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Benchingko/Films Presents: Star Teacher

Join Lucy Torres-Gomez in a travel documentary entitled Star Teacher that brings her back to her beloved hometown, Ormoc. While its tragic history casts a long shadow on the lives of its people, Lucy believes that educating the young about the environment with the help of a puppet show, Ormoc will soon reclaim its verdant past.

In November 1991, the Ormoc region was inundated by Tropical Storm Thelma (local name: Uring). Flash floods and landslides killed more than 6,000 people, mostly in Ormoc itself. Most kids today won’t remember it or are not yet born then so it’s really important to have documentaries such as this which will help them understand the importance of respecting and taking care of nature.

Here’s the full version of the puppet show “Si Rico at ang Pamilya Puno” (Rico and the Tree Family):

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