Rappler's latest stories on national language month
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.
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
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