CKS, Kapampangan Pride launch K-12 book-A A +A
Saturday, August 31, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Holy Angel University Center for Kapampangan Studies and the cultural group Kapampangan Pride led by Councilor Angie Hizon launched Friday the first of a series of books for children in Kinder to Grade 1.
The book, “Ing Asu at ing Alino” is the Kapampangan translation of “The Dog and the Shadow” and was put into the mother tongue by Poet Laureate Bernardo Aguire, popularly known “Anak ning Arenas.”
The book’s layout was done by Jomark Punsalan with artwork of Reynaldo II Garcia. “Ing Asu at ing Alino” was edited by CKS cultural activities coordinator Erlinda Cruz.
During its launching at Heroes Hall attended by students from various day care centers here, Hizon said that the book is Kapampangan Pride’s way of sharing in the Department of Education’s desire to effect and facilitate the learning process under the K to 12 curricula.
“We see this as a solution that promises to be an essential reading material. We share with our Kapampangan children so the Kapampangan in you will be instilled and your love for our mother tongue would grow,” said Hizon.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, for his part, lauded the book for its values and moral lesson.
“This is a very good start in laying the foundation of our children in culture and history awareness, which according to experts should start at age 1 to 7 years. Definitely, we will have this distributed in our schools,” he told Sun.Star Pampanga.
As a bonus he added, the city government will make arrangements with entities like fastfood chains for the book to be given away as a token for a certain amount of purchase.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 01, 2013.