Local Author of the Month: Rene Villanueva

imagesSi Rene O. Villanueva ay isang tanyag na manunulat ng mga librong pambata, mga dula, at mga dayalogo sa telebisyon at pelikula. Isinilang si Villanueva noong ika-22 ng Setyembre 1954 sa La LomaLungsod ng Quezon, sa mag-asawang Francisco at Vicenta Villanueva. Nakapagtapos siya ng kursong Kasaysayan sa Lyceum of the Philippines noong taong 1969.

Nagsimulang magsulat ng mga dula at libro para sa mga bata si Villanueva noong dekada ’70 at nailimbag ang mahigit limampung librong siya ang may akda mula noon. Nakamit niya ang kanyang unang gantimpala sa Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature noong 1980 para sa isang maikling dulang pinamagatang “Kumbersasyon.” Isa lamang iyon sa marami niyang akda na nabigyang gantimpala at nagluklok sa kanya sa Palanca Hall of Fame noong 1995. Isa siya sa mga unang nagsulat para sa serye ng Aklat Adarna. Dati rin siyang prodyuser ng programang pambata na “Batibot” na sumikat noong dekada ’80. Siya ang naging ikalawang patnugot ng isang seksyon ng Diyaryo Pilipino; patnugot ng Diliman Review; sanggunian ng “Children’s Communication Center”; orihinal na punong manunulat ng “Philippine Sesame Street Project”; at malikhaing director ng “Philippine Children’s Television Foundation, Inc.” Naging pangalawang propesor si Villanueva ng Departamento ng Pilipino sa Kolehiyo ng Sining at Letra ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas. Kasabay nang pagsusulat at pagtuturo ay naging miyembro din si Villanueva ng “Likhaan: U.P. Institute of Creative Writing,” Galian sa Arte at Tula, “U.P. Writers Club,” Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, at “The Writers Bloc, Inc.”. Ginawaran siya ng Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (Literatura) noong 2004, at nahirang siyang Pinakamahusay na Alagad ng Sining sa 2005 Gawad Chanselor sa UP. Nabibilang si Rene Villanueva sa unang hanay ng mga manunulat na naisama sa Hall of Fame ng Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

MGA AKLAT NI MR. RENE VILLANUEVA NA HUMUBOG SA KAALAMAN NG MGA GURO AT MAG-AARAL :

  • Ang Batang natutong maging matapang = The Child who learned to be brave
  • Alamat ng atis = The Legend of the custard apple
  • Kumusta!
  • Maghapon ni Bong = Bong’s day – Ang karamihan ay gusting hiramin
  • Okaka-okaka, ang batang palaka
  • Tubig: ano ang magagawa ng tubig

Sanggunihan: http://fil.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Rene_O._Villanueva

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Jesuit Heritage Days 2017

JHD-BLOG posting.jpgAs part of the  celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius last July, the GS LRC hosted several activities during the JHD (Jesuit Heritage Days). An exhibit, highlighting the important events of the Jesuits since its establishment up to the present times was displayed inside the library. It was prepared by some high school students in coordination with the CMSO. A trivia contest about the life of St. Ignatius called I-Spy Iggy was also held for the  Gr. 2-6 students. As a prize for this contest, the winners will have  a chance to pay a visit to the Jesuit residence and have  a simple lunch with the Jesuit priests. For the Kinder students, the LRC staff performed a shadow puppet play titled “Ang Sundalong Patpat”. The play is about a brave soldier which reflects the courage of St. Ignatius both as a soldier and as a saint.

NCBD 2017

The GS LRC joined in the celebration of National Children’s Book Day from July 17-24, with the theme “Laging Bago and Mundo ng Libro”. Various activities were held in the library to promote reading among the students. These activities include a Shadow Puppet Play of the classic “Si Pagong at si Matsing”, a Book Trailer Contest, Lunchtime Storytelling, and an author visit. Adarna House shared their talented storyteller and author Ms. Weng Cahiles and Mr. Bryan Anastacio for some of the activities.

Ms. Weng Cahiles, author of ” What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan”, met our Gr. 5 students and shared some surprising and interesting trivia about Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan.

The week long celebration was full of fun and excitement for our students.

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Xavier School LRC becomes part of the JBEC-LMC Consortium

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Last May 9, 2017, the Jesuit Basic Education Commission – Library Media Centers (JBEC-LMC) Consortium was launched in the Ateneo de Manila Junior High School Education Media Center. It was attended by the Xavier School librarians of both GS and HS Learning Resource Center together with the other librarians  of Ateneo schools all over the Philippines. This consortium of librarians aims to share resources and best practices between its members, review the different issues and concerns of a school library, and promote professional development. After the launching, the consortium conducted a seminar-workshop titled “Disaster Management and Recovery Plan for Library Media Centers”. In light of recent events, this training wishes to prepare the librarians in managing emergencies and disasters.

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3rd & 4th Quarter LRC Reading Awardees

Once again, the GS LRC recognizes the members of the GS Xavier community who frequently read and borrow books in the library. During the general assembly last February 7, 2017, students and teachers were given certificates of recognition for the 3rd and 4th quarter reading awards.

Congratulations to the winners!

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