National seminar on gender-based literature held

La Consolacion College Bacolod was selected center for Filipino language and literature

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) held a seminar on the teaching of gender-based literature at La Consolacion College Bacolod on May 18-20, 2016.  It is the second of the two national seminars conducted on the same topic, the first one was held at Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte last April 13-15.

The commission stated that the purpose of the seminar is to increase awareness of gender in teaching literature through lectures and discussions on various topics. There were also demonstrations of folk tales, poetry, and short stories.

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Participants were teachers and academic administrators of various educational institutions in the country. Seminar topics included Gender in the Basic Education Curriculum, which was delivered by Galcoso Alburo, of the DepEd Division of Marikina; the gender-based Approach in Teaching Literature by Ms. Wennielyn Fajilan, professor from University of Sto. Tomas; The Women Stereotype in National Literature by Mr. Salvador Biglaen of Miriam College; Contemporary Feminist Literature by Mr. John Iremil Teodoro of Miriam College; and Gender and Literature by Ms. Moreal Camba of University of Asia and the Pacific.

KWF Commissioner Purificion G. Delima was among the speakers.

Kapisanan nang mga Manunudlo sa Filipino (KAMFIL) president Mrs. Edna Fregil said that La Consolacion College Bacolod has been selected to be the Center for Filipino Language and Culture.  As such LCC Bacolod was awarded the seal of the “Dignity of Language and Culture,” from the Commission on the Filipino Language as a symbol of its organizational capability to lead in the promotion of the cultural attributes of the place where it is located.

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