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A publication of the Thomas Jefferson Information Center (TJIC), Public Affairs Section, United States Embassy Manila

Vol. 1, No. 1 April, 2000

USIS Has New Name, New Center
New Aquino Fellows
The head of a non-governmental
organization which has been a force in
strengthening professionalism in Philippine
journalism and the head of the largest
cooperative federation in the Visayas
region have been awarded the Benigno S.
Aquino, Jr. Fellowships for Professional
Development for 2000.
Melinda Quintos de Jesus, chief
executive of the Center for Media and
Responsibility in Manila, and Edgar V.
Comeros, chief executive of the Visayas
Cooperative Development Center in Cebu,
received the awards from former President
Corazon C. Aquino and U.S. Ambassador
Thomas Hubbard in a March 9 ceremony.
The awards will provide Quintos and
Comeros an opportunity to visit the United
States on International Visitor Program
grants funded by the U.S. Government.
Each will have about a month for U.S. travel U.S. Ambassador Thomas Hubbard speaks at the opening of the new TJIC.
and professional consultations in areas of
interest to them. The goal of the annual If you call the U.S. Embassy, dont ask its parent agency, the U.S. Information
program, named in honor of Mrs. Aquinos for USIS. Instead, ask for the new Public Agency) is now officially the Bureau of Pub-
late husband, is to allow the grantees a Affairs Section. lic Diplomacy within the Department of State.
chance to make or renew contacts in the Thats right. The familiar letters USIS In a message read at the USIS clos-
United States and exchange experiences are no more. On October 1, 1999, the ing ceremony in Washington, DC, Presi-
with counterparts in their chosen fields. United States Information Service -- the dent Bill Clinton said that the employees
Our two Fellows this year come from agency known worldwide for its information, of USIS have served with distinction
different genders, different regions, and cultural, and educational programs -- around the world as personal emissaries
different professions, but they have much merged with the Department of State. of America and the values we
in common, and Senator Benigno Aquino The change was brought about by Con- cherish...sowing the seeds of peace, se-
would be impressed with each as a gressional passage of the Foreign Affairs curity and prosperity for our nation and
concerned citizen and a leader, Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998. The our world. In her remarks at the same
Ambassador Hubbard remarked during the goal of the legislation was to consolidate the ceremony, Secretary of State Madeleine
awards ceremony. conduct of foreign affairs and bring the work Albright said: Today we mark the birth of
of USIS closer to the center of U.S. policy a new State Department, bolstered by the
formulation. Under the new law, USIS (and Continued on page 8

Civic Education Conference A Success

On October 5-6, 1999 the Public Affairs (CHR) and three host universities (the Uni-
Section of the American Embassy (formerly versity of Asia and the Pacific in Manila; the
USIS) sponsored Civic Education in the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu;
Philippines: Challenges and Opportunities and the Ateneo de Davao University in
in the Next Millennium, a simultaneous, Mindanao).
three-city Civitas Philippines conference. It Three U.S. speakers addressed issues
was held in cooperation with the Department of democracy and civic education at the
Ambassador Thomas Hubbard and Mrs. Corazon of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), separate conference venues: Mr. Ron Mor-
Aquino with Ms. de Jesus and Mr. Comeros.
the Philippine Commission on Human Rights ris, Coordinator of International Programs
Continued on page 8 Continued on page 2

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Civitas Conference them free of charge as long as supplies last. Crame-Rogers, Saint Scholasticas College;
Continued from page 1 Civitas is an international organization and Professor Shirley Advincula, represent-
that aims to promote civil society activities ing the American Studies Association of the
at the Center for Civic Education in
and move civic education forward in differ- Philippines. Several members of this vol-
Calabasas, California (Manila); Ms. Barbara
ent countries by stimulating exchanges of unteer, coordinating committee have par-
A. Miller, senior staff associate at the So-
views and bringing together a variety of pub- ticipated recently in international or Asian
cial Science Education Consortium in Boul-
lic and private civil society practitioners to Civitas meetings or conferences.
der, Colorado (Cebu); and Ms. Annette
share their experiences on how to promote
Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida
a responsible citizenry and foster the civic JAPAN CIVITAS SEMINAR
Law Related Education Association, Inc.,
mission of the education system.
Tallahassee, Florida (Davao). The lively
conference included welcoming remarks by Professor Anastacio Marasigan, Jr.,
CIVITAS PHILIPPINES COMMITTEE chairperson of the International Studies
Public Affairs Officer Michael H. Anderson
in Manila; Cultural Affairs Officer Phillip R. Department, De La Salle University, partici-
Ives in Cebu; and Assistant Cultural Affairs The Civitas Philippines Committee, pated in the Japan Civitas Seminar titled
Officer Lonnie Kelley, Jr., in Davao. Key- which helped plan the historic October 5-6 Economic Prosperity and Democracy in
note addresses were by DECS Secretary civic education conference, is composed Tokyo, Japan, September 27-29, 1999.
Bro. Andrew Gonzalez in Manila; CHR of Ms. Ana Elzy Ofreneo, Director, Human

- Art Exhibit -
chairperson Dr. Aurora Navarrete-Recia Rights Education and Research Office,
in Cebu; and Far Eastern University Presi- CHR; Dr. Paul A. Dumol, Vice President for
dent Dr. Edilberto de Jesus in Davao. Academic Affairs, University of Asia and the
Pacific; Ms. Nerissa Losaria-Lansangan, A major exhibit of American Art,
Each venue produced a series of rec-
Human Resource Management Officer III, organized by the Meridian
ommendations. The Public Affairs Section
will publish the papers from the three con- DECS; Ms. Paulynn Sicam, Editor, International Center, and entitled
ference programs and distribute them to CyberDyaryo; Professor Felice Yeban, Re- Outward Bound: American Art at
participants. If you would like a copy, search Center, Philippine Normal University; the Brink of the 21st Century
please contact Ms. Jojie Sopia in our office Ms. Marianita Villariba, co-founder, Educa- will open on May 11, 2000 at the
(523-1001, ext. 2542). We will distribute tion for Life Foundation; Professor Natividad
Metropolitan Museum.

American Studies Association (ASA) of The new ASAP board members elected
American Studies Iloilo, and the Western Visayas College of
Science and Technology co-sponsored a
at the conference are: Dr. Thelma Arambulo,
University of the Philippines; Dr. Jaime
lecture-forum and exhibit of The U.S. Con- Buzar, Manuel S. Enverga University Foun-
tribution to Philippine Education at the dation; Dr. Guillermo Pesigan, Ateneo de
AMERICAN STUDIES ARCHIVES Western Visayas College of Science and Manila University; Dr. Natividad Crame-
Technology, Iloilo City, December 9, 1999. Rogers, Saint Scholasticas College; and Dr.
The Manuel S. Enverga University Welcome remarks were delivered by Dr. Corazon D. Villareal, University of the Phil-
Foundation (MSEUF), the Public Affairs Renato V. Alba, college president. Pre- ippines.
Section and the American Studies Asso- sentations included The Thomas Jefferson
ciation of the Philippines (ASAP) cospon- Information Center: American Studies Re- In Iloilo, members of the American Stud-
sored Challenges of the New Millennium, sources by Ms. Brillo and Challenges of ies Association of Iloilo elected 11 new board
an American Studies Seminar at the the Third Millennium to Higher Education members at a December 9 program at
MSEUF Educational Media Resource Cen- by Mr. Ives. Western Visayas College of Science and
ter, Lucena, Quezon, November 17, 1999. Technology. The officers of the board are
Welcome remarks were delivered by Atty. The American Studies Association of the Dr. Renato V. Alba, President; Dr. Juanito
Jose S. Laureles, MSEUF president. The Philippines (ASAP) held its annual assem- Acanto, Central Philippine University, Vice-
presentations included The Educational bly and conference titled Revisioning Phil- President; Dr. Marjorie Caipang, Western
Challenges of the New Millennium by Mr. ippine-American Relations at the Turn of the Visayas College of Science and Technol-
Phillip R. Ives, the Cultural Affairs Officer, Century at the Pulungang Claro M. Recto, ogy, Secretary; and Dr. Yolando Janay,
American Embassy; The Thomas University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Western Visayas State University. The
Jefferson Information Center: Information Quezon City, December 3, 1999. UP Chan- board of directors is comprised of Dr. Rene
Sources for the New Millennium by Ms. cellor Emerlinda R. Roman delivered wel- Villa Padilla, Dr. Sylvia Cruces, Dr. Josie
Eva B. Brillo, Information Resource Cen- coming remarks and American Embassy Villanueva, Dr. Expedito Seeres, Dr. Elma
ter (IRC) Director, American Embassy; and Public Affairs Officer Dr. Michael H. Ander- Herradura, Dr. Arturo Jimenez and Dr.
The American Studies Association of the son the keynote address. Josephine Fernandez.
Philippines and the Challenges of the New
Millennium by Professor Natividad Crame- The programs presentations included
Rogers, ASAP president. Hiawatha in the Boondocks: Literary Edu-
cation and the Imperial Imagination by Pro-
The Bicol University (BU) Library Sys- fessor Judy Celine A. Ick of the UP Depart-
tem sponsored a seminar titled Books and ment of English and Comparative Literature;
Libraries: Global Preparedness through American Political Studies and the Demon
Reading in celebration of National Book of Comparison by Professor Patricio N.
Week at Bicol University, Legaspi City, No- Abinales of the University of Kyoto; a dis-
vember 24-30, 1999. The program in- cussion on Philippine-American Economic
cluded an exhibit of the Philippine Centen- Relations with American Embassy Eco-
nial-related paper show The U.S. Contri- nomic Counselor Terry A. Breese and Mr.
bution to Philippine Education. The wel- Delfin Bondad, a representative from the
come address was delivered by Dr. Maria Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); SUMMER INSTITUTE
American Studies and Philippine-American
Relations by American Embassy Cultural The grantees to the 1999 American
Affairs Officer Phillip R. Ives; a panel dis- Studies Summer Institutes in the U.S. were
cussion on Researching American Studies Dr. Carlos Medina, former Vice President
in the Philippines with UP Professors Anna for Academic Affairs at Saint Louis Univer-
Melinda T. de Ocampo and Ma. Rhodora sity, Baguio City (History of the U.S.: Reli-
G. Ancheta; a panel discussion on Teach- gion in America, New York University, June
ing American Studies in the Philippines with 27-August 8, 1999); Ms. Jessica Zafra, au-
UP Professor Thelma E. Arambulo, De La thor, columnist and radio/TV show host
Salle University Professor Cherry Escaan, (Yale-China Summer Institute, Yale Uni-
and Ateneo de Manila University Professor versity, July 4-31, 1999); Mr. Anastacio
Lydia N. Yu-Jose; Educational Exchange Marasigan, Jr., chairperson of the Interna-
between the Philippines and the United tional Studies Department, De La Salle Uni-
Lutgarda G. Roces, Director, BU Auxiliary States by Philippine-American Educational versity (American Studies, Western Michi-
Services. Dr. Emiliano A. Aberin, BU presi- Foundation (PAEF) executive director Dr. gan University, June 27-August 6, 1999);
dent, also spoke. Presentations included Alexander A. Calata; and a panel discus- and Professors Rhea de Guzman of De La
Enhancing Global Preparedness of Librar- sion on Interactions in the Arts with UP Salle University, Estrella Navarro of the
ies through Information Technology by Professor Cristina P. Hidalgo, UCLA Pro- University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu
Ms. Brillo and Challenges of the Third Mil- fessor Pearlie Rose S. Baluyot and City, and Josie Villanueva of Western
lennium to Higher Education by Mr. Ives. Mowelfund director Mr. Nick Deocampo. Visayas College of Science and Technol-
Closing remarks were delivered by Dr. Elena ogy, Iloilo City (25th Workshop for Asia Pa-
The Public Affairs Section, the Thomas R. Mirano, UP Associate Dean for Academic cific Teachers of English, the Center for
Jefferson Information Center, the Ameri- Affairs of the College of Arts and Letters. Asia-Pacific Exchange, Honolulu, August 2-
can Studies Resource Center (ASRC) at
12, 1999).
Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, the
Lecturer/Researcher: Doreen F. December 31, 1999; Tricia L. Punsalan,
Fulbright News Stabinsky, environmental science/
genetics, California State University at
University of Texas/Austin, research on
the prevention of measles mortality and
Sacramento, grant to lecture in the effects of regional health care in the
environmental studies at Central Luzon Philippines, September 1, 1999 - February
State University and research on patenting 28, 2000; Mary I. Talusan, University of
of life forms in the Philippines, November California/Los Angeles, research on
1, 1999 - April 30, 2000. kulintang music in modern
Researchers: Paul A. Kramer, history, Maguindanaoan society, September 22,
Johns Hopkins University/Baltimore, grant 1999 - September 21, 2000; and Andrea
for research on the history of U.S. Yankowski, San Francisco State
anthropology in the Philippines during the University, research on the emergence of
American colonial period, February 1 - chiefdom societies in the Philippines,
March 31, 2000 at the University of the September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2000.
1999-2000 FULBRIGHT GRANTS Philippines, Diliman; Jeffrey A. Milligan,
education, Teachers College, University Filipino Scholars: Of the 19
A total of 37 Fulbright grants for 1999- of Nebraska/Lincoln, grant for research on Fulbright grants given to Filipinos, ten
2000 were awarded by the J. William religious differences in public multicultural were for students, four for visiting
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (BFS) education in Mindanao, June 7 - researchers, and four for senior
and the Philippine-American Educational September 6, 1999 at the Mindanao State
Foundation (PAEF) Board. Of the 37 scholars. The scholars, their fields and
University, Marawi City.
awards, 19 were for Americans and 18 for institutional affiliations are:
Students: Pearlie Rose Baluyut,
Filipinos. Students: Anne Marie F. Andrada,
University of California/Los Angeles,
U.S. Scholars: Nine of the 19 awards Creative Concepts, Inc., MA study grant
given to Americans were for senior in communications, University of Kansas;
scholars, two of which were for Myrasol G. Bulaong, Marawi State
distinguished lecturers funded out of the University (Iligan Institute of Technology),
Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturing MA study grant in chemistry, University of
grant. The rest were for students. Massachusetts at Amherst; Rea A.
The scholars, their fields, institutional Chiongson, The Law Association for Asia
affiliations and length of awards follow: and the Pacific (LAWASIA) Human Rights
Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Committee, LLM study grant in
Lecturers: Dr. Stanley Yi Chang, international human rights law, Columbia
corporate governance/auditing, Arizona University; Armand S. Mijares, National
State University West/Phoenix, grant at De Museum, MA study grant in archaeology,
La Salle University, the University of the University of New Mexico; Dickerson C.
Philippines, and professional associations, Moreno, Philippine Science High School,
June 28 - August 15, 1999; Judge Tomson MA study grant in physics, University of
Tio Ong, public administration/financial Missouri at Columbia; Lorenzo L. Puente,
institution fraud detection, prevention, and Ateneo de Manila University, doctoral
research on art patronage and national
prosecution, Municipal Court of California/ dissertation study grant in literature,
culture during the Marcos regime,
Pepperdine University/University of Boston College; Florian M. Tarcelo,
September 19, 1999 - September 18,
Southern California, grant at the Asian Today newspaper, MA study grant in
2000; Rebecca N. Coke, American
Institute of Management, government and journalism, Emerson College; Vanessa D.
University, Washington, DC, research on
private institutions and professional Vargas, GMA Television Network, Inc.,
the effects of global financial shocks on
organizations, November 14-28, 1999 and MA study grant in communications,
micro-credit in the Philippines, September
March 5-19, 2000. University of Kansas; and Vicente B. Yu
20, 1999 - July 19, 2000; Jeffrey J. Dejelo,
Lecturers: Chris W. Eskridge, public III, Legal Rights and Natural Resources
Fordham University, research on
administration/criminal justice, University Center, LLM study grant in international
Philippine religion and social justice, June
of Nebraska-Omaha, grant at Silliman and environmental law, Georgetown
1, 1999 - March 31, 2000; Michelle Y.
University, January 5 - June 4, 2000; University.
Dizon, University of California/Berkeley,
Rosalina V. Hairston, science education, research on the history of Philippine-
University of Southern Mississippi at FULBRIGHT-CHED GRANTEES
American literary relations, September 1,
Hattiesburg, grant at the University of the 1999 - May 31, 2000; Monica E. Eav,
Philippines, Los Baos, January 7, 1999 - Student: Herbert Glenn P. Reyes,
Harvard University, research on the
July 31, 2000; Paul V. Adams, history, Mindanao Polytechnic State College/
cultural response of the Philippines to the
Shippensburg University, grant at the Cagayan de Oro, doctoral dissertation
era of American colonialism, November 1,
University of San Carlos and Far Eastern research on language teaching, State
1999 - July 31, 2000; Beverly M.
University, June 1, 1999 - March 31, 2000; University of New York at Albany.
Gerdeman, Ohio State University,
and Wenda R. Trevathan, medical/ Visiting Researchers: Dr. Francisco
research on mites/millipedes in Philippine
nutritional anthropology, New Mexico Aclan, Mindanao Polytechnic State
forests, January 15 - July 31, 2000; Steven
State University, grant at University of San College/Cagayan de Oro, research on
C. McKay, University of Wisconsin/
Carlos/Cebu, November 1, 1999 - April 30, agriculture adaptive management, Oregon
Madison, research on labor and flexible
2000. production in the Philippines, June 1 -
Continued on page 7
Ambassador Urges More Filipinos to Study in U.S.
The challenge of expanding Filipino- Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet- Affairs Office to find practical ways to en-
American educational exchange in the new nam in numbers of students in the U.S. courage and assist qualified young Filipinos
millennium was the focus of U.S. Ambas- Ambassador Hubbard urged the alumni to study in the United States. By doing
sador Thomas C. Hubbards November 20, associations to consider designating a com- so, you will, in my opinion, have made an
1999 address to the Yale-Harvard enormous contribution to our bi-
alumni associations annual dinner lateral relationship, he said.
in Manila. The Ambassador ex- ...those who study You will also have helped
pressed concern that the number overseas will come back to many young Filipinos who might
of Filipinos studying in U.S. univer- be the leaders who will not otherwise consider a U.S.
sities was relatively low compared guide the Philippines and higher education. And finally,
to those from some Asian neigh- its citizens to a prosperous, you will have made a great con-
bors. He said Indonesia, Malay- more egalitarian democracy tribution to the future of this na-
sia and Thailand all now send in the 21st Century. tion, for experience suggests
about seven times as many stu- strongly that those who study
dents to the U.S. as the Philip- --Amb. Thomas Hubbard overseas will come back to be
pines. He said only 2,801 Filipi- the leaders who will guide the
nos are studying for university de- Philippines and its citizens to a
grees in America and, within mittee of members that will commit itself to prosperous, more egalitarian
ASEAN, the Philippines ranks ahead of only work with PAEF and the Embassys Cultural democracy in the 21st Century.

Since the Philippine program began in grams in 2001. American scholars are
1948, some 1,700 Filipinos and 700 Ameri- expected in the Philippines in January
PAEF News cans have received Fulbright awards. The 2001.
program, named after its original sponsor, The new agreement launched a five-
U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, will be year exchange program using Title 1
NEW FULBRIGHT PROGRAM significantly expanded under the new funds. Title 1 is a concessional sales pro-
agreement. gram to promote exports of U.S. agricul-
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Details of how Filipinos can apply for tural commodities and foster broad-based
the Philippine-American Educational Foun- the program have been announced by sustainable development. In the Philip-
dation (PAEF) launched a U.S. $2.7 mil- PAEF. As with all Fulbright programs, pines, commodities are sold by the DAs
lion annual scholarship program between awards will be based on open competition National Agricultural and Fishery Council
the Philippines and the U.S. The exchange and individual merit. (NAFC), and the proceeds are spent on
program will use U.S. Public Law 480, Title The recruitment of the first batch of projects to assist agriculture and fisher-
1, Food for Peace funds to develop human Fulbright agricultural scholars from the Phil- ies.
resources to help modernize the Philippine ippines will be done up to June 9, 2000.
agricultural and fisheries sector over the The awardees are expected to be placed
next five years. in major U.S. institutions to start their pro- Continued on page 7
Agriculture Secretary Edgardo J.
Angara and U.S. Ambassador to the Phil-
ippines Thomas C. Hubbard signed a
memorandum of agreement during cer-
emony in the presence of Dr. Edwin Acoba,
director of the Agricultural Training Insti-
tute, and other DA and PAEF Board repre-
sentatives December 15, 1999.
The scholarship program will provide
grants to qualified Filipinos to pursue de-
gree and non-degree study and training in
the U.S. and awards to American academ-
ics and specialists to teach, train, conduct
research and consult with Philippine higher
education institutions, non-governmental
organizations and the DA and other gov-
ernment and private organizations work-
ing to promote agriculture and fisheries Secretary of Agriculture Edgardo Angara (second, left) and U.S. Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard
modernization. (second, right), signed an agreement between the Department of Agriculture and the Philippine-
Grants will be awarded under the pres- American Educational Foundation. U.S. Embassy Counselor for Agricultural Affairs Charles Y.
tigious Fulbright exchange program, admin- Alexander (left) and U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs and PAEF Chairman Dr. Michael
istered by PAEF, a commission funded by H. Anderson (right) observe.
the U.S. and Philippine governments.

Agarao, Ms. Rosa Dayo Guzman, Ms.
Cultural News Groups interested in having an American
speaker should contatct Mr. Jomar Ascao,
Jennifer Gonzales, Mr. Nandy Vital and
Mr. Gene Orejana to visit the United
Cultural Affairs Office, American Embassy, States.
ROTARY TEACHERS GRANT at 523-1001, extension 2524. There is no
charge for use of the bureau. Ms. Guerrero is officer-in-charge of the
Mr. Ron Nethercutt, retired associate music Supervision and Examination Sector,
professor at Southeastern Louisiana U.S. EDUCATION PHOTO SHOW Department of Commercial Banks I at the
University and public radio general Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Her
manager, has been awarded a Teachers "The American Contribution to Philippine February 13 through March 9, 2000
Grant to the Philippines by the Rotary Education," a traveling exhibit developed program focused on "The U.S. Financial
International Foundation. The College of by USIS, is still available to interested System."
Music of the University of the Philippines, institutions. After its initial mounting at the
Diliman, Quezon City, has included 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo at Clark Ms. Agarao, head of the NGO Crusade
Professor Nethercutt in its faculty beginning in Angeles, Pampanga, commemorating Against Violence, will participate in
January 2000. Professor Nethercutt will Philippine Independence, the paper show "Administration of Courts in the United
be available to conduct workshops and has been exhibited at various universities States" March 30 through April 20, 2000.
master classes during school holidays. He and colleges throughout the country. More
has worked in Honduras, Brazil, El than 600,000 people viewed the exhibit Ms. Dayao, Committee Secretary of the
Salvador, Guatemala and Belize, and his while it was at Expo, and the Philippine Committee on Agriculture at the House
areas of concentration are wind Centennial Commission gave an award to of Representatives, will participate in the
instruments and music education. USIS for its outstanding contribution to the "U.S. Agriculture and the World Economy"
success of the country's Centennial program March 16-April 6, 2000.
Mr. Vital, a radio commentator for the
A 40-page publication describing the history Manila Broadcasting Company (DZRH),
The American Association of Museums will participate in a U.S. election-related
(AAM) has awarded the Negros Museum, of American contributions to Philippine
education is available at no charge from program, "The 2000 Republican National
Bacolod City, participation in its annual Convention" July 13-August 5, 2000.
International Partnership Among Museums Ms. Bing Limlingan, telephone 523-1001,
(IPAM) program. This award will enable extensions 2295 and 2371.
Ms. Gonzales, Senior Media Relations
the museum to develop exchanges with the Officer in the Office of the Press Secretary
New York City Children's Museum of the The exhibit chronicles the American
contribution to education in the Philippines in Malacaang, will participate in the "Print
Arts. Journalism" program September 21
from the arrival of the Thomasites, the first
American classroom teachers, to current, through October 12, 2000.
The program provides U.S. and non-U.S.
museums worldwide with unique ongoing programs such as the Fulbright
scholarships, USAID projects, the Peace Mr. Orejana, the News Manager, Regional
intercultural opportunities to develop and Network Group of the ABS-CBN
conduct joint or complementary projects. Corps Volunteer Program and other U.S.-
sponsored educational programs. Broadcasting Corp., will participate in a
These cooperative projects involve various U.S. election-related program, The 2000
areas of museum operations such as Democratic National Convention ,July 27-
educational programs, exhibit design, INTERNATIONAL VISITOR
August 19, 2000.
community outreach, conservation, and PROGRAM
exhibition development, among others.
The collaborative project of the Negros ASSERT
Dr. Filipina Sotto, head of the Marine
Museum and The New York Children's Biology Section at the University of San
Museum of the Arts will include an Carlos, Cebu City, recently concluded her A consortium of English language
exhibition of children's art and photographs. participation in the Public Affairs Section's teaching educators from different
The exhibition will explore and examine International Visitor Program (IVP) on "The universities, led by the Language
similarities and differences in influence of Impact of Global Climate Change." The Education Department at De La Salle
lifestyles, education, environment, customs program, which commenced in University, created the Association of
and practices. This project is being Washington, D.C., November 17 and English Research and Teaching in the
implemented through the exchange of staff concluded in Portland, Oregon December Philippines (ASSERT-PHIL) during a two-
members. 8, 1999, focused on how U.S. day workshop at Punta Baluarte,
policymakers, representatives of industries, Batangas, May 28-29, 1999. ASSERT is
non-government organizations (NGOs) open for membership to English teachers
and communities address global climate and other professionals interested in
change problems. Dr. Sotto and other English language education. The
The Public Affairs Section of the American
participants from ten countries were given organization is working with TESOL
Embassy offers a U.S. speakers bureau
the opportunity to examine the debate and International to become an affiliate in April
to interested institutions. The bureau
discussion on environmental protection and of the year 2000. ASSERT's executive
offers a range of U.S. Embassy officials
economic development. committee is preparing for the April 27-
and other Americans based in the
29,2000 conference that will launch Phil-
Philippines who have volunteered to speak
New IVP invitations have been extended TESOL. The theme of the conference will
on various topics that address different
sectors and issues. to Ms. Maria Corazon Guerrero, Ms. Carina Continued on page 7
Cultural News
Mr. Gibbons holds a B.A. in History and The workshop discussed teaching strategies
continued from page 6
Economics from Washington State in American literature and the use of the
be "English Language Education in the New University and an M.A. in Education from Internet for research on American literature
Millennium: Charting Our Course." the United States International University in Southeast Asia. PAS Manila provided
(U.S.I.U.), San Diego, California. He is a each workshop participant complimentary
Contact Professor Maria Luisa Sadorra or copies of American literature books from its
former TESL specialist in Saudi Arabia.
Professor Encarnita Balayon at the English Teaching Publications.
Language Education Department, De La
Salle University, 524-4611, for more ELALSA
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the
American Embassy in Manila sponsored a The Public Affairs Section has more than
ENGLISH TEACHING FELLOW 60 titles of English teaching materials
traveling workshop titled "English Language
and American Literature in Southeast Asia" (publications and audiocassettes) on sale
Mr. Gerald Gibbons, 1999 English Teaching (ELALSA) at De La Salle University at the Thomas Jefferson Information Center
Fellow, arrived in the Philippines September September 6-7, 1999 and at Saint Louis (TJIC), U.S. Embassy Annex Building.
1999 under a one-year program University, Baguio City September 9-10,
administered by the Public Affairs Section 1999. Resource speakers included Mr. The materials, which are designed to
and aimed at enhancing the teaching of George Scholz, USIS Regional English enhance the teaching of English at the
English in the Philippines. He is assigned Language Officer based in Kuala Lumpur; beginning, intermediate and advanced
to Saint Louis University, Baguio City, where American author Robert Abel; Filipino levels, are available for review and purchase
he teaches "Curriculum Development and playwright Professor Isagani Cruz; and 9-11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Materials Preparation for Language former USIS English Teaching Fellow (ETF) Contact Ms. Ruby Martin, English Language
Teaching" and "Practicum in Language Jeffrey Taschner. Teaching Program Assistant, 523-1001,
Teaching." extension 2538, for more information.

Fulbright News University, research on the individual and Speakers were Mario Relampagos,
social aspects of learning school Assistant Secretary of the Department of
continued from page 4
mathematics, Ohio State University; Dr. Budget and Management, former Mayor
State University; Dr. Amor Q. de Torres, Serafin D. Quiason, Eugenio Lopez Tommy Osmea of Cebu City, and
Xavier University/Cagayan de Oro, Foundation, research on the images of the Professor Alex Brillantes of the College of
research on peace education, George Christianized Filipinos as viewed by the Public Administration, University of the
Mason University; Dr. Lina G. Kwong, early Americans, various universities and Philippines. The launching of the second
Xavier University/Cagayan de Oro, libraries; and Dr. Augusto E. Serrano, Jr., volume of the J. William Fulbright Lectures
research on the environmental lecturing on aquaculture nutrition at the and a reception followed the symposium.
applications of electrochemistry, Illinois University of Rhode Island.
Institute of Technology; and Dr. Charita HUBERT H. HUMPHREY BOARD
A. Luna, Mindanao Polytechnic State FULBRIGHT SYMPOSIUM IN CEBU
College/Cagayan de Oro, research on the The new officers and board members
use of technology in higher level The Philippine Fulbright Scholars of the Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni
mathematics instruction, University of Association (PFSA), in cooperation with Association are Mr. Pacifico Maghacot, Jr.,
Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. theUniversity of San Carlos and the president; Ms. Odette P. Abaya, vice-
Senior Researchers: Dr. Vivian P. Philippine-American Educational president; Atty. Carolyn Mercado-
Alberto, Bukidnon State College, research Foundation (PAEF) sponsored a Fulbright Gorgonia, secretary; Atty. Ivan John Enrile
on instruments used for the qualitative and symposium on Financing Local Uy, treasurer; and Mr. Alan Paul M. Flake,
quantitative assessment of learning Government Units on February 4, 2000. Mr. Albert E. Macalintal, and Ms. Teresa
environments, University of Pennsylvania; The event was held at University of the C. Parian, board members.
Dr. Auxencia A. Limjap, De La Salle Philippines Cebu College in Cebu City.
peals and the Philippine Judicial Academy
PAEF News in cooperation with the Philippine-American
1999 Philippine Fulbright Scholars
continued from page 5 Association (PFSA) Board are: Corazon S.
Educational Foundation (PAEF). U.S. Am- de la Paz, President; Cayetano W.
bassador Thomas C. Hubbard was among Paderanga, Jr., Vice-President; Juan R.
DISTINGUISHED LECTURER the guests. Francisco, Secretary; Reynaldo J. Gregorio,
Judge Ong is adjunct professor at the Treasurer; Bro. Rolando R. Dizon, FSC,
1999 Fulbright-Sycip Foundation Dis- School of Business, Pepperdine University, Auditor; Ma. Mercedes M. Fajardo-Robles,
tinguished Lecturer Judge Tomson Tio and the School of Public Administration, PRO; and Kalinggalan B. Abdulsani, Antonio
Ong of the Superior Court of California, University of Southern California. He was V. Arizabal, Jr.; Isagani R. Cruz, William G.
Long Beach, California, spoke at Forum in the Philippines November 14-28, 1999 Padolina; Ida M. Siason; Bernardo M.
on White Collar Crimes for Court of Ap- and returned for two additional weeks in Villegas; Nestor O. Vinluan; and Alexander
peals Justices, Sandiganbayan Justices March. A. Calata, members.
and RTC Judges at the Supreme Court of
the Philippines November 24, 1999. The FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION BOARD
event was sponsored by the Supreme
Court of the Philippines, the Court of Ap- The officers and members of the 1997-
tion about the United States. You can read and find out about recent and upcoming
USIS Changes Name more about the new TJIC in an article on events and programs organized by the
continued from page 1 page 2.The new TJIC is only one example new Public Affairs Section. We would
finest institution of public diplomacy the of how the new Public Affairs Section is appreciate your feedback on this new pub-
world has ever known. changing with the times to take advantage lication and on our new TJIC.
Created in 1953, the U.S. Information of new technologies. In the last year, too, USIS may be history, but the people,
Service was known in the Philippines and we also revamped our Embassy Web programs and services youve come to
elsewhere around the world for such pro- page to make it more accessible and to know are very much alive and well. Our
grams as the Fulbright Fellowships, Inter- provide more information about such name may have changed, but the Ameri-
national Visitors, Worldnet Television, U.S. things as the visa application process and can and Filipino staff of the former USIS
Speaker Programs, and the Voice of links to information about the United States remains on the job and dedicated to our
America (VOA), and for sponsoring per- and its policies. We hope that if you traditional role of promoting greater un-
forming arts and other cultural presenta- havent already, youll visit the Web site derstanding between Filipinos and Ameri-
tions. In the Philippines, thousands of Fili- at http://usembassy.state.gov/manila/ and cans. Lets stay in touch. Lets continue
pinos came to know USIS through the let us know what you think. You should to have a dialogue.
public libraries that USIS operated in sev- also feel free to visit our new TJIC.
eral parts of the country.
Like USIS, the old American libraries
Another example of how we are trying New Aquino Fellows
to reach out to audiences in the Philip- continued from page 1
or cultural centers are no more. USIS pines is the new newsletter you hold in Each heads a non-governmental
closed the Thomas Jefferson American your hands. We hope that the TJIC Dia- organization that is making a difference.
Center in Makati in late 1998. However, logue will help us keep in regular touch Each knows the value of organizing and
we opened the attractive, new Thomas with friends and former participants in our training, the Ambassador noted. Each
Jefferson Information Center (TJIC) last programs. As its name suggests, the pub- has practiced people power. Each values
March in the Embassy Annex on Roxas lication will strive to foster an exchange of mutual assistance and democracy, and
Boulevard. The TJIC is a cutting edge ideas with a wide range of Filipinos inter- each appreciates and represents the ideals
reference and research facility which uses ested in the U.S. and in closer bilateral held by the late Senator Aquino.
the Internet, on-line data bases, and digi- relations. In the TJIC Dialogue you can The Benigno Aquino Fellowships were
tal storage media as well as more tra- read about new grantees, catch up on established by the U.S. Embassy in 1988
ditional print and other resources to news about former participants, learn to commemorate the late senators
provide reliable, up-to-the-minute informa- about new TJIC resources and services, accomplishments in public service and in

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