Filipino values has been quite a struggle to instill in my eight year old homebuddy's sensibilities. Well, with all the gadgets, games, cable TV, and toys, you have to compete with a lot of attention and this book is fun in all sort of ways. Great illustrations, great plot, humble characters and the inclusion of classic preschool song makes it book worth your family's while.
The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) launched Akong Bugsay on Feb. 19 at the Eduardo Aboitiz Hall of the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center.
"Just as the bugsay philosophy inspired individuals and groups in business and government, we believe that it can also be shared with children. Just like Andoy, young children have goals. They are excited and curious and want to do new things. Just like his father, we can guide them, help them to plan, encourage them and model ways to face challenges.
"Success breeds success, confidence and the desire to continue towards bigger, better things,” Amaya Aboitiz said in her speech after the storytelling.
Copies of the book was sold at the venue at Php 150 each while the coloring book cost Php 50. For every book sold during the launch, a copy of the coloring book will be given to supported schools of RAFI’s Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF).
To purchase the book, you may visit RAFI’s Casa Gorordo Museum shop, or contact 255-5630 and look for Joem de Gracia. To order online and/or to get activity sheets and other related materials of the book, visit www.rafi.org.ph/publications/akong-bugsay.
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