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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.


U.P. Concert Chorus S’aliw Himig Isang Lakbay Taglamig 2014

On Monday, January 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) and University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) of San Diego, proudly presented a mini-concert S’aliw Himig Isang Lakbay Taglamig 2014 at the Chula Vista High School (CVHS) Performing Arts Center.  


CTFLC Christmas Gathering 2013

Kling! Kling! Klang! Klang!    Pasko na Naman!   O kay Tulin ng Araw….!


Fil-Am Fest 2013

The Filipino-American Arts & Culture Festival better known as FilAm Fest, with the theme “Unsung Heroes”, honored and celebrated the outstanding contribution of Filipinos-Americans. This annual gathering was held on Saturday, 5th October at the Paradise Valley Road, San Diego from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. The Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC) headed by its President, Ms. Mary Rose Peralta sponsored a booth that showcased educational achievement of teachers as well as the students. Throughout the day, students played wooden lyre with the guidance of Gng. Julita Biares from Morse High School.  One could hear the festive sound of “Bahay Kubo,” “Sitsiritsit,” and “Manang Biday.”



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