FEBRUARY glitters with the traditional Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.
Frontliners are the Chinese New Year celebrations in our leading hotels and Chinese schools. These include interesting Chinese horoscopes, dragon dances and fireworks, as well as food rituals. We look forward to all these at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Waterfront Airport Hotel, Casino, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and Radisson Blu Cebu.
Shangri-La‘s Mactan Resort and Spa will celebrate the Lunar New Year with the ceremonial eye-dotting for the classic dragon dance and fireworks. The Gong Xi Fa Cai at Marco Polo will merge the lion dance; eye-dotting and Yee Sang tossing ceremony in colorful rituals.
There are also varied Valentine’s love concerts and sales.
The University of San Jose-Recoletos’ Dramatics and Cultural ensemble, Amparito L. Lhuillier Educational Foundation and WeCare scholars will have a special Valentine’s-themed one-act play today, Feb. 13: a musical, all-male spoof called “Four Grooms and a Bride!”
Benedicto College celebrated its Founder’s Day to honor Amb. Francisco Benedicto with a segment of Talento Cebuano inspired by the Perlas Awards of Philippines Foundation featuring the musical skills of its students and faculty. Added to this were academic and sports activities. Benedicto College is up-scaling its curricular and vocational courses. The expansion program will include new school buildings for vocational and academic programs, faculty enrichment and more functional organizational set-up. The school is in need of a general supervisor to work with the school director, deans, heads, faculty and consultants /linkages.
The Speechcom Summer English workshops will be on April 10 to 24, with integrated lessons on speaking and reading skills; social graces; theater and rhetorics; public speaking, creative songs and dances from Walt Disney. The courses are crafted for graders, high school, college and professionals. Call 236-3242 for more details.
For decades, parents have opted for English and Math courses as basic tools in enhancing knowledge and practice. Thus, schools and learning centers offer various summer programs for these disciplines.