Category Archives: Trainings & Workshops

The Challenges of K-12 Workshop Held Successfully




Dr. Willie Cabral

K to 12 is an organizational and administrative operation to bring Philippine secondary education up to par with the rest of the world. It is the most comprehensive educational reform of secondary education in the Philippines in many decades. It is a necessary reform, but it is not sufficient to lift the quality of Philippine education to international standards, since it does not adequately address the major factors that determine the quality of education: teaching and learning.

Last October 14, 2015, the Communication Foundation for Asia held “The Challenges of K-12” workshop that aimed to lift the quality of teaching & learning in our schools. Attending the workshop were educators and school administrators from across the Philippines.


Dr. Emerita Reyes

The first resource speaker Dr. Willie Cabral provided the foundation of the workshop. He talked about the experiences of the K-12 program and how they can be properly implemented. The next speaker Dr. Emerita Reyes shared the ongoing practices of the K-12 program at the University of Makati. She showed examples as to how they were able to properly execute it in the Philippine setting.


Mr. Henri “Henk” Ankoné with participants

The workshop lead speaker Mr. Henri “Henk” Ankoné focused his talk on “Effective Learning and Teaching”. He involved each participant through a series of workshops in designing ideal lesson formats for their respective schools. He encouraged innovations to aid them, as they brave the latest education reform.


“The Challenges of K-12” workshop will soon be available as a massive open online course (MOOC). Visit these websites and for developments of the course.

The Challenges of K-12 Workshop’s Registration Still Open!



Communication Foundation for Asia’s much awaited workshop, “The Challenges of K-12” is set to happen this Wednesday, 14th of October 2015 from 8am to 5pm at Communication Foundation for Asia. This workshop aims to answer educators and school administrators’ questions on K-12. Questions that include:

    • “How do I make K-12 succeed in my school?”
    • “Are there K-12 success stories in other countries, and how do I apply them in my school or locality?”
    • “How do I overcome resistance to K-12?”

Leading the workshop is Mr. Henri (“Henk”) Ankoné, a consummate educator whose fields of expertise include curriculum development (from the national level to the classroom level), school development, teacher training/coaching, development of teaching resources and skills based teaching and learning.

He will also be joined other resource persons. Dr. Emerita Reyes of University of Makati will discuss the measures and guidelines in piloting a K-12 curriculum successfully; and Dr. Willie Cabral, Assistant Regional Director of Department of Education, will tackle the right implementation of the K-12 Program.

Registration is still open. To register and to know more about the workshop, please visit

Mulat-Likha Workshop Series


Mulat Likha

Mulat-Likha is a series of Intervention Training Workshops for Public School Teachers following the new K-12 curriculum MTB-MLE method. It covers subjects as Araling Panlipunan, Science, English, Filipino, Kindergarten, Mathematics and Home-Based Educators. It is a spin-off of the KATHA 2014 conducted in the City of Valenzuela participated by teachers and parents.

The online version is sponsored by METROBANK FOUNDATION.

Click link to view Mulat-Likha:

CFA Workshop to Address Educators’ Concerns on K-12


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An international education expert, Henri (“Henk”) Ankoné, will meet with Philippine educators and school administrators in a CFA-sponsored workshop, “The Challenges of K-12.” The workshop is scheduled on October 14, 2015 in CFA’s Lagerwey Hall in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Organizers say the workshop is meant to address educators’ concerns about K-12, including:

  • “How do I make K-12 succeed in my school?”
  • “Are there K-12 success stories in other countries, and how do I apply them in my school or locality?”
  • “How do I overcome resistance to K-12?”

Resource speaker Henk Ankoné is a consummate educator. His fields of expertise include curriculum development (from the national level to the classroom level), school development, teacher training/coaching, development of teaching resources and skills based teaching and learning. Henk’s fields of interest cover a wide range of subjects, including geography, earth science, environmental studies, sustainable development, and human rights education. He has helped bring about educational innovations and reforms not only in his native Netherlands, but also in neighbor-countries in the European Union, the Russian Federation, Hong Kong, China, the Caribbean and the Philippines. Henk earned master’s degrees in geography (Katholieke Leergangen Polytechnic, Tilburg) and in Civics (Radboud University, Nijmegen) and a diploma in school management (Tilburg Institute of Advanced Studies), all in the Netherlands. To register, or for more info, contact: 713-2981, Ext 182 (Me-Ann) or Ext 503 (Cha). Or E-mail

Church of the Poor in the 2nd Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II)



Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila was the featured speaker during the second installment of the “Church of the Poor in PCP II” lecture series, which was held on June 17, 2015 at the CFA Lagerwey Hall.

Bishop Pabillo presented statistics on the poor in the country who compromise 70% of the Philippines’ population and are found mostly in Samar and Mindanao.

He said that when a person is economically poor, everything else follows: an individual becomes “food” poor—he has nothing to buy food and becomes “health” poor; then, he is also “spiritually” poor because he is unable to attend Mass regularly since he and his family live far away and cannot afford to take public transportation to church.

He also discussed how Jesus Christ treated the poor two millenniums ago, how He listened and spoke to them, and how he worked and cared for them.

The Bishop also emphasized that, as a follower of Christ, one should also have a preferential love for the poor, because it is the kind of love Jesus has for the poor.

“Church of the Poor in PCP II” this June



The second installment of CFA’s “Church of the Poor” lecture series is set for June 17, starting 8am. Venue is CFA’s Lagerwey Hall, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The theme: “The Church of the Poor in PCP II.” Inspired by Pope Francis and his visit we re-visit now the vision and program of PCP II on the Church Renewed: The Church of the Poor. It would be helpful to know how the Church of the Poor is being realized, since the convocation of PCP II in 1991. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, DD, will deliver the lecture.

CFA launched the series “to keep alive the fire of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines.” While he was here, the Pope urged Filipino Catholics to think about, and do more, for what he calls “the last, the least and the lost.”

A lecture fee of P500 per participants covers the certfifcate of attendance, snacks and lunch, the series is open to the public.

To register for the upcoming forum, contact Me-Ann, 713-2971 or E-mail

“Church of the Poor”: the Church in the Philippines’ Reception of Vatican II


Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, Quezon City, was the keynote speaker n the first of the “Church of the Poor” lecture series, held at the CFA Seminar Room on March 12, 2015.

Bishop Bacani spoke on the topic: “Church of the Poor: the Church in the Philippines’ Reception of Vatican II.

The “Church of the Poor” lecture series aims at keeping the momentum, of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. The 2nd installment is scheduled on April 22, 2015, with the topic “Agenda of PCP II – Priestly Renewal in the Church of the Poor”, with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ.

To register, please call Me-Ann, 713-2972, or Yani, 713-2981 Ext. 184.