PH NatCom holds 10th Karunungan Festival

On its 10th year, the Karunungan Festival dwelt on the theme “Lifelong Learning and Ethics.” Orchestrated by the SHS Committee with PH Natcom Commissioner Rainier Ibana at the helm, the one-day conference focused on ethics education within the framework of lifelong learning. The conference provided an opportunity for participants to discuss strategies for teaching and popularizing ethics in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change, and analyzing the interface of ethics education and lifelong learning.

The conference consisted of two plenary sessions headed by Dr. Ibana (lifelong learning) and Ms. Joji Racelis of the Center for Family Ministries, Loyola House of Studies (connecting with today’s adolescents), and three workshop discussions facilitated by Prof. Rowena Azada-Palacios of the Ateneo de Manila University (philosophy for children in the context of lifelong ethics learning), CENTEX Ayala Foundation (philosophy for children in the Philippine context), and Mr. Damien Roiland of Lycée Français de Manille (merienda philosophy). Mr. Irakli Khodeli, programme specialist from UNESCO Jakarta, served as keynote speaker.