I grew up watching Batibot. I even know the lyrics of their theme song. I’m a fan, so imagine my excitement when I knew that we were going to conduct a Storytelling Workshop with the famous Kuya Bodjie.

Kuya Bodjie Pascua

Kuya Bodjie Pascua

Kuya Bodjie is an idol. I don’t plan on becoming a great story teller like him, but I do want to learn how it is to tell stories to my child. Parents know that it’s such a feat to keep a child interested in what you are saying and to keep them focused on just you.

I know that a lot of people will be interested to attend this one, from parents to yayas, to pre-school teachers to teachers of all levels, to those who want to go into theater and even those who work for Non profit organizations who deal with children.

Art of Storytelling with Kuya Bodjie

Art of Storytelling with Kuya Bodjie

The speaker for this workshop brought to you by Manila Workshops, GPG Bulilit Bookstore, the Learning Library and Insular Life is no other than Kuya Bodjie or Luisito Pascua.

Luisito Pascua attended acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York. He started working for his BFA degree at the University of Southern California which he eventually obtained from New York University in 1978. At NYU, he played the title role in Moliere’s “The Bourgeois Gentleman”. To date, he has appeared in over 100 productions with the Philippines’ top theatre companies. Filipino children perhaps know him best as “Kuya Bodjie” in the TV shows “Batibot”, “Bulilit”, and “Sige, Sali Ka Na!”, and currently as “Tito Luis” in ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Epol-Apple”. He is a consistent nominee for Star Awards’ Best Children’s Show Host, which he has already won twice. He helped conceptualize and produce “Bulilit” (1990 Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Children’s Show) and “Sige, Sali Ka Na!”. He is also a freelance actor for film, TV, radio, and commercials and documentaries, directs, writes, has collaborated with young filmmakers in developing their award-winning short films and has been all over the Philippines as a popular storyteller to children of all ages. He has designed curricula and/or given classes to numerous groups in the Philippines. He is the founding president of Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines at the Museo Pambata and used to sit as a Sectoral Representative for Storytellers at the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.

To sign up for the class, please fill out the form below. The Art of Storytelling is on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Insular Life Multi-Purpose Hall, 12th Floor Insular Life Makati Building, Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City. Workshop fees are as follows, and are inclusive of materials, lunch, and snacks:

Early Bird Rate (paid by April 26, 2014): P1100
Regular Rate (starts on April 27, 2014): P1300
Teacher Rate: P1100
Group Rate (group of 3 participants): P2500

Hurry and avail of the EARY BIRD RATE! Pay before April 26!

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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