Author: Ted Alcuitas

Award: Daryl Dela Cruz is a community builder

Updated: November 20, 2017, 6:09 AM Daryl Dela Cruz is seen mainstreaming for his favourite cause. (Provided) Surrey, B. C. Daryl Dela Cruz gets Community Leader Award   By Ted Alcuitas   Transportation advocate Daryl Dela Cruz won top honours as a community builder at the recent 15th annual Community Leader Awards by the Surrey-Now Leader newspaper.   The 22-year old Dela Cruz was the only Filipino among the ten people honoured in seven categories.   The award ceremonies was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Guilford Hotel on November 16.   The Community Builder category honours “someone who has...

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Funeral arangements for the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

The late senator seen here as he lays the wreath on behalf of the Senate of Canada at this year’s Remembrance Day event in Otawa on November 11, 2017. Toronto, Ontario First Filipino senator died on Nov. 16 Funeral arrangements for the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.have been released by Eric Parungao,  a staff member of Senator Enverga’s office. Mr. Enverga died in Medellin, Columbia while on offcial business. The Enverga family would like to thank the public for allowing them to grieve in private at this time. Details on funeral arrangements are as follows: PUBLIC VISITATION Friday 24 November 2017, 2:00pm to 9:00pm Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 3280 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto ON M1T 3K3 Saturday 25 November 2017, 2:00pm to 9:00pm Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 3280 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto ON M1T 3K3 Sunday 26 November 2017, 2:00pm to 9:00pm Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 3280 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto ON M1T 3K3 MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday 27 November 2017 10:00am St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica 65 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X5 Members of the public who wish to leave a message of condolences for the family of Senator Enverga may do so at this link: Please note that details may be subject to change. Guestbook The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. 1955 – 2017 Name: * City: Email: Website: Do not fill...

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Religion: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Carrying the cross at the ‘Via Dolorosa’ ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was buried. Updated: November 17, 2017, 4:52PM British Columbia Religion: In Jesus’ footsteps: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land By Ted Alcuitas We were a diverse group of people, all 34 of us from different backgrounds, cultures, ages and coming from different parishes in the lower mainland. Couples married for more than 50 years, 40 and even just three years. A mother and daughter of three. Two sisters, and a mother and young daughter. We began as strangers, each with his or her...

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Breaking: First Filipino senator Tobias Enverga, Jr. dies

Updated: November 21, 2017, 8:25 AM   Ottawa Died in Columbia of apparent heart attack By Ted Alcuitas The first and only Filipino-Canadian senator died today (November 16, 2017) in Medellin, Columbia where he was attending a parliamentary meeting. The Ontario senator was in the South American country for the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly, along with Liberal MPs Robert Nault and Randy Boissonnault, NDP MP Richard Cannings and Conservative MP Bev Shipley. Tobias ‘Jun’ Enverga, Jr. was 61. His wife Rosemer Enverga was with him when he died according to his senate office. “I offer my condolences to the family who is obviously...

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Reporter who exposed ‘drug war killers’ to speak in Vancouver

Manuel Mogato (right) receives award.   Vancouver, B.C.   Reporter who exposed Duterte’s ‘killers’ receives 2017 award Manuel ‘Manny Mogato will speak in Vancouver By Ted Alcuitas His Facebook account was hacked by Duterte supporters after he and fellow reporter Karen Lema ran a story on Duterte likening himself to Adolf Hitler and saying he would “be happy” to deal with the Philippines’ criminals just as the latter did to millions of Jews. The President’s remark drew international criticism from world leaders, Jewish groups and the United Nations. Mogato, Reuter’s Philippine correspondent, has been honoured as the 2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow. He will...

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