Free seminars

Free seminar-workshops:

1. “English Proficiency Course” (4 hours; for college students, K-to-12 teachers, any interested group; free interactive English grammar and vocabulary exercises based on Korean historical dramas - external link)

2. “Clear and concise English for effective legal writing” (4 hours; for HR officers and staff, NGOs, LGUs, Student Councils, academic organizations, fraternities, sororities, any interested group; test yourself with the interactive exercises)

3. “Photography / Photojournalism” (4 hours; for campus journalists and schoolpaper advisers, youth groups, academic organizations, fraternities, sororities, NGOs, any interested group)

4. “How to write for the Internet” (4 hours; for any interested group)

5. “Plain Language, Plain English, or Clear Writing” (4 hours; for any interested group; test yourself with the interactive exercises)

Seminars are for Metro Manila only. Your group must provide the venue, LCD projector, sound system, etc.

For more information or to schedule a seminar, please contact Atty. Gerry T. Galacio, or mobile 0927-798-3138.

Previous Plain English, Plain Language, or Clear Writing seminars:

1. Plain English writing seminar for National Museum employees, June 27, 2019

Early birds

Seminar participants working on the interactive exercises for Plain English and basic grammar

2. “Legal Writing for Non-Lawyers” for FERN staff; FCC Building, J. Escriva Drive, Pasig City, August 2, 2016; organized by Christopher Cardino (Treasury and Budget Manager).

3. “Clear and concise English for effective legal writing” seminar for editors and document analysts of Baker & Mckenzie Global Services Manila, July 1, 2015, Bonifacio Global City.

3. Manila Law College (PCCr) seminar on “Clear and concise English for effective legal writing” April 11, 2015.

The seminar was coordinated by Ms. Ara Gloria and was attended by around 20 bar candidates.

The candidates also held a raffle among themselves of the “Barblues” book.

Previous English Proficiency or Plain English seminars:

1. Division of City Schools, Pasig City (Plain English seminar for English teachers)

2. Santolan High School, Pasig City, June 2014 (whole-day seminar on English Proficiency)

3. Sta. Lucia High School, Pasig City, December 2014 (4-Saturday seminar on English Proficiency)

4. Maybunga Elementary School, Annex, Pasig City, May 24, 2018 (whole-day seminar on English Proficiency)

1st picture - Mr. Christopher Santos, principal, addresses the participants; 2nd and 3rd pictures - participants work on the 290-plus interactive exercises that have been downloaded to their laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

5. Spurgeon School Foundation, Makati City, August 10, 2018

6. Dela Paz High School, Pasig City, Metro Manila, August 31, 2019 (whole-day seminar on English Proficiency); photos below by Glearsean Francisco Samudio

Seminars and press conferences (regional. division, and district) where I was the resource speaker or judge in the  photojournalism competition:

1. Photojournalism seminar, Maria Montessori Christian School, Pembo, Makati, August 19, 2006

2. Photojournalism training and contest, District 5, Division of Pasig City and San Juan, Caniogan Elementary School, September 7 and 8, 2006

3. 13th Division Young Writers' Conference, Division of Pasig City and San Juan, October 5 and 10, 2006

4. Photojournalism seminar, Santolan High School, October 20, 2006

5. Photojournalism lecture and contest (high school level) Division of Pasig City and San Juan, November 7, 2006

6. Regional Schools Press Conference, Region III, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, November 14-17, 2006

7. Miriam College (Quezon City) High School Department photojournalism seminar, June 30, 2007

8. Division Schools Press Conferences (Secondary and Elementary), Division of Pasig City, 2008-2010

9. Division Secondary Schools Press Conference, Quezon City (QC DSSPC), September 11, 16-18, 2014, FEU Diliman

I also organized the Mini Press Conference, Rizal High School, Pasig City, from 1984 to 1991. The Mini Press Con was an annual conference of some 400 journalism students from Rizal High School, Quezon City Science High School, Colegio Del Buenconsejo, Pasig Catholic College, La Immaculada Concepcion School, and other public and private high schools.