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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.
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.
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.
The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system
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
Lahat ng mga wika sa Pilipinas ay magkakapamilya Ito ang paliwanag kung bakit maraming magkakatulad na salita na iba’t ibang wika natin
Will a battle over two words – shall and should – decide mankind s fate? With stakes so high every word counts
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
What does a P20 bill got to do with the Filipino language?
The Commission says it respects the decision of the High Court but notes the new general education curriculum does not take effect until 2018
Gaano man kahusay ang manunulat – sa Ingles man o Filipino – walang epekto ang kanyang akda kung hindi edukado ang nagbabasa
A Japanese professor explains – in Filipino – that the language widely spoken in Japan now was imposed by gov t over a century ago
In our pursuit to develop and promote the use of a ‘national language ’ we should ask ourselves if we are simply trying hard to create a forced Filipino identity by speaking a forged language
Before using the current alphabet that has 28 letters the Philippines had 4 sets of letters since the pre colonial times
It should be a year long appreciation they say Nagiging plastik mga tao: nagbibihis ng barong nagsasayaw ng tinikling kumakain ng pagkaing Pinoy pero after noon wala na
Take a look at some of the main Filipino language policies currently in place that aid government institutions to uphold and propagate the national language
The Philippines used to hold a week long celebration from August 13 to 19 every year until President Ramos declared it should be month long starting 1997
The Philippines extols is national language for a month but dismisses it for the rest of the year as unworthy of recognition as the official language of communication and primary medium of instruction
Trace the evolution of the ‘national language’ based on past Philippine constitutions leading to the 1987 Charter
Celebrate this year s Buwan ng Wika with these activities nationwide
Emotionally charged ill informed nationalist polemics about the national language move us away from more productive debates
President Aquino also commends the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino for actively enforcing its mandate
National Artist Virgilio Almario who heads the commission wants to adopt Filipinas as the country s international name
Today 75 years ago President Manuel L Quezon addressed the nation in Filipino via radio It was the first time that a President went on air speaking the national language