The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

03 June 2011

Alyana in Pampanga

True to its mission of educating the public on autism, ASP National Office – in partnership with its chapters and other institutions – is bringing the documentary film “Alyana – A Study of Autism in the Philippines” to the country’s different areas. The latest stop was the province of Pampanga.

ASP City of San Fernando Chapter, headed by chapter President Joy Ofrecia, paved the way for Alyana to visit the two universities in Pampanga.

First Stop

Alyana’s first stop was in Angeles University Foundation (AUF) on February 26. Assisting the officers of ASP City of San Fernando Chapter were Mr. Erwin Carbungco, the Director of AUF’s Office of Continuing Education and Consultancy, and the Dean of Graduate School, Bella Panlilio, Ph. D.

They also helped the chapter with preparation, auditorium reservation and ticket-selling, as well as with advertizing. The Alyana film showing at the university was also open to non-AUF students. 153 viewers were able to enjoy and learn more about autism.

ASP National President, Grace Adviento, and ASP National Vice President, Peng So, joined to support the chapter.
ASP City of San Fernando Chapter President Joy Ofrecia with ASP National Vice President Peng So and ASP National President Grace Adviento

Second Stop

On March 12, 2011, 400 Education, Nursing and Psychology students viewed Alyana at the University of the Assumptions. The chapter was assisted by Bernardo Sicat (Faculty), Rodel Divino Aguas, Ph. D (Dean, College of Professional Teacher Education Dept.), Sr Arsenia Marie Puno (Psychology Dept. Chair) and Arnel Sicat, Ph.D (Dean, College of School of Arts and Sciences).
University of Assumption participants

ASP National Staff, Lanie Casalme and Cathy Genovia, joined to support the chapter. ASP City of San Fernando Chapter would like to thank the following sponsors: Office of Governor Lilia Pineda, Keren’s Salon & Spa, Gino Espiritu Foundation and its media partner CLTV 36.

Next Stop

According to ASP Executive Director Ranilo Sorongon, Alyana will be shown again in Quezon City on July 23, 2011 to coincide with the celebration of the 33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. This film showing is the first project of the six (6) Quezon City ASP chapters in partnership with ASP National Office.

All those who are interested in watching Alyana, keep watching for updates on our Facebook page, Autism Society Philippines and our website:

To those who would like to have Alyana shown at their place, just email us at or call us: telephone numbers 7-903-5496.


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