Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"APOLINARIO MABINI: The Sublime Paralytic" Premiere

The screening is our tribute to the heroism of Apolinario Mabini, considered icon of Persons with Disability. It is presented in commemoration of his 150th Birth Anniversary and in Promotion of the Use and Recognition of Filipino Sign Language in the Philippines.

The audience getting ready to start

Mr. Abner Manlapaz with his wife Sophia.

Prayer and National Anthem led by Silent Steps

Raymond Manding is the host for the event. 
(Coordinator, Deaf Advocacy Program)

Welcome Remarks 
Ms. Nicky Templo-Perez, DEAN, SDEAS

Introduction the the Film
Ms. Mirana Medina. 
She is the 2015 Media Advocate of the Year, in the individual category, 
of the Aplinario Mabini Awards for her work as an advocacy filmmaker.

Film showing in ARG Theater.

The people watching film.

The Deaf dancers interpreting the life of Apolinario Mabini in dance after the film.

Ms. Yvetter Apurado-Bernardo is the vice president 
of Philippine Federation of the Deaf, Inc.
She shares that she only know of Mabini as the hero in the 10 peso coin.
She did not about his history and disability.

Ms. Weng River sharing about Apolinario Mabini. She admires him. He is a hero and very intelligent.

Closing Remarks
Mr. Leonides Sulse is the Chairperson, Center for Academics.

Thank you everyone for all your support. 

Photographer: Ms. Leah Osido

Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Film showing event on August 27, 4pm, at the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater
5th floor, Benilde Taft Campus, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila. 
 Please contact deaf.partnerships@benilde.edu.ph 
or 230-5100 local 1661 and mobile 0917 869 8231 for more information.

The tickets are Php 70 for general admission and Php 50 for students/PWDs. 
This event is open to the public. You may invite and get tickets for family, friends,
 and community/organizations outside Benilde. 
You may get/buy the tickets from Ms. Leah Osido at the Ground Floor, Duerr Hallway, 
Center for Partnership and Development (CPD office).
This is for the Benilde Deaf Scholarship Fund.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Aquino's SONA 2015 with FSL interpreters

Through the collaboration of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies, the Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters (PNASLI) with major television networks...
...President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address or SONA 2015 last July 27,Monday, was aired live on local channels at 3pm with Filipino Sign Language (FSL) interpreter insets.
This is part of Benilde SDEAS’ advocacy to make national issues and concerns accessible to all.
Benildean students and colleagues witnessed history as President Aquino delivered the last SONA of his administration.

Thank you to the networks, our Filipino Sign Language interpreters and volunteers for making SONA 2015 accessible to the deaf.

SONA 2015 with FSL interpreters

Ms. Joi Villareal


Mr. Jojo Esposa Jr.

Deaf Benildean Student watching the SONA 2015 live in the Greenway at DLS-CSB


Ms. Tess Buenaventura in inset

 Mr. Jun Celada in inset


Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities 2015: The 2nd PWD Employers Conference

Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities 2015: 
The 2nd PWD Employers Conference

SDEAS CPD coordinators and staff welcome participants in the registration table.
Opening Prayer

National Anthem

Mrs. Marie Alonzo for Emcee. Mr. Jemuel Japson for FSL interpreter

 Opening Remarks
Mr. Randy Weisser
Executive Director, Resources for the Blind

 Welcome Remarks for Conference
Mr. Robert Tang, Vice Chancellor for Academics, DLS-CSB

 Ms. Ana Arce, SDEAS Faculty
She lectures for keynote: PWD Gain. People with disabilities to gain skills to get a job.

 Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, National Council on Disability Affairs
discusses diversity and inclusion in the Philippines 

A short speech presentation of giving a certificate of appreciation to 
a guest speaker for Ms. Ana Arce.

Mr. Randy Weisser (Executive Director), Maria Veronica Templo Perez (Dean, SDEAS),
Ms. Carmen Zubiaga (NCDA). 
A short speech presentation of giving a certificate of appreciation to a guest speaker

 A short speech presentation of giving a certificate of appreciation to 
a guest speaker for Ms. Joy Cevallos-Garcia

 Maria Veronica Templo Perez (Dean, SDEAS) for welcome to our PWD conference. 

Guest speaker Ms. Gina Villariza, ANZ. Mr. John Baliza for FSL interpreter.
A sharing about Case Study: Successful on boarding of PWDS. ANZ helped for PWD get a job.

Ms. Jacqueline Lucero, Bid Ocean.
A company that has experience hiring PWDS for training freelance Online.
Encouraging companies hires PWD get a job more applicants. 

Mr. Rex Bernardo, Mabini Colleges.
A sharing about his life of job.
Mr. Bronson Escalderon, Makati Shangri-La as Deaf employee. 
His life and work with hearing employers.
He shares his experiences in communicating with hearing colleagues. 
He says, work experience provides many benefits, giving his skills.

Ms. Rhea Althea Guntalilib, SMART  Inc.
Her inspirational message.