Magkaisa Conference 2015

Students and parents gathered at Sweetwater High School for the 12th Annual Magkaisa Student and Parent Conference. This was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Ms. Dinnah Donato-Palmore, SUHI Counselor, and Lora Bumatay, Assistant Principal at Granger Junior, chaired this conference.


CTFLC at 2014 FANHS San Diego Conference

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) held its 15 Biennial Conference in Kona Kai Resort and Marina here in San Diego from July 31 to August 2, 2014, with the theme: “KAPWA: Moving Forward in Unity.” Registration started in the morning of Thursday followed by Opening Program that featured Dr. Leny Mendoza Strobel, Professor and Chair of American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University. She is also an author and a leading authority and advocate for the process of decolonization. The emcee was Marie Coronol, a News Reporter from KGTV. This was followed with Sessions 1 to 3 in the afternoon and the Authors’ Reception and Informal Gathering in the evening.



The Filipino American Arts and Culture Festival known as “Fil-Am Fest” held its 10th year celebration on Saturday, 4th October in Paradise Valley Road (between Woodman St. and Gilmartin Rd), with the theme: “Halo-Halo: A Mix of All Good Things”. 


Norman D. Leonard Retires

Last August 15, 2014, SDSU’s Storm Hall West Patio was alive and filled with people who love, care, and honor Mr. Norman Leonard, who we fondly call Norm. Before his retirement, he was the Outreach Director of Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC-SDSU) where he served as a workshop facilitator and site co-director of San Diego Area International Languages Network (SAILN) in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties.  In this field, he was able to weld his legacy by supporting the less commonly taught languages. The Filipino educators, administrators, and community looked up to him for his untiring endeavor to support the Filipino language.  He was one of the backbones of Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC).


Philippine Faire 2014

Adora Lily Svitak, an American child prodigy and internationally published author, in her book Flying Fingers states that “Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.” This is what happened on May 17, 2014 at Roger Egger Park, Coronado, San Diego.  The Philippine Faire 2014, dubbed as the Festival of Festivals, sponsored by the Council of Pilipino American Organizations (COPAO) headed by its President Dr. Reynaldo Monzon and the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) headed by Ms.


Peralta, 2014 Woman of the Year Awardee

Our very own CTFLC President, Mary Rose L. Peralta was among the 13 women leaders who were recognized as the California State Assembly’s 80th District Women of the Year 2014. The special presentation, as Woman of the Year in the field of Education, was given on 7th March at the Office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.



Subscribe to