Deaf Education Weekly Seminar (DEWS)_Oct 1 Program

September 26, 2011

The Deaf Education Weekly Seminar (DEWS) organized by: UP EDSP 129 Class, Philippine Deaf Resource Center and Philippine Federation of the Deaf entitled BREAKING THE SILENCE: Understanding Deaf Culture and Filipino Sign Language will be held on October 1, 2011, Saturday, from 8:30 – 12:00 noon at Benitez Theater, UP College of Education, Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

My film, ULTIMO ADIOS in Filipino Sign Language has been invited to close the seminar. It was unexpected and it did surprise me…It was encouraging nevertheless.


Opening Remarks –  Dr. Dina Ocampo, Dean, UP College of Education

Topic 1: Culture – Dr. Nestor Castro, Chair, Department of Anthropology, UP Diliman

Topic 2: Deaf Culture – Mr. Rey Lee, President, Philippine Federation of the Deaf and  Ms.    Rowella Tanjusay, Officer, Philippine Federation of the Deaf Youth Section

Topic 3: Sign Languages and Sign Systems – Dr. Liza Martinez, Executive Director, Philippine Deaf Resource Center,  Mr. Rommel Agravante and Ms. Yvette Bernardo, Deaf Sign Linguists

Topic 4: Hearing and Deaf views on Deaf Education – Mr. George Lintag, Secretary, Philippine Federation of the Deaf and Dr. Marie Therese A.P. Bustos, Assistant Professor, UP SPED

Topic 5: Multilingual Education – Mother-Tongue Based Education – Dr. Ricardo Nolasco, President, 170+ Talaytayan and Professor, Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman

Topic 6:  Language Policies in Deaf Education – Mr. Raphael Domingo, Coordinator, Educational Access for the Deaf, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde.

Topic 7:  Legislation and Filipino Sign Language – Congressman Antonio Tinio, ACT Teachers Party List

Closing Remarks –  MiranaMedina, filmmaker, Mi Ultimo Adios in FSL

Please register online at bit.ly/DEWS3 ADMISSION IS FREE!



  1. My friend doesn’t register yet but for sure, she still have to go there whatever she is not yet register, can be? Because I tried to open it the register but it is closed already.

  2. I don’t think it will be a problem. Just go to U.P. and register there. See you!

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