2007 IALC Conference

2007 International Conference on Ilokano
& Amianan Literatures & Cultures
October 27-28, 2007


October 27, 2007, Saturday
Philippine Consulate General
Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI

Registration and Breakfast 7:00 AM-9:00AM

Opening Ceremonies 9:00 AM

I. National Hymn United States of America
National Hymn Republic of the Philippines
(in Ilokano)
by the GUMIL Hawai`i/AKA Choir

II. Panagpadanon: Ritual Araraw iti Mannakabalin-Amin:
Warsi ken Anglem
Virgil J. Mayor Apostol &
A. S. Agcaoili, with IP 362:
Philippine Drama Students
(R. Aurellano, K. Colomo, R.
Antalan, & J. Funtanilla)

Dumanonkayo, Appo! T. Gabriel Tugade
Interim President, TMI Global

Pacita Cabulera Saludes
President, Annak ti Kailokuan
iti Amerika

Brigido Daproza
President, GUMIL Hawai’i

III. Opening Remarks Hon. Ariel Abadilla
Consul General

Dr. John Mayer
Chair, Indo-Pacific Languages and
Literatures, University of Hawai’i

IV. Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lilia Quindoza Santiago
Assistant Professor
Ilokano Program, IPLL, UH Manoa
Member, Board of Directors, NAKEM

V. Address of the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Belinda A. Aquino
Center for Philippine Studies
University of Hawai’i at Manoa &
Professor of Political Science &
Asian Studies, UH Manoa

October 27, 2007, Saturday

10:00-10:30 AM

Panel 1. Constructing and Deconstructing ‘Ilokanoness-Amiananness’

Dr. Lilia Quindoza Santiago, “Panagbebeddeng”
Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili, “Connexions/Oneing/Kammayet”

10:30-11:30 AM

Panel 2. Aesthetic Commitment, Literary Obligations & Cultural

Dr. Thomas Villaflor, “Strategies in the Preservation, Promotion,
and Perpetuation of the Literature and Culture of the Ilocos &
Prescillano Bermudez, “Ilokano Writing as Witnessing”
Amado I. Yoro, “Preserving a Literature and Culture
through Organizing”
Cornelio J. Ancheta, “The Print Media and Our Cultural
Leo Fagaragan, “Reflections on Why I Write in Ilokano”
Jovencio Cabacungan, “My Way Back to the Amianan”
Dan Alvarez, “Amianan Cultures & the Cagayan Valley”

11:30 AM-12:30 NN

Panel 3. Our Voices, Our Testimonies: Students’ Panel

Rachelle Aurellano, “Why I Chose to Major in Ilokano”
Mark Barba, “The Road to Recognition”
Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castaneda, “Realizations”
Eric Dulay, “Listening to Lost Sounds”
Daniel-Jay Pascual, “Discovery and Re-discovery”

Master of Ceremonies and Moderator:
Mr. Julius B. Soria, Nakem Conferences
& UH Manoa Ilokano Program


Conference Resumes at 1:15 PM

1:16 PM-2:30 PM

Panel 4. Writing and Re-writing the Ilocos and Amianan

Sinamar Robianes Tabin, “Writing the Woman: My Experience”
Lorenzo G. Tabin Sr., “A Writer in Exile”
Virgil J. Mayor Apostol, “The Anito of the Amianan”
Dr. Josie P. Clausen, “Observations on the Ilokano Language”
Prof. Precy Ll. Espiritu, “Speaking in a Tongue—or Why the
Ilokano Language is Worth Preserving”

2:16 PM-3:15 PM

Panel 5. Reclaiming Our Other(ed) Selves: Testimonies and Commitments

Atty. Shari dela Cuadra, “Returning to My Roots”
Dr. Patricia Brown, “Realities of the Past”
Atty. Sharon Matutino, “Preserving My Memory

3:16 PM-5:00 PM

Panel 6. Heritage Education as An Antidote to Collective Forgetting

Dr. Dean Alegado, “Ethnic Studies and the Ilokano-Amianan
Lynne Gutierrez, “Basic Education and the Teaching of a
Julius B. Soria, “Starting Them Young: The GEAR-UP Model”

Master of Ceremonies & Moderator:
Dr. Lilia Quindoza Santiago, Nakem Conferences &
UH Manoa Ilokano Program

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

October 27, 2007, Saturday, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Philippine Consulate General
Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawai’i

I. Invocation GUMIL Hawai`i/AKA Choir
& GUMIL Hawai’i Song

II. Welcome Remarks Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili
President, Nakem Conferences

III. Kankansion Angie Duque & John Henry Acidera

IV. Dramatic Monologues in Multiple Graduates of the 3K Initiative: Kur-itan
Voices Kontra iti Kinaranggas iti Taeng

V. Salsala: Hawai’ian “Ku Pe ‘E ‘O Molakai” & “Ho ‘O Kele”
Abraham Flores Jr, Nagel Flores, &
Nigel Don Flores

VI. Dramatic Excerpts Rachelle Aurellano & James Funtanilla
Krystel Coloma & Rod Antalan

VII. Salsala a Kannawidan Dancers of GUMIL Hawai’i &
Annak ti Kailokuan iti Amerika

VIII. Monologo ti Wayawaya Prof. Precy Espiritu
Vice President, Nakem Conferences

IX. Salsala iti Salonan Tristar Line Group

X. Community Singing Ilokano Classics, with the Jessie Band &
Nora Cabico, solo

XI. Community Dancing Arikenken, to be led by
Lucia Geronimo

XII. Introduction of the Guest of Honor

XIII. Speech of the Guest of Honor

XIV. Community Singing Susan Domingo & Angie Duque

XV. Special Number Philippine Delegates

XVI. Special Number Other Delegates/
ILO 411 Students, UH Manoa

XVII. Special Number Rachelle Aurellano

XVII. Community Singing & Dancing Ilokano Classics & Ballroom Dances

IX. Resitasion/Daniw Bernardo Collo

XVIII. Closing Remarks Sinamar Robianes Tabin
CFO, TMI Global

XIX. Auction & Social Bids

XX. Salsala ken Kankanta

Master of Ceremonies:
Mr. Julius B. Soria
Nakem Conferences & UH Ilokano Program

2007 Convention
Philippine Consulate General
Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI

October 28, 2007 Sunday

7:00 AM-9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM-1:00 NN

I. Welcome & Opening Remarks T. Gabriel Tugade
Interim Founding President
TMI Global

II. Introduction of the Keynote Speaker Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili
Ilokano Language & Literature
UH Manoa

III. Address of the Keynote Speaker Dr. Raymund Ll. Liongson
Coordinator, Philippine Studies
Leeward Community College
University of Hawai’i

IV. Presentation of TMI’s Vision, Mission, and Goal

V. Resolutions

VI. Presentation & Ratification of By-Laws

VII. Election of Officers

VIII. Oath-Taking

VII. Closing Remarks Lorenzo G. Tabin Sr.
TMI Founding Vice President


2:00 PM-6:00 PM City Tour (Optional)

6:00 PM Dinner: Rabii ti Ragragsak

GUMIL Hawai’i/AKA/TMI Headquarters
c/o The Residence of the Daprozas
Waipahu, HI 96796

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