Alavar distributes chabacano posters PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 July 2012 15:00

First term Councilor Miguel “Mike” Alavar of District II has initiated the distribution of chabacano educational materials in day care centers and elementary public schools in the city in support of Mayor Celso Lobregat’s unremitting advocacy on chabacano preservation and propagation.

The education materials come in the form of posters on the parts of the body (maga parte del cuerpo), numbers (numero), colors (color) and shapes –all in the chabacano language with the ultimate goal of expanding children’s vocabulary and knowledge of the Zamboangueño language.

“Bien importante el conservacion del chabacano, poreso ta distribuji quita maga poster”, the young Alavar said stressing “este ta complimenta y ta suporta el programa del Alcalde [Celso] Lobregat na preservacion de lengguaje chabacano”.

Alavar joined Mayor Lobregat in the distributing kiddie chairs and tables to 4 day care centers—3 in Arena Blanco and 1 in Mampang yesterday in line with
the city government’s massive and sustained investment in education.

The District II councilor started his personal advocacy last June during the opening of classes by making rounds of the different day care centers and elementary schools to distribute the posters as additional educational materials in the implementation of the Mother Tongue Based Multi-lingual Education in the K-12 program.

Alavar said he will continue with his advocacy monthly not only in day care centers and elementary schools in District 2 but also in District I.

As this developed, Mayor Lobregat lauded Councilor Alavar’s initiative saying it is reflective of the alderman’s full support of his programs and advocacies.
He personally endorsed the posters to the day care centers in both barangays Arena Blanco and Mampang where he distributed the kiddie chairs and tables together with City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo.

The mayor said Alavar’s supplementary educational materials will augment the use of the “El Primer Chabacano” handbook, a project which he initiated and intended to be a manual of interest and fun that would encourage young Zamboangueños to learn the basic and correct words that are truly chabacano. — Sheila Covarrubias