Monday, February 16, 2015

Ronald Hirano visits in Philippines School for the Deaf (PSD)

Last February 3, 2015, Ronald Hirano visited the Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD). Delight Rice, a hearing daughter of deaf parents and the subject of the book "The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and her Children" by Ronald Hirano. Mother Delight Rice is the first educator of the Deaf in the Philippines and the founder of PSD. Ms. Febe Sevilla, SDEAS faculty member and veteran interpreter, invited Ronald Hirano in Manila to tell the Story of his Mother Delight Rice. Ms. Febe encourged all Deaf schools to learn from Ronald's stories of history. 

By 9:30am, Deaf children were ready to welcome to him with flags in PSD.

Sign the guest book.

Mr. Ronald says, "Thank you to all the Deaf Students."

Mr. Hirano is accompanied by PSD faculty to the stage theater.

John Baliza interpreting FSL with speaker.

"Lupang Hinirang" (Tagalog, “Chosen Land”) is the national anthem of the Philippines.

The picture of history about Mr. Ronald M. Hirano in long past years.

Bayani intrepreting in FSL and Jun Sevilla intrepreting for the students.

Diana interpreting in FSL with Mr. Ronald Hirano is using ASL.
He tells the story of his Mother Delight Rice and more about the book.

Mr. Hirano donates copies of his book to PSD.

 Blind Students from Philippine National School for the Blind
Deaf students in the Elementary of PSD.

He realized that the "Acacia" tree is almost 100 years old. 

RenatoCruz talks with Ronald Hirano about the subjects in elementary and high school levels.

Mr. Hirano also visited the Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSD), 
the campus of which is close by the Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD)

The younger children still stay at the free dormitory in PNSD. 
Some parents cannot afford education for their blind children. 

Emergency safety slide for evacuation of blind students.
The blind students in the classroom.

Blind student learning mathematics using braille.

Understanding the ways a blind student learns in school.

More photos in the stage theater.

Mr. Ronald Hirano's presentation about his mother, Delight Rice.

Miss Ana Arce signing FSL while Mr. Hirano signs in ASL.

Students are given the chance to ask questions after Mr. Hirano's lecture.

Students present the Folk culture tradition and dance history of the Philippines.

"Melengas Bance Ensemble" 

 Deaf Students show how "The Tinkling" is done.

 "Mazurka Boholana" Dance

"Pandanggo Sa Ilaw" Dance

"Maglalatik" Dance

The students sent to California School for the Deaf by Delight Rice. 

 Delight Rice traveled the world and decided to stay in the Philippines. 

Mr. Hirano shared the first School was started for the Deaf and Blind in 1907 by Miss Delight Rice. 
 US government sent her to establish a deaf education system in the Philippines.

Ms. Lovelynn Jane of PSD awards Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Ronald Hirano.

Mr. Ronald Hirano (Deaf) and Ms. Lovelynn Jane S. Bacera (Hearing) PSD Officer-in-charge.

Mr. Jun Sevilla of PSD with his closing remarks,
saying "thank you for coming Mr. Ronald Hirano."