11th FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATION
COMPLETE LIST OF ACTIVITIES with DETAILS
September 8 to 11, 2011
Theme: “FAITH in our Hearts”
September 8 (Thursday)
8:00 FUSION Parade and GRIT Rally
9:00 Opening Program at the Covered Court
9:45 Opening of Exhibit featuring Germany at Taal B
10:00 Country Talk at the Multi-Purpose Hall
12:00 noon • Lunch at Stellar Café with the special guests
• Tertiary Schools Fellowship Lunch
at the Covered Court and ISA Extension
2:00 to 4:00
• PILOT Talk: President’s Invitational Lecture on Trivia at The Gallery
• Tertiary Schools Film Showing (simultaneous) at the Multi-Purpose Hall,
Taal A, Library Lecture and Discussion Hall (Level 3), and Covered Court
4:30 Library Blessing and Soft Opening
5:00 Holy Mass at the Covered Court
6:00 Serenade by the FAITH Minstrels
September 9 (Friday)
9:00 Lecture-Discussion by Prof. Ambeth Ocampo
at the Covered Court
Topic: “Jose Rizal: Timeless Tales
and Lessons of Inspiration”
1:00 1st EXCITE: Excellence in IT Education
seminar series at the Multi-Purpose Hall
Topic: Basic Computer Animation.
September 10 (Saturday)
8:00 Coke Wellness Program at the Covered Court
(an event by Coca-Cola)
2:00 Bravehearts vs Alumni Basketball Game at the ISAAC
Be Brave! Program Launch
5:00 FAITH Duets Final Showdown at the Covered Court
September 11 (Sunday)
8:00 School of Technology Family Day at the Atrium
9:30 Holy Mass
11:30 Picnic Lunch
1:00 to 3:30
• Field Demo
• Mob Dance
• Talent Quest
Venues: Covered Court and ISA
Exhibit featuring Germany and Photo Exhibit by the First Asia Institute Alumni Organization will run from September 8 to 11, 2011
September 12 (Monday):
School Holiday for the Unified School (since they had their whole-day activity on Sunday)
Regular Classes for College
Fusion Parade and GRIT Rally
Date: September 8, 2011(Thursday), 8:00am
First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), Tanauan City, Batangas
The Fusion Parade:
In line with FAITH’s thrust of the fusion of ‘Technology and Humanities,’ the fusion parade is fun parade/motorcade showing the richness of the Filipino culture, the depth of our history, and the exciting trends brought about by technology.
The objective of the fusion parade is to show that the old and the new can coexist in harmony, and that the Filipino youth should not forget their culture and heritage in the midst of trends and technology.
FAITH’s three schools, the School of Technology, the School of Humanities, and the School of Management will be showcasing the following:
School of Technology:
Cosplay and Games
To be participated in by students in their colorful Cosplay costumes.
School of Humanities:
In commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, students from the School of Humanities will portray the characters of Rizal’s novels. In addition, some of the other popular characters in Philippine Literature will also be present.
School of Management:
To promote the Philippines as a country of wonderful festivals, the School of Management students will feature the popular Pinoy fiesta celebrations such as Sinulog of Cebu, Masskara of Bacolod, and Walistik of Lipa
The GRIT (Go for Responsible IT) Rally
FAITH is spearheading a campaign among schools in Calabarzon to promote the responsible use of technology among the youth, particularly, responsible social media (facebook, twitter etc.), responsible gaming, and responsible texting and cellphone use. FAITH believes that technology is great tool that can make a difference in education if students, teachers, and parents will work together. However, technology can also be a monster if young people will not be educated early on how to use it responsibly.
For the GRIT Rally, the Grade School and High School students will be showing their placards and banners with powerful messages on responsible use of technology such as: “Aral muna bago Dota.” (referring to the popular computer game), “Make Facebook friends, Not Enemies” (inspired by the saying “Make Love not War,” and “Texting is not for Cheating,” to emphasize that cellphones, particularly texting should never be used in cheating during exams.
For the social media counterpart, the Unified School students and teachers will be asked to put these slogans as their facebook status for that day to spread the word among their friends and family members.
ABOUT THIS YEAR’S COUNTRY FEATURE
Country Feature: Germany
A site for biological and cultural diversity, sophisticated architecture and cosmopolitan living, a superior economic nucleus and major political power in the European Union, and a home for famous people with great minds and skills. Let’s take a tour to this year’s country feature and “the world’s most popular country” ─ Germany.
Located in the Western and Central Europe, Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest in its continent that covers 357,021 km2, consists of 16 federal states with Berlin as its capital. Germany is also the most populous state in Europe inhabited by some 82 million people.
Germany has a temperate climate ranging from oceanic to continental in most of its parts. Officially, there are 29 different languages in which twenty seven are existing including the main language German.
Scintillating, historical and enchanted – Germany has always been an exciting place to discover with its multitude of great cities and charming countryside, perfect for vacations or dynamic recreations. The vast land and splendorous natural and man-made attractions of Germany gave great opportunity for cultural exchange among its natives and people from different parts of the globe visiting or working in their country.
Get close to nature with natural parks like the Zoologische Garten Berlin which presents the most complete set of species in the world. Or you can visit the Magic Cities of Germany that showcase choices for shopping, architechture and sightseeing from 11 key cities. For fashion afficionados, be inspired with the imaginative fashion panorama in Berlin or if you want to take home pasalubong, go shopping in Düsseldorf.
Discover the magnificent historical sites and journey back to the past through the 13 historic highlights of Germany like the gardens in Potsdam to Würzburg with its baroque house. See real castles you see on TV or movies in Bavaria with castles of Neuschwanstein and Burghausen or the Herrenchiemsee Palace in Munich. You’re sure to be delighted with a world beyond your thoughts.
Celebrate good life with distinct set of wines from different regions. Meet friends or have a sit with a special someone in romantic streets under city lights during evenings. For an extreme fun, never miss Oktoberfest in Munich. But if ever you really can’t make it on an October, don’t worry. Fairs and festivals are year round. You can also try Germany’s various cuisines in first class restaurants. Choose from a wide range of regional specialties depending on your taste and budget. Guten Appetit!
Economically speaking, Germany has established its name in the world as a provider of quality goods and services thus the ‘Made in Germany’ guarantee of quality. The export industry of Germany, on the other hand, is advantageous compared to other countries because the German economy is so much open to world trades and its products are highly prized internationally. Consequently, this aided the growth of the country making it as one of the most important market in European Union and the second largest exporter in the world next to China. In fact, nine percent of the total world trade comes from Germany.
However, it is surprising to know that Germany does not solely rely on big companies but on small players. Small medium-sized enterprises are considered the foundation of the German economy. About 99 percent of all companies are family-owned small and medium enterprise. This also means a flexible and strong economy since these businesses are passed down from generation to generation.
Not only that Germany is a strong economic hub but a home for great personalities. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientist and mathematician, is a German. The great father of blue jeans, Levi Strauss, is a German entrepreneur. Michael Schumacker, hailed as the greatest and most popular sports driver by Formula One, was born in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany.
Diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines also exist both in the political and economic aspect. Recently, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Markus Löning held talk on human rights here in the Philippines.
Aside from state visits, Germany plays a vital role to Philippine economy as it is the key to European investors. In turn, Philippines imports goods worth billions of dollars from Germany primarily electronic products. These two countries have mutual relationships as Germany benefits largely on its exports to the Philippines. Philippines, on the other hand, profits largely on German investments.
No doubt that a first world country like Germany gained worldwide respect. If you look for fine living, fun people and wonderful places – Germany has it all!
Jose Rizal: Timeless Tales and Lessons of Inspiration.”
A Lecture-Discussion by Prof. Ambeth Ocampo
First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) is inviting faculty and students from high schools and colleges in Batangas and Calabarzon to a talk by multi-awarded Filipino historian, academic, and author Ambeth R. Ocampo at the FAITH Covered Court on 9 September 2011, Friday, 9:00am to 12noon. The lecture-discussion is entitled “Jose Rizal: Timeless Tales and Lessons of Inspiration.”
Prof. Ocampo became known for his works mostly on Rizal and other heroes such as Bonifacio, Mabini, and Aguinaldo. In 2010, he was conferred one of the highest civilian awards of the Philippines, the Order of Lakandula, Rank of Bayani. He served as Chairman of the National Historical Institute and Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is also a columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The talk is part of the celebration of FAITH’s 11th Foundation and the sesquicentenary of the birth of our National Hero.
For questions, you may ask your staff to contact Ms. Rhuby Go at tel (043) 778 0656/1526/4136 loc. 348 or (043) 405 2326 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FAITH DUETS 2011
First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) is pleased to invite everyone to the first-ever “FAITH Duets” singing competition. The final showdown is set on 10 September 2011, Saturday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the FAITH Covered Court. The competition is part of the celebration of FAITH’s 11th Foundation.
We have a total of 5 duets from the FAITH Unified School and Tertiary Schools. Each duet is composed of one student and one faculty member. Choice of the winner will be based on 70% ticket sales; 30% judges’ decision. This event is for the benefit of the FAITH Community Development programs.
Tickets for the votes and show are available at the Department Secretaries (Unified School and College). To know the contestants, please visit the FAITH facebook page: First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) or click this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Asia-Institute-of-Technology-and-Humanities-FAITH/138388289524630#!/pages/First-Asia-Institute-of-Technology-and-Humanities-FAITH/138388289524630
FAITH Bravehearts vs Alumni Basketball Men Match
The FAITH Bravehearts battle it out with the alumni (mostly former Bravehearts varsity players) on September 10, Saturday 2,pm at the Indoor Sports Arena and Activity Center.
Question is, who will prevail: The newbies or their elder brothers. Watch and see!
Tickets available at the OSFA Office 2/F Admin Building. This event is organized by the First Asia Institute Alumni Organization for the benefit of the FAITH Athletics Program.
Unified School Field Demo and Talent Show
The Unified School students will showcase their talents during the field demo and talent show set on September 11, Sunday, at the FAITH Campus.
Parents, family members, relatives, and friends of all FAITH Unified School students are invited to attend. There will also be a Mass at 9:30 am and picnic lunch at 12noon on the same day for the US families.
See you all!