Four officers of the Film Academy of the Philippines acted as the panel of speakers/facilitators during the seminar workshop on advanced educational technology for elementary and secondary district cultural coordinators in Catanduanes last July 2 and 3 at the provincial capitol dome in Virac.
The FAP delegation included Director-General Leo G. Martinez, Rolly Ruta, president of the Motion Picture Audio Society of the Philippines, Joel Apuyan, president of the Assistant Directors and Production Managers Association for Motion Pictures, and Domingo Zafe, assistant treasurer of the United Film Musical Directors Association of the Philippines.
Ruta and Apuyan conducted the first lecture forum, introduction to media, in the afternoon of the first day. They discussed performing talents in the school community; exhibitors and end-users of media product reels; projection and sound system formats of product reels; and film and TV production.
During the second day of the seminar-workshop, Martinez and Zafe lectured on major stages in media production in the morning. In the afternoon, Martnez then teamed up with Ruta to discuss media technology in the classroom.
In the opening program at 8 o’lock a.m. on July 2, Gov. Joseph C. Cua made the keynote speech and Vice-Governor Jose Teves Jr. welcomed the participants and facilitators.
The participants included 40 secondary, 20 elementary district cultural coordinators and selected teachers.
The seminar-workshop was organized to lecture the teachers and cultural coordinators about modern audio-visual production to improve their classroom management techniques.
The workshop also featured a consultative assembly to discuss vital provisions of the proposed Provincial Administrative Code of Catanduanes to identify the province’s official symbols, like the provincial hymn (an samuyang isla), hero (Capitan Leon Reyes or Gov. Juan M. Alberto or Cong. Jose M. Alberto), dance (pantomina Catanduanes), tree (hamulawon or molave), flower (tangid or ilang-ilang) and others.
The seminar-workshop was sponsored by the provincial government, DepEd (division of Catanduanes), FAP and MPASPI. Co-sponsors included the Center for Catandungan Heritage Incorporated, Catanduanes state colleges.
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