Month: January 2018

Breaking:Duterte silences Rappler

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. (ABS/CBN) Philippines In a move reminiscent of Ferdinand Marcos’ muzzling of the press, President Rodrigo Duterte, through  the Securities and Echange Commission (SEC) today revoked the registration of Rappler, a fierce critic. The move happened just as the movie The Post was released to international audiences. The movie is about The Wasington Post’s epic btle against the U.S. government’s attempt to muzzle the press to prevent them from publishing the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War.   MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a blow to press freedom in the Philippines, the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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Patrick Cruz opens Langara’s first artist talk

Vancouver, B.C. RBC winner will display art By Ted Alcuitas Multi-awarded Filipino-Canadian artist Patrick Cruz will open the first artist talk at Langara College’s Dept. of Fine Arts on Thursday, January 18 at 1:15PM in Rm. A046. http://www.patrickcruz.org Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist and organizer working between Vancouver, Toronto and Manila. He studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practise is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics and the paradoxical...

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Cebu’s Msgr. Camomot’s remains moved to museum

Relics. Devotees and the sisters of the Daughters of Saint Therese facilitate the installation of the wax image containing the remains of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot at the Domus Teofilo in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City. (SunStar Photo/Alex Badayos) Cebu, Philippines SunStar Cebu January 04, 2018 Camomot’s relics moved to museum THE 10-hour exhumation of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot concluded yesterday with a procession of the late bishop’s wax effigy, now on display in a museum in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City dedicated to his honor. Fr. Samson Selloriquez, main postulator for Camomot’s cause for sainthood, told reporters that...

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