How the deaf use social media for their advocacies

Sep 08, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication and use these to push for advocacies such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill

SIGN LANGUAGE. Faculty members and students of DLS-CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applies Studies take part in the Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pag-awit ni Joey Ayala ng 'Tutubing Bakal'

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Inawit ni Joey Ayala ang Tutubing Bakal para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika

Oral computer test deems native English speaker not fluent enough

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:47 PM

A native English speaker fails the oral component of a computerized English language test needed for her visa

This general view shows the central business district behind the iconic Opera House in Sydney on September 17, 2015. Peter Parks/AFP

10 public high schools in Metro Manila to offer Korean language this year

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says it would be good for Filipino students to continue the tradition of knowing about Korea

'Village Base Station Project,' 'Siglo' star at UP tech fair

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The two are prime examples of the ingenuity on display at the local tech fair

SPEEDING AHEAD. The Philippines' 'Siglo' electric car bags 2nd place honors at 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon event. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

Ang problema sa pagdepensa sa jejemon

May 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Ipinagtatanggol ng ilan ang mga jeje Pruweba umano ito na ang masa ay nagsasalita na P wede ba? Ang gusto nila’y manatili sa iilan ang pribilehiyo ng kagalingang magsalita at magsulat

Is texting a curse?

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Does texting erode language?

'Sayang' moments

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Today the Duterte administration poses the risk of being another ‘sayang’ moment

WATCH: How Filipinos say 'I love you'

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:21 PM

How do Filipinos express their love for one another? Let s count the ways

Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

How does one call people appropriately these days? When is dear acceptable? Or for that matter bok ?

Alternative facts?

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:04 PM

There are legitimate references to alternative readings or competing narratives

'Surreal' is 2016 'Word of the Year'

Dec 20, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Merriam Webster s dictionary gives the word the honor after a spike in searches for it over the previous year

This December 16, 2016 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC. shows the definition for the word 'Surreal' in a copy of the Webster's Desktop Dictionary. Karen Bleier/AFP

Digong and the Donald: The indiscreet charm of informality in politics

Nov 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Duterte and Trump show that they are different from most other politicians Their “backstage rhetoric” allows them to present themselves as political figures who side with the people and not with other politicians

85 countries vie for foreign language film Oscar

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Brillante Mendoza s movie Ma Rosa Pedro Almodovar s Julieta are among the films submitted for the awards

‘Tokhang’: Maililista na kaya sa Oxford Dictionary?

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Sino ng nagsabing ang wikang Filipino ay Tagalog? Umabot na rin tayo sa antas internasyunal Marami nang salitang Filipino at slang ang tinanggap ng Oxford English Dictionary

Many languages use similar sounds for common objects – study

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:42 PM

These sound symbolic patterns show up again and again across the world independent of the geographical dispersal of humans and independent of language lineage

Your brain has its own World Wide Web of words

Aug 26, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] To say that language is a mere accessory is like saying your head is just something nature grabbed for you to wear but that you would be perfectly fine walking around headless

In New York, children of Indonesian migrants learn Bahasa Indonesia

Aug 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Indonesian university students in America teach Indonesian language and culture to children born in the Unites States to Indonesian parents – in an attempt to share the wonders of Indonesia and to give back to the nation they call home

LEARNING BAHASA INDONESIA. Children in New York learn from their instructor ---. Photo from Permias NY Facebook page

Saan dapat patungo ang proyekto ng wikang pambansa?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Lahat ng mga wika sa Pilipinas ay magkakapamilya Ito ang paliwanag kung bakit maraming magkakatulad na salita na iba’t ibang wika natin

Bisayang Dako

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Until recently the language of politics other than English has always been Tagalog and everyone – from politician to the voter – had to learn how to speak it Not anymore

CHED orders colleges to retain Filipino units in new GE curriculum

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Advocates of the Filipino language who questioned the curriculum before the Supreme Court now urge colleges to resurrect Filipino departments abolished because of the K to 12

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

KWF, tumatanggap ng nominasyon para sa Ulirang Guro 2016

May 18, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Kikilalanin ang mga Ulirang Guro 2016 sa KWF Araw ng Gawad sa 19 Abril 2016

The gift of language

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children

UP, Ateneo, DLSU among world's top universities in subject rankings

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:06 PM

UP secures spots in 4 subjects the most among the Philippine universities that were featured in the survey

In defense of English in the Philippines

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The point isn t what your accent is but whether you are saying something substantial and using the language elegantly

Netizens praise sign language interpreters in Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Is the sign language inset for the second Comelec sanctioned presidential debate enough?

Cebu groups join forces for PWD-inclusive 2016 elections

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The persons with disability community in Cebu hopes its actions will eventually help amplify the sector s voice in national governance

FULLY-ABLED NATION. Persons with Disability Leaders from all over Cebu Province commit to a disability-inclusive 2016 presidential elections.Photo by JP Maunes

In the trench war over climate text, a little means a lot

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Will a battle over two words – shall and should – decide mankind s fate? With stakes so high every word counts

A visitor attends the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, December 1, 2015. Guilliaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Literally 'un-amazing'

Nov 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Language is a living art that changes with the times – and ethics per the Associated Press – it reflects and reveals more about the speaker than intended

Israeli MPs vote to make Arabic compulsory in schools

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:08 AM

The vote came amid increasing tensions between Israel and the Palestinians

Palestinian students attend a lesson at a computer laboratory at a UN-run school that reopens after recontruction work as it was damaged during the war between Israel and Hamas militants on March 22, 2015 in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Said Khatib/AFP

'Heneral Luna' is PH entry to 2016 Oscars

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:06 PM

The film is the country s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2016 Oscars

Photo courtesy of Artikulo Uno

Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda tumatanggap na ng mga lahok

Sep 02, 2015 - 4:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang gawad ay para sa pinakamahusay na tesis at disertasyon na isinulat gamit ang wikang Filipino para sa agham pangkalikasan agham panlipunan ng matematika at iba pang kaugnay na larangan

Larawan mula sa KWF website

Filipino, the language that is not one

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Filipino is the national language that seeks to become more than a native tongue and aspires to become the nation’s official speech It is contaminated and compromised from the start by the very languages it seeks to exclude or subordinate

Hinihintay kong mabura na ang Buwan ng Wika

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Kung naririnig natin at ginagamit ang Filipino hindi lamang para sa malulubhang damdamin kundi para rin sa mga karaniwang gawain – magiging yugto na lamang sa kasaysayan ang Buwan ng Wika

What makes one Indonesian?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:06 PM

I now live in Indonesia It s a journey that begins with a personal story

Manuel L. Quezon and the 20-peso question

Aug 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM

What does a P20 bill got to do with the Filipino language?

Bugtong? Bugtong!

Aug 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Test your wits and answer Rappler s bugtong for the day

Foreigners speak 'beki', 'kanto' Filipino in Manila

Aug 14, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In their videos an American and his foreign friends explore Manila through language food culture and crazy antics

Cebu City pushes for the rights of deaf Filipinos

Aug 08, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Does your local government recognize the rights of persons with disabilities?

Perils of being a sign language interpreter in the PH

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Sign language interpreting is a back breaking job but is also one of the most noble professions in the world Without interpreters deaf persons would be disenfranchised

Hokkien and Bisayang Dako

Jul 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

This plural existence of different tongues did not in any way divide us from one another

Twerking dates back to 1820, says Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:53 AM

The Oxford English Dictionary finds out twerk was first used as a noun in 1820 referring to a twisting or jerking movement

OLDER THAN MILEY. In this file photo, Miley Cyrus twerks during a performance at the Barclays Center on April 5, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

What does a second language give you?

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child s communication skills

Pope: Attachment to computers 'damages souls'

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Pope Francis says many families are together at the dining table but the children have their telephones and are in another world

POPE ON TWITTER. This handout picture released on March 19, 2014, by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) launching a tweet with Scholas Occurentes Argentina, a network to promote the meeting and linking of schools around the world, regardless of cultural differences. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

Laws for disabled translated to Filipino

May 26, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Translating disability laws in Filipino would help the public especially the PWD sector to better appreciate and understand their rights and privileges says National Council on Disability Affairs director Mateo Lee Jr

Deputy Executive Director Mateo A. Lee, Jr. (2nd from left) of the National Council on Disability Affairs receives a copy of translated Filipino disability laws from Dr. Banjamin M. Mendillo, Jr. of the Commission on the Filipino Language during the turnover ceremony held at the NCDA Office. Photo from NCDA

Nora Aunor wins Best Actress award in St Tropez Film Festival

May 17, 2015 - 2:43 PM

‘Dementia’ took the awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Film for Emilio Garcia

Wolfram builds image-identifying artificial intelligence website

May 14, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The Wolfram Language Image Identification Project will attempt to identify the subject of an image and will also provide data on that subject via its associated Wolfram Alpha information entry

IDENTIFYING A WOLF. Screen shot from

The race to save Mary Jane Veloso from death

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through

CHED ready to defend new GE curriculum before SC

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The Commission says it respects the decision of the High Court but notes the new general education curriculum does not take effect until 2018