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Ilokano writer fights for linguistic justice


After telling his story about how he wrote his English-Ilokano dictionary, you wouldn’t ignore Aurelio Solver Agcaoili’s pants anymore.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Teaching Bicol children in their native tongue

THE TWO books designed for Bicol kids.     WATCH TOWER PHILS./CONTRIBUTOR

    A technique tried and tested by the Department of Education has made learning fun for children: Reading stories through their native tongue.   In an effort to help Bicol-speaking children understand moral values better, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, through their legal arm, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines Inc. (Watch Tower), [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CSC voids suspension of worker behind Pilipinas-to-Filipinas exposé

CSC Chairperson Francisco Duque INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared “void” the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) twin directives placing under preventive suspension the agency’s human resource officer who earlier blew the whistle on the KWF head for his unauthorized alteration of the country’s name from Pilipinas to Filipinas.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: National Language of the PH

On December 30, 1937, President Manuel L. Quezon announced that he had signed Executive Order No. 134 proclaiming a National Language for the Philippines. The executive order stated that the National Language would be based on the Tagalog language upon the recommendation of the National Language Institute.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

La Union, Pangasinan push ‘mother tongue’ to save local languages

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The La Union provincial government is going all-out in its campaign to preserve and promote its mother tongue.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »