Participating in this year’s Buwan ng Panitikan this April, mandated by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), through its Sentro ng Wika at Kultura (SWK), in collaboration with the Graduate Studies Department, conducted a webinar entitled, “Pagdalumat sa Panitikang Bayan” held via Zoom and Facebook Live, April 29.

Expressing their thanks and appreciation and pointing out the importance of conducting this timely and relevant virtual conference, especially in preserving our local culture through literary works, the College President, Dr. Eutiquio L. Rotaquio, Jr., together with Dr. RB J. Gallego, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Graduate Studies Department, Ma’am Wilma L. Turgo, Deped Supervisor in Filipino, KWF Commissioner Arthur P. Casanova, and Forester Michelle A. Resueño, graced the activity by giving their messages in the activity’s opening and closing programs.

Discussing various topics aligned with the webinar’s goals, resource speakers from the inside and outside the College including Professor Mariano A. Quiñones, Research and Development Coordinator of the Mount Carmel College Baler, Professor Jackson A. Parchamento, Assistant Professor I from the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) Department of Filipino, Ms. Jennifer C. Posilero, ASCOT Filipino Instructor, and Ms. Wincel Carrasco, ASCOT Education Student Major in Filipino, informed the participants about the following topics:

Prof. Mariano A. Quiñones Ang mga Kuwento ng Burol ng Ermita sa Aurora
Prof. Jackson A. Parchamento Kuwentong Bayan ng Ating Karatig Bayan (Nueva Ecija)
Ms. Jennifer C. Posilero Karunungang Bayan: Buhayin at Ating Muling Aralin
Ms. Wincel Carrasco Paglinang sa Kasanayang Pagsulat ng mga Mag-aaral sa Panahon ng Pandemya

A total of 311 participants, which consisted of faculty members and students from inside and outside the College and even from outside the province joined the said conference.

At the end of the webinar, some participants, including those from the sectors of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and organization officers, shared their impressions of the activity, followed by the awarding of certificates to the resource speakers and participants.

In a Facebook post, the ASCOT SWK team expressed their thanks to the speakers for sharing their knowledge and expertise that will become a guide to further strengthen and present and even the past generations when it comes to studying, rediscovering, and preserving our local literature.