Deaf students are treated to a unique storytelling that is told not just by words but from the heart...

A good story is worth sharing for everybody to hear, even for those who can’t.

The Miriam College-Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf (MC-SAID) recently treated 300 deaf children from different schools to the first-ever interactive storytelling caravan in celebration of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week.

Storytellers for the event themed “Deaf and Able,” were iconic Filipino storyteller and stage actor Bodjie Pascua of Batibot, and broadcast journalist Mariz Umali. The stories which seek to empower the hearing-impaired, were told not only in sign language but also theatrically portrayed by deaf students from MC-SAID.

Jing Cadiz, MC-SAID’s assistant principal says the challenge of presenting a good story to deaf kids is how to set the tone of the storytelling to this type of audience who tend to focus more on the interpreter to understand the characters’ emotions and dialogues.
EMPOWERING STORIES for the hearing-impaired are interpreted not only through sign language but also theatrically performed by deaf students at the 'Deaf and Able' storytelling event held at Miriam College.

“Mahirap gawin kasi ‘yung interpreter dapat nakatabi sa storyteller. Paano pag nag-iiba ng boses ang story teller? Paano namin maipaparating na dapat naka-focus sa interpreter? So we thought of having people to act out the story para mas maintindihan ng mga nanonood,” explains Cadiz.

In having deaf kids to act out the story, the special audience are able to easily understand the story and get more intimate with the characters.

Following the theme of digital gaming, the Student Council of MCHS facilitated the unit’s cherished tradition of holding an annual school fair last November 15-17, 2012. A variety of performances, gaming events, and trade/food booths was featured during the three-day event culminating into the Family Day on November 17. The proceeds of the fair will go to selected beneficiaries, particularly the MC Swimming Pool Project, Faculty Development Fund, Student Clubs and Organizations Development Fund, and other advocacies and causes. The first day of the celebration featured the wearing of costumes reflective of digital game characters.

As a result of the interaction of MC President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus with Stella Maris College of Chennai, India Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras through the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), an initial visit was facilitated at the latter’s school. After participating in the Diploma Programme (DP) Category 1 Workshops of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Chennai last October 26-28, 2012, MCHS Principal Dr. Edizon A. Ferminand Chair of the Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences Mr. Resty C. Collado interacted with administrators and teachers of Stella Maris College on October 29, 2012. Visits to their science and mathematics laboratories were facilitated along with meetings with program chairs for possible areas of collaboration.

  ONE Meralco Foundation, the social development arm of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) recently forged ties with Miriam College in support of the academic institution’s scholarship program for the underprivileged youth and adults.

A memorandum of agreement was signed by Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of Meralco and One Meralco Foundation, Miriam College President Rosario Lapus and Board Chairman Josefina N. Tan during simple rites on Monday afternoon to seal the partnership.

Through the project dubbed “Light-A-Dream,” out-of-school youths (OSY) and adults will be able to go to school and learn basic education for P1,000 a year at Miriam College Adult Education (MAE) program.  The program also offers vocational courses.

Under the agreement, One Meralco Foundation will donate P2 million to help subsidize the tuition of program-beneficiaries.

There are currently 729 elementary, high-school and vocational students under the program, Carlo Garcia, principal of MAE, said.

“The donation will go a long way in helping the program.  It will cover the tuition of approximately half of our scholars already,” he told the BusinessMirror in an interview.

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All the talk on Monday was about Manuel V. Pangilinan's reconciliation with his alma mater, the Ateneo de Manila University. Later in the day, there were questions and speculations about what the reengagement with the Jesuit school might mean for MVP's pledge to also help Ateneo's neighbor, the University of the Philippines.

While Diliman and Loyola buzzed, however, Pangilinan on Monday was literally in between the two universities - making a contribution to another major higher education institution in Katipunan, Miriam College.

At the MOA signing, from left, One Meralco Foundation president Jeffrey Tarayao, Miriam College Board of Trustees President Josefina Tan, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Miriam College President Dr. Rosario Lapus, and MAE Principal Carlos Garcia

Pangilinan, more popularly known as "MVP", does in fact spread his patronage for education beyond Ateneo, with his and his companies' funds and foundations supporting academic and athletic programs from Katipunan to the University Belt, and secondary schools all over the country. 

On Monday, MVP's attention was on the Miriam College Adult Education Program (MAE). MVP made a donation through One Meralco Foundation, which he chairs. (Pangilinan also chairs TV5, for which is the online news portal.)

One Meralco Foundation (OMF) will be supporting Miriam's famed night school for underserved adults and out-of-school-youth, the Miriam College Adult Education (MAE).

Under the project, One Meralco Foundation will help subsidize tuition and fees, and give the scholars of MAE the opportunity to participate in capacity-building programs that are focused on leadership, employment and livelihood. The goal is to prepare them for occupations in various industries such as hotel and restaurant, automotive servicing and contact center services.  Currently, MAE offers non-graded elementary and five-year high school academic programs, and various technical and vocational courses registered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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On October 26-28, 2012, MCHS Principal Dr. Edizon A. Fermin and Chair of the Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences Mr. Resty C. Collado participated in the Diploma Programme (DP) Category 1 Workshops of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Over 150 school administrators and teachers from various parts of the world gathered for this event at the American International School in Chennai, India. The unit is currently studying the possibility of offering this globally recognized program in anticipation of further K to 12 updates and in light of the global bench marking initiatives of the institution.

The First Year Parents’ Sub-council of the MCHS Family Council, headed by Ms. Elaine Morales facilitated a fun-filled celebration of this year’s Family Day. Coinciding with the last day of the unit’s Annual Fair on November 17, 2012, the event also adopted a digital gaming theme in its engaging family games, exciting displays and booths, and a rare exhibit of digital gaming devices. The entire occasion also strengthened the collaboration between the school and the home as this year’s parent hosts are actively involved in the first year of implementation of the e-learning tool project.

Through the leadership of the President’s Office, International Program and Partnerships Office, and the MCHS Administration, third and fourth year HS students, school leaders, parent officers, and faculty members enjoyed a light but very insightful interaction with US Ambassador Harry. K. Thomas Jr. last November 19, 2012 at the Marian Auditorium. During his address, the diplomat spoke about faith, family, and friendship with conviction, humor, and passion. He specifically underscored special women in the history of Maryknoll-Miriam College whom he described as an inspiration. At the discussion segment hosted by MCHS Principal Dr. EdizonA. Ferminand MCHS Forensics Club President Dominique Lucenario, students were able to articulate thoughts about the nature of the ambassador’s work, career planning, and leadership.

To view more photos from this event, go to the Campus Life page >>

The Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) held its first of three Module Writeshops on Creating Models of LK (local knowledge) Class Integration last October 18 and 19 at the Central Philippine University, Iloilo City. The writeshop was facilitated by Sheila L. Dingcong and Joel C. Yuvienco, together with AUDRN advocates Lorylie Crisostomo and Zona Amper of the University of San Carlos, Arlynne Awayan of De La Salle Dasmariñas, and Rey Danilo Lacson of Notre Dame of Cotabato.

With the theme “Training for Effective Teaching in English, Math and Science,” the Growth Upgrading and Resource Office (GURO) conducted the first part of a three-phase training for 59 public high school teachers from Calatagan, Batangas last October 22-23. Jose Marribay of the College of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) Math Department, Jeffrey Galvez and. Paul Richard Yulo of the CAS’s Science Department and Dr. Elineth Elizabeth Suarez, LLC Program officer, facilitated the training in partnership with the EZobel Foundation.

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