"I have learned a lot from you regarding how teacher should pay attention to the voice. May you continue to be a blessing to others by sharing your thoughts and ideas."
-Edita A. Pelaez
"I was so enlightened to your discussions today. There are lots of things that I will be remembered while I'm teaching this will be surely applied as I leave this place. Hope to see you again. To hear your other thoughts regarding our voice. How to take care of it especially conversing in English. Thank You so much! God Bless you always!
- Nerissa D. Torregoza
"Thank you for the opportunity of being with s and shared significant information which will definitely of great help to each one of us. I, personally gained a lot from this seminar / workshop, again thank you and keep in touch. God Bless!"
- Joanna A. Magadia
"This seminar made me realize that there are a lot of things I need to practice more,on, like effectively communicating with students with students and colleagues. Thank You!"
- Gilsen Katrin H. Villanueva
"From the seminar - workshop, I learned a lot about developing communicative / conversational skills which are definitely relevant in our profession. Practicing conversational English was given emphasis. These information are of great help for for us to grow personally and professionally.
In addition, tips on how to take care of our voice are clear and very significant. I'll practice those tips everyday.
Thank you for a very informative and interesting talk."
- Mhelva V. Aguado
"We are lucky to have a workshop like this which I learned to take care of my voice. I will use this in my teaching career."
- Sheena Marie E. Paglibuan
"Good luck, thank you for your advocacy for voice care for teachers at least we have someone who cares for our voices as this is our only tool in career."
- Susan Aritalla Pendon
"You are good speaker. I learned a lot especially how to care for my voice. Especially that my students are always asking me “ma’am is that you loudest voice?” please continue your work all throughout the world so that you can share your knowledge for those who are less fortunate teachers especially in rural baranggays, and high schools. I will pray that God will continue helping you to maintain you good voice to inspire many."
- Yolanda T. Puguna
“I am very grateful for your gift of person. Thank you for revitalizing our voice - the very capital of our vocation as teacher. With your funny and substantial sharing, I came to realize that I need to take good care of my voice. I love teaching and also love teachers. Hope that you would be a great help for us in letting our voice heard to DepEd through your Voice Care foundation. Thank you!”
- Christian G. Grana
“Thank you so much for discussing to us the voice care. This is what we teachers need. An advocacy on the major medium of educations to convey our lesson well to have more of this so we can be as effective as we want to our learner. Thank you and more power. May God bless you more.”
- Prislee P. Celalles
"God has given you the talent and we are blessed because you have imparted it to us. I really love your talk. I learned many things from you. You helped me realize that my profession as a teacher is a noble one, and to love my life and my VOICE."
- Nancy Fuentes
“Sir Pocholo, THANK YOU for the information you have shared to us especially for me that in 23 years of teaching it is undeniable that I have also suffered from sore throat, and voice problem. It is now my time to change the culture of mine on how to care of my voice. Thank you! Thank you! Keep up the good work”
- Silvestre O. Molinos Jr.
"I am Noemi Flor Taburnal, currently a teacher of IS at The Manila Southwoods International School Inc. I have been teaching for more than a couple of years now, where my voice is one of my most significant tool.
Way back during my first year of teaching, I often experience vocal problems such as losing of voice, a hoarse voice and vexing throat. At first, I just thought it’s normal for a teacher who just started, not until I realized that I was using my voice too much and without proper care. From then, I did some changes with my own classroom schedule so that I will not use my voice for long periods of time. Also, I made changes with my lifestyle, a healthier lifestyle thinking that’s the only way to help me avoid such problems.
Things changed when I was given a chance to attend the Voice Care for Teachers workshop. Well, this was the first time I heard about it so I got curious and was excited too. Even though I had to travel a long distance, I thought it was worth a try. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Ada Cuaresma and Mr. Pocholo Gonzales, where I have learned things I've never learned before and during my time of teaching. The workshop has awaken me on how voice is substantial that I disregarded.Yes, Ms.Ada was right that "we afford to visit to the dentist or the salon yet, we never seek VOICE CARE". The workshop didn’t only leave us awakened but also, gave us tips/ ways how to take care of our voice before it we encounter a problem or worse, lose it.
Furthermore, they taught us how voice is being produced anatomically, therefore we also learned how to produce it properly. We also experienced how to do the deep proper breathing which I have been doing wrong, proper posture for a good voice formation and pitch in the decorous voice production. They also taught us how to maximize our voice in different ways and become a helpful tool to capture the listeners' or the students' attention. I also experienced to record an audiobook, one of the most exciting part. Hence, I started to bear it with my everyday life and I can see changes. So far, haven’t experienced again the preceding problems mentioned, and I discuss my lessons in a more relaxed manner. Never do I worry of losing my voice one day and I am more confident knowing that I am doing the right thing for my voice.
I am grateful to have learned things like these and to show my gratitude, I will keep on sharing Voice Care to other people, especially to teachers like me. Thank you Voice Care Philippines for the priceless effort you have given to us! MAY GOD BLESS YOU MORE!"
- Noemi Flor Taburnal