New & returning teachers: Filipino Unit
We’ll be taking a look at Pisay’s new and returning teachers for the school year 2016–2017! Here are some facts about Sir Francis Orque, Sir Mark Lopez, and Sir Salvador Fontanilla of the Filipino Unit.
Full Name: Mark Anthony Lopez
Birthday: June 10
Hometown: Marikina City
College Degree & School: BA Philippine Studies, Major in Journalism, Major in Malikhaing Pagsusulat, UP Diliman
Motto: “Why do you have to choose if you can get both?”
Best Feature: Wacky picture. Diba “Best Picture”?
Why teach at Pisay: Why not teach at Pisay?
Top 3 Qualities of a Pisay Student: Uniform, ID, Haircut, Mahilig sila mag-inquire, Interested, Cooperative
Pak or Ganern? Or, so I can have many options.
Full name: Francis Orque
Birthday: June 19
Hometown: Tabaco, Albay
College Degree & School: AB Filipino, UP Diliman
Motto: “Dreams are just dreams and the means of seeking and obtaining, it goes on and on”
Theme Song: Ambon by Stark
Best Feature: My eyes
Why teach at Pisay: Used to teach in DLSU [and] St. Scholastica. [I’m] looking for a new environment to teach wherein I can encounter challenges in teaching and I can learn from students too.
Top 3 Qualities of a Pisay Student: Open minded, Intelligent, Willing to learn
Pak or Ganern: Pak! Tumpak! Perfect!
What’s your favorite food? Bicol express, inihaw na pusit, steamed or buttered shrimp, Japanese noodles, tuna pasta
Full Name: Salvador O. Fontanilla I
Birthday: December 8
Hometown: Quezon City
College Degree & School: BA Philippine Studies, Major in Creative Writing, Minor in Film, UP Diliman
Motto: “Time is gold” — Haruki Murakami
Theme Song: Blackbird by The Beatles
Why teach at Pisay: It’s near my house. It’s also a challenge for me to teach high school.
Top 3 Qualities of a Pisay Student: Very attentive, articulate, very specific
Pak or Ganern? Pak, because it’s a new Filipino word unlike Ganern which is used as “ganoon”.
How do you feel about being the Filipino Journalism Elective adviser? Looking forward and excited to what I can offer to my students.