‘Maynila’ is still going strong on its 19th year

The morning drama anthology on GMA hosted by Congressman Lito Atienza is now on its 19th year…and still going strong. Viewer never tire of the lesson and inspiration taught by “Maynila” every Saturday. It premiered on Nov. 23, 1998.

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Beauty queens in season


Boyet’s daughter, Mariel, represented the country in the 2017 Miss International pageant held in Japan recently. She lost but now is on her way to becoming an actor just like her parents. Mariel makes her film debut as leading lady to Coco Martin in another re-telling of classic story “Ang Panday,” an entry to this year’s MMFF.

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Raising kids in a new country means adapting to new ways of thinking

Although the majority of immigrants try their best to embrace the culture and values of their new country, it is not always easy, especially when it comes to parenting. One of the biggest challenges for immigrant parents is understanding how to raise and discipline their children in Canada. More old-school styles of discipline including yelling […]

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 7 blogging rules to promote yourself in today’s job market

Content is still king, and a blog can be the key to get you to your dream job faster. Yes, savvy jobseekers are putting their skills to the test and blogging their way to rapid success. If you already have a blog, you already know that it’s a great way to establish your personal brand, […]

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Plan to tackle backlog of live-in caregivers waiting for PR, plus other caregiving pathways

After long periods of being separated from their families, participants in the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) may soon be reunited with their loved ones as the federal government looks to eliminate the program’s backlog of permanent resident applications by the end of next year. In 2014, due to exploitation of workers and long processing times, […]

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Improving the government oversight of immigration consultants

After paying an immigration consultant $4,500 to help complete her live-in caregiver application, Filipino-born Michele Marie Dulanas, a witness to a federal government report, said that upon arrival in Canada, her consultant informed her that the employer was not ready for her. The consultant proceeded to drop Dulanas off at a nearby mall, and Dulanas […]

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Nominations are open for the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Do you know a business or organization in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that embraces diversity? Nominate them for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award Categories You can nominate a business or organization in the following categories: Champion of Diversity (Individuals Only) — Nominees of this category work  toward […]

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