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Friday, December 10, 2010

Negros Occidental, Iloilo schools join "Teaching Rizal" seminar in Bacolod City

PIA Press Release
2010/12/09

Negros Occidental, Iloilo schools join "Teaching Rizal" seminar in Bacolod City

Bacolod City (9 December) -- The Negros Museum is welcoming 125 private and public school teachers from all over Negros Occidental and Iloilo City for a free seminar-workshop entitled "Teaching Rizal in the Classroom: Making the Rizal Course Relevant in Our Time" on December 10, 2010 at the Museum Lobby.

This Negros Museum event is sponsored by the 2010 Rizal Day National Organizing Committee, the National Historical Commission and the Philippine Historical Association.

Lecturers will be Dr. Celestina Boncan (University of the Philippines-Manila), Prof. Darlene Machell EspeƱa (Ateneo de Manila University), Prof. Jonathan Balsamo (Heroes Square Heritage Corporation/Enderun Colleges), Dr. Evelyn Songco (University of Santo Tomas) and Ms. Zarah Escueta (Curator, Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago, Intramuros).

Aside from important lectures about Jose Rizal and teaching Rizal, this one-day event program is packed with mini-workshops like "Arts in Teaching History" and "Creating Learning Experiences in the Study of Rizal's Life and Writings".

Negros Cultural Foundation and Negros Museum President Lyn Gamboa will also welcome special guests Dr. Evelyn Songco, President of the Philippine Historial Association and Emelita Almosara, Acting Executive Director of the National Historical Commission.

More than 50 private and public schools and colleges in Negros Occidental and 3 Iloilo universities are expected to take advantage of this free seminar-workshop for their teachers. (Neg. Museum/PIA/cad)

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