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Lumad dictionary launched to help save indigenous language

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well

MANOBO DICTIONARY. The Save Our Schools (SOS) Network launched a mobile dictionary app in an effort to save the Manobo language. Photo by Chad Booc

[OPINION] How our native languages benefit society

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bigyan natin ng pagkakataong yumabong ang Filipino

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:44 AM

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.

[OPINION] The benefits of knowing many languages

Aug 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM

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.

[OPINYON] Industriya sa Buwan ng Wika

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Nakatutuwang isiping nagkakaroon ng pagtangkilik sa barong tagalog kasabay ng pagtangkilik sa wikang pambansa. Sana lang, hindi ito pang-isang buwan. Sana buong taon.

[OPINION] Why don't we celebrate Buwan ng mga Wika instead?

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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.

Evolution of the Filipino alphabet

Aug 22, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Before using the current alphabet that has 28 letters the Philippines had 4 sets of letters since the pre colonial times

Limited Filipino language celebration 'colonial' – advocates

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:05 PM

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

Policies on the use of the Filipino language

Aug 16, 2014 - 2:44 PM

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

What the PH constitutions say about the national language

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Trace the evolution of the ‘national language’ based on past Philippine constitutions leading to the 1987 Charter

‘Buwan ng Wika not just lip service, not Manila-centered’ — KWF

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Celebrate this year s Buwan ng Wika with these activities nationwide