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Language: Kapampangan

  • Mar 15, 2012
  • 09:12 PM

The return of the mother tongue

Randy David / Philippine Daily Inquirer
As a native speaker of Kapampangan, I look forward to the literary resurgence that the return of the mother tongue to our schools may trigger. The writing of teaching materials using our indigenous languages will definitely spawn a renewed interest in local history and culture. It will instill pride in our beginnings, and hopefully lift our nation from the morass of demoralization in which it has long been stuck.
  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 12:20 AM

12 major Phl languages to be used as mediums of instruction

Rainier Allan Ronda / Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Twelve major Philippine languages will be used as mediums of instruction in public schools from kindergarten to Grade 3 starting next school year. The move is part of efforts of the Department of Education (DepEd) to boost its Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE) program aimed at raising student competency.
  • Nov 18, 2011
  • 01:21 AM

To read, write

Michael L. Tan /
I’ve been working on a paper to present in Dipolog, where the Reading Association of the Philippines is holding a convention to share insights on how reading can be taught and promoted. Because it’s the sesquicentennial of Jose Rizal’s birth, the organizers wanted papers linked to Rizal, so I chose to look at one of Rizal’s essays, “On the New Orthography of the Tagalog Language,” published in La Solidaridad in 1890.
  • Apr 26, 2011
  • 11:19 PM

Kapampangan is 7th online

Manila Bulletin
ANGELES CITY, Philippines — The Kapampangan dialect has emerged as the seventh most-used in online social networking after the Kapampangan Indigenous Tweets Page, just two weeks old, has zoomed past other languages on the Indigenous Tweets Page...