The Class of 2018

Phebe Ferrer smiles back at graduation ceremonies at UBC on May. 2018. (Photo: FB)

Updated: January 21, 2019, 1:30 PM

The Class of 2018

By Ted Alcuitas

It is that time of year again when we honour and celebrate the graduates who have made the grade – whether in elementary, undergrad or post-graduate.

Graduation is a work of discipline and commitment and the journey is not easy as recent graduate  Phebe Ferrer says in her Facebook post, “it is also a joint effort – from family, friends and others who support the graduate in the journey.”

Congratulations to these graduates.

Phebe Ferrer

UBC, International Relations

“Her research interests include studying migration policy, identity formation within Filipino diasporic communities, Indigenous-immigrant relations in Canada, and Philippine foreign relations. In line with these interests, Phebe ran a student-directed seminar this semester about the Filipino diaspora in Canada, and issues that are important to the community.”

Phebe is pursuing a Master’s Program also at UBC.

Phebe Ferrer with parents outgoing Philippine Consul General Neil & Miriam Ferrer. (FB)


Imo Alcuaz

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Mom Victoria Casas-Alcuaz (left)with Imo’s sister Isabel who graduated last year at UBC, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing, with younger sister and Dad Nachi.

Sol Diana, UBC (FB)
Bachelor’s degree, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Political Science

Sol is a spken-word artist and has worked as a youth mentor for SafeTeen and the Kababayan Academic Youth Mentorship Program (KAMP),  for newly-arrived Filipino youth in East Vancouver.


Femia Gabiana (FB)

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Vancouver Communiyt College, VCC


Mat Philipzig (FB)

Gr. 12, Strathcona Secondary, Edmonton, Alberta

Mother Mila is the author of two children’s books-Sandy Beaches to Snow, Snow to Sandy Beaches and Good Night Philippines, Good Night World.(FB)


Please send us your Graduates,honorees, awards, etc. to:

Ted Alcuitas

708-1723 Alberni St.

Vancouver, B.C. V6G 3G9









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