Philippine Visual and Performing Arts
Banaue Miclat-Janssen has an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College of
the City University of New York (BC-CUNY) and a BA Theater Arts degree
from University of the Philippines, Diliman.
She has been a professional performer for the past 21 years, and a
passionate teacher for the past 4 years. Banaue currently teaches at
the Ateneo de Manila University. She is excited give back to both the
community and her country through teaching a course on Philippine
Visual and Performing Arts for Casa Bayanihan.
Philippine Politics and Governance
Gino Antonio P. Trinidad obtained both
his MA Global Politics and AB Political Science degrees from Ateneo de Manila
University. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Political
Science, Ateneo de Manila University, and has taught undergraduate courses in
Politics and Governance, Introduction to Political Science, International
Political Economy, and Politics and Development (as adjunct faculty of the
Development Studies Program), and a graduate course on Religion and Politics.
He is a volunteer of Pathways to Higher Education, where back in his days
in college he served as the Principal of its student arm, Alay Ni Ignacio,
which is a summer school program catering to deserving yet underprivileged high
school students from partner schools in Marikina and Quezon City. What
Gino really enjoys about teaching political science is listening to students'
critical opinions/analyses about contemporary socioeconomic-political
realities, which serve as foundations for alternative ways of thinking and
Filipino for Foreign Students: Introduction to Philippine Culture Through Immersion
“Teaching Filipino for non-native
speakers and heritage learners is indeed difficult yet worthy especially when
you see students starting to utter basic words, then learning how to form simple
phrases and basic sentences, and confidently engaging in challenging discourses
while exploring how Filipino language operates within the culture. As a
language teacher, the astounding phenomenon of second language acquisition
inspires me to teach passionately and not to stop from unfolding the ambiguity
and nuances of the Filipino language. And now, Casa Bayanihan is another
opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice.”
Jomar obtained his Bachelor of
Secondary Education in Filipino (2006) and Master of Arts in Filipino Language
Teaching (2009) from the Philippine Normal University-Manila respectively. He
is currently taking-up Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics at the University of
the Philippines-Diliman. He participated at the International Conference on Filipino
as Global Language and presented his research titled “Language Behavior Sketch of Filipino
Students: An Approach in Revisiting Language Policy Implementation in
Education”. From 2010-2013, he worked as Senior Language Researcher then
appointed Officer-in-charge of the Information and Publication Division at the
Commission on the Filipino Language, the sole government agency under the
Office of the President mandated to promote and conduct researches for further
enrichment and development of Philippine Languages. In May 2013, he joined the
faculty of the Department of Filipino at Ateneo De Manila University as
Lecturer and currently teaching Filipino
for Non-Filipino Speakers, a course for foreign students ¾ and for ‘hyphenated’
Filipino student as well.
Engaging Reality: Accompaniment and Community
As an undergraduate, Grace studied Anthropology and Theology at Fordham University and participated in Casa de la Solidaridad in El Salvador. She completed her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Education at Santa Clara University. Currently, Grace co-directs Casa Bayanihan and is also privileged to facilitate the Praxis Seminar, a space where students can reflect upon and process their experience in communities. She most enjoys listening to students discover incredible depth from seemingly ordinary moments.
Mysteries of God: Suffering, Solidarity and God
An associate professor of philosophy at Santa Clara University, Mark serves as Director of Mission and Ministry at Casa Bayanihan. He has taught or worked in El Salvador, the Philippines, Mexico, and Canada. He also is the author of several books and is a senior fellow of the Bannan Institute for Jesuit Education and Christian Values at Santa Clara University. Mark has degrees in philosophy and engineering from Stanford and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale.