Category: language

almario, pilipinas, revolution

so, finally national artist and KWF chief virgilio almario is engaging with mainstream and social media re the renaming of country.  he’s been on radio and television, and KWF’s facebook page has a Q & A primer of sorts and … Continue reading

patayin ang ‘pilipinas’ ?!?

believe it or not.  the komisyon sa wikang filipino (KWF), based in malacanang, and headed by national artist virgilio almario aka rio alma, saw fit to pass a resolution last april 12 that would change the nation’s name, from philippines (of … Continue reading

The fate of our mother languages

By Randy David This school year, when public school teachers begin using 12 of the country’s mother tongues as languages of instruction in the first three years of grade school, they may find that employing the local language for writing … Continue reading

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james soriano, wikang pambansa 101

tugon ito kay james soriano, who provoked with Language, learning, identity, privilege, and then responded to the brickbats in Wika bilang gunita.  a 4th year college student of ateneo, soriano has in essence come to realize the value of filipino/tagalog… … Continue reading

rizal, tagalog, nation

it’s really too bad that we haven’t tried hard enough as a people to develop tagalog into a national language.   then maybe we would have a better sense of national interests as opposed to foreign interests, and we could be making … Continue reading

Tagalog, language, deconstructed

Who would have thought that Tagalog could be de-constructed and that a mathematical order found in our use of verb phrases? Who would have thought that there would be a discrete number of key verbs expressing, covering, every human experience, … Continue reading


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