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FCAR to hold bake sale at Ryerson for Haiyan relief in Philippines

FCAR to hold bake sale at Ryerson for Haiyan relief in Philippines

With the number of dead rising in the Philippines, students at Ryerson University are doing their part to raise money for relief efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The Filipino Canadian Association at Ryerson (FCAR) will hold a bake sale Friday at the Student Campus Centre (SCC) from 12-3 p.m. All donations will go to Sagip Migrante, an […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus
The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 2

In this edition of our arts and life podcast, Jonathan Forani and Lauren Murphy speak with the latest “Voices” columnist, Marie Alcober, about her close brush with death during the 2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing in the Philippines. The incident was the deadliest terrorist attack in that country and the deadliest ever at sea. We break down some of the week’s […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Audio
A Filipino boat (bangka). This tourist bangka is bigger and more luxurious than the one Marie Alcober escaped on.

Facing my past in the Philippines

When I was 12, I survived a terrorist attack off the coast of Corregidor Island in the northern Philippines. At the time, I didn’t know it was a terrorist attack. I only knew three things for sure: it was the dead of night, the boat I was on was on fire, and I thought I was going to die. I […]

by Marie Alcober· · Opinion, Voices