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Hanna May Ramis wins B.C. spelling bee

Lumby Grade 5 student Hannah May Ramis won the 2018 Spelling Bee of Canada B.C. Junior Division title in Surrey. She now advances to the National Spelling Bee in Toronto. (Photo submitted-Summerland Review) OkANAGAN, British Columbia ‘Deplorable’ did not stump student By Ted Alcuitas Hannah Ramis correctly spelled ‘deplorable’ to win the 2018 Spelling Bee […]

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From bullet holes to a work of art

Burnaby, B.C. Bullet holes inspire art at Burnaby high school Cornelia Naylor / Burnaby Now DECEMBER 19, 2017 09:37 AM Byrne Creek Community School Grade 11 student Maya Arradaza and Grade 12 student Lily Whitford hold up a happy collage they made out of a sheet of plywood that had been used to cover a

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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

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Congrats Dr. May Farrales, PhD

Updated: 10:00 PM, July 26, 2020 Updated: 12:53 PM, July 22, 2017 Vancouver, B. C. ‘Basketball, Beauty Pageants and the Sexualities of Filipinos in Canada’ By Ted Alcuitas May Farrales successfully defended her dissertation in a gruelling two-hour oral examination yesterday (July 19) at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation, ’Basketball, Beauty Pageants and

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The Class of 2017 : Call for submissions

Editor’s note: Please send us photos and bios of graduates – from elementary to college. Send awards info  even if they haven’t graduated yet. We want to honour and encourage our youth to pursue higher learning and celebrate their scholastic achievements. Salamat!  Send to: email: tedalcuitas@shaw.ca Post mail:Ted Alcuitas 708-1723 Alberni St. Vancouver, B.C. V6G

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The Class of 2009 – Where are they now?

Pursuing higher education By Ted Alcuitas Eight years ago in 2009 we featured four young graduates in the short-live Silangan newspaper. Titled ‘Bucking the Trend’ it was our attempt to encourage our youth to pursue higher education because of the troubling statistics that more Filipino youths  were dropping out of school. Today we followed those four

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My grandparents taught me how to stand up for your rights: Apo

(Full Disclosure: Amado is my grandson – Ted Alcuitas) Why I am proud of my grandparents Amado Arradaza Grade 7 My grandparents made a tough choice of raising their newborn child in the Philippines, or in a new country that they barely knew. They chose to move to Canada. My grandparents moved to Saskatoon from

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Children don’t know how to harness technology’s full potential: Pinoy prof

By Ted Alcuitas Filipino professor Ron Darvin says today’s “digital natives” doesn’t necessarily mean they have the skills to use technology to its greatest potential. Darvin will be speaking at Engaging Education for the Public Good at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 (Thursday) at the UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main St., Vancouver. Darwin, a  PhD candidate,

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Second Filipina ‘Summa cum Laude’ for McMaster University

A 22-year-old Ilocana,  Kimberleene Ordono Bolos, is the second Filipino to obtain the distinction of ‘Summa Cum Laude’ from McMaster University graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing. Last month, we reported that Justinne Poliarco graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Commerce from the same university. The Dubai-based The Filipino Times reports that Bolos is

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Justinne Poliarco is McMaster’s Summa Cum Laude

Ajax, Ontario Poliarco is consistent honours student By Ted Alcuitas McMaster University’s highest distinction for a student – Summa Cum Laude, went to Justinne Poliarco of Ajax, Ontario. Poliarco graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Major in Finance from the university’s De Groote School of Business located in Hamilton, Ontario. The eldest son of

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