Author: Ted Alcuitas

Editorial: Hope for the Philippines ?

In 2006, I stood in front of the Philippine Consulate office in Vancouver together with other activists to protest the killings of church people. Bishop Alberto Ramento of the Iglesia Filipina Independente was brutally murdered on October 3, 2006.   Musings on my 78th birthday… By Ted Alcuitas Editor & Publisher philippinecanadiannews.com What does one do at 78? Many thoughts came to mind as the day approached. Two days before, I saw the world premiere of the documentary ‘A Spirit of Reconciliation’ by my friend Fr.Larry Lynn. The movie explores the often difficult issue of forgiveness and how survivors...

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Hapit na ma-aprobahan ang pagka ‘santo’ ni Archbishop Camomot

Vatican body approves process for sainthood of Cebu archbishop Philippine Daily Inquirer  December 02, 2017 Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma looks at a portrait of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot at the Daughters of St. Teresa church.—CEBU DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTO CEBU CITY—The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the diocesan process for the cause of sainthood of the late Cebuano Archbishop Teofilo Camomot who was known for his extreme generosity and love for the poor. In a letter addressed to the Cebu Archdiocese dated Nov. 9, Cardinal Angelo Amato said the inquiries and affidavits of witnesses...

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Reporter speaks of ‘cyberbullying’

Marshall McLuhan Fellow Manny Mogato (in white t-shirt) spoke to members of the UBC Philippine Studies Series (PSS) 0n November 27. Back, from left: Tania Leiva, Gym Pangilinan, Roseller Fabros, Dr. John Paul Catungal, Carlo Figueroa of the Canadian Embassy, Allison Gacad, Teilhard Paradela and Gerald Tembrevilla. Front from left: Dr. Nora Angeles, Luisa Marshall of Simply the Best, Manny Mogato, Genevieve Cruz, Ted Alcuitas. (Photo: Steve Marshall)   Vancouver, B.C. ’Keyboard army’ undermines media By Ted Alcuitas Fake news is undermining the credibility of the media in the Philippines, claims the reporter who exposed Duterte’s ugly war on...

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Senator Tobias Enverga laid to rest

The late Senator plays the traditional Filipino game of ‘sungka’ with a Filipina senior. (Facebook) Senator Tobias Enverga, Jr. was laid to rest on November 29 at St. Michael’s Basilica in Toronto. He died on November 16. Enverga’s less known advocacies CommunityNews & Features Nov 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm The Philippine Reporter Enverga with Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) co-Board members and caregiver guest speakers, Aug. 30, 2009 at the North York Civic Centre. Front, from left: Malaya Canchela, Nancy Quinon, Helen Reyes, Elvie Paneda, Paulina Corpuz, Julie Nanquil. Standing from left: Jonathan Canchela, Mithi Esguerra, Alex Felipe,...

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Philippines: Journalism under attack

Rappler photo Philippines  Reuters reporter Manny Mogato will speak on “Journalism under attack: The phenomenon of fake news and challenges of accountability in the new media” on Monday, November 27 at UBC’s Liu Institute from 6 – 7:30 PM. He will also talk the following day, Nov. 28 at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada office at 900-675 West  HastingsSt. Vancouver at 12:30 – 2 PM.. Mogato is this year’s Marshall McLuhan Fellow and is on a Canada-wide speaking tour. We reprint the following report as background. The media and the Duterte presidency: Impunity acute and benign, fettered flow of...

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