June 21, some 25 teachers from Crossing Elementary School in Calamba City boosted their presentation skills when CFA’s Sean Herbert Siy came and talked about Advance Powerpoint. The teachers had basic knowledge of the program, but Siy raised the bar by demonstrating how to create hyperlinks and how to use animation in transition. Siy was assisted by Bernie Timbas and Ryan Flores, also of CFA’s Sales Department.
One of the teacher-participants said, “The facilitator explained every topic clearly with examples.” CFA will continue to conduct seminar-workshops that will make real its vision to empower the integral development of people through innovative learning processes.
More than 500 of religious and lay educators from 14 Asian countries, 60 Philippine dioceses and 20 lay organizations gathered from May 13-16 for the Asian Conference on Families, organized by the Philippine Bishops as a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of the Rights of the Family. A special assembly was held specifically for catechists on first 2 days at the Paco Catholic School wherein CFA was tapped to produce a short video presentation to illustrate the lights and shadows surrounding the families of the continent as perceived by media.
The video entitled The Changing Faces of the Asian Family presented emerging situations, attitudes and beliefs that adversely affect the relationship of husbands and wives, parents and children. Fr. Esmeraldo Enalpe, OFM, a canon lawyer and rector of the St. Anthony Shrine served as resource speaker, while clips and excerpts from Asian productions were used to support his points.
The production was well received by participants who saw familiar shows representing recognizable real-life situations.
In that same conference, guest of honor Bishop Jean Lafitte, Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family urged attendees to stand up and make counter measures against government policies, as well cultural practices detrimental to the survival of the Catholic family.
Despite the changing lifestyles in today’s modern society, the family remains the basic unit that should be nurtured and protected.
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Steve Francis Mejias and Sr. Josephine Ativo, AR from Blessed Trinity College together with Medina Quilantang from our own Sales Team
Steve Francis Mejias, Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Bohol makes our judges proud with his answer Kabataang Courteous Friendly to All Always ready to help his or her fellowmen. Through his answer he is inspiring volunteerism especially among the youth. Due to recent events, volunteerism and helping our countrymen is one of the most valuable traits we can have. This selfless act continues to uplift our sense of camaraderie and as one family, the Church of God.
Congratulations to Steve and thank you to all who joined.
The winner Jenina Galang together with Fr. Marcelino and CFA’s Sales Team Mr. Sean Siy and Mr. Laurence De La Cruz
Congratulations to Jenina Marie Medina Galang from La Salette of Roxas City, Isabela for being one of our winners of the Kabataang CFA contest with her answer Kabataang Christian that Follows God All the time. In her answer, she exemplified the glory of our faith as the center of our daily lives. This got the attention of our judges who prioritized the importance of being in accordance with God’s plan for us.
Jenina submitted her answer via Twitter just three days before the contest ended. Thanks Jenina and all contestants who joined. We’ll be featuring the next two winners soon.
On June 4, members of CFA’s Sales Department went to St. John Berchmans High School in Cordon, Isabela to give a seminar about Advance PowerPoint. The participants were teachers and administration officials of the school.
Although the Berchmans audience had basic knowledge of PowerPoint, CFA’s Sean Siy showed them features of the program that they were not yet familiar with. These included personalized tabs, slide transitions and animations. One of the participants said, “The workshop met my expectations. Having this is a great help in my teaching.”
Schools who wish to take advantage of this free training may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 10th anniversary of Pondo ng Pinoy, the Communication Foundation for Asia published for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) a comics/magazine called “Pondekada: Sa 10 Taon, Malayo na Ang Narating ng Pondo ng Pinoy”.
Pondekada contains real-life inspirational stories about beneficiaries and supporters of Pondo ng Pinoy. Among its contents is are informative articles, such as “Everything you wanted to know about Pondo ng Pinoy – But didn’t know whom to ask;” “Hapag-asa: How Pondo ng Pinoy Feeds Poor Hungry Children;” and special messages by Manila Archbishop-Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales and current archdiocese head Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle.
Throughout the publication, highlight is given to the Pondo ng Pinoy motto:
“Anumang magaling, kahit maliit,
Basta’t malimit ay patungong langit.”
We all love taking photos. Photos not only allow us to record memories, feelings and ideas but also to tell visual stories. The process of making photos, and the photos themselves, bring revelations about who we are, about the world we live in, and about God.
For its second Skillshare Series offering, CFA Training Department will conduct the Awesome Photo Workshop, designed for people wishing to explore faith and spirituality through photography.
The workshop will be a process of discovery and enrichment. Participants will learn the basics of photography and image editing in order for them to create evocative and meaningful pictures. Shooting and editing photos as well as group discussions during the Workshop will redefine the way you look at some aspects of life.
Facilitating the whole-day seminar is Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC. His photographs are the expression of his passion for life and commitment to God. His eye has developed through years of exploring faith and spirituality through photography. Many of his photos are showcased at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephencuyos.
The Workshop is scheduled on June 28, 2014, Saturday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the CFA Seminar Room in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Seminar fee per participant is PHP 1,500, which includes meals and materials. To fully take advantage of the workshop, please bring your own digital camera and laptop for the hands-on exercises.
For reservations, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/R2Kce9.
The Communication Foundation for Asia recently announced the winners of the Kabataang C.F.A. contest. The contest invited suggestions from students to develop youth-oriented slogans from the acronym “CFA.” The winners are:
Jenina Galang, 3rd Year student from La Salette of Roxas College, Roxas, Isabela, with her entry: “Kabataang Christian that Follows God All the Time;”
Steve Francis Mejias, Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Talibon, Bohol, who submitted “Kabataang Courteous, Friendly to All Always ready to help his fellowmen;” and
Kent Bryan G. Torres, Grade 8 student from St. Mary?s College of Catbalogan, Catbalogan, Samar, who proposed “Kabataang Courage and deep faith in God Faithful Service Abiding in and establishing unity, courage and hope to every person.” Stay tuned for other upcoming contests and activities.