Author: Ted Alcuitas

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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How deadly is ‘Duterte’s war’?

Policemen stand guard near the body of a man killed during what police said was a drug related vigilante killing in Pasig, Metro Manila, February 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro Vancouver, B.C. Reporter who followed Duterte’s war speaks Monday,November 27 By Ted Alcuitas 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. Following is a Marshall McLuhan Fellowship media release: The 2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow – Philippines, is Manny Mogato. This year’s McLuhan Fellow is Manny...

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The Class of 2017

Dr. Farrales waves a fist as she is called to receive her diploma. (Facebook) Vancouver,B.C. Two women graduates By Ted Alcuitas   Dr. May Farrales, Ph.D. in Geography Her PhD dissertation  takes the research she conducted for her Masters’ thesis, which explored the geographies of Filipino-Canadian youths’ educational experiences, in a new direction.  “This new direction includes thinking through how sexualities articulate at the nexus of the gendered, classed and racialized subjectivities of Filipino-Canadians in the context of the specificities of the Philippine diaspora in Canada and its ever-evolving progressive politics.”  May earned her BA in Geography at Simon...

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Blogger longs to speak native tongue

Adobo relections   Poetry by phebe   What I long for is to speak my language loud, clearly, in front of the classroom. I long to speak my language – as the legitimate language of instruction – not to be translated – not as the exception – not like we’ll return to English in just a sec I long to speak and hear my tongue to share with others like me not like me and tell the world about myself and who I am. phebe | November 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm | Tags: ako, english, filipino, identity, language,...

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