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Manila Media Monitor -- MAY 2010

Manila Media Monitor -- MAY 2010

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Manila Media Monitor is one best brand of Filipino Canadian news, features and information publication in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), run and operated by professional journalists.
Manila Media Monitor is one best brand of Filipino Canadian news, features and information publication in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), run and operated by professional journalists.

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MAY 2010 Toronto, Canada
Ben Viccari:ethnic media icon,champion of multiculturalismwrites 30 at 92
PPCO elects ofcers and
board for 2010-2012
Given the importance of me-dia to society, some 50 mem-bers of the Philippine PressClub-Ontario (PPCO) went tothe polls Saturday, May 15,
to elect the ofcers and board
who will lead the club in thenext two years.The PPCO houses Filipinomedia practitioners in onecompact organization that hasa president, vice president,secretary, treasurer and three
PHILIPPINE PRESS CLUB-ONTARIO TOP BRASS,2010-2012: (1st row, L-R)Rose Tijam, VP; Riza Kha-mal, Secretary; Joy Sarm-iento, director. (2nd row,L-R) Hermie Garcia, direc-tor; Mogi Mogado, treasurer;Paul de la Cruz, president;and, Jess Cabrias, director,
take their oath of ofce be
-fore ComElec chair Rosemer Enverga (right, foreground).Courtesy: Raymond SantosBEN
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 By Zuhair Kashmeri By Ace Alvarez and  Romeo Marquez
Ben Viccari, a championof Canadian multiculturalism,who led the Canadian EthnicMedia Association (CEMA)for ten years, establishing itas a force to be reckoned withwhen it came to ethnic mediaand communications, died ear-ly May 6 at the St. Michael’sHospital in Toronto as a resultof complications arising frompneumonia. He was 92.Viccari remained an activewriter, journalist and broad-caster a year before his death,when his physical conditionforced him into retirement.Born Benedetto Viccari onJuly 2, 1918, he was the sonof an Italian barber who im-migrated to England with hiswife.Viccari was educated at theClapham Xaverian Collegein London, England, but kepthis knowledge of Italian, a tal-ent that would serve him wellduring the Second World War,when he fought with the Allied
forces, rst as an artilleryman
and later as a member of theMilitary Mission to the ItalianArmy.In 1946 and 47, he worked
as a lm story analyst with
Rank Organization. He arrivedin Canada in 1947, acquiredcitizenship in 1953, workedin public relations and thenas managing editor of an Ital-ian language weekly, televi-sion commentator, and withIn Sync Productions, where hewas the co-producer and co-
writer of documentary lms,
one of which, The M Word,won a Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon forOMNI-TV in 2008.
For fteen years, he was
managing editor of the now de-funct Canadian Scene, a mul-tilingual, free news service forethnic media, and Webmasterof Canscene – Canada’s Mul-ticultural Scene and Losode;
Ben Viccari: Ethnic media icon and champion of multicul-turalism
Free LivePerformance!
CharicePempengcoat TorontoEaton Centre
Red hot new singing sen-sation, powerbelter CharicePempengco, delights her fans,6 PM, Friday, June 4, with afree live performance at theAlbert’s Way, Toronto EatonCentre. She will also sign cop-ies of her new CD followingthe performance.Last May 10, Charice cel-ebrated her 18th birthday. The
Charice Pempengco(Courtesy: Warner Music Canada)
Manila Media Monitor
May 2010
May 2010
Manila Media Monitor
Without  friends noone would choose tolive, thoughhe had all other goods.
 Aristotle(384 BC - 322 BC)
following day, she ap-peared on The OprahShow giving fans a rea-son to celebrate as well,with the release of herhighly anticipated self-titled debut album.“Everyone at RepriseRecords is passionate intheir commitment to thesuccess of Charice andthe early indications havealready told us that wehave a tremendous starwith an extraordinaryfuture,” commented Re-prise Records presidentDiarmuid Quinn“Charice has record-ed a brilliant record andis a thrilling performer.David Foster has onceagain brought us an artistthat we fully expect willcontinue his amazingtrack record for discov-ering unique talent likeJosh Groban and MichaelBublé,” he concluded.“I feel very blessed tohave people like DavidFoster, Oprah Winfreyand my Reprise familybelieve in me … I knowthe week of May 10thwill be a week I will re-member for the rest of my life,” said Charice.Charice who has al-ready racked up morethan 13 million viewson YouTube began hersinging career at age fourwhen her mother dis-covered her singing ona table and went on toperform in several sing-ing contests in SoutheastAsia. One of her manyfans (“Chasters”) put oneof her performances onYouTube and a star was
born. She rst appeared
in the U.S. on The El-len Show and then cameto the attention of “HitMan” David Foster whosigned her to his 143/Re-prise Records.In 2009, Charice re-visited the Oprah Show toperform the Diane War-ren-written and DavidFoster-produced “Note toGod”. In the weeks thatfollowed, the Foster-pro-duced track sold 110,000total downloads in Amer-ica. This track and the
rst single, the anthemic
love song “Pyramid” fea-turing Iyaz, will appearon the new CD. For moreon Charice, please readManila Media Monitorcolumnist Jun Enverga’sinterview with the newFilipino international staron page 17.
Kalayaan Centre June
5, 2010 Rafe Draw
The Kalayaan Cul-tural Community Centre
rafe for 2010 under GIN
KCC006, license no.
M634883 with nal draw
scheduled for Saturday,June 5, 2010 has beencancelled. This announce-ment is issued with a re-quest for all ticket holdersto return their tickets andget their refunds as soonas possible. The KCCCapologizes for the incon-venience this cancella-tion has created. If thereare any questions and/or
clarications, please call
Kalayaan Centre at 905-602-0923 or email us atkccc@bellnet.ca. Thankyou very much for yourcontinued support of KCCC.
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