Learn to speak la dolce vita

Published August 6, 2022, 9:55 AM

by Manila Bulletin

Philippine Italian Association and Lyceum of the Philippines University in Cavite sign agreement on inclusion of Italian in curriculum

PARLI ITALIANO? Officers of the Philippine Italian Association, the Italian Embassy in Manila, and the Lyceum of the Philippines (from left): Mark Irvin Celis, Dr. Maria Teresa O. Pinili, Tillie Pelagallo, Elisabetta Valentini, Zenaida R. Tantoco, Roberto Laurel, Sallie Laurel Lopez, Alessandro Milani, Dr. Ramon C. Mañiago, and Francis Jeana

At the recent contract signing between Philippine Italian Association and the Lyceum of the Philippines University in Cavite, the delegation was composed of Philippine Italian Association (PIA) vice president for operations Tillie Pelagallo, Philippine Italian Association (PIA) general manager Alessandro Milani, PIA president Zenaida R. Tantoco, and and Italian Embassy official representative Elisabetta Valentini.

PARTNERSHIP SOLIDIFIED From left: General Manager of the Philippine Italian Association Alessandro Milani, President of the Lyceum of the Philippines University Roberto Laurel, President of the Philippine Italian Association, Zenaida R. Tantoco, and the official representative of the Italian Embassy Elisabetta Valentini

The representatives went to the Lyceum of the Philippines University in Dasmariñas, Cavite to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with LPU Cavite to include Italian among the foreign language courses in the curriculum.

Signing the MOA with the PIA was Lyceum of the Philippines University of Cavite and Manila president Roberto Laurel and VP for finance Sallie Laurel Lopez, together with the officers of the LPU Cavite.

The university president elucidated on the importance of this collaboration to teach Italian on campus, “I responded after, with a promise, to give our best efforts for a long and successful implementation of this memorandum of agreement,” he said.

The signing of the agreement followed.

After the ceremonies, a tour of the university campus was given to the PIA delegation, who were later taken to lunch by the Laurel family at the nearby Bayleaf hotel.