The Wika ng Kultura at Agham (WIKA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) led by its Tagapangulo, Virgilio Almario, held the Mindanao leg of their Pambansang Oryentasyon sa Panitikan in U.P. Mindanao, Davao City on 22-23 September.
According to Tagapangulo Almario in his talk "Panitikan para sa Edukasyon", among their objectives is to compile a list of original Filipino panitikan for inclusion into the curriculum of Filipino basic education.
The two-day session produced a list of more than a hundred titles of literary works composed of various traditional and contemporary forms and types from various languages and cultural groups.
Representatives to the Oryentasyon were Almayrah Tiburon (Mindanao State Univ.-Marawi), Josenette Braña (Dep.Ed.-Region 12), Loreen Borgonia (Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Dipolog City), Jocelyn Baluso (Assumption College of Nabunturan), Roque Morales and Simplicio de la Cruz (Ateneo De Zamboanga Univ.), Love Batoon, Angeles Ysmael, Roselle Simon, Marichu Falsario, Mary Grace de la Torre, Mubarak Tahir, and Debbie Cruspero (MSU-General Santos).
Also present were the KWF 2014-2015 Ulirang Guro Awardees Armando Agustin (Bukidnon NHS, Malaybalay), Rhea Taboada (Impasugong NHS, Bukidnon), Richard Moral (Koronadal NCHS), Mary Jane Butalid (Datu Siang NHS, Cotabato City), Melba Pahayahay (Taft NHS, South Cotabato), Fe Clerigo (Surigao City NHS), Ma. Consuelo Jamera (Caraga Regional Science HS, Surigao dN), and Lanie Kinakin (Don Restituto Baol Central School, Gingoog City).
Prof. Galileo Zafra, pangulo of WIKA,gave the Oryentasyon at Paglatag ng Konteksto, and Prof. John Bengan (UP Min. Kagawaran ng Humanidades) gave the Bating Pagtanggap.
PHOTO, LEFT: Tagapangulo Almario at plenary session; RIGHT: Co-organizers Prof. John Bengan, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Tagapangulo and National Artist Virgilio Almario, Prof. Stella Salazar, Mr. Jay Jomar Quintos, Prof. Galileo Zafra, Ms. Lourdes Hinampas, Ms. Einzoely Agcaoili, and Ms. Kriscell Labor.