Friday, March 7, 2014

Embrace Diversity, Inspire change, Be Extraordinary

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Inspire Change, Be Extraordinary: March 21-22, 2014

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Invitation to watch Crossroads: Homebound

 Inviting everyone to watch CROSSROADS on Wednesday (March 5), 7 pm at Augusto Rosario Gonzales Theater (CSB Theater, Benilde Taft Campus) with FSL interpreters. Faculty can get in for free, but students need to buy tickets. Please see attached poster for more details. 

Other play dates (no interpreters) are on March 12 & 13, 7pm, at the SDA Blackbox Theater. 

CROSSROADS is the flagship project of Dulaang Filipino under the Office of Culture and Arts held every February. This year’s theme is “To Sons and Daughters.” This annual theater festival offers the best performances from production companies formed solely for CROSSROADS and showcases excellence in theater production proudly Benildean.

CROSSROADS11 becomes a creative platform for Benildeans with bold interest in theater to meet and showcase their best works.

Homebound Background:

A glimpse of a son in search of a father, two daughters finding strength, a mother learning to be a father and a father going back home. A broken family trying to find normalcy but is hindered by a sickness. 3 girls left to fend for themselves seeing life in different perspectives. Each goes through a trial that brings them closer to each other. They accept each other's flaws and past mistakes. Towards their journey of battling their own sickness they realize that they just have to really go back home, back to family, back to having faith. A show that will be played in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 action.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Philippine International Friendship Organization (PIFO) and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB)

The 44th Search for the Three Most Outstanding
International Students in the Philippines (2013)

Mr. Aigbe Richard Ibazebo, Deaf Student SDEAS

He said, try to do his best to make SDEAS proud

International Deaf and Hearing Students 

John Baliza interprets

Opening Prayer

Philippine National Anthem

Welcome Remarks from PIFO

His talent is a very traditional dance from the African culture.

Awarding of Medals and Certificates of Distinction

International Students after the Awarding of Medals

Aigbe Richard Ibazebo of SDEAS receives the Special Talent Award
for being a good dancer.

Awarding of the International Friendship Award

Special Talent Awardees 

Dean Nicky Templo-Perez and SDEAS Student Aigbe Richard Ibazebo

Aigbe Richard Ibazebo and Chairperson, Ms. Alma Tirona of the PIFO

South Korea, Korean Student shares cultural inspirations.

The history of dance has traditionally played an essential role
in the culture. 

Thailand, Thai Student poses for pictures as a sign of friendship.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) visits DLS-CSB SDEAS and Deaf Communities in the Philippines

November 20, 2013, Wednesday afternoon, it was celebration of Deaf Festival Week 2013, 11 Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) American delegates visited De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. DLS-CSB SDEAS introduced DDW and shared the successes of Deaf Lasallian-Benildean Education with hopes on further collaboration on how to develop the programs and services in Deaf education.

American delegates of DDW visited the Philippines from November 15 - December 4, 2013 as part of a U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs cooperative EMPOWER grant to strengthen disability rights.  The grant supports cross-cultural capacity building exchange projects in partnership with the Philippine Federation of the Deaf, Inc. (PFD)

Dean Ma. Veronica Templo-Perez of SDEAS shares the journey of 20 years of Deaf Lasallian-Benildean Education

Director Theresa dela Torre of Center for Education Access and Development (CEAD) discusses the center's services and access for the Deaf in the model  High School Program.

Brother Dennis Magbanua, President of DLS-CSB, expounds on the role of Lasallian education and the opportunity to serve for the Deaf program.
Davin Searls, Executive Director of Discovering Deaf Worlds

Melanie Deleon-Benham, Certification and Training Coordinator, Oregon Judicial Department - Court Interpreting Services

Jamie Munro, Past President, Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims and Manager of Programming Operations, Harris Interactive

Julie Schafer, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Allie Rice, Youth Programs Coordinator, National Association of the Deaf

Sarah Houge, International Development Worker and Certified Deaf Interpreter and Past Regional Trainer for Deaf Human Rights and Capacity Training Project, World Federation of the Deaf

Elizabeth Jean-Baptiste, Sign Language Interpreting and Deaf Studies Program Director, University of Cincinnati

Heather Harker, Director of Consulting & Executive Transitions, Third Sector New England and Board Member of Gallaudet University

W. Scot Atkins, Organizational Development Consultant

Mackie D. Calbay, Deaf Advocacy Program Coordinator of School of Deaf Education and Applied 

Awarding the certification to Dean Maria Veronica Templo-Perez

Awarding the certification to Director Theresa dela Torre

Awarding the certification to DLS-CSB Vice Chancellor for Academics Mr. Robert Tang
Awarding the certification to Bro. Dennis Magbanua

DDW American delegates shared tokens of appreciation

Through the EMPOWER program, DDW also visited in Manila, Dumaguete City and Bohol islands including collectingd the presentations and stakeholders of Congressman Antonio Tinio, Cong. Magi Gunigundo, Philippine National Association for Sign Language Interpreter, National Council on Disability Affairs, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in the Philippines. Moreover, DDW organized the Capacity Building Sessions and Deaf Leadership Forum hosted by PFD.

During DDW American delegates visits, they collected the data, met with Filipino delegates, advocates, community and met with different schools and organizations to discover  and have a deeper understanding of Filipino disability rights issues. DDW is working, collaborating, and contributing ideas toward improving education, employment opportunities and human-rights situations for Deaf people in the Philippines. 

DDW resolves and efforts to improve Deaf education, organizational development, advocacy, policy, community outreach, and human rights. Through Empower program, we are reminded of the common goal of DDW and PFD to move forward to a bright future.