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3rd Deaf Education Weekend Seminar or DEWS_October 1

September 19, 2011

This morning, I was still in Ormoc City when I got a call from Dr. Marie Therese A.P. Bustos of the UP College of Education to ask me if my film ULTIMO ADIOS in Filipino Sign Language can be screened as the “closing remark” in the 3rd Deaf Education Weekend Seminar or DEWS which they are going to conduct on October 1, 2011. I was rather surprised about the idea of me giving the closing remark to an activity that includes experts on Deaf education. However, it sort of confirmed the importance and significance of what have I initiated to do and created with talented Deaf persons in the community. Afterall, we made history by making the first ever interpretation of Ultimo Adios in sign language. Ultimo has already been translated to over 50 spoken languages, maybe more.

I actually got a text invitation from the PINASLI group about two days ago re the same activity I suppose. The seminar theme is BREAKING THE SILENCE: Understanding Deaf Culture and Filipino Sign Language.

In part, her email says: “The film best exemplifies the beauty of FSL and the heroism of Jose Rizal.”

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