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Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino puts up registry program; holds essay contest

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Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino puts up registry program; holds essay contest

/ 12:23 AM April 29, 2013

Agencies, academic departments in Filipino, organizations and language centers who seek the development of the Filipino language are requested to enlist in the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) registry program.

KWF envisions establishing firm connections with organizations, agencies, associations and private groups for a wider scope of network and linkages even on the grassroots level. The registry program aims to give support and recognition to groups having common ideals with the KWF while at the same time synchronizing more dynamic and efficient researches on the vernacular and its cultural implications by developing a database, thus, avoiding unnecessary duplication.

The registry program also hopes to harmonize all language-related projects to effectively address and provide solutions to issues faced by Filipino language.


Interested groups may provide a Status Report (inclusive of the kind and nature of the organization, its officers and members, office address, copy of by-laws and SEC registration) and a list of its programs and projects to:

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, Sangay ng Impormasyon at Publikasyon, 2/F, Watson Bldg., 1610 JP Laurel St., Malacañan Palace Complex, San Miguel, Manila

Deadline is May 10.

Call  Jomar I. Empaynado at  7362524/25 or 7362519; e-mail or

Essay contest

Meanwhile, the Gawad KWF sa Sanayay is now open for entries.

Since 1967, the KWF has been holding the annual essay competition in relation to the celebration of Buwan ng Wika.

Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay aims to sharpen, rekindle and further intellectualize the Filipino language through the essay form.


Entries must be sent personally or via registered mail. Entries sent via e-mail will not be accepted. Deadline of entries is on July 1.

Theme is “Wika Natin ang Daang Matuwid.” Entries must use a literary history approach.

The manuscript must be authentic, previously unpublished, written in Filipino, and not a translation from another language. It must not be less than 15 pages but not exceeding 30 pages.

The manuscript, guided by research, is advised to use proper citations in APA format (footnotes, etc.).

The manuscript must be typewritten (font 12-Arial), double spaced, with 1-inch margin on all sides and printed on a short bond paper (8½ x 11 inches). Four copies must be submitted inclusive of the original copy.

Soft copy of the manuscript must be burned in a CD along with the author’s picture and brief bionote.

One entry per contestant is allowed.

Contestant must fill up the application form downloadable from He must attach the manuscript (in four copies), accomplished application form (with recent picture) and CD to the KWF (address above).

E-mail gmail. com or call  736.2524/25; 736-2519. Visit

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