Lecture on sign language set
By Rose Palacio
Davao City (21 January) -- A two-day Mindanao Regional Lecture on the Filipino Sign Language is scheduled on January 21-22, 2005 at the University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City.
Director Liza Martinez of the Philippine Deaf Resource Center, Inc. based in 27 K-7 Street, West Kamias, Quezon City said the lecture is free of charge. PDRC will also give a four-volume series of "An Introduction to Filipino Sign Language" as complimentary to identified school recipients.
However, "we are asking the attendees to arrange for their own accommodations and meals," she said.
Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties can log on to www.phildeafres.org for details.
"Due to time constraints and holiday schedules, we have had no choice but to send this invitation through the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) for dissemination," she said in her letter addressed to PIA.
Martinez urged schools and universities to avail of the rare opportunity.
"We are inviting schools with deaf students, SPED supervisors, principals, SPED teachers, interpreters, deaf adults and others interested to attend this lecture", she added.
Schools with deaf students will be given priority in acquiring their complimentary copy of the Introduction to Filipino Sign Language series. (PIA-RPalacio) [top]