by Michelle Jeanne C. Caracut, OPI
With the aim to provide an effective setting to share vital information relating to Filipino in various disciplines, the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) through the Department of Filipino and Other Languages hosts this year 10th national conference in Filipino on February 9-11.
Observing this year’s conference theme, “Gurong Bibo, Estudyanteng Listo: Panibagong Sipat sa Pananaliksik, Pagtuturo, Pagsasalin, at Pamamahayag, Dr. Mary Ann S. Sandoval, the department chairperson, expects that through the conference, current issues, strategies and experiences in research, teaching, translation, and journalism related to the Filipino language and literature are expected to be presented and discussed.
The conference will run for three days with plenary sessions held at the CASSalida Theater and parallel sessions at rooms situated at the second floor of the CASS building.
51 research papers of participants coming from various parts of the country were accepted for presentation.
Resource persons for the activity are professors from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Vina P. Paz and Dr. Eugene Y. Evasco; a medical doctor and children’s literature author, Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan; a Senior Education Program Specialist and DepEd (Iligan) Coordinator, Dr. Roberto D. Napere, Jr.; and, professors from the Institute, namely: Dr. Steven P. C. Fernandez, Dr. German V. Gervacio, Prof. Louis Mark N. Plaza, and Ms. Airen C. Sajulga.