Eskwela Natin

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Last December 20, 2015, marked the day the world renown and award-winning University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) – or simply, “Korus” – was in Sacramento, California on the first leg of its U.S. Winter Tour. As usual, Korus presented a repertoire of music that made the audience call for an encore. And for those who have seen them perform Read More …

The graduates, Class of 2014.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Founded in May 2013, Eskwela Natin, in the short period it’s been in existence, is making a great impact in the Filipino-American community, particularly among the youth. It has been the dream of Dolores and Perry Diaz ever since their first grandchild was born nine years ago. Since then, four more grandchildren were added to their family. That’s when they thought Read More …

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By Ben Duggan Canberra, Australia When I was younger I knew that my Mum’s parents were a little different. I called them Oma and Opa and understood they were from another place. As I grew up I learned a little more about this ‘Holland’ that they came from and began to understand what all the wooden shoes were about, why there were ceramic windmills on their wall Read More …

Operation Damayan

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda was the worst typhoon in recorded history, weather experts say. Indeed, the loss of life and property was staggering. With 6,092 deaths, 27,665 injured, and 1,779 missing, it would take a massive effort to rebuild the lives of the survivors of the biggest storm of all time. The immediate task is to provide food, shelter, and security to Read More …

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor Jr. cuts ceremonial ribbon assisted by retired Ambassador George Aducayen Jr., former Mayor Ruth Asmundson of the City of Davis, and Governor Jerry Brown's Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Sometime in May of this year, 2013, Dolores and Perry Diaz called a meeting to discuss the formation of Eskwela Natin. They had been thinking about doing this since their first grandchild was born eight years ago. Four more grandchildren were added to their family over the years. They thought that it might be a good idea for their grandchildren – Read More …

First session, May 19, 2013

By Evangeline Ragus Hinnenkamp* Speech given at Eskwela Natin’s graduation ceremonies on September 22, 2013. Dinarangal na mga kapwa-Pilipino, kapwa-tagapagturo, mga mag-aaral sa sekundarya nagprisintang tumulong sa pagtuturo, mga kabataang magtatapos sa unang klase ng Eskwela Natin, mga kaibigan, magandang hapon. Honored fellow-Filipinos, fellow educators, student volunteers, graduates of Eskwela Natin’s first session, friends, good afternoon. I’ve got the whole world in my classroom. Sort Read More …