Philippine Asian News Today Vol 18 No 20 | Page 18

A18 PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY October 16 - 31, 2016 ALBERTA / MANITOBA News Philippine Consulate Conducts Outreach in Edmonton Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary will hold an outreach program in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 12-13, 2016 at RAMADA Edmonton South, 5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton. This outreach is made possible through the effort of the Duterte Volunteers, Alberta, Canada Chapter. The PCG in Calgary lists on its website the schedule of fees for passport renewal; replacement of e-Passport and non e-Passports; acknowledgement, authentication and NBI documentation; and civil registry reports such as reports of birth, marriage and death. The Consulate would like to remind the public that it has not authorized any person or entity to collect any payments in its behalf and will only accept payments on site in money order or bank draft made payable to the Philippine Consulate General. Personal checks will NOT be accepted. Winnipeg Pinoy Pop Stars Calls Back Singers Forty-five amateur singers came for the live calls for the search for the newest singing sensation held last October 15-16th at the WSAA Sport & Recreation Studio on Inkster Boulevard. After careful deliberations by the judges, the twenty three semi-finalists for the Pinoy Pop Star 2016 qualified for the semi-finals. They include Charm Moreno Palacios, Matia Sangalang/ Tia-Mae Ben, Aira Jhezl Manalo/ Aira Pasion Manalo, Katrina Mendoza, Kristina Lorraine Gamurot Suban, Cee Kaye, Leandro Yap, Arzie Paasa, Lawrence Castro, Stephanie Bonifacio/ Stephannie Shayne, Ryan Mendoza, Hazel Alcantara/Haze Lescano-Alcantara, Geena Navales, Rocel Roy Parin Columna, Ernesto Paasa/ Yolol Kiamco, Joydlyn Rojas, Dandreb James Toledo Rojas, Melissa Ben, Jerome de Jesus, Robbie Ninalga Ambrosio, Joselito Licardo, Jm Licardo and Aiza Luna. Tickets for the show will be $10.00 each and will be available at the gate. The SemiFinals Night will be held on November 4, 2016 at PCCM 737 Keewatin Street. Show sponsors include Pilipino Express, 71 Lab Rats Events & Productions and Disenyo Graphics. Saskatoon Pinoys support new mayorBack Singers Charlie Clark was elected as Saskatoon’s mayor-elect. Clark defeated incumbent Don Atchison who was seeking a fifth term. Some FilipinoCanadians in Saskatoon lent their support to Clark during his campaign. Clark served as the city councillor for Ward 6 for the past ten years. He said he wanted to focus on smarter spending and on core services during the campaign as well as issues including taxes, transit, crime in the city and how the city plans to grow. A common theme leading up to the election was how the new mayor would control taxes, after what’s been a string of record tax increases in Saskatoon. Clark said he would not endorse was a shift to lower the commercial tax ratio but he didn’t go into specifics about how he would lower the tax burden. He said that in the last ten years, city hall approved a tax shift from business to homeowners that accounted for a 14 per cent tax increase for residents. He said that lowering the commercial property tax would not bring business into Saskatoon as some in the business community had fought for in the past. Clark also addressed the issue of street checks and carding came frequently in the campaign. He said he stands against racial profiling and carding and the solution starts with building community relationships and working with social services. Newly elected Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark is flanked by Winnipeg business ThinkBig Productions, Ltd co-owners Angelo Davocol and Jovee Basilio Villanueva. WWW.PHILIPPINEASIANNEWSTODAY.COM