Iloilo City MTBMLE 2: Paper and poster presentations

Following is a list of the speeches, paper and poster presentations, and seminar workshops at the 2nd Philippine Conference Workshop on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE 2) which will be held February 16-18, 2012, at the Punta Villa Resort, Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Philippines.

Magtanggol Gunigundo

Congressman Magtanggol Gunigundo of Valenzuela City will deliver the keynote message.

Kimmo Kosonen

Dr. Kimmo Kosonen, a consultant for multilingual education with SIL International as well as a lecturer and researcher at Payap University in Thailand, will headline MTBMLE 2. He holds a PhD in Education from University of Joensuu, Finland, with a specialization on basic education in low-income countries. He has conducted research in Southeast and South Asia, as well as taught in universities in Thailand and Finland. Dr Kosonen is also consulted by agencies such as SEAMEO, UNESCO and UNICEF on language-in-education issues.

The first day of the conference starts with:

The role of MLE in reaching the EFA in Asia-Pacific: trends and developments–Dr. Kimmo Kosonen

Keynote Message – Cong. Magtanggol Gunigundo (1:00-1:40)

MTBMLE: A sound theory and practice for literacy and numeracy – Dr. Catherine Young (1:40-2:20)

K-12 and MTBMLE – Dr. Paraluman Giron (2:20-3:00)


Session A: English Language Teaching and MTBMLE

  1. English and Englishes in the Phils: A World Englishes Approach to MTBMLE- Isabel Pefianco Martin
  2. Philippine Languages-in-Education Policy: The Story Thus Far – Frances Doplon
  3. English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Periphery Classroom: Using the Mother Tongue to Teach English – Devi Benedicte I. Paez
  4. Phonological and Syntactic Features in Caregiver Speech- Rowanne Marie R. Maxilom and Cristie Ann J. Delfin

Session B: Education Concerns of the Filipino Deaf Community

  1. An Investigation into the Age-Appropriateness of Signs used in an FSL Narration of David and Goliath – Perpi Alipon-Tiongson
  2. Signing Exact English: Theory and Practice in a SPED School in Quezon City – Hazel Anne Santos
  3. Enhanced Chaining for Improved Vocabulary of 1STYr High School Deaf Students – Mariche C. Llanto
  4. Language in a “Special” Point of View – Hannah V. Camiring

Session C: Ang Hirap Ispelingin Pa Rin

  1. Orthography Development for Language and Education: Insights from Iranun – Mansueto S. Casquite and Nena Desomimba
  2. An Ideal Orthography for Philippine-type Languages based on Acoustic Phonetics and Written Corpora – Michael Manahan
  3. The Acoustic Properties of Waray Vowels – Voltaire Q. OyzonFirie Jill T. Ramos and Michael Carlo C. Villas
  4. An Orthography of the Ilocano Language – Sherma E. Benosa

Session D: The Language-in-Education Experience in Other Countries

  1. Two Nations, One Vision: Lessons Learned From Malaysia and Singapore’s Language Medium Policy – Mary Grace Reoperez
  2. The Politics of Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education: A Case Study on MLE for Juanga Children in an Eastern State of India – Urmishree Bedamatta
  3. Multilingual Education in Nepal: Theories to Practice – Vishnu PS Rai
  4. Mother Tongue Instruction &the Heritage Languages: a Case Study from Nepal – Laxman Ghimire

Session E: Mathematics and Science Education in the First Language

  1. Teaching Geometrical Figures in Waray: The LNU-ILS Experience – Voltaire Q. OyzonCyrene C. Lubio, Lorena M. Ripalda
  2. Comparative Effects of Media of Instruction and Other Academic Factors on the Performance of NASC 3 Students – Rosemarie Deauna Eusebio
  3. What’s in a Word Problem? Suggestions for the Increased Transparency In Mathematics Word Problems – Cristopher Vincent L. Dofitas and Leslie L. Gumba

Session F: Corpus-based and Computer-assisted Studies on Language

  1. Developing an Automated Reading Tutor in Filipino for Primary Students – Ronald M. Pascual and Rowena Cristina I. Guevara
  2. Analysis of Reading Miscues and Speech Characteristics of Native and Nonnative Children Speakers of Filipino – Michael Gringo Angelo Bayona
  3. Comparative Analysis of Actual Language Usage and Selected Grammar and Orthographic Rules for Filipino, Cebuano-Visayan and Ilocano: a Corpus-based Approach – Joel P. Ilao, Timothy Israel D. Santos and Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

Session G: Curriculum and Materials Development

  1. Development of Big Books in Hiligaynon: Collaborative Journey of Pre-service Teacher Educators – Purita Bilbao, Phyllis Claire de los Reyes, Ruth Gelvezon, Daisy Rosano and Marievic M. Violeta
  2. Situating MTBMLE in Health Education, Information and Communication in Ilocos Region – Eric Joyce DC. Grande
  3. Towards Culturally Sensitive Instruction: Critical Literacy through Folklore-based Stories – Michael Carlo C. Villas

Session H: Language Contact and Endangerment

  1. (Untitled) – Joseleanor M. Magno
  2. Hiligaynon: An Endangered Language? – Carmencita Y. Robles
  3. Bata, Bata Paano ka Magsalita? A Study on the Emerging Grammar of Tagalog Children – Elaine Janna Diaz

Session I: Philippine Languages 1

  1. Information Flow in a Waray Narrative – Leizl S. Ocampo
  2. Exploring Preposing: A Re-analysis of Word Order of Phil Language – Michael Wilson Rosero
  3. The Interrogative Structures of English and Five Philippine Languages: A Descriptive-Comparative Analysis – Divine Angeli P. Endriga and Francisco C. Rosario, Jr.

Session J: Philippine Languages 2

  1. The Essentials of Philippine Existentials: The Presentative Function – Abigail A. Lavina
  2. Tag-Galing : A Part-of-Speech Tagging System for Philippine Languages – Jevalene C. Delos Reyes
  3. Some Remarks on Kapampangan Suprasegmentals – Quill P. Quioc

Session K: Pioneer Programs

  1. Building Capacities for Mother Tongue Instruction: Lessons from the Field – Marilu N. Cardenas
  2. Ang Pagpapatupad ng MTBMLE: Pagsipat sa Kaso ng Pilot School sa Probinsiya ng Benguet, Rehiyong Cordillera- Jane K. Lartec
  3. Development of Mother Tongue-Based Early Literacy Assessment Tools for Ilokano Children – Joel Bagain Lopez

Session L: Music and Arts Education in an MTBMLE Framework

  1. What Makes Him Sell? A Study on the Novelty Composer Yoyoy Villame – Patricia Maria D. Musico
  2. Music Video with Multi-Lingual Strategy in Teaching Diverse Learners – Imari Leen L. Roble and Julianne Maresse J. Roseco
  3. Untitled – Hope Sabanpan-Yu


  1. Aba, ABAKADA Ka Ba? A Perspective on the status of the Filipino Alphabet Nichole R. Vilaga
  2. Solving Mathematical Word Problems in English as an Imported Language – Debbie Verzosa
  3. The Regularity of Irregularity: An Instructional Plan for the Teaching of Kapampangan Verbs –Jomar Empaynado and Mark Rae De Chavez
  4. The Metonymy of nang/ng: A Corpus-based Approach – Maria Kristina S. Gallego and Louward Allen M. Zubiri
  5. Revisiting Word Structure in Tagalog, Ilokano, and Hiligaynon – Annalyn S. Oreiro and Ria P. Rafael
  6. The Cebuano Language Competencies of SCCGS Grade Three Pupils and its Implication to the MTBMLE Program – Vilma C. Grengia
  7. The Vowel Spaces in Cebuano, Ilocano and Tagalog – Vannie Jane Dahilig
  8. The Acoustic Correlates of Stress in Ilocano, Cebuano and Tagalog: A descriptive case study on the prosodic characteristics of Ilocano, Cebuano and Tagalog Languages – Mariyel Hiyas C. Liwanag
  9. Words in Hiligaynon With Science and Mathematics Ideas for Kindergarten – Purita P. Bilbao, Ruth L. Gelvezon and Daisy A. Rosano, Marievic M. Violeta
  10. NDF’s Language Policy and MTBMLE: A Clash in Ideologies and Language Planning – Janica Monick Marcelo Paras


  1. Incorporating MTBMLE in Pre-Service Curriculum (Drs. Lydia Liwanag/Prof. Rose Suatengco)
  2. Developing Transition Primer from L1 to L2 (Dr. Catherine Young)
  3. Teaching Using Manipulatives & Indigenized Materials (Prof. Simeona Damin)
  4. Teaching Demo: Communicative Activity-Based Language Acquisition (DepEd-Valenzuela)
  5. Recent MTBMLE initiatives of the Department of Education – Dr. Rose Villaneza / Mr. Ding Simon (Association of MTBMLE Educators in the Phils)

MULTILINGUAL PHILIPPINES invites all participants who are presenting papers, posters, etc. to publish their respective papers/posters in this website. Please email your presentations/posters as attachments (preferably in their digital format such doc, txt, rtf, pdf, jpg, jpeg) to Thanks.

One thought on “Iloilo City MTBMLE 2: Paper and poster presentations

  1. DepED Advisory on the conference-workshop does not state about reimbursement for traveling expenses and allowance, will expenses for registration and travel be reimbursed?

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