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Manitoba Filipino Business Council turns One

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Pages 12 - 13â–ş The Manitoba Filipino Business Council (MFBC) celebrated their first anniversary in style at Spin Lounge. MFBC officially launched in September 2010 with the mandate to promote Filipino businesses and emerging Filipino entrepreneurs. President Jon Reyes, along with Sammy Sarte, Holly Toupin from RBC and Dave Angus from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

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What’s the Weather, Mr. Postman? (On Some Filipino Meteorological and Geographical Terms)

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eing an archipelago and a tropical country, the Philippines has a national language whose vocabulary is rich in terms about the weather, the land, and the waters. Here are some of these and their corresponding names in English. hilaga – north silangan – east kanluran – west timog –south tag-lamig / tag-nyebé – winter tag-siból – spring tag-inít / tag-aráw – summer tag-lagás – fall kidlat – lightning kulóg – thunder bagyó – storm ulán – rain ambón – drizzle bahâ – flood nyebe - snow

karagatan – ocean dagat – sea ilog – river lawa – lake bukál – spring talón – waterfall pampáng – shore kapuluan – archipelago pulo/isla – island bulubundúkin – mountain range bundok – mountain bulkan – volcano buról – hill lambák – valley kapatagan – plains gubat – forest bukid – fields parang – meadow/prairie The Last Leaf Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere, weather, and climate. Geography is the scientific study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth.

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PCCM Launches Kabayan Program and Services

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he Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM) held its Info session for New Immigrants and launches The Kabayan Program and Services with Florencio Antonio and Norman Padilla as Chairman and Co-Chairman respectively in a welcome program held on October 22, 2011 Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at PCCM Hall in Keewatin Street. Among the speakers include: Jorge Fernandez Immigrant

Centre, Lulu Miguel - Residential Tenancies Branch- Winnipeg, Sam Grande - Manitoba Civil Service Commission, Rey Olazo - Winnipeg Police Department, Kathleen Cook - Red Cross, Fidel Araneta - C.C.I. Cadpower Canada Inc. and brief messages from MLA Flor Marcelino, MLA Ted Marcelino and PCCM Adviser Lou Fernandez. Some political, religious and community leaders were also around to lend a support to the program.

Raffles, snacks and networking follow after the program that was emceed by Letty Antonio.PCCM President Lito Taruc thanks the officers, volunteers, sponsors, guests and the new immigrant participants for the success of the event. The following sponsors include Jim Gauthier Auto Group, Vickar Autogroup, Royal Bank of Canada, Pacific Welders/Allan Zoleta, Weston Travel & Insurance Agency,

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Pearl Dental Clinic/Dr. Tom Colina, Sarbit Travel and Insurance Agency, Salon de Manila/Peter Francisco, Jimel’sBakery/Jim & Mel Adao, Randy Viray Financial Services, Africa Torres, Leony Legaspi, Rosie Ringrose, and Lorie Fernandez, all OFSAM members; Hester Taruc, Supreme Ice Cream, BMO-Bank of Montreal, WAAY/Angel Martinez, and Filipino Journal. Raffle and food donors are Salakot Restaurant at PCCM, Clarita Nazario, Larry and Tova Vickar, CKJS/Lito Taruc and Liberty Namit.

The New Immigrants.

The PCCM officers, volunteers, sponsors, guests and the new immigrants.

PHILIPPINE CANADIAN CENTRE OF MANITOBA (PCCM) Cordially invites you to the Annual General Meeting and Election of Board of Directors 2:00 pm – Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Multi-Purpose – PCCM Building 737 Keewatin Street (204) 775-4928

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The Event is Open to All!

• Must be 21 years old as at December 15, 2011 • Must have ancestral origins from the Philippines • Must have been a resident of Manitoba for at least three (3) years • Must be a paid-up member of PCCM as at December 15, 2011 • No criminal record and must be willing to give consent to PCCM if and when criminality check is deemed necessary; • Must be able to provide passport-size photograph and detailed resume or curriculum vitae, as prescribed by PCCM’s Nomination Committee; and • Must be willing to abide with the guiding principles of the selection process.

WHO CAN VOTE? • Must be a paid up member as at 15-Dec-2011 • Each member is entitled to one (1) vote • Must be able to show a receipt and ID

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• Affiliate Organizations are allowed to cast three (3) votes • Proxy voting will NOT be allowed

• The Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba 737 Keewatin Street, Telephone 775-4928 • La Merage Restaurant 99 Isabel Street, Telephone 943-7449

MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE: 6:00 PM – DECEMBER 15, 2011

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Army deploys special forces to Basilan

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he chief of the 1st Infantry Division based in Pulucan, Zamboanga del Sur province announced on Tuesday the redeployment of the elite 104th Brigade from Lanao del Sur province to Basilan. Major General Noel Coballes said the brigade would join Special Operations Task Force Basilan that earlier had been reinforced with a 91-strong Special Forces contingent and about 100 Army personnel. Army commander Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz said he has directed Army troops in Basilan to seek justice for the 19 Special Forces and other victims through continuous pursuit and intelligence operations to locate and neutralize all lawless elements and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Meanwhile, MILF spokesperson Von Al Haq said its forces in Basilan were aware of military plans to undertake an offensive and that the fighters had

been ordered to take up defensive positions. However he added that the MILF had not been informed of the operations to be conducted by the AFP in Basilan under the campaign for “all-out justice” ordered by President Aquino on October 24 for the massacred soldiers.

For its part, Malacañang through deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the military is not against the MILF as an entity but against lawless elements. She added that the MILF must either cooperate or stand aside and let the government soldiers do their jobs.

PH cited in its anti-tobacco use campaign

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he Philippines has been cited by the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) for taking concrete steps toward protecting Filipinos from the global epidemic caused by tobacco use. FCA represents 350 nongovernment organizations in more than 100 countries that support the World Health OrganizationFramework Convention on Tobacco

Control (WHO-FCTC) of which the Philippines is signatory along with 173 other nations. According to WHO DirectorGeneral Margaret Chan, the measures taken include the successful efforts in the Philippines to raise taxes on tobacco products; and the smoking ban in public places in 17 cities and towns being implemented by the Metro Manila

Development Authority (MMDA). In 2008, WHO introduced tobacco control measures to help countries implement the WHO Framework Convention. These are: Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies; Protect people from tobacco use; Offer help to quit tobacco use; Warn about the dangers of tobacco; Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship; and Raise taxes on tobacco or MPOWER. Statistics showed that tobacco use commonly leads to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary disease and lung cancer.

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Having a baby? Healthy Baby community programs provide support to pregnant women, new parents and their babies Being pregnant and having a baby changes your life. It can be an exciting and challenging time, especially for new parents. That’s why the Healthy Baby community programs were developed. Healthy Baby community programs are friendly, informal programs that provide you with support, information and resources before and after you have your baby.

At a Healthy Baby group, you can: • Learn about your pregnancy and your baby’s development • Get parenting support and infant development information • Learn about healthy nutrition and healthy lifestyle options • Connect with other parents

The Manitoba Prenatal Benefit will: • Provide you with a monthly cheque if your net family income is less than $32,000 a year • Help you buy healthy foods that provide good nutrition for you and your growing baby

For more information To learn more about the Healthy Baby program or to find out about locations of Healthy Baby groups, please call: 945-1301 (in Winnipeg) 1-888-848-0140 (outside Winnipeg) www.manitoba.ca/healthychild or contact your local public health office.

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If a relative overstays a visit to Canada, can visa applications for other relatives be refused?

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isitors coming to Canada for tourism, temporary work or temporary study must prove that they will leave Canada at the end of their authorized stay. However, if a person’s relative who visited Canada has not left Canada, is this a reason to refuse a visas to other relatives? In July of this year, the Federal Court of Canada reviewed the case of Kindie v. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In this case, Ms Kindie applied for a work permit to work at her half-brother’s restaurant in Canada. Ms Kindie’s application

country of origin. This was despite that fact that Ms Kindie has never been to Canada before. This decision impacts individuals seeking to enter the country as visitors, tourists, temporary workers or students. The judge’s finding that Immigration Officers can review the conduct of other family members when making their decisions creates a situation that may cause innocent applicants to be refused visas. As a result, it is important to communicate to people wanting to visit Canada that their conduct could affect future visas of their family members. It is important to understand that just because one relative overstays in Canada does not mean that all relatives will have their visas refused. While the judge indicated that this is relevant to consider, if an individual is able to prove through other factors that they will leave Canada before the end of their authorized stay, they can still get visas.

was refused and one of the reasons was that her mother previously came to Canada as a visitor and then made a refugee claim. In this case the judge found that the conduct of Ms Kindie’s mother created in a family history that could be relevant in a decision to refuse Ms Kindie’s application. In his decision, the judge indicated that because Ms Kindie’s the mother was issued a visitor visa and then claimed refugee status on arrival in Canada, the Immigration Officer could reasonably conclude that This Article is prepared for general Ms Kindie would not return to her 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.

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DepEd launches program to revive interest in reading

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he Department of Education (DepEd) has declared the month of November as the National Reading Month and has instructed school officials to conduct various activities to rekindle the interest of school children in reading. Education Secretary Armin Luistro, in Memorandum No. 244 issued this week, said the various reading activities are part of DepEd’s move to institutionalize the national “Every Child a Reader” program. Among activities lined up are the Read-a-Thon, which aims to discover outstanding readers in class; the Dear program, which engages students in 15 to 20

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minutes of reading daily; and the shared reading or readers’ mentoring program, where older students are encouraged to assist younger readers with reading difficulties. Schools are also urged to hold vocabulary and “A Paragraph A Day” sessions, where students learn one new word a day and read aloud one or two paragraphs every day to enhance their speaking skills. The program likewise aims to bring back the interest of school children in reading instead of them spending too much time on the Internet and inclination to online activities.


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GLOBAL MEDIA FORUM AND 16TH NATIONAL PRESS CONGRESS The Philippine Consulate General enjoins all representatives of rnedia entities including newspapers, magazines, broadcast channels, as well as leaders and members of press clubs and other media organizations to attend the Philippine hosting of the first-ever Global Media Forum and the 16n National Press Congress which will be held on 8-10 December 2011 on Boracay lsland, Aklan, Philippines. The joint media assembly’s theme, “Changing Face of Asian Media,” is in consonance with Presidential Proclamation 1187 declaring every December of the year as “National Press Congress Month.” Conference Speakers and resource persons have been invited from the United Nations, and other established institutions. Topics lined up for the Global Media Forum and 16th National Press Congress are: 1) The changing face of Asian journalism in the post-internet era; 2) Adopting policies supporting media industry when market and government fails; 3) What content should print media focus on in order to survive and thrive? 4) Taking publishing to the next level; 5) Restriction on press freedom: its impact on global news industry; 6) Leadership in media; 7) Global report on innovations in newspapers; 8) Drawing the line on profit, public interest, ethics; 9) Strategies to engage the youth in media; 10) World press trends; 11) Pushing products of modern information technology; 12) New business and revenues in digital; 13) Digital platforms and revenues, Finance and lnvestments; 14) New issues facing global media industry; 15) Branding; 16) News agencies and networking; 17) Sustainability; 18) Opportunities in publishing; and 19) Visualjournalism revolution. Filipino journalists, specially those working and residing abroad, are most welcome to join the grand media event. For more inquiries, prospective delegates may contact the Conference Secretariat at Unit 103, lntramuros Corporate Plaza (beside the Manila Bulletin Bldg.), lntramuros, Manila Philippines with email address papi secretariat@vahoo.com and telephone (632) 5279547.

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ust in a day you’ll get to know the spirit and culture of Nassau in the Islands of the Bahamas, a priceless destination of subtropical beauty and relaxation. Since the banning of American travel to Cuba Nassau has become a more popular holiday resort. If you’ve never been to colourful Nassau you may not want to leave just like the pirates of long ago or the enslaved Africans, the religious dissenters, or the English loyalists who found refuge and haven in its hidden harbours. For us, it’s a revisit - it’s always better the second time around although nothing very much had changed since we attended the Manulife Financial Prestige and Premiere Conference in May, 1999 at the Atlantis Paradise Island. The heart of Nassau, the capital, largest city and commercial centre of the Bahamas, is the Downtown’s Bay Street that runs parallel to the busy waterfront and just a short stroll from the cruise ship dock. For those whom shopping

is a favourite pastime, this place is unrivaled from duty-free shops to local markets and craftstores. You will need cash if you want to bargain at the famous Straw Market that featuress traditional native straw handicrafts like hats, mats, baskets, wood carvings, fabrics, and many other arts, crafts and souvenirs. Worth seeing is the Queen’s Staircase. Named in honour of Queen Victoria, the staircase consists of over 65 steps hewn out of natural limestone cliff by slave labour. Climb the stairs to the Water Tower and an elevator takes you to the observation point for a panoramic view of Nassau. The Staircase also leads to Fort Fincastle atop Bennet’s Hill overlooking the city. Built in 1793, the structure was uniquely designed in the shape of a paddle wheel steamer. History lives at the dungeons tour of Fort Charlotte that was built during the Napoleonic era to defend the island against marauding pirates of the Caribbean waters. For more exploration of the golden age of piracy or depiction of pirate lives and times we visited

the Pirates of Nassau Museum located in downtown Nassau on the corner of Marlborough and George Streets. If you happen to be at Nassau on a December 26 or the first of January you’ll enjoy the colourful street parade known as “Junkanoo”, the city’s major festival of brightly costumed people dancing to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, drums and whistles. From Nassau harbour we took a speedy boat taxi to Paradise Island, the gem of Nassau, to visit the world famous Atlantis Bahamas Resort. Actually there are two bridges that also can be walked - one for coming and one for going. Most people however cab over. Driving in Nassau? Don’t forget that traffic stays to the left and is directed by “bobbies” sporting white jackets, navy pants with red seams and pith helmets. A perfect day in Nassau?

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Gem and Lita at the Nassau dock.

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Cable Beach, Nassau.

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MFBC Celebrates First Anniversary

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he Manitoba Filipino Business Council celebrated its first anniversary at Spin Lounge along with it’s members, corporate sponsors and many friends, family and supporters. The year old Filipino business association has slowly been growing its membership since its inception over a year ago. The MFBC hosted a small reception to help commemorate their first year of success as the voice for Filipino businesses and entrepreneurs in Manitoba. Amidst the celebration that night, MFBC members were engaged in fun networking games that involved beads and exchanging business cards. In

addition, a special red carpet paparazzi wall was offered by MFBC newest media partner, AccessWinnipeg.com. Attendees at the first year gala celebration all received departing gift bags from all gala sponsors, including the beads that were won and exchanged during the eveninglong networking games. Over the several months throughout the summer, the MFBC board along with dedicated members and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes that ensured the anniversary celebration was a successful and worthwhile event. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the evening’s success.

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MFBC continues to grow A full year’s worth of business under its belt

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fter launching in September 2010, the leadership team along with all MFBC members, should give themselves a pat on the back. The MFBC has over the last 12 months offered valuable keynote seminars and workshops, business networking seminars and donated their time and expertise back to the community. Here are some of the photos that have been published from selected MFBC events in the last year. The Filipino Journal has been

a proud media partner and we look forward to supporting the MFBC and its members in many years to come. The MFBC is the result of likeminded Filipino business owners and entrepreneurs interested in building, sustaining and extending the business relationships. The council currently represents Filipino business owners across a wide range of sectors such as technology, finance, healthcare, automotive, publishing and home services.

MFBC Board members and general members.

Newly appointed Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, Christopher Thornley met with the Manitoba Filipino Business Council in Winnipeg earlier this month as part of a Canadian tour to visit Filipino business organizations. From left to right, Ginno Bains, Sammy Sarte, Michael Bhowani, Jojo Villanueva, Amb. Christopher Thornley, Jon Reyes, Almyra Gomez and Abby Sanchez-David.

Mark Odegard (RBC, Regional Vice President

Keynote Speaker Walter Skakun of Inspiration Resource Group addressing and sharing his business experience of leadership, passion, management and vision to the MFBC members and guests.

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An oversized cheque of $1000.00 was donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Dr. Goodbear from the Children’s Hospital Foundation was on hand at the inaugural 2011 wine & cheese networking event hosted by the Manitoba Filipino Business Council (MFBC). The charitable donation came from proceeds from the 2011 New Year’s Eve MFBC Dinner and Dance held at Pampanga Restaurant and Banquet Hall.


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‘Pinoy Sunday’ is best picture in Romania film festival

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nternationally acclaimed film “Pinoy Sunday” was adjudged Best Picture at the recent Comedy Cluj Film Festival in Romania. The award didn’t surprised local film buffs since Filipino movies have won international recognition in the past. However the movie is unique for several reasons: It was done by Malaysian filmmaker Wi-ding Ho who is currently living in Taiwan, and starred Filipino actors Bayani Agbayani, Epi Quizon, Meryll Soriano and Alessandra de Rossi. Director Wi-ding Ho said he got the inspiration to do the film while walking along Zhongshan North Road one weekend. The

lively gatherings of happy Filipino migrant workers during Sundays in the immediate vicinity around St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Taipei made a great impression on him. The film tells the story of Manuel and Dado, two Filipino migrant workers (played by Quizon and Agbayani) who discover a discarded sofa in the city’s sidewalk. When they decided to bring it all the way to their dormitory, the adventure transformed their normal Sunday into a tale of adventure, perseverance and self-discovery. Film Festival held at Shangri-la The film also served as the Plaza cinemas from Oct. 20 to opening movie of the 2nd Taiwan 26.

Cinemanila lifetime achievement award for Nora Aunor

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he 2011 Cinemanila International Film Festival (CIFF) will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award to Nora Aunor during the festival’s opening night on November 11. Aunor, whose real name is Nora Cabaltera Villamayor, is cited for her enormous contribution to the entertainment industry as an actor, singer, host, and producer. Apart from the superstar, the 2011 CIFF will also honor Italian film director, producer and screenwriter Dario Argento with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Also known as the Italian Hitchcock, the 71-year old Argento is best known for his

work in the horror genre and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies. Past awardees of the Cinemanila Lifetime Achievement Award includes US filmmakers Quentin Tarantino (2007) and Paul Schrader (2009) and Filipino artists Vilma Santos (2003), Eddie Romero (2004) and Dolphy (2010). The 2011 CIFF will be screening about 50 international and local films from Nov. 11 to 17 at the Market! Market! Cinemas in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. Recently, Nora received Award and was also named as one the 3rd PMPC Star Awards for of the 15 OPM Icons. Music’s Lifetime Achievement

Suzuki Philippines beefs up its product line

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huzo Hoshikura, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) general manager for automobile sales and marketing said SPH is beefing up its product line up with the launch of another version of one of its most popular and fastest selling compact car. Hoshikura told reporters at the launch of its Alto K10 that the Japanese compact car and motorcycle manufacturer hopes to sell a total of 4,500 units this year and 6,000 units this year. Suzuki, which is ranked number 8 or 9 among car players in the country, has a total of 7 models being marketed locally. Its most affordable model car Alto is competing against i10 of Hyundai and Picanto of Kia. The Suzuki Alto K10 also comes with 5speed manual transmission, front power windows, power door locks, AM/FM CD radio and a 3years/100k warranty.

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Maasinhon Trio addresses criticisms

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embers of Maasinhon Trio said it is not their fault that singing bested all other types of talents for the “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3” (PGT) Grand Finals. Finding themselves at the receiving end of criticisms less than a week after being declared winners, Andrew Sanchez, Licinio Lolo and Bonifacio Salubre said they hold no grudges against people who expressed dissatisfaction over the results of the ABS-CBN talent show. For her part, business unit head for TV production Alou Almaden stressed that PGT winners have always been determined by the most number of text and online votes. She added that the result of online voting must be respected because

it was the choice of the viewing public. It can be recalled that the unexpected result shocked both televiewers and audience alike during the finals night at the Ynares Center. Social networking and online entertainment sites and blogs were on fire with so many criticisms as netizens claimed that the contest’s voting system was no longer based on talents but on popularity. Some people even posted that the show should now be named as “Pilipinas Got Singers.” Past winners of the talent show showcased their singing skills. In its first season, Jovit Baldivino was the winner while Marcelito Pomoy took the top prize last year.

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hen you buy a house, you aren’t just paying the purchase price, you also have to be prepared to pay all the other costs that come with buying, owning and maintaining a home. To help you find out how much home you can afford, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips on some of the hidden costs that come with homeownership: • If you’re like most Canadians, the biggest expense in owning a home will be your monthly mortgage payments. The cost of a mortgage depends on the size of your down payment (the amount of cash you are prepared to put down as a deposit to buy the home). • If you can only afford a down payment of less than 20 per cent of the purchase price of a home, you will need to buy mortgage loan insurance. • One of the next largest expenses for homeowners is annual property taxes. These are taxes that all homeowners have to pay each year, based on how much their homes are worth. Property taxes can

vary from one home to another, and from municipality to municipality. When you are buying a home, the real estate listing should tell you how much the property taxes will be. • When you buy a house, it is usually a good idea to hire a lawyer (or notary in Quebec). Your lawyer or notary will find out if there are any outstanding debts or any other problems with the home. The lawyer will also pay the land transfer tax for you. Land transfer tax is a tax charged by the government whenever you buy land in Canada. It is usually between one to four per cent of the home’s purchase price. • Lawyers can be expensive, so ask ahead of time how much they will charge, and don’t be afraid to shop around. To find a good lawyer, ask friends for recommendations, or call the local bar association and ask for the names of lawyers in your area who specialize in real estate law. • You may also have to pay for a property appraisal, which helps your mortgage lender determine

how much they are willing to lend you to buy the property. • You should also hire a home inspector to inspect the home. The home inspector’s role is to inform you about the property’s condition. The home inspector will tell you if something is not functioning properly, needs to be changed or is unsafe. You will also be informed of repairs that need to be made and maybe even where there may have been problems in the past. • As a homeowner, you will be responsible for paying for all of the utilities to heat, light and power your home. Ask your realtor or the current owner how much these utilities will cost each month. Put aside some extra savings each month to cover the cost of repairs and upkeep for your home. • You will also need to get property insurance to insure your home and its contents in case of fire, theft or vandalism. In fact, most lenders will insist that you insure the home before they will approve a mortgage loan.

• In most cases, you will have to reimburse the person who sells you the house for any utilities or property taxes that they have prepaid beyond the closing date. • In addition, if you are buying a condominium, you will have to pay a monthly condo fee. This fee helps to fund the operating costs of the condominium, as well as any major or minor repairs that the condominium might need in the future.

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‘UFC on FOX 1’ features first major blockbuster fight

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he Ultimate Fighter was a reality show that Spike TV launched in 2004. It was UFC’s first venture onto cable television. On the show, fighters competed to crown a champion in two weight divisions; middleweight and light heavyweight. The popularity of The Ultimate Fighter sky-rocketed the popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Before 2004, UFC was generally known for its first incarnation. As a barbaric, no holds barred “human cockfight”. TUF introduced North

America viewers to MMA as a sport with rules, weight classes and athletes and showcased the UFC as the premiere mixed martial arts organization. Fast forward to August 18, 2011. The UFC has grown into one of the most popular sports, breaking pay per view records and making billions of dollars for its owners. On this day, they made the huge announcement that the sport that was once banned from many states, will now air on Fox. For the sport of MMA, it doesn’t get any bigger than

Mga Puna ni Inna Envy Is a Universal Human Tendency (But the Power to Control It Is What’s Makes the Difference)

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oong nasa Pilipinas pa kami e marami na kaming nakakaengkwentrong mga taong madaling mainggit sa kanilang kapwa. Naaalala ko pa ang sabi ng Mommy ko na, hayaan na lang daw namin ang mga

iyon kasi malapit na naman daw kaming pumunta ng Canada. Kaya tuwang-tuwa ako noong, sa wakas, nakarating din kami ng Canada. Naisip ko kasi na malalayo na kami sa mga taong maiinggitin at mahilig manira ng kapwa. Subalit, dito pala

network television. The seven year, multimillion dollar deal, marks the first time in more than a decade, Fox has introduced a new sport to their network. With this announcement, the show that sparked UFC’s meteoric rise in popularity, The Ultimate Fighter, will move to Fox’s cable network FX and now will air live fights as opposed to the pretaped way it was done on Spike TV. Also announced was the first major card on the network. UFC on FOX 1 will air Saturday, November 12th. It will be a one fight card. The idea is that people will tune in to this fight, and it will end before the Pacquiao vs Marquez fight. The one televised UFC fight however, will be a blockbuster. Undefeated UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez defends his title against knockout artist and number one contender, Junior Dos Santos. Both of these fighters are undefeated inside the UFC octagon. Velasquez is a wrestler, Dos Santos is a boxer but both

are well rounded and both have knockout power. The edge in striking and jiu jitsu goes to Dos Santos, while wrestling and stamina are the Champion’s stronger points. So it all begins on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Will UFC grow to be as respected a sport as NFL, MLB and Boxing? Only time will tell, but a deal on the Fox network is a phenomenal step in the right direction.

sa Canada e di pa rin kami ligtas sa mga inggitero, pati na rin mga taong mahilig magkalat ng tsismis at manira ng kapwa—ang paborito pa nilang siraan at kainggitan e yung mga kalahi nila na nagkakamit ng tagumpay sa buhay at ng kasaganaan na nakuha nila sa pamamagitan ng pagsusumikap at paggamit ng kani-kanilang mga kakayanan, talento, at talino sa magandang paraan. Kaya ako e nagtataka kumbakit hanggang sa Canada e marami pa ring mga inggitero at inggitera. Nabanggit ko iyan kay Tito George noong minsang nagkaroon ng salusalo sa aming bahay. Palibhasa e nakatatanda si Tito George at matagal na siyang naninirahan sa Canada, kaya tiyak ko na marami na siyang karanasan tungkol sa napakasama ngunit karaniwang kaugaliang kung tawagin ay inggit. Ayon kay Tito George, ang inggit daw (or envy sa Inggles), ay isang kaugaliang walang pinipiling lahi, relihiyon, o lugar. Kaya wag na raw akong magtaka kung hanggang dito sa Canada e dala-dala iyan ng di lamang maraming Filipino kundi pati iilang miyembro ng ibang lahi. Mahirap na raw puksain ang kapangitang iyan dahil, ika nga niya, “Envy is universal.” Halos lahat daw tayo ay nakararamdam ng pagkainggit sa kapwa, pero ang pagkakaiba raw ng bawat tao e kung paano niya kokontrolin ang emosyóng iyan. Sa aming pag-uusap ni Tito George, dalawa ang itinanong ko sa kanya: Una, bakit nga ba nakararamdam ng inggit ang isang tao sa kanyang kapwa?; ikalawa, kung ang inggit ay pangkalahatan, e paano iyan makokontrol ng tao? Sabi ni Tito George, ang karaniwan daw na nakararamdam

ng inggit sa kanilang kapwa e yung mga taong malaki at marami ang frustrations at hang-ups sa buhay. Sabi pa niya, karaniwan daw, ang mga inggitero ay naiinggit sa mga taong kauri nila. Halimbawa, kung ikaw ay successful na businessperson, asahan mo na karamihan ng maiinggit sa ’yo e mga businesspeople rin; kung ikaw ay musikero, mga kapwamusikero din—lalo na ’yung mga hindi makatikim ng tagumpay sa kanilang larangan, kaya sa sandaling makakilala sila ng matagumpay na businessperson o musikero e naiinggit at naiinis sila kasi sila e hindi matagumpay. Nakalulungkot, ano? Pero totoo. Kung ikaw naman ay masipag sa iyong trabaho at maganda ang reputasyón, asahan mo na ang unang-unang susubok na sumira sa ’yo e mga katrabaho mo na tamad at hindi mapansin ang kakayanan sa inyong pinagtatrabahuhan; imbes na pagbutihin ang kanilang kakayanan at kaalaman—palibhasa e hindi kaya ng kanilang isipan—e ang gagawin e sirain na lang ang mga umaangat para sama-sama na silang nasa ibaba. “Eto pa ang nakatatawa,” sabi ni Tito George.” “Kung ikaw ay isang community leader— halimbawa, presidente ng isang asosasyón, journalist sa isang pahayagan, nangunguna sa community events, o di kaya e nag-o-organisa ng kaganapang ang hangad ay para mapabuti ang komunidád—mas marami tiyak ang maiinggit at sisira sa ’yo.” “Bakit?” aking pagtataka. “E kasi nga, tulad ng sabi ko, likás sa maraming tao ang makaramdam ng inggit. At karaniwan nga, ang naiinggit e yung mga frustrated sa buhay.

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Decision, Pablo Garza over Dustin Poirier via submission round 2, Kid Yamamoto over Darren Uyenoyma via TKO round 3, Ricardo Lamas over Cub Swanson via TKO round 1, DaMarques Johnson over Clay Harvsion via unanimous decision, Robert Peralta over Mackens Semizer via TKO round 3, Paul Bradley over Mike Pierce via unanimous decision, Matt Lucas over Aaron Rosa via unanimous decision and Alex Careres over Here are my picks for UFC Cole Escoedo via TKO round 2. on FOX 1 Dos Santos over Velasquez I’ll be live tweeting via TKO round 2, Ben Henderson throughout the show, follow me over Clay Guida via Unanimous www.twitter.com/BIgMarvShow.

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Kaya sa tuwing makakikita sila ng umuunlad o nagkakaroon ng pangalan sa komunidád dahil sa magagandang gawain, at hindi nila makaya, masabayan, o mapantayan ang tagumpay na ito—hindi sila mapakali kaya gagawa talaga sila ng paraan para masira ang taong kanilang kinaiinggitan. Paano? Ayun, magsisimula silang magimbento ng mga kasinungalingan at mga di totoong kuwento tungkol sa taong kanilang kinaiinggitan. Ikakalat nila ’yan bilang tsismis. Tapos, ang mas matindi pa, pipilitin nilang masira ang taong ito sa mismong mga kaibigan nito. Lubos ang kanilang kasiyahan kapag nakita nilang maraming nagagalit sa taong kanilang kinaiinggitan. Pakiramdam nila ay, ‘Sa wakas, nagtagumpay rin ako! Wala na akong dapat kainggitan, dahil nasira at napabagsak ko rin ang taong kinaiinggitan ko. Hahaha! Ako pa rin ang nagwagi!” Teka, totoo nga ba ’yan o isa lamang ilusyón—ang taong mapanira at mainggitin sa kapwa nga ba ang nagtatagumpay sa sandaling mapabagsak nila ang taong kinaiinggitan? Iyan ang akala nila! Masira man nila at mapabagsak ang taong kinaiinggitan, hindi pa rin nagbago ang kalagayan ng taong mainggitin—mamamatay pa rin siyang inggitero, frustrated sa buhay, walang sense of accomplishment, at higit sa lahat, walang tiwala sa sariling kakayanan, talino, at talento. Kaya kung ikaw ay biktima ng matinding inggit ng isang kakilala, wala kang dapat gawin kundi ipagpatuloy mo lang ang magagandang bagay na kinaiinggitan ng


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clearly before making a decision prevent us from making many mistakes. One big help too is to keep learning and adapting ourselves to what’s going on, making us wiser and smarter and less prone to committing mistakes.

(This new column is reserved for the readers of Filipino Journal who have something to say about particular issues concerning, but not limited to, the Filipino culture especially politics and current events. So, if you have something to say, write it down and then submit it to elfideas102@yahoo.com. If we find your article befitting our standards, we will publish it here.—Ed.)

Learning from Our Mistakes by Arriane Morales

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ow many times did you fall down after you have learned how to walk? Life is full of ups and downs, and falling down means experiencing failures or committing mistakes.

We find ourselves often in that situation usually because we rush things, forgetting that there is no shortcut to success. Doing things slowly and moderately and thinking

No Excuses Human beings commit mistakes every now and then. No one is excused from this. Regardless if the mistake is simple or grave, the experience can be very unpleasant. It can affect a person’s self-worth, selfconfidence, and decision making. It can give a person a feeling of guilt. Committing a mistake or failing in something can prevent someone from moving on. It can make her lose her sense of direction, preventing her from pursuing her goals. However, one can regain one’s confidence and be able to move on by, first,

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acknowledging the mistake; second, finding ways to correct this; third, not dwelling on it too much and trying to move on; and lastly, having the consciousness and willingness not to do it again. Lessons Learned Whenever we regard mistakes as lessons learned, they become positive. Instead of putting us down, they help us to become stronger and more determined. They can open doors of opportunities. Learning from those mistakes gives us a sense of accomplishment and personal growth. For example, failing an examination because you did not study is a mistake. You can say that you really learned your lesson if the next time you have again an exam, you now study hard and prepare for it. Besides, studying is like entering a door of opportunities—opportunities to learn more and to become wiser and smarter.

Turn Around Many of the best lessons in life were born out of mistakes. One he New Hope Fellowship the ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip In an email received by example that I can cite is the life of and Mission Ministry Kapamilya through the PNB the congregation through Sister the Hollywood star Drew Barrymore. (NHFMM) donates five Keewatin Branch by Sister Beth Beth, The Sagip Kapamilya She started her showbiz career when

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hundred $500 dollars to the flood disaster victims in the Philippines caused by the typhoon Pedring and Queil that hit the Philippines recently. The Cash was sent to

Ambrosio NHFMM secretary. The relief goods will also be sent to the Philippines by the congregation after all the donations from the members and non-members will be received.

Cash donation through Sagip Kapamilya. (L-R): Bro Reyne Cruz, Bro Pol Gamo- treasurer, Sis Beth Ambrosio- secretary and Sis Emy Gamo.

Management and staff express their deepest thanks for the generous donation by the NHFMM. The congregation meets every Sunday at 2:30 to 4:30 pm at 932 College Avenue, Winnipeg.

(L-R): Sis Lita Mas- Assistant Coordinator, Sis Beth AmbrosioSeretary.

Congregation members with the donated relief goods for the flood disaster victims in the Philippines.

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she was a child. Because apparently she did not have good role models, she got into drugs and other vices at an early age. She almost ruined her life because of those mistakes. However, when she became an adult, she was able to turn her life around. She was given a second chance at acting and became popular again, and there are no negative controversies about her since then. Obviously she learned from her mistakes. True Maturity Falling down or experiencing failures and committing mistakes is a natural part of our lives. We may regard them as lessons learned or a reminder of our strength and ability to stand up and get out of a difficult situation. However, we should not use this as an excuse to commit the same mistakes over and over again. Our being able to avoid the same mistakes means that we have truly matured and have learned our lessons well. Arriane Morales is a health care aide at Riverview Health Centre. She is currently upgrading her nursing education.


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Horoscope November has powerful financial potential. This is not only a good buying and selling time, but also one in which to scrutinize loans, investments, legacies and all dealings with others, where money and property are concerned.

Domestic disharmony would be high and a certain amount of deceit in behavior of spouse is possible. You also are likely to jump to conclusions and take rash decisions. You need to be cautious in all relationship related matters this month.

An excellent month as most of your aspirations and efforts would be rewarded well. You will be in a positive, artistic and work oriented mood this month. There will be a high level of professional growth and new channels could open up for you during this period.

November 2011 is an average month as you will see yourself struggling with controlling your responses and instinctive reactions. The recent passively aggressive mindset would give way to an acidic tongue which could greatly inflame relations at home & family.

Determination, luck and focus would bring in unprecedented success in the next two years. The period would trigger off by around the middle of the month. Although nothing major would happen, still some hints and trends would emerge during this month.

New opportunities in career could take you to a pinnacle during this time too. Make the most of this period and find growth for yourself as much as possible. The level of authority and position you would wield for yourself would be unprecedented in the coming period.

A new phase in career as well as marital matters would open up. Spouse will achieve a higher level of status and position. Spouse might look distracted and get an interest outside marriage. You should keep communication channels & bonding high.

You should take some amount of validation about what you are doing from a trusted source and then work hard as much as possible.

Luck will be very high and you will get opportunities which were not forthcoming in the past. Travel related to business / profession will rise during this period too. You need to keep your travel expenses rationale since these might become irrational in the months to come.

An average month but with positive influences can be expected during November 2011. You have an extreme tendency to speak certain things under influence, which you might regret later on. Be very cautious of what you speak.

Expenses would be high and so would the overheads be during this month. You need to control your financial impulses or you will end up losing money unnecessarily. Investments made on monthly installment basis should be followed to ensure you suck out excess liquidity.

Career will progress well and chalk up good financial gains. You should however look at the short term and not make very long term investments. You could get into conflict with boss. Avoid controversy in work environment.

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Parokya ni Edgar Comes to Winnipeg (Nov. 16 at Republic Nightclub) (On Supporting Touring Philippine Artists and Performers) Since the 1990s, the Philippine Alternative Rock music scene has been very diverse, prolific, and vibrant. It has produced so many interesting bands whose music encompasses genres from Punk Rock, New Wave, Metal, to Pop, Novelty, Jazz-influenced, and Folk-inspired. In the area of Alternative Novelty—subgenre of Alternative Rock whose music may be described as playful and infectious and whose lyrics are often comedic, satirical, and poking fun on social, political, and other issues—perhaps no other Philippine band has gained highprofile popularity, prolificacy, and longevity other than Parokya ni Edgar. Formed in 1993, in Metro Manila, Philippines, Parokya ni Edgar is currently comprised by Alfonso “Chito” Miranda (vocals), Vincent “Vinci” Montaner (vocals), Buhawi “Buwi” Meneses

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(bass), Darius Semaña (guitars), Gabrielle “Gab” Chee Kee (guitars), and Ferdinand “Dindin” Moreno (drums). The band began performing at clubs that included the legendary Club Dredd and Mayric’s Bar. Although some of their most popular songs are parodies (“Trip,” of Radiohead’s “Creep”; “Alimango,” of Pearl Jam’s “Animal”; “Nakaw ang Wallet Ko,” of Guns n’ Roses’ version of the Bob Dylan original “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”; and “Picha Pie,” of Cake’s version of the Gloria Gaynor original “I Will Survive”), many hits are also either serious ballads or comedic songs originally written by the band. The overall music of Parokya ni Edgar is distinct with the combination of the deadpan vocal style of Miranda and the rap infusions of Montaner set on a grungy style of the rhythm

section—obviously an influence of Grunge bands popular in the 1990s when they were formed, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Soundgarden—or, in some other songs, inspired by the folksy and somber sensibilities of Filipino kundiman music. Obviously experimental and diverse, Parokya ni Edgar continues to broaden its style by adopting elements from a variety of genres, parodying songs by The Clash (Punk Rock), Pixies (Alternative Rock), and System of a Down (Nu Metal). To date, Parokya ni Edgar has released nine full-length studio albums most of which are platinum-record holders as well as had gained for the band various awards. In the parentheses are my favorite songs from the albums: Khangkhungkherrnitz (1996, “Buloy”); Buruguduystunstugudunstuy (1998, “Please, Don’t Touch My Birdie”); Jingle Balls, Silent Night, Holy Cow (1998, “Olops”); Gulong, Itlog, Gulong (1999, “Halaga”); Edgar, Edgar

Musikahan (2002, “Sige Na Naman”); Bigotilyo (2003, “Mr. Suave”); Halina sa Parokya (2005, “Gitara”), Solid (2007, “Akala”), and Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers (2010, “Pakiusap Lang [Lasingin N’yo Ako]”). Parokya Is Coming to Town On November 16, Parokya ni Edgar will be performing at Republic Nightclub (291 Bannatyne), with the also-touring Filipino Hip-hop artist Gloc-9 and the Winnipeg-based bands haLf man haLf eLf (Classical New Wave), FourSight (Alternative Rock), and Casting the Circle (Progressive Rock). Ticket is $50. For inquiries, you may contact (204) 783-5687 or (204) 2279225. Produced by Shadow Inc. and coordinated by producers Vancouver-based Bojie Yangco and Winnipeg-based Marby John Aguilar, this concert is part of Parokya ni Edgar’s North American Tour 2011. This will be the band’s second time to play Winnipeg, where they first performed on July 26, 2008, at

Garrick Centre. The event is supported also by Melanie and Gary Tapia of Century 21 and Richmond Barroso. Final Note Some have said that the 50-dollar ticket is expensive. Comments like this obviously come from people who are shortsighted and shallow-minded, who fail to realize that the production cost of such events demands a big capital from the respective producers: talent fee and airfare of the performing artists, accommodation (food and lodging), rental fee for the concert’s venue, rental for the lights and sound equipment, printing of posters and tickets, and the time and effort in coordinating and producing the show—from the moment the touring artists arrive then leading to the concert night itself and onto their departure. Add to that the time and money the band spends on practicing, making songs, and promoting their music. Yes, all these for only $50! Now, don’t you think that’s fair enough?

a) Parokya ni Edgar, b) the band’s nine-album discography, and c) I with my son Evawwen and concert producers Bojie Yangco and Marby John Aguilar.

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