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Killing Filipino subject to spell death to PH identity – Sotto

/ 02:15 PM November 15, 2018
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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III warned on Thursday that the exclusion of Filipino as a core subject in college would only “deteriorate” further the youth’s grasp on the Filipino language.

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“We can see these days among the youth the lack of grasp of the Filipino language and by removing this as a core subject in college or any other school level, I fear this would deteriorate even further,” Sotto said in a statement.

“The Filipino language is part of our identity as a people and as such we should strive to preserve and strengthen this at all times,” he added

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The senator was reacting to a Supreme Court ruling which allows the exclusion of Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) from the core subjects in college as it upheld the constitutionality of the controversial K-12 law.

READ: SC: Filipino, ‘Panitikan’ no longer core college subjects

Sotto also believes that the exclusion of Filipino as a core subject in college “goes against the spirit” of Article XIV Section 6 of the Constitution.

The said provision states that “the Government shall take steps to initiate and sustain the use of Filipino as a medium of official communication and as the language of instruction in the educational system.” /jpv

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