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CTFLC Supports Filipino Language Teachers

On June 4-5, 2012, the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC), spearheaded by Ms. Rosalina Idos, CTFLC President, supported Filipino Teachers who recently received “pink slips.” The CTFLC members with students and community members attended the School Site Council (SSC) meeting at Alexander Graham Bell Middle School and at Morse High School.  They sought assistance and appealed for support from Mr. Michael Dodson, Bell’s Principal and Mr. William Laine, Morse’s Assistant Principal, to keep the Filipino classes and their Filipino teachers.

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CSDFEA Celebrates Philippine Independence Day 2012

The Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) once again participated in the Independence Day Celebration hosted by the County of San Diego Filipino-American Employees Association (CSDFEA) on June 8, 2012.  The day’s activities at the West Lawn of the County Administrative Center in San Diego are well attended by Filipinos as well as other nationalities, which makes the event more diverse.  CTFLC members occupy two booths, which display posters about Filipino immigration, food, festivals, and culture.

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Philippine Faire 2012

In the early morning of a cloudy Saturday, 19th May 2012, the participants of the Philippine Faire 2012 and the Festival of Festivals Parade trickle in front of Mar Vista Middle School - staging area for the parade. The Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc. (COPAO) organized this event celebrating Filipino-American History & Culture and the 114th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, with the theme: “Connecting, Sharing and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage”, with the active participation of the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) headed by its President, Rosalina V. Idos.

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Retirement Celebration

"A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.”  This is significantly true for the Sweetwater Union High School District teachers who retired this 2011.  Our honorees: Mrs. Dolores Balane from Eastlake High School, Ms. Virginia Ferrer from Otay Ranch High School, and Mr. Felizardo Moscoso from Montgomery High School taught Filipino classes and other core subjects. Indeed, they lighted and enriched students’ lives in understanding and appreciating the Filipino language and its cultural heritage.

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CTFLC 2012 Awardees

CTFLC Lauds Dr. Estela C. Matriano In its own little way and cognizant of all the exemplary accomplishments and valuable contributions, both nationally and internationally, CTFLC proudly honored Dr. Matriano during its traditional Christmas gathering held at her residence on December 10, 2011. The occasion was not only fun-filled and festive, but was more meaningful and memorable as Kapamilyang CTFLC paid tribute to Dr. Matriano by way of presenting her with a Plaque of Commendation and Appreciation, as embodied in the following text:

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Ang Bintana sa Ospital by Virginia Ferrer

CTFLC would like to share the poem, “Ang Bintana sa Ospital”, composed by Virginia Ferrer. ANG BINTANA SA OSPITAL (Adaptayson ni Virginia Ferrer) Sa ‘sang di-kalayuang ospital sa labas ng lungsod may dalawang lalaking pasyente duo’y nakabukod kapwa matanda’t mahina na kanilang mga tuhod kontento na silang dalawa at walang pagkabagot. Ang isa ay hinahayaan na maupo sa kama ng isang oras sa hapon para makapagpahinga at tuloy makaunat sa maghapong pagkakahiga para tumulo ang tubig na mula sa kanyang baga. Malapit ang kama niya sa nag-iisang bintana ng kanilang kuwartong di-mapagkakailang luma ang isang lalaki naman ay lagi lang nakahiga at hindi na nakakatayo at talagang malubha.

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