Month: December 2017

Shirley Camia launches third book in Vancouver

Author Shirley Camia reads at Pluma’s literary event on November 23  in Toronto. (The Philippine Reporter) Updated: Dec. 30, 2017, 6:11 AM Vancouver, B.C. Children Shouldn’t Use Knives  gains praise By Ted Alcuitas Shirley Camia explores the ‘darker’ side of youth in her daring new book, Children Shouldn’t Use Knives which was  released this fall. The Winnipeg-born and raised Camia will do her last book tour in Vancouver on Sunday, January 7 at the The Paper Hound, 344 W. Pender at 4:30 PM. She will be joined by Cindy Mochizuki, the internationally acclaimed, Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist.  She produced  the illustrations in...

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Is Duterte’s romance with the communists over? – Rappler

OLD DAYS. This Malacañang photo shows National Democratic Front (NDF) senior adviser Luis Jalandoni breaking out in laughter in what appears to be a reaction to a quip made by President Rodrigo Duterte during a visit to Malacañang Palace in September 2016. Behind Jalandoni are his wife, Connie Ledesma, and tagged Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) former chairman Benito Tiamzon, both of whom sit as NDF negotiators. Behind Duterte are government negotiators Jesus Dureza and Silvestre Bello III.   Philippines THE END OF THE AFFAIR? Duterte’s romance with the Reds Who failed the talks? Both the government and...

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Breaking: President Duterte’s son Paolo resigns As Davao City vice-mayor- Rappler

Paolo Duterte during appearance at Senate investigation into alleged shabu shipment Photo: PhilStar Rappler December 25, 2017 DAVAO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has resigned. He made the announcement during a special session of the city council, which he was supposed to preside on Christmas Day.  “My parents never failed to remind me of the value of kind-honored principle of delicadeza, and this is one of those instances of my life,” he said. Duterte, who was trying to keep his composure, said, “I take responsibility for what has happened.” Among the incidents that triggered...

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From bullet holes to a work of art

Burnaby, B.C. Bullet holes inspire art at Burnaby high school Cornelia Naylor / Burnaby Now DECEMBER 19, 2017 09:37 AM Byrne Creek Community School Grade 11 student Maya Arradaza and Grade 12 student Lily Whitford hold up a happy collage they made out of a sheet of plywood that had been used to cover a school window pierced by a bullet in October. Photograph By CORNELIA NAYLOR  (Full Disclosure: Maya Arradaza is my granddaughter. – Ed) When life gives you bullet holes, make art. That’s what Byrne Creek Community School did this fall. On Oct. 2, the school was...

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Reuters investigates the deadliest ‘Davao Boys’ killing machine

TRUSTED ALLY: When Duterte became president in June 2016, he appointed Ronald Dela Rosa as his national police chief. Like Duterte, Dela Rosa hails from Davao. Here the two men are pictured together at the presidential Malacanang palace in Manila, in January. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan How a secretive police squad racked up kills in Duterte’s drug war Reuters Soon after President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs, a small group of police officers from his hometown Davao arrived in the Philippine capital. Calling themselves the “Davao Boys,” they formed the core of a lethal anti-drug unit. Reuters retraced their...

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