Typhoon Haiyan devastated Leyte province in the Philippines in November 2013. More than 5,000 people died and nearly two million were made homeless. The Philippine community in the Maritimes is continuing to follow and support rebuilding efforts there. The city of Cebu was badly hit, but the media did—and are still doing—a tremendous job of covering the story.

On Monday, 24 February, 7.00 PM, the University of King’s College is hosting a public talk by Eileen Mangubat, publisher and acting-editor-in-chief of Cebu Daily News. She will speak about “Journalism in time of Haiyan: The evolving role of media in covering disasters”. The lecture takes place in Alumni Hall, Academic Building, University of King’s College.

Eileen Mangubat is the 2013 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, an award given to her by the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines to encourage responsible journalism. The program provides the winner with a study tour to Canada. The Embassy of Canada says that Mangubat has been recognized for her noteworthy efforts to steer and maintain an independent and professional community press in Cebu. She is the third community journalist to receive the McLuhan Fellowship.

The lecture is sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines, Sun Life of Canada, and the University of King’s College School of Journalism.