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PRESS RELEASE: Ang 'Iispel Mo!' ay pambansang timpalak sa pagbaybay sa wikang Filipino na batay sa mga umiiral na tuntunin ng Ortograpiyang Pambansa at Manwal sa Masinop ng Pagsulat
Did you know that the Greeks have a word that means 'a hunger for disaster?' Or that the Germans have a term for when you dread getting what you want?
The Cebu governor asks the local school board to pass a resolution reinstating English as the medium of instruction in K-12 schools
The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center or NOLITC breaks ground as the pioneering robotics center run by a local government unit
The world in 2019 celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages
PRESS RELEASE: Tatanggap ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ng mga lahok sa Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda hanggang Oktubre 11, 2019
Hindi na tayo iniisahan ng mga corrupt na pulitiko. Dahil paulit-ulit na, kawatan na sila. Pero wala tayong kadala-dala. Sanay na tayong maisahan, kaya ang tawag na sa atin ay pinagsasamantalahan.
PRESS RELEASE: Ikikintal sa mga kabataan ang halaga ng pagsusulat sa wikang Ilokano pati na ang pagsasagawa ng mga palihan upang mapaunlad pa ang kanilang malikhaing akda
PRESS RELEASE: Applications are now being accepted for Assistant Language Teacher positions in the 2020 Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino
The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well
It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions
Hindi isinasantabi ng Filipino ang wika nating kinalakhan at ang kulturang nagpausbong nito. Tulay itong naglalayong pag-ugnayin tayo sa kabila ng ating pagkakaiba-iba.
But long-term policies threaten our multilingualism. Most high schools don’t offer any other language subjects, whether native or foreign, besides English and Filipino.
We should have a neutral foreign language like English and Spanish as inter-ethnic lingua francas in our country
Nakatutuwang isiping nagkakaroon ng pagtangkilik sa barong tagalog kasabay ng pagtangkilik sa wikang pambansa. Sana lang, hindi ito pang-isang buwan. Sana buong taon.
Almost 50 Philippine languages are endangered because the number of speakers are declining. Part of the problem is government policies that have favored English and Tagalog for many decades.
'Nais nating pagpugayan at patunayan na mahalagang bahagi ng ating pagkabansa ang 130 katutubong wika sa Filipinas,' ayon kay Virgilio Almario, tagapangulo ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
The training aims to equip health workers with the tools to communicate with patients who have hearing impairment
Let us be reminded that Filipino is not the only language of Filipinos. We are a multilingual people. This is what makes Filipinos special, for which we should be proud.
The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for flexibility and diversity. Finally, we can move beyond the cumbersome, overly prescriptive policies of the past.
The science and art of the power of music to help us become better human beings are solid and irrefutable
The reaction comes hours after Ukraine's parliament approved a controversial law to enhance the status of the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian
An array of companies at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of handheld devices or wireless earpieces
The education department says its Special Program in Foreign Language 'aims to enhance the ability of learners to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace'
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The Department of Education clarifies that Korean is intended as an elective
Republic Act 11106 declares Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf
PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submitting application materials for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is January 7, 2019
All staff members are required to communicate with customers using sign language
Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind
Senate Bill 1455 aims to establish FSL as the official language of the deaf community to 'promote their identity, expression, and communication'
'People contextualize their language when they tell a story'
Hayaan munang tuklasin ng bata ang mundo niya; ang matuto gamit ang wikang sinasalita niya sa panaginip, sa paghalughog sa kaluluwa. Filipino language man ito or otherwise.
'Acknowledging local identity is important so we can all introduce ourselves properly to each other in this big barangay called Pilipinas'
The app translates Italian, the language the Pope usually uses when addressing the faithful, into Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese
'Malansang isda' – hanggang ngayon, kino-quote ng mga guro ito para himukin ang mga bagets na magmahal sa wika tulad ng pagmamahal dito ni Rizal. Ang problema, hindi naman si Rizal ang may sabi nito.
Get to know the 3 sign language interpreters who helped Metro Manila Pride 2018's deaf community #RiseUpTogether
Koko became the subject of books, television shows and press reports after learning more than 1,000 words in American Sign Language
The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system
Cursing does have an aura of authenticity. It shows raw emotion. It shows the man as he truly is. But if this is the true character of the man, I would prefer a little hypocrisy.
Kyrgios is among 6 players who were fined for indiscretions in qualifying and the main draw's first phase at the opening Grand Slam
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
Inawit ni Joey Ayala ang Tutubing Bakal para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika
A native English speaker fails the oral component of a computerized English language test needed for her visa
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says it would be good for Filipino students to continue the tradition of knowing about Korea
The two are prime examples of the ingenuity on display at the local tech fair
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