The Philippine Embassy’s Sentro Rizal Jakarta in a joint undertaking with the Philippine Women’s Association (PWA), in cooperation with United Filipino Teachers in Indonesia (UFTI) and IndoFil lauched the 2020 Paaralan sa Pasuguan via Kwentuhan (Storytelling) on 29 February 2020 at the Embassy.
During the event, the Filcom kids in three age groups enjoyed the storytelling done by Filipino teachers in Jakarta. Teacher Clara Pagaduan handled ages 2 to 7, singing and playing the ukulele while reading the story of “Munting Patak ng Ulan.” Teacher Alexander Abelar for ages 8 to 11 started his story of “Si Gilas ang Haring Agila” with a song and dance, and Teacher Trina Dolora Paguinto for ages 12 and above taught baybayin, a pre-Hispanic writing system in the Philippines, which literally means "to spell" in Tagalog.
Sentro Rizal Jakarta and its Filcom partners committed to organize a quarterly event for the Paaralan sa Pasuguan for the year 2020 aiming to plant the seeds of Philippine culture among the Filipino children studying and growing up in Indonesia, in a Filipino-style teaching and learning setting.
The Embassy acknowledges PWA, UFTI, and IndoFil for their generosity in sharing their time, talent, effort, and resources in this partnership for Sentro Rizal Jakarta’s cultural promotion projects, mandated by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.