A new Guide to Bikol Orthography was launched last Monday, 17 November 2014 (4PM) at the Madrigal Amphitheater, Ateneo de Naga University. The book is a result of a one-year research project initiated by Fr. Wilmer Tria (research proponent) together with Fr. Danilo Imperial (research associate), Kristian Cordero (fieldwork supervisor), Federico Jesus Hernandez, and Tito Genova Valiente (consultants).
After a series of survey conducted in all six provinces of the region, the team invited several academics, writers, government officials, media, and members of the clergy to participate in the focus group discussion. Among those who participated in the FGD include Dr. Paz Verdades Santos, Atty. Henry Briguera, Fr. Rex Andrew Alarcon, Dada Docot, Frank V. Penones, Jun Belgica(+), Lou Nieva, Eduardo Uy, and Jerome Hipolito.
The research was funded by the Ateneo de Naga University Research Council headed by Dr. Joel Noche and is published by the Ateneo de Naga University Press. Fr. Primitivo Viray, SJ, Ateneo de Naga University President and Hon. John Bongat, mayor of Naga City were present during the launching. For book orders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Kristian Cordero