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CTFLC Christmas Celebration 2016

It was the most awaited time of the year where moments were drowned with laughter and eternally frozen in photographs.  It was time for CTFLC Christmas Celebration 2016. Last December 10, 2016, the CTFLC organization gathered together at the residence of Dr. Estela Matriano, Member of the Board and Executive Director, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. With Ms. Carole Caparros as the hosts, they gladly opened her home to Kapamilyang CTFLC: members and their families.

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CTFLC’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) celebrated its 15th Anniversary last November 12, 2016 at Clarion Hotel, National City.  This event honored individuals who made an impact in education and highlight endeavors towards CTFLC: the advancement of Filipino Language and Culture.  Hence, the theme: “Promoting Filipino Language and Culture Through the Years.” Different committees were created to make this occasion possible, with Maria Fontimayor, chair of the Steering Committee giving the Welcome Address, followed by the Greetings from Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego, Audie de Castro.

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Mabuhay Foundation 6th Annual Filipino American Community Event

Kimball Park, National City, California, Mabuhay Foundation with the leadership of Ms. Ditas Yamane, Founder and Executive Director celebrates 6th the Filipino American Community Independence Day on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00PM.  This event focuses on the theme “Honoring Philippine Independence Celebrating our Language, Culture, and Diversity.” Mrs. Myrna Ablana, CTFLC President- Elect, with the help of Dr. Atilio Alicio, Mrs. Grace Almazar, Ms. Carole Caparros, and Mr. Fred Zara prepared the CTFLC booth.  Throughout the day, CTFLC members take turn in staffing the booth.

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CTFLC Attends Southern Area International Languages Network (SAILN) Community of Practice Workshop (CoP)

June 18, 2016, Saturday at 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, we, a handful of CTFLC members (Rosalina Idos, Maria Fontimayor, Farah Mendoza, Rizalyn Cruz, Susan Chrismen, Myrna Ablana, Virginia  Ferrer, and Atilio Alicio), attend a workshop on “Effective Presentation and Communication Skills” sponsored by SAILN at San Diego State University Language Acquisition Resource Center.  We thank CTFLC for recognizing our effort in joining this workshop by shouldering our registration fee. First, Sheri Barker Ed.D., SMP, an expert strategic planner, group facilitator, and leadership coach, engages us on how to render an effective presentation through collaborative work.  

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Filipina Friday

Last June 10, 2016, Saturday, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County highlighted the initiative and achievements of 10 Outstanding Filipina Women at The Filipino School.  These extraordinary individuals contributed in the fields of arts, culture, health, media, education, and community.  This special event was now known as San Diego’s first-ever Filipina Friday.  

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San Diego Fil-Am Community Survey Project - A Unifying Force

Last April 22, 2016 at Chula Vista High School, Mr. Tony Olaes, Founder of The Filipino School, asked CTFLC (Council  for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture) hand in hand to assist his team to administer the San Diego Filipino-American Community Survey Project, which was  released on May 3, 2016.  The Office of the Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego Audie de Castro & himself headed this project.  For this to push through, President-Elect Myrna Ablana was designated to steer CTFLC’s participation. 

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