With the aim of raising awareness on the preservation of Pangasinan Cultural Heritage, the Laboratory Integrated School (LIS) held “Tawir Talks” at the Benigno Aldana Gymnasium on Wednesday morning, May 24.
Dr. Teresita P. Sunga, chairperson of the high school department, welcomed the resource speakers and attendees in her opening remarks, saying that the event is for the continuation of the legacy of Pangasinense ancestors.
“𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯 𝘢 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦,” Sunga said.
Meanwhile, in her inspirational message, Assoc. Prof. Tuesday C. De Leon, principal of LIS, emphasized the importance of knowing the roots and origin of being a Pangasinense.
“𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘢 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘰, 𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘰 𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪 𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘨𝘶𝘸𝘢𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯 (𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦) 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨,” de Leon expressed.
Mr. Nicanor D. Germono, the president of Youth for Pangasinan Heritage (Y4PH) who served as one of the speakers in the event, discussed “Heritage? Anto Man? (The Basics of Heritage)” that aims to stress the importance of preserving the various heritage that can be found in the country and differentiate the tangible and intangible heritage and its examples.
“𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘕𝘈 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦,” Germono said.
Mr. Kevin Conrad A. Ibasco, deputy chair of the information management committee of Y4PH, talked about Pangasinan’s history in his “Awaran: Kasaysayan ng Pangasinan” desiring to instill the true definition of history, the beauty of Pangasinan, and the different revolts that took place in the province.
Ibasco urged the attendees to take pride in the rich history of Pangasinan and pass this to the next generation.
“𝘔𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯, 𝘩𝘶𝘸𝘢𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘬𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘰 𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯, 𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘰𝘺 𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯. 𝘔𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯. (𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯.),” Ibasco noted.
An open forum at the end of the lectures served as a way for the students to ask the ways on how to promote Pangasinan’s local products, enrich the local language and its varieties, and whether calling the people of Pangasinan as “Pangalatok” is offensive.
We, PSUnians, should contribute to ensuring that the culture, heritage, and language of Pangasinan should live on and be passed down to the next generations!
Mabuhay ang kulturang Pangasinense!