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.

Photo taken from his Facebook profile.

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.