Translation group elects, inducts first set of officers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 May 2015 15:25

The three-day National Conference on Translation of Philippine Languages-Mindanao held at the Grand Astoria Hotel in this city from April 22-24, 2015 had its election of the first set of officers for 2015, according to Mrs. Zenaida A. Torres, president, Association of Creative and Performing Artists of Zamboanga (ACPAZ) and organizer of the National Conference in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj., Public Information Officer of the association, said the first set of officers took their oath of office administered by Dr. Jose Julie Ramirez, NCCA Monitoring Team, during the closing ceremony last Friday, April 24, 2015.

Yacub released the list of the officers as follows: President —  Dir. Amilpasa T. Bandaying; Vice-President —  Dr. Araceli A. Lim; Secretary — Prof. Eulyn H. Tangalin; Treasurer — Prof. Amyra S. Mohammad; Auditor — Dr. Nurie M. Taha; P.I.O —  Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj.; Business Manager — Datu Hji. Hussayin A. Arpa

Board of Directors: TAUSUG —  Sophia L. Bensali, Nur-risa L. Ayub, Fhadzralyn Aidil-Karanain, CHABACANO — Dr. Araceli A. Lim, Arch. Ildefonso F. Torres, Jr., Ma. Socorro F. Cipriano, SAMA DILAUT— Nasir H. Usman, Datu Hussayin Arpa, Nora C. Matlani, SAMA BANGINGI —  Ramly L. Amping, Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj., Hji. Amilpasa T. Bandaying, YAKAN —  Dr. Nurie M. Taha, Nihma S. Rizal, Dahsiya I. Palinta, SUBANEN —  Eulyn Humumis Tangalin, Maichael John H. Hapalla, Cely S. Vitalicio, MARANAO — Prof. Amyra S. Mohammad.

Mrs. Torres, Project Chair of the Conference and President of ACPAZ gave a breakdown of the participants by tribes coming from this city and Basilan Province as follows: YAKAN GROUP —  Nihma S. Rizal, Nadjie T. Calamaddin, Becky O. Tabli, Dr. Nurie M. Taha, Edison C. Ballaho, Dahsiya I. Palinta, Dalma M. Tandi, Sarha S. Husin, Misva C. Daud, Anita M. Suraman, Daman C. Dalu, Bensar F. Kadil, CHABACANO GROUP—  Dr. Araceli A. Lim, Fr. Elmer G. Sumile, Josefina S. Mendoza, Engr. Elsa A. Saavedra, Dr. Florentina Virgie C. Lim, Ma. Socorro F. Cipriano, Clotilde M. Fernandez, Sr., Marcelle M. Falcatan, Mario Mark B. Selisana, Florinda V. Garcia, Ildefonso F. Torres, Jr., Judith S. Martinez, TAUSUG GROUP:— Marwa A. Alihuddin, Fhadzralyn A. Karanain, Prof. Sophia L. Bensali, Nur-risa L. Ayub, Moh. Ivan B. Basaluddin, Huraida P. Wahi, Revina J. Ukulan, Rowena L. Ramon, Albin F. Albani, SUBANEN GROUP —  Prof. Eulyn H. Tangalin, Ryan Victor H. Tangalin, Araceli S. Vitalicio, Janet L. Lusay, Michael John J. Hapalla, Sergia A. Umpang, Leo Christopher M. Gaspar, Evelyn R. Cathag, SAMA DILAUT GROUP: — Salonga J. Kaling, Maysara M. Evangelista, Elvina A. Hamis, Nora C. Matlani, Datu Hji. Hussayin A. Arpa, Hji. Nasir H. Usman, Mary C. Fernandez, Billy D. Biyahi, SAMA BANGINGI GROUP —  Hj. Amilpasa T. Bandaying, Prof. Al-Rashid T. Jama, Prof. Nuruddin I. Unggang, Prof. Suaib A, Janani, Ust. Abdulcuddus C. Hussein, Prof. Ali T. Yacub, Al-Hj., Mr. Fadher G. Ismael, Prf. Mohammad Nur S. Paspasan, Prof. Jayashree C. Anama, Isnira A Mannan, Ramly L. Amping, Jubaida H. Banal, MARANAO GROUP — Amyra S. Mohammad.

Yacub said this is the first time such conference was held in this city which resulted in the unity of the ethno-linguistic tribes of the city and Basilan as manifested in the forming of an association which aims to preserve the first languages of the mention tribes and be a part of the languages of the whole country, Yacub said.

On the part of the participants, Prof. Yacub said, they did not only learn from the methodologies of translations from the experts but more importantly enhancing their knowledge of their home languages. — GCCPBA Media Group