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Free storytelling training set

The Basadours, a dynamic group of volunteer ambassadors for reading and storytelling, are taking a step towards bringing together all reading and storytelling advocates in “Storytelling 101: A Storytelling Training.”

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Basadours to mark National Book Week with storython

Reading advocate group, Basadours, will start the celebration of the National Book Week with “Storython: A storytelling marathon event,” which will gather more than 100 selected schoolchildren in Cebu City on Nov. 23 at the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL).

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Despite closure, Cebu dump still draws children

MEMBERS of  Ate-Kuya Children’s Welfare regularly visit the dump in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City, to conduct storytelling sessions and feeding activities, and to provide hygiene lessons to the children. Photo by CRIS EVERT LATO

When the clock strikes 5 p.m. on weekdays, Raymond, Christian and John Lloyd drop their schoolbags at home in Cebu City’s Barangay Inayawan and head for the nearby dump to join their pals—John Paul, Martin and Eman—in looking for tin cans, plastic and other items that can be sold to scrap buyers.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Story Hours: Mandaue, STC pupils share stories

Storytelling sparks imagination and creativity in every child. A batch of grade school pupils from Saint Theresa’s College (STC) and Mayor A.S. Fortuna Memorial Elementary School shared the fun in sharing stories in an afternoon of “Story Hours” at Banilad Town Centre (BTC). In line with National Heroes month, stories of Filipino heroes were shared [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Why war isn’t good for kids, tadpoles’

TV ACTORS Bettina Carlos and Mike Tan read a book on war through the eyes of a child at the INQUIRER Read-Along on Saturday. RODEL ROTONI

More than 90 children listened in rapt attention as two actors and an educator read stories about a young child growing up in war-torn southern Philippines and a tadpole learning about tolerance and acceptance during Saturday afternoon’s Inquirer Read-Along.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Can you tell a great story?


The Philippine Daily Inquirer will hold storytelling competitions during the second Inquirer Read-Along Festival on Nov. 26-27 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Amphitheater in Quezon City. With the theme, “The Filipino Child and the Stories of the Earth,” the contests will have three categories: For students aged 7-12; yayas, and adult storytellers, who will all tell stories about biodiversity and the riches of the planet.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Inquirer Read-along cheers up poor kids

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Inquirer Read-along in Pangasinan

Lalaine Nieves, 46, a Grade II teacher at Dacap Sur Elementary School in the coastal town of Bani in Pangasinan, is often moved to tears whenever she recounts how she trekked through mountains each day just to attend classes as a child.

Posted: December 27th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Kuya Bodjie’: Anybody can be a storyteller

Those  who grew up in the ’80s and early ’90s will surely remember “Kuya Bodjie,” the affable character on the children’s TV show, “Batibot.” Luisito Pascua in real life, he is a stage, film, and TV actor by profession, with a unique talent for storytelling.  His animated narration in “Mga Kwento ni Kuya Bodjie,” a [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pacquiao surprises kids in read-along

It was the Pacman’s turn to enthrall young audiences, not with his fists but with his storytelling chops.

Posted: August 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Read-Along a public service’


Former Tourism secretary Joseph Ace Durano sat on a multicolored rubber mat floor  in Ayala Center Cebu and read the tale of “Magnificent Benito and His Two Front Teeth” to 30 children. He read in English, then translated lines in Cebuano. “I miss doing this. It brought back a lot of nice memories,” said the [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Video tech links 300 children for storytelling

AT least 45 children at a Philippine Navy base in Cebu yesterday listened  to  children’s stories being read aloud by Philippine Daily Inquirer guests in Manila. The session was a simultaneous Read-Along,  facilitated by the Navy’s video teleconferencing system (VTS), so that some 300 children from eight other naval bases around the country could join [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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