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Media forum tackles new Filipino orthography

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) will hold a media forum on the Ortograpiyang Pambansa, or the newly improved orthography of the Filipino language, on Aug. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Language Month’ exhibit at DFA celebrates people’s dynamism, others


The many languages of the Philippines are a reflection of the Filipino people’s dynamism, flexibility, and adaptability, Felipe de Leon Jr., chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), said during the opening of an exhibit celebrating “Buwan ng Wika (Language Month)” in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) building in Pasay City.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pinoy body talk


After Magellan was killed in Cebu, the victorious chieftain, Lapu-Lapu, refused to return his body, saying that they wanted to keep him “so that they would not forget him.” Magellan’s remains were never recovered. (From Mary W. Helms, 1988)

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Fil-Ams learn Filipino language while growing roots in motherland


Every year, the Advanced Filipino Abroad Program (Afap) hosts Filipino-American students to learn the Filipino language in Philippine setting. Through a unique short-term immersion program for at least two months, Afap is a structured academic program of four hours every morning and 2-3 hours of task-based language use in the afternoon. This year, on its [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »