By Darlene Casten The nominees in next year’s midterm elections in the Philippines aren’t even on the table yet, but Calgary’s Filipino community is running out of time to sign up to vote. The deadline to register as an overseas voter is...
Husband confesses murder to undercover officers By Darlene Casten A decade after a Filipina mother was murdered, her husband has confessed to the crime. Duane Redelback admitted to undercover police he strangled and suffocated his common law wife Ruth Degayo while their disabled two-year-...
By Darlene Casten Two years ago Verna Marzo was completing feats many only dream – traveling all over the world, bungee jumping, cage diving with great white sharks. Fast forward a year and Marzo was learning to walk again, recovering...
Skate for Philippines, Calgary skateboarder gives back By Sheena Manabat Photo by Liam Glass This year, Chad Baker and his friends began an effort to give back to the skateboarding community in the Philippines. Baker is asking Calgarians to donate items such...
By: Lindsay Santos Photo by Beng Ong A non-profit organization and community leader in providing settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Alberta, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) has recently enhanced its pre-arrival program by partnering with the...
The Filipino community is the fastest growing ethno-cultural community in Alberta and in Canada.  It is also one the most diverse in terms of generations, languages, professional backgrounds and cultural traditions. For decades now, Filipinos have been contributing significantly...
By Quay Evano The Filipino community in Alberta has handed over a petition asking the Provincial government to recognize either June or September as Philippine-Canadian Heritage Month. The Filipino community has become the fastest growing ethnocultural community in Canada. In Alberta, more than...
Julius Torres (4th from left) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Filipino-owned Quality Sleep Care (QSC) clinic, January 20, in Calgary.  Joining him are (left-right) local Brazilian jiu jitsu champion Isla Diesmos, QSC's Kris Salumbides, Christian Jacob, Jesse Tallon,...
Mabuhay Calgary start­ed 10 years ago with three friends with all the skills to create the city’s first Fili­pino newspaper. Ramel Oriel was look­ing to drum up business for his wife’s dental clinic amongst the Filipino com­munity. With no Filipino...
A Calgary teacher and music teacher has pleaded guilty to 17 charges in a Calgary courtroom April 4. Christian Allen Sarile, 29, admitted to offering girls as young as 12-years-old money, vapes and alcohol in return for sexual favours. In a...

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