to the advantages of the CEC program as compared to the other immigration programs. Many TFWs are still not aware about the recent new changes in CEC program announced recently. For Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) already in Canada there are: four (4) main immigration programs available to become Permanent Residents (PRs). The four programs are: 1. the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program, 2. the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP), 3. the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program and 4. the Spousal Sponsorship Program (SSP). Summarized in this news article are some of the advantages of the CEC program as compared to the other immigration programs. Among the four (4) above listed programs, the updated CEC program – as of Jan. 2, 2013 is the simplest option and requires the least documentation. It is one of the best Christmas gifts that the Canadian government gave Temporary Foreign Workers in 2012. Listed below are some of the advantages of the CEC program– as compared to the other immigration programs: 1. The FSW program requires the applicant to score 67 points out of 100 in the six selection factors (ie. education, language skills, work experience, age, arranged employment, and adaptability) to be eligible to apply. In the CEC program, there are no selection factors requirement points to meet. 2. The FSW program requires the applicant to provide Certificate of Employments for the last ten (10) years. In the CEC program, the applicant has to provide Certificate of Employments only for the last three (3) years. 3. The FSW program requires the applicant and the spouse to provide copies of their college or university diplomas and transcript of records. In the CEC program, these documents are not required. 4. In the FSW program, if the applicant does not have a written Arranged

Employment Offer from an employer in Canada, he/she is required to provide proof of settlement funds. This could a big problem for applicants who do not have enough money or assets to meet the “show money” requirement. In the CEC program, settlement funds or “show money” is not required. 5. In the AINP program, the applicant and the employer are required to fill-out provincial and federal government forms respectively. The AINP application involves a two (2) step process. First, the provincial government has to approve the AINP application and then after the application is approved by the province, the applicant has to forward the application to the federal government. The total AINP processing and approval time could take 18 to 24 months or more. In the CEC program, the applicant only has to fill-out federal government forms and the approval process generally takes 10 to 12 months. 6. In the AINP program, both the applicant and the employer have to meet eligibility criteria. If applicant is eligible but the employer is not eligible... the AINP application is refused. So make sure that your employer meets all the AINP eligibility criteria before you apply under the program. In the CEC program, as long as the applicant meets all eligibility requirements ... the employer eligibility is not a factor. 7. In the AINP program, the employer has to nominate or sponsor the applicant. If the applicant changes employer before the AINP application is approved... the employer nomination is lost and the AINP application will be refused. The applicant has to stay with the same employer until the AINP and PR application is approved. In the CEC program, as long as the TFW applicant meets the CEC requirements, the applicant does not have to keep working with the same employer until the CEC application is approved. In fact, as long as the applicant meets the CEC criteria, he can be un-employed when he applies under CEC program. 8. In the Spousal Sponsorship program, the applicant is dependent on the spouse or common-law partner to sponsor him/ her. Two (2) applications have to be submitted simultaneously: Spousal Sponsorship application and PR application. In the CEC program, the applicant is not dependent on a spouse or a common-law partner to have his/ her PR application to be approved. Only one application is required instead of two sets of applications. On December 11, 2012 Jason Kenney – Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism – announced two significant changes to the CEC program. First significant change: effective January 2, 2013 skilled TFW workers ( NOC: O, A and B) may apply for Permanent Residency (PR) under the Canadian Experience Class program with twelve (12) months, full-time, skilled, Canadian work experience – within the last 3 years. This is one year sooner than the previously required 24 months to qualify under the CEC. The 2nd significant change is that: full-time work is now defined as, at least 30 hrs/week of paid skilled work. Full time work used to be defined as at 37.5 hrs/week of work. The reduction of hours of work per week will help many skilled Temporary Foreign Workers qualify under this program. To qualify under the CEC program you need proof that you worked at least 30hrs x 52 weeks = 1,560 hrs. of skilled work within the past 3 years. You need copies of your payslips to prove your hours of work.

under the Canadian Experience Class is restricted to Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) in the NOC. Q6. I have already submitted an application for permanent residence as a skilled worker (under the FSW program or AINP program), can I still apply under the CEC category? ANS: Yes, but applicants are required to submit a new PR application with new fees. If CIC has not started processing the initial skilled worker application, the applicant could withdraw it and may be entitled to a refund of the fees paid. It is not forbidden for a TFW to apply simultaneously with two different streams of the Canadian immigration programs. However, the applicant will have to choose under which program the permanent resident status will be granted. Conclusion Q7. I want to apply as a graduate The updated CEC program is one of the student under the CEC program. best and simplest options. Temporary Can part-time work experience Foreign Workers (TFWs) should check, during my full-time studies in if they qualify under the CEC program - Canada be counted toward the onehave skilled work experience in Canada year requirement? (eg. Supervisors, Managers, Cooks, ANS: No, your work experience must be Chefs, Nurses, LPNs, Welders, gained after graduation. Plumbers, Electricians, Crane Q8. I want to apply as a graduate. Operators, Heavy Duty Equipment Does work experience that was Mechanics, Engineers, Accountants, part of my educational program’s etc.) for at least one (1) year within the requirements (such as co-op terms a. CEC requirements for Temporary last 3 years. and apprenticeships) count toward Foreign Workers In 2013, Canada plans to accept only the one-year requirement? For temporary foreign workers, the one up to 10,000 applicants under the ANS: No, co-op terms and year of full-time (or equivalent) work CEC program. So, if you are a TFW apprenticeships completed before experience in Canada must be gained with at least 12 months of skilled work graduating do not count as skilled within three years from date of PR experience and meets the language work experience as they are considered application. Full-time work experience requirements... you should apply to part of an educational program. means working at least 30 paid hours become a PR under the CEC program, For this reason, co-op terms and per week. Work experience in low or before the 10,000 limit is reached. apprenticeships are counted as part of semi-skilled work (ie. NOC: C, D) does the minimum two-year educational not qualify under the CEC program. FREQUENTLY ASKED program requirement. QUESTIONS (FAQs): Q9: How do I check, if the consultant To confirm if the applicant’s job will Q1. I’m a skilled temporary foreign whom I am dealing with and paying qualify under the CEC program, check worker and want to apply to stay a fee is a licensed immigration the 4-digit NOC code in the applicant’s permanently. Is there an education consultant and authorized to provide LMO (Labour market Opinion) requirement in the CEC program? immigration advice? document and see where it is classified ANS: No, there is no education A: Licensed immigration consultants in in the NOC matrix website listed below: requirement in the CEC program. Canada are listed in the Immigration http://www30.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/ Q2. I have different types of work Consultants of Canada Regulatory English/NOC/2006/Welcome.aspx experience in Canada, some skilled Council (ICCRC) website consultants’ Only jobs under NOC: O, A or B (NOC 0, A or B) and some low-skilled directory: classifications are considered to be (NOC C or D). Does the low-skilled http://www.iccrc-crcic.ca/home.cfm skilled work categories. work experience count in any way If the person is not listed in the toward the work experience required ICCRC website “active members b. CEC requirements for Foreign when the majority of my work list” directory, then chances are the Graduate Students experience is skilled? person is NOT a licensed immigration For foreign student graduates (FSGs) of ANS: No, low skilled work experience consultant. The person may be fake a Canadian post-secondary educational does not count under the CEC program. consultant operating illegally without institution, the applicants must have Only skilled work experience is counted. proper license and training. at least one year of full-time (or Q3. I meet the requirements to apply Under the new Canadian law equivalent) work experience in Canada under the CEC program but have known as Bill C-35, fake immigration after graduation. The person must have since returned to my home country. consultants charging professional fees been physically present in Canada for Am I still eligible to apply under the can receive stiff penalties of up to two at least two (2) academic years. Full- Canadian Experience Class? (2) years imprisonment and/or up to time work experience means working ANS: Yes, but you must apply within $100,000 in fines when convicted. at least 30 paid hours per week. The one year of leaving your job in Canada. work experience must be gained within If you left your job more than one year You can report suspected illegal two years from date of PR application. ago, your work experience is not recent activities to ICCRC at: FSGs of a Canadian post-secondary and does not meet the requirement. 5500 North Service Road, Suite 1002 educational institution must complete Q4. Can experience gained in Canada Burlington, Ontario, L7L 6W6 either: without proper work or study Tel: 1-877-836-7543 (toll free) or • a full-time Canadian post-secondary authorization be counted under the Fax: 1-877-315-9868 (toll free) educational program of at least two Canadian Experience Class? Email: info@iccrc-crcic.ca years or ANS: No, experience gained in Canada or the Temporary Foreign Worker • a one-year Master’s program has to have a valid work or study Helpline at 1-877-944-9955 or (certificates and diplomas cannot be permit. (780) 644-9955 counted) and an additional year of Q5. Can semi-skilled or low-skilled education, obtained in Canada, before workers apply to stay permanently Legal Disclaimer: admission into the one-year program under the CEC program? This news article is designed (for a total of two years). ANS: No. semi-skilled or low skilled for general information only. The Definitions: workers cannot apply under the information presented in this article • Full-time studies – to be eligible, CEC program. However, the Alberta should not be construed to be formal applicant must be considered “full- Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) legal advice or the formation of a time” at their school. is available - for TFW workers in consultant/client relationship. Each • Two years of study – at least 16 jobs classified at skill levels C and individual situation is different and months— or four (4) semesters— D under the National Occupational people should seek proper advice on within the 24 months before completing Classification (NOC) system. their specific cases with a licensed a full-time post-secondary program of Applying for permanent residence immigration consultant of their choice. TFWs applying under the CEC program must meet minimum language thresholds to be eligible to apply for PR based on their job category under the National Occupation Classification (NOC) code. For NOC work categories A and 0 (ie. managers, professionals) the language requirement is a score of CLB 7 or higher for each language abilities (ie. read, write, listen, speak). For NOC work category B (ie. supervisors, skilled workers), the language requirement is CLB 5 or higher for each of the language abilities. The Canadian Experience Class program is targeted to foreign nationals in Canada who: 1. Are either a temporary foreign worker with at least one (1) year of full-time or equivalent skilled work experience in Canada or a foreign student graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least one (1) year of full-time or equivalent skilled work experience in Canada. 2. Have gained skilled work experience in Canada with a valid work or study permit. 3. Apply while working in Canada or within one (1) year of leaving their job in Canada 4. Have taken and passed the language proficiency exams (IELTS for English or TEF for French) based on their job category ( ie. NOC: O, A or B).

study in Canada. Note: English or French as a second language courses do not count toward education requirements under the Canadian Experience Class. 1. The programs must be delivered by a private or public post-secondary educational institution such as a college or a university that is provincially recognized, or 2. Private CEGEPs. Work experience gained while the student is still studying does not count toward meeting the requirements for work experience in the CEC program. Only paid work experience gained after graduation is counted (unpaid volunteer work does not count). Foreign student graduates may get work experience by applying for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after graduation. Work permits may be valid for up to three years with no restrictions on the type of work the graduate can do or where.

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Meet & Greet of “Be Careful with My Heart” Casts

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Fashion and Audience at the Concert

by Jun Angeles

A dinner to meet & greet the casts of “Be Careful With My Heart” at Palabok House Restaurant was prepared by the producers for the sponsors and patrons of the concert Be Careful With My Heart World Tour last Thursday May 16, 2013.

The Marquicias and Friends

Mel & Janet of Yellowknife

Baby Yatco, Berna Angeles and Hermie

Ladies at the Concert

Dr & Mrs. NimrodMontano of Great Smile Family Dental, Crosstown Motors with Baby and Rino Yatco, Pol and Judy Talavera of Delta Edmonton Center and Francis Berna Angeles and Boy & Penny Madlangsakay Sinday if Sincorp.

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Be Careful With My Heart, A Blockbuster Concert by Jun Angeles

Be Careful with my Heart World Tour Concert in Edmonton last Friday May 17, 2013 at the 3,000 capacity Shaw Conference Center overflowed with young and not so young screaming and over jealous fans of Ser Chief (Richard Yap) and Maya (Jodi Sta, Maria) stars

of ABS-CBN soap opera romantic comedy teleserye of the same title Be Careful with my Heart. The crowd, mostly women braved the long line up just to take a glimpse of their idol Richard Yap who in just a matter of two years became the nationwide heartthrob with

his Tsinoy good looks and suave personality. The cast who came to Edmonton were composed of Richard Yap (Ser Chief Ricardo Lim), Jodi Sta. Maria (Maya de la Rosa), Mutya Orquia (Abigail Lim) Aiza Seguerra (Kute), Rosario "Tart" Carlos (Doris) and Vivieka

Vivieka (Sabel) visited Edmonton through the collaboration of Palabok House and TFC NY Entourage Productions. A heart warming comedy, Doris and Sabel entertained the crowd with their singing and jokes while Aiza Seguerra (Kute) played guitar and sung her music composition. Jodi Sta. Maria belted songs “Torete” and “Kaba” with Aiza and of course Richard Yap (Ser Chief) appeared at the stage singing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". Thunderous applause and delirious fans deafening noise ensued. A comedy with lots of audience participation and impromptu acts brought the audience to their feet. Two thumbs up for the light heart warming comedy show and five thumbs up for the audience.

Aiza (Kute)

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6th Taste of Asia The "6th TASTE OF ASIA 2013", A multicultural Seniors of Calgary annual event featuring the best of Asian Seniors in Calgary, highlighted by various entertainment performances, dancing and Asian food variety. Excellently organized by Sherrisa Celis of the CCIS-Calgary.

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Filipino Folk Dance by Golden Generation Seniors Club, host of the 6th Taste of Asia 2013 event.

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New strategy bolsters province's fight against cancer

The Legislature by Naresh Bhardwaj MLA, Edmonton Ellerslie and Chair, Capital Region Caucus

Albertans will see improved cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and support as the government moves forward with a bold new plan to fight cancer. The plan, Changing Our Future: Alberta’s Cancer Plan to 2030, maps out 10 strategies to transform coordination of care for patients, clinicians and researchers, with the goal of preventing most cancers, curing more cases of cancer, and reducing the suffering of those affected by cancer. “Every day, 42 Albertans learn they have cancer. We expect that to grow to 73 new cancer cases a day by 2030. We aim to change that,” said Health Minister Fred Horne. “Even though we have exceptional cancer care, we need to do more starting today. To wait means losing the opportunity

to get ahead of the curve and that will end up costing much more in lives and in dollars.” The plan calls for a provincial approach to cancer management so all parts of the system - from prevention to screening, treatment and care - can work together for the best possible outcomes for patients and families. The plan aims to reduce wait times for treatment, generate more seamless quality care, and improve the use of leading-edge research and clinical trials to support patient care. A key element of the plan creates CancerControl Alberta, a new operating division in Alberta Health Services, which will bring all of Alberta’s cancer facilities and programs under one umbrella. A cancer stewardship committee will be created to support implementation of the plan. “CancerControl Alberta builds on the foundation of an already impressive provincial cancer program. Our program will be amongst the best in the world, increasingly based on evidence, much generated by research that will be carried out as an integral

part of CancerControl Alberta,” said Dr. Paul Grundy, Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director of CancerControl Alberta. “The new entity will provide far greater leadership and have responsibility for the full cancer control spectrum, providing expert care and support for patients from their first symptom to survivorship or palliation.” The plan will make better use of existing facilities and staff, and build or expand cancer facilities in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Grande Prairie. A new billion-dollar cancer centre in Calgary will serve outpatients, inpatients, and cancer research, and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton is making upgrades worth $67 million. The plan will be integrated with other provincial strategies, such as the Tobacco Reduction Strategy, further development of Family Care Clinics and Primary Care Networks for enhanced primary health care, the ongoing Healthy U campaign, and development of health care infrastructure and palliative care capacity.

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The Calgary Airport Authority Receives Award for Life Saving Equipment at YYC

Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo, Calgary, AB. – The Calgary Airport Authority’s Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program, which was introduced in to the airport almost a decade ago, was recognized by Alberta Health Services, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Metro with a Citizen Recognition Award in a ceremony at the site of a recent AED life-saving event at YYC. On February 15, passenger David Dexter’s life was saved thanks to the quick action of emergency response personnel and the availability of an AED. In the case of Mr. Dexter, the EMS crew who attended the scene stated, “The fact that an AED was immediately available was definitely a key element in the positive outcome of the patient.” YYC’s AED Program is extensive and continues to grow as the airport expands. There are currently 25 AEDs located throughout YYC, which can be accessed quickly and easily during a medical situation

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by emergency responders, airport employees, and the public. The AED program at YYC includes monthly inspections of all AEDs located throughout the terminal and an extensive training program. The program, hosted by The Calgary Airport Authority and a variety of airport partners, is available to all Team YYC members and ensures that employees throughout YYC have the equipment and training to save a life. It’s truly an airport community initiative. EMS reminds the public that calling 9-1-1, starting CPR immediately, and getting an AED to the patient as quickly as possible increases a person’s chance of survival. In most cases, an airport AED can be applied to a patient prior to EMS arriving due to the quick response of airport staff. The award from EMS was presented to YYC recognizing the Calgary Airport Authorities ongoing commitment to this life saving program.


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Ang Tatlong Pagsuko Ni Don Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (Ikalawang Bahagi )

Ang "Pacto De Biak-Na-Bato": Ang Unang Pagsuko Ni Aguinaldo katulad ni Rizal at mga repormista ay may dalawang katapatan (dual loyalty) sa Espanya at Pilipinas. (Saulo 1995:172-173) Kaya tamang tama lang ang kanyang katangian na kapwa katanggap-tangap sa kapwa kastila at mga lider ng rebolusyon.

by Danilo V.

Donor ( M.A Ed. )

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Pasimula Ang makalas na opinsiba ng sandatahang Kastila katulong ang mga katutubong sundalo sa pamumuno ni Gobernador Ramon Blanco , ng kanyang kahalili na si Camilo de Polavieja at ang humalili sa kanya,si Primo de Rivera ay nagbunsod kay Emilio Aguinaldo, Pangulo ng Gobyerno Rebolusyonario na likasin ang Cavite at kumanlong sa kabundukan ng Biak na Bato,sa lalawigan ng Bulacan . Nagtatag siya sa pamahalaan ng Republika ng Biak Na Bato. at bumuo ng isang Konstitusyon na kopya sa Saligang Batas ng Cuba. Mula roon ay nagpalabas siya ng manipesto na ipagpagpatuloy ang pakikipaglaban at naguutos ng paggamit ng taktikang gerilya laban sa mga Kastila at sa huling mga pangungusap nito ay sinabi ni Aguinaldo na; “Ang digmaang ito ay dapat iupagpatuloy at magbigay ng malaking tanda ng kalakasan upang ang Espanya ay maaaring mapilitan na ibigay ang ating mga kahilingan (reporma---D) at kung hindi ito mangyayari ay kanya tayong ituturing na isang mahinang lahi at kanilang siilin,bagkus siilin,at hindi tayo bigyan ng ating mga karapatan”( I Constantino ,1992;192193; SAulo 1995:168 ) ANG TAMANG NEGOSYADOR Noong Agosto1,1897, dumating si Pedro A.Paterno sa himpilan ni Aguinaldo taglay ang sulat na nagbibigay sa kanya ng karapatan upang maging taga-pamagitan o negosyador pangkapayapaan. SI Paterno ay isang mestisong Intsik,kabilang sa isang mayamang pamilya ng Maynila, isang abogadong nagtapos ng pagiging doktor ng batas sa Universidad Central de Madrid at nakisalamuha sa mga aristokratong uri sa Espanya. Kilala siyang mananalumpati,manunulat at historyador. may ambisyon siyang maging maharlikang Kastila o Spanish grandee. Naging matagumpay siya na alisin ang monopolya sa tabako at siya ay ginawaran ng Grand Cross of Isabela the Catholic na kaya siya binigyan ng titulong “Excellencia”(Excellency). Siya,

MGA NILALAMAN NG “PACTO de BIAK na BATO” Pagkaran ng maraming ulit na pagkikipag-usap kay Aguinaldo at mga opesyales ng kanyang hukbo ,nabuo ang mga probisyon ng kasunduan: Una, Na Si Aguinaldo at kanyang piling mga kasamahan ay pumapayag na maipatapon (exile) sa Hong Kong at pinagkasunduang magbabayad ang pamahalaang Kastila ng 800,000 dolyar mehikano sa pamamagitan ng tatlong hulog (installments) ;Pangalawa, Ang Kabuuhan ng salapi ay ibabayad ng personal kay Aguinaldo at ang paggastos ng pera ay sa diskresyon at sa kaalaman ng kanyang mga kasama at ibang insurekto; Ikatlo, Dalawang Kastilang general bilang ‘hostage’ na pawawalan lamang kung sila ay nakarating na sa Hong Kong at matanggap na nila ang unang hulog na 400,000 dolyar mehikano. Ikaapat, ISUSUKO ng mga maghihimagsik ang kanilang mga armas sa pamahalaang Kastila. (Aguinaldo 1899/2002 :2-3: Aguinaldo 1964/1998:332333) HUMINGI NG REPORMA SI AGUINALDO SA ESPANYA AT SINUKO ANG REBOLUSYON Ang mga probisyong nabanggit sa itaas ay alam ng mga mag-aaral ng kasaysayan ngunit hindi nila pinagtuunan ng pansin (naliban na kay Prop.Renato Constantino ang ika apat na probisyon na di nasulat o “verbal agreement” batay sa ‘palabra de honor”(word of honor ) ng Espanya na “paalisin lahat ng mga frayles dito sa Filipinas at REFORMAS ng gobierno de autonomia” ( Aguinaldo 1899/2002: 4) Ano-ano ang mga reporma o pagbabago na hiniling ni Aguinaldo ? Sa kanyang “Gunita” Ipinahayag niya ang mga ito: Alisin ang lahat ng samahan sa pamanampalataya (Frailes) sa Pilipinas, alalaon baga’y ang paghihimasok sa mga suliranin sa pamahalaang sibil. ; Pagkakaroon ng kalayaan sa politika at kalayaan sa pamamahayag; Na hindi ipatatapon ang sinumang Pilipino sa anumang bintang sa politika; Parehong karapatan ng Pilipino at Kastila sa gobiyerno dito sa Pilipinas; Dalawang kinatawang Pilipino sa Cortes ( Legislatura --D) sa Espanya;

Ibigay sa mga paring Pilipino ang mga kurato; paalisin dito sa Pilipinas ang mga Frayle; malayang salita at pamamahayag; Patas na kalagayan ng Tagalog (Filipino---D) at Kastila sa patanggap ng tungkulin, at iba pa .( Aguinaldo 1964/1998:333) Kapareho ang mga repormang ito na hiningi ng mga elitistang nagsipagaral sa Europa na kagaya nina Jose Rizal, Marcelo H.del Pilar, Graciano Lopez Jaena at iba pa. Hindi na ito mga kaisipan ng tunay na rebolusyonaryo; kompromista na at repormador na si Aguinaldo at hindi na ito ang tunay na mithiin ng Himagsikan ng 1896 na pinangunahan at pinagbuwisan ng buhay ni Supremo Andres Bonifacio - ang pagkakamit ng KALAYAAN hindi autonomya sa ilalim ng Espanya. TINAWAG NI AGUINALDO NA MGA TULISAN AT BANDIDO ANG MGA AYAW SUMUKO SA MGA KASTILA Noong Disyembre 16,1897, nagpalabas ng proklamasyon si Aguinaldo at ganito ang pagtuturing niya sa mga ayaw sumuko: “ Art. II; Aking ipinahahayag na labas sa hurisdisyon ng Gobyernong nagorganisa ng Revolusyon,at walang karapatan silang tawaging insurekto o rebolusyonaryo, at hindi sila makikinabang sa mga kawanggawa o benepisyo na darating sa kinalabasan ng kasunduang sa pamahalaang Espanya,ang lahat ng hindi susunod sa aking mga ipinaguutos na ISUKO ang mga sandata at ng lahat ng mga tumututol upang maisakatuparan ang mga probisyon ng programang pangkapayapaan. Art. III. At kung ang mga hindi sumunod o kaya ay humahadlang sa mga utos pangkapayapaan ay may ranko, katungkulan o trabaho sa pamahalaang rebolusyonaryo,sila kung gayon ay hindi kinikilala at ipinapahayag na labas sa aming hurisdiksyon at itinatakwil bilang TULISANES o mga BANDIDO.”(Taylor 1906/1971;Vol.I, 372) KINUNDINA NI AGUINALDO ANG KATIPUNAN, SI BONIFACIO AT ANG HIMAGSIKAN Sa Manipesto ni Aguinaldo sa mga Maniolos (Pilipino---D) may petsang Disyembre 25,1897 , sinabi niya: “Aking ISINUSUKO ang aking mga armas sapagkat ang digmang ito ay makapagbibigay ng KAGULUHAN at KASAMAAN, imbis na kaligayahan. Hindi ito ang wakas na hinahangad ng

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insureksyon....Viva Espanya! Viva Filipinas!” (Taylor,1906/1971:418) Sa panayam ng pahayagang “Imparcial “ (Dis.26,1897) ,ipinagmalaki ni Aguinaldo ang kanyang di mababagong katapatan sa hari at pamahalaang Kastila, na ang Katipunan ay maghahangad ng independensiya at ito ang ibibabandila ni Andres Bonifacio na isang “malupit na tao” na kanyang ipinabaril at kasama niyang namatay ang Katipunan na ang kaniyang tunay na saloobin ay at ang Espanya ay walang dapat ikabahala dahil na wala silang ibang layunin kundi magkaroon ng REPORMA sa Pilipinas at ininsulto pa niya ang mga ayaw sumuko at tinawag silang “Katipoungoles” (Taylor 1906/1970:Vol.I,425-426) ITUTULOY: Abangan ang Ikatlong Bahagi ng Artikulong Ito Nota: Ang mga tala ay kinuha sa dalawang nalathalang ‘memoirs’ ni E.Aguinaldo; ang” Phil.Insurrection Against the U.S” ni Taylor naglalaman ng mga saling Ingles ng mga dokumento ng Himagsikang 1896 at 1898 (Vol.I), ang talambuhay ni Aguinaldo na sinulat ni Alfredo Saulo at ang aklat kasaysayan ni Renato Constantino. Na ang lahat ay nasa Pansariling Aklatan ng mayakda. Ang mga pagdidiin (emphasis/ capitalization) ay sa may-akda. Ano mang katanungan; e-mail: donordanilo@yahoo.com (c)by D.V.DONOR

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Higher Static

by Jairus Bilo

where would i belong? in this mirrored city expound on expound until i vibrate myself into solid existence for the sake of reflection my ancestors they carry themselves with weight so bottom heavy so fearless of its immensity my god they cut deep so neat with clean trenches peaking its air to the point of division they that would drink from my wrists and charge their hunger through some leavened god meat a process of tribal vampiric absorption ancient self sacrificial adorations communicating to the higher static is no less harder than waking no less creamy than faking a confidence of divinity

International Day of Families 2013 May 15 marks International Day of Families, a yearly celebration that reflects the importance of family and provides us with an opportunity to increase our awareness of the challenges that continue to affect families around the world. This year’s theme ofAdvancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity highlights how the strength and well-being of families can enhance development as a whole. All too often in developing countries, poverty, entrenched gender roles, and discrimination prevent family members, including grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, from accessing the services or opportunities they need to thrive and succeed. Women and girls are particularly affected by these barriers, frequently having even less access than their male family members to resources, education, and decision making. Violence within the family also remains a pervasive problem, and the risk for maternal mortality

is three times higher for abused mothers. Canada recognizes the importance of family well-being to sustainable development. The Government of Canada works to address hunger and malnutrition among the world’s most vulnerable people. We also promote sustainable economic growth as a key way to reduce poverty. By helping to improve child survival, maternal health, and access to education, Canada is securing the future of children and youth. In Haiti, for instance, the Government of Canada, in partnership with International Child Care Canada, has supported the training of 140 traditional birth attendants in maternal health services, which helped approximately 500 infants and their mothers, 1,500 children, and 1,600 pregnant women receive essential micronutrient supplements. From my family to yours, I wish you a safe and happy International Day of Families. Today and every day, cherish the time you spend with your loved ones.


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Horoscope Personal life might involve some changes. If you associate with people who share this same attitude the positive energy will be magnified. Surround yourself with people who encourage and uplift you and you will make your dreams come true.

Getting organized right now is a good idea -- it will help you be more prepared for the curve balls that are very likely to be coming your way soon. Your head is in the clouds today.

Your personal charm and attractiveness has a positive effect on you at this time. People see you as a loving and lovable person, and as someone who is aware of their needs and feelings, which can benefit you at this time.

Spending quiet time alone and expanding your mental horizons may be just what you need at the moment. You may have your entire map to success planned out, but an unplanned for occurrence could cause you to change directions.

You are on the cusp of a new beginning and it is crucial to have your dreams and goals at the front of your mind. Continue down the path to happiness and fulfillment only stopping to renew your inspiration and fine tune your method.

Sometimes you find your true depth when you rise up to face a challenge. Welcome the challenge and rise to the occasion. . It’s a waste of time to hide your abilities, and this particular person is way too smart. They’ll be able to see right through your act in a minute. Just be genuine -- and be happy!

This is a day where you too should take time off but it seems like this likely won’t happen. Finish all the things you need to do today and then make others wait for you to have time to yourself. You’ve got to make the most of your time right now and make as much progress as you can.

Going with your gut feeling today will pay off in a big way. Others will try to change your mind so be sure and heed what your inner voice tells you. Step up and speak out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You know what they say….what is worth having is worth sacrificing for.

Your charitable side will be highlighted today. Directing your energies and generosity to the actual individuals that could use your support will help to change the way you feel about giving. You want to believe the best of everyone and always maintain a positive outlook.

Today is a time to free yourself from the restrictions that others have placed upon you. Tackle a new project that gives you pleasure. You will also be energized by others, and eager to take part in group activities. It’s all about sharing ideas, sharing laughs and sharing intimate moments for you, right now.

Don’t let negative thinking get you down -- criticism for its own sake is a waste of time. Lack of confidence can slow you down, so believe in yourself even when others don’t. You don’t have to change your opinions, but listening to different perspectives will only enrich you.

Your creativity could use a nice bit of exercise right now, and the kitchen can be the perfect gym for its workout! Sharing your affection by sharing your food will be a very rewarding experience for you and your people. You will work towards building a better foundation for yourself.

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Letty Tria Turns 65 Letty Tria, President of Filipino Nurses' Association in Alberta (FNAA) was given a surprise 65th birthday bash by her family at

Palabok Restaurant last Saturday May 3, 2013. It was attended mostly by her family, relatives and friends.

Letty Tria Candle Blowing

Letty with Wilf Ladores, Gemmalyn and Jun and Hermie.

Letty with her 3 sisters and her sister-in-law.

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Letty with her friends

National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day Bridge work to continue along 16 Avenue N.W. over M. Houston | Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

The Calgary Police Service is pleased to join their police agency partners and the Alberta College of Pharmacists in promoting National Prescription Drug DropOff Day, last Saturday, May 11, 2013. Police across the country are concerned about the rising rate of recreational misuse of prescription drugs by youth in Canada, much of which is obtained from family medicine cabinets or friends. According to health professionals, opioid misuse in Canada is reaching a public health crisis due to rates of addiction, misuse and overdose deaths. From an enforcement perspective, the criminality associated with prescription drug misuse includes fraudulent use of the health care system, pharmacy robberies, drug-impaired driving

and traditional drug trafficking. In addition, unused pharmaceuticals can also be harmful to the environment when disposed of improperly. Prescription drug abuse is everyone’s problem. We must all work together to address this complex societal issue. If you have unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, please drop them off at any Alberta Pharmacy for safe disposal. To find a location close to you, visit the Alberta College of Pharmacists website at:https://pharmacists. ab.ca/nRegistrationLicensure/ FindPharmacy.aspx. The Alberta College of Pharmacists would like to remind Albertans that these drugs can be dropped off any time of the year – the National Day merely serves as a reminder of this issue.

Shaganappi Trail and Bowness Road Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

The City of Calgary will continue work on the rehabilitating of two bridges along 16 Avenue N.W. over Shaganappi Trail and Bowness Road N.W. This work impacted traffic along 16 Avenue N.W. as well as portions of Bowness Road N.W. starting last May 6, 2013. If the spring weather permits, the rehabilitation should be completed by June 30, 2013. Daily impacts to travel along 16 Avenue, Bowness Road and Shaganappi Trail N.W. will be available in The City of Calgary’s daily Road Closures and Lane Restrictions news release on the Calgary.ca/trafficinfo. The general impact of the

bridge construction along 16 Avenue N.W. will be single lane closures in both directions during off-peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Bowness Road N.W. will also have single lane closures in both directions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and any night work that needs to be done during this construction will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. The sidewalks under 16 Avenue N.W. along Bowness Road N.W. will be closed and pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use the river pathway as an alternative route.

This project was started in 2012 and was necessary as both bridges were nearing the end of their lifecycle. The scope of the project work focused on full deck rehabilitations and paving, new traffic barriers, subway wall replacement and subway walk widening on Bowness Road. The 2013 work is focused on the installation of new bridge railings, sidewalk work and some small areas of paving. More details about this work are available on Calgary.ca. Public Contact Information: The City of Calgary, 311 Operations Centre.

Motorcycle safety Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

Following a motorcycle collision last night, and with the weekend weather forecast looking ideal for motorcyclists, the Calgary Police Service is reminding motorists to be mindful of road safety. In 2012, there were 232 motorcycle collisions in Calgary. Of those, 141 involved serious injuries and three were fatal. Riders and drivers all have a responsibility to ensure everyone is safe on our roads. The Calgary Police Service offers the following advice: For motorcycle operators: • Adhere to the rules of the road. • Stay out of blind spots. Make sure other drivers see you. • Be alert at intersections. Make eye contact with other drivers/ riders before making your move.

• Protect yourself with the right gear and an approved motorcycle helmet. • Remember that when it comes to other drivers, your speed can be easily misjudged. • Ride defensively and make every effort to enhance your visibility. • Be aware of what is going on behind you. For drivers of other vehicles: • Adhere to the rules of the road. • Share the road – look twice for motorcyclists at intersections or when changing lanes. • Never underestimate the speed of a motorcycle. Their size makes their speed deceptive. • Always check your blind spot before changing lanes.

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May 2013

Beach Wedding for Melissa Padilla and Steven Hubert in Sunny St. Kitts

The newly wed Melissa Padilla and Steven Hubert at their wedding in St. Kitts last March 6, 2013

The newly wed with their families.

Mharie Grace Hipolito Baluyut Celebrates 35th Birthday

Residential permit applications soon to be accepted online Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

As part of The City’s eServices Mharie Baluyut turns 35 this month of May and celebrated her birthday portfolio, Development & with friends for a dinner Monday, May 20th, 2013. Congratulations Building Approvals (DBA) Mharie. is launching its largest online service to date with Residential ePermit. The new online tool will provide a start to finish service for contextual single and semi-detached residential permits, from application to final inspection that will maintain The City’s high standards of safety. “We’re going to make it easier to do business with The City”, notes Kevin Griffiths, Chief Building Official and Manager of Building Regulations. “Customers will have the ability to submit an application online, upload required documents and track the progress of their application using a single project number”, says Mharie in red,pink and white stripe blouse with her circle of friends Kevin. Development & Building Approvals is working closely with its customers to bring all contextual single and semidetached residential permits

online during four scheduled releases in 2013. The first release on April 30th will make single construction permits in developing areas available online to a small number of high volume home builders. “These first few builder submissions will be used to further improve the online tool, test the new paperless process and train additional employees before a customer wide release is announced,” says Kevin. The City is grateful for the involvement of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Calgary Region during this first release. The association and its members participation has been instrumental in helping create an online tool that meets the needs and expectations of customers. “Cutting red tape by streamlining the permit process is of utmost importance to our members”, say Charron Ungar, President of CHBA-Calgary Region. “We

share the City’s enthusiasm for this project and look forward to the wider release to come”. In addition to bringing residential permits online, Residential ePermit will implement a single residential permit process combining the contextual development permit and the building permit into a single application. A single project number will eliminate the need for multiple Job Access Codes, greatly improving customer convenience. In addition, the single permit processes well enable more collaborative reviews and decisions within the DBA business unit. DBA will continue to work closely with its customers to develop the new single permit process on an ongoing basis. Residential ePermit will become available through The City’s View Information Specific To your Application (VISTA) online program.

City’s Surface Overlay Paving season comes to the beltline Filed by Jose “Pepito” Magpayo

Please be advised that City crews have began pavement rehabilitation in the beltline area last May 1, 2013 with work continuing through to early July, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in the evening hours. Three major road ways in this area will be affected by this year’s Surface Overlay Paving (SOL) program: • 12 Avenue S.W. from 14 Street S.W. to MacLeod Trail, • 1 Street S.E. from Pattison Bridge (south of 18 Avenue S.E.) to 9 Avenue S.E. and • MacLeod Trail from Victoria Bridge (south of 18 Avenue S.E.) to 9 Avenue S.E. Parking and lane restrictions will be in effect on multiple streets in and around the area during construction. Single lane closures will occur during the day, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Multiple lane closures and side street closures will only occur during evenings and weekends, with Calgary Police Service on

site for assistance. During this time there will be improvements to concrete curb, gutter and sidewalks in the area. Crews will set up signs indicating where pedestrians should cross to avoid the construction work. Up-to-date traffic restrictions and detours regarding this construction work will be available at Calgary.ca/trafficinfo. “No Parking” signs will be placed approximately 12 hours before parking restrictions begin. Transit routes along this road will maintain regular scheduled service during construction. Regular maintenance and upgrading is an important part of improving the safety and extending the life-cycle of our roadways. When more extensive repair methods are required, pavement rehabilitation is carried out through pavement rehabilitation or the Surface Overlay Paving program. The Surface Overlay Paving program includes several important steps, such as sidewalk repair,

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milling, adjusting manholes, oiling, paving and line painting. For a detailed description of the program please visit Calgary.ca and type “Surface Overlay Paving” into the search bar. Paving is prioritized based on specific guidelines for road conditions. Roads that experience high traffic volumes need proactive rehabilitation to maintain the safety of the road as well as increase its service life. Performing preventative construction can avoid hazards like potholes, cracks and frost heaves and lessen the need for continuous maintenance. The City of Calgary would like to thank motorists for their patience during construction. Please drive with caution in construction zones and adhere to the speed limit and traffic controls. To view the full paving schedule, please visit calgary.ca for details. Public Contact Information: The City of Calgary, 311 Operations Centre.


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Avila, Spain the "City of Stones and Saints"

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city in central Spain of 58,245 people situated above sea level on a flat summit of a rocky hill, Avila ("High Mountain"), also known as the "City of Stones and Saints", is notably well-known for having amazingly intact medieval city walls as well as a famous pilgrimage site for being the birthplace and home of Santa Teresa de Jesus, the first woman in Catholic history to receive the title "Doctor of the Church" in 1970. The imposing walls of Avila, built in Romanesque style, date back to the medieval ages. It was King Alfonso, Spanish king of the autonomous region of Leon and Castille, who ordered the construction of this fortification after his conquest of Avila in 1090 by using the captured Moorish prisoners to build the walls as protection against the invading Moors. The protective walls, still in perfect condition and extending 2,500 meters (8,202 ft.), encircle the old town. Shaped like an irregular rectangle and punctuated by 90 crenellated and heavily fortified towers and round turrets, the walls have 9 accessible gates of which the

Alcazar Gate (Puerta del Alcazar) as the most solemn and spectacular. During the medieval ages particularly in the 11th century the walls, in addition to its defensive function, guard the city against outbreaks of plagues and epidemics. Today, the entire system of the walls, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, is the largest fully and beautifully illuminated monument in the world.

For a small fee one can take a walk on the top of the walls. A visit to the grey-granite Gothic Cathedral of Avila and to the Convent of Santa Teresa provides us some time for meditation and prayer. Laid out in the shape of a Latin cross, the Cathedral is regarded as the first and oldest cathedral in Spain. Integrated into the city walls the cathedral with its magnificent altarpiece and beautiful stained glass windows has an external appearance of a strong temple fortress. A popular pilgrimage shrine of the Roman Catholics the world over is the Convento de Santa Teresa,

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the primary shrine of Santa Teresa, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus. A Carmelite nun reformer and a prominent Spanish mystic and writer, Santa Teresa is the patron saint of headache sufferers and special Catholic writers. Her symbol is a heart, an arrow and a book. The convent, located on the Plaza de la Santa and standing over the site of Teresa's birth, enshrines the saint's relics built shortly after her canonization as a saint in 1622, 40 years after death. The relics include a finger from her right hand, the sole of one of her sandals, her rosary beads, and a cord she used to

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flagellate herself. In 1817, the Cortes, the legislative body of Spain, declares St. Teresa as the patron saint of Spain. Outside the walled city is a little shrine known as "The Four Posts" (Los Cuatros Postes) located on a hill overlooking the walls, marking the spot where, at age 7, Santa Teresa's uncle stopped her from running off with her brother to seek martyrdom in battle with the Moors. There's a cross covered by 4-posted roofless canopy. Don't leave Avila without tasting its world-famous sweets, the "Yema" (sugared egg yolks) made by local nuns and commonly sold in small shops throughout the city.

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