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Activities / May 19, 2013

RAP Midyear Demofest 2013

The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) cordially invites you to attend the National Midyear Demofest  with the theme:  “Culture, Literacy and Technology:  From Local to Global Classrooms” on September 12-14, 2013  at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Tiano corner Hayes Streets, Cagayan de Oro City. Its main objective is to enable participants to use appropriate materials and effective methods to make the teaching of literacy more responsive to the needs of diverse learners and the changing times.


The event aims to gather kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers from the public and private schools, pre-service teachers, administrators, supervisors, language specialists and researchers. The featured speakers include Dr. William H. Teale of the International Reading Association,  Linda Warfel of Scholastic Asia and Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC of the Communication Foundation for Asia among others.


The registration fees are:


Early Registrants (before Aug. 16, 2013)/ RAP Members/ public school teachers    Php 4,000.00
Registrants from August 17 -  September 2, 2013 (Non-RAP members)                PhP 4,500.00
Walk-in registrants on September 12, 2013  (Non-RAP members)                         Php 5,000.00


Payment may be deposited to:


Account Name:                        Reading Association of the Philippines
                                            (Bank of the Philippine Islands – Loyola Katipunan Branch)

Current Account Number:         3081–1721-87


As soon as payment of registration is made, send copy of the teller validated deposit slip to:


email address:    rapdemofest@gmail.com
Attention:          RAP Secretary

or fax copy to:   Fax No. (02) 721 2529
Attention:          RAP Treasurer


Registration deadline is on September 2, 2013. Walk-in registrants will not be assured of slots. Hence, we encourage you to register early. Registration form, CHED and DepEd Advisory may be downloaded from the RAP web site.  For further details, interested participants may contact:  0927 685 9197  (Amy) 0920 2390202 (Heidi) and 0917 846 6441 (Audrey) .  You may also email queries to us at  rapdemofest @gmail.com.  


See you there!

CHED Memorandum
DepEd Advisory
Invitation to Members
Invitation to Organize a RAP Chapter
Leadership Training
Demofest Registration Form
Leadership Workshop Registration Form

Breakfast with the Monks
Dahilayan Adventure Park
Paseo Oriental
White Water Rafting

Tourist Destinations
List of Hotels in Cagayan De Oro (1)
List of Hotels Cagayan De Oro (2)

Activities / October 6, 2012


theme: K-12 and 21st Century Literacies 

November 8-10, 2012

Century Park Hotel, P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila

Conference Strands: 

  • K – Grade 3, Grades 4-7, Grades 8-12 and 21st Century Literacies
  • Technology, Assessment and the K-12 Curriculum
  • Implications of K-12 Curriculum on Teacher Education  and Development

                                             Special Guests:

Dr. Jay Blanchard

Dr. Daniel Churchill

Board of Directors, International Reading Association  and Professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,  Arizona State University Head, Information and Technology Studies The Hong Kong University


Activities / August 7, 2012

RAP National Convention Advisory

Dear Fellow RAP members,

The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) Annual National Convention originally scheduled on August 9-11, 2012 at the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila as announced in the DepEd Advisory no. 331-s.-2012 and the CHED Chairperson’s Memo dated 18 June 2012, has been postponed because of the prevailing weather and flooding conditions affecting our country and the possible dangers these pose on the safety of RAP members and conference participants who will be traveling to attend the convention. The new dates will be announced later.

Thank you for your understanding, keep safe everyone!

On behalf of the RAP Board of Directors,

Dina Ocampo


Activities / April 8, 2012

RAP Annual National Convention 2012

Dear Literacy Advocates, Fellow Educators and Teachers:

The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) is pleased to announce its Annual National Convention 2012 with the theme, “Literacy and the K-12 Curriculum”, to be held at the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila, on August 9-11, 2012. It will be a gathering of reading teachers, professors, and specialists in Filipino and English, literacy advocates and researchers to be updated on trends in literacy instruction in the context of the new curriculum. The theme will focus on five related strands, namely: Early Literacy in the K-12 Curriculum; Content Literacy in the First and Second Languages; Technology Literacy in the K-12 Curriculum; Assessment of Reading in the K-12 Curriculum; and Implications of the K-12 Curriculum on Teacher Education and Development. In this connection, we invite you to participate in this timely event as our schools nationwide embark on a new basic education curriculum that responds to 21st century demands.

The registration fees are:

RAP Members/ Early Bird (before August 1, 2012) – Php 4,500.00

Non-RAP Members/ Walk-in Registrants – Php 5,000.00

Payments may be deposited to:

Account name: Reading Association of the Philippines

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola Katipunan Branch)

Current Account No.: 3081–1721-87

For further information, visit the rap web site at http://rap.org.ph/ or contact any of the following mobile nos.: 09155331040 (Nong) and 0920239020 (Heidi), or email queries to us at readingassociation.philippines@gmail.com.

Attached is the program, parallel and roundtable sessions. Memo from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and advisory from the Department of Education (DepEd) including the list of possible accommodations are also available upon request. We look forward to your valuable presence at the convention!

Activities / December 12, 2011

2011 RAP DEMOFEST – related articles

Ambeth Ocampo and Michael Tan write about Rizal, Reading and Dipolog. Read their articles published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Activities / August 30, 2011


The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) is pleased to announce its Midyear Demofest 2011 to be held in Top Plaza Hotel, Echaves St. cor. Quezon Avenue, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte, Mindanao on November 13 (Sunday), 14 (Monday), and 15 (Tuesday), 2011. This demonstration festival is on the theme: Reading Rizal: Pagsulong sa Kanyang Adhikain sa Konektadong Daigdig. Historian, writer, columnist and former Chairman of the National Historical Commission, Prof. Ambeth Ocampo will serve as this year’s featured speaker. Noted local and international experts and specialists on reading, reading education, technology and Rizaliana will also be featured during plenary sessions.

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Activities / March 8, 2011

2011 National Convention Invitation

Dear Literacy Advocates,

Warm greetings!

We celebrate this year the sesquicentennial of our national hero’s birth and the silver anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. It is a good opportunity to highlight the role of reading in our lives as individuals and as a people, especially as we continuously work towards preserving our cultural heritage and becoming a nation of readers.

Thus, the Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) is pleased to invite you to its Annual National Convention to be held at 1118 Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, corner United Nations Avenue, Manila on April 6 to 8, 2011. It will be a gathering of reading teachers, professors, and specialists in Filipino and English, focusing on the theme “Literacy through the Ages”. The convention aims to be an avenue for sharing best practices and research on literacy in relation to the following strands: Reading Ages and Reading Development; Socio-Historical Ages and Literacy Contexts; Technological Ages: How Technology Changes Literacy and Literacy Behavior; and Ages of the Reading Teacher Professional Development : From Novice to Expert.

Plenary speakers include International Reading Association (IRA) Board Member Dr. Maryann Manning; former Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Language Center (RELC) – Singapore Language Specialist Dr. Melchor Tatlonghari; internationally published historian Dr. Ma. Serena Diokno, and British Council Philippines Program Manager Mr. Jansen Mayor. Concurrent session presenters include specialists from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, and Philippine Normal University; Palanca award winning writers; and teachers from both public and private schools.

We look forward to a dynamic exchange with you at the conference. See you there!



RAP President

Registration Details

Early registration is until March 25, 2011 only.

Deadline for sending proof of early bird payment is on March 31, 2011.

Pre- registration is encouraged because of limited slots.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the RAP web site at www.rap.org.ph. Send copy of deposit slip and filled-out registration form to the RAP Secretary on or before March 31, 2011.

Types of Registration and Conference Fees

  1. Early Bird Registration: Php 2,700.00
  2. RAP Member (in good standing) Registration: Php 2,700.00
  3. Regular Registration: Php 3,000.00
  4. Presenter (present acceptance letter): Free

Registration includes PM snacks for April 6, lunch and AM & PM snacks for April 7, and AM snacks for April 8; conference kit; certificates of participation and appearance; and handouts. Participants are responsible for their accommodation and transportation.

Deposit payments to:

  1. Account Name: Reading Association of the Philippines
  2. Current Account. Number: 3081-1721-87
  3. Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
  4. Branch: Loyola, Katipunan

Fax/ email (scanned) deposit slip to:

  1. Prof. Melissa Alma Orencia, RAP Secretary
  2. Telefax No.: (02) 302-6755 (Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm)
  3. Email Address: readingassociation.philippines@gmail.com

For more information, please get in touch with any of the following:

  1. Dr. Aurora Samson-Reyna (President)asreyna_7145@yahoo.com
  2. Prof. Melissa Alma Orencia (Secretary)readingassociation.philippines@gmail.com
  3. Prof. Portia Padilla (Conference Co-Chair)rapannualcon2011@gmail.com


Activities / June 6, 2010

2010 Asian Literacy Conference Additional Presentations

Literacy Across Cultures: (Re) Reading Asia
November 3-5, 2010
Manila Hotel
Manila, Philippines