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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
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)
By Gary C. Devilles
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 [...]