It’s more fun in the Philippines! The Genius English Proficiency Academy celebrated the Filipino Day last April 19, 2017. The event was comprised of various information of Philippine culture and traditions, awesome tourist destinations, Filipino games, customs, people, geographic location, and economy.
Our native teacher, teacher Levi was the host of the celebration. He discussed many information about the Philippines, especially the history of it.
One of our teachers, teacher Marly taught some Cebuano words and phrases that can be used in daily conversation as for transportation and courtship.
They played a Filipino game like “Doctor Kwak Kwak”. This game is composed of 5 or more players. The mechanics of the game is simple. First, you must select who will be the Doctor Kwak Kwak. After that, he/she will turn back, and the players will form a circle and tangle or twist their bodies and positions by passing above the hands of co-players while keeping their hands holding. After the twisting part, they will call Doctor Kwak Kwak by saying “Doctor Kwak Kwak please help us.” So that, the doctor will come and solve the twisting bodies, arms, and positions of the players. After he arranged and solved, the doctor will cut by his hand of the circle and all the players will run. When a doctor caught a player, then that player will be the next Doctor Kwak Kwak.
– The Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain.
– Cebu is the oldest Philippine city.
– Lapu-Lapu is known to be the first Filipino hero who fought and won against the Spanish colonization.
– There are some 120 to 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines, depending on the method of classification.
– The original Philippine flag, sewn in Hong Kong in 1898, was made of silk.
All flags all over the world have their own meanings as of their colors, shapes, images, and designs. Here is the Philippine flag and its corresponding meaning.
image source: www.google.com
After the funny games and informative discussions, the English Genius teachers prepared various Filipino foods.
Thank you to all the teachers, staff, and students who joined the celebration. May you gained a lot of information about the Philippines. 🙂
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