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Use of Filipino, Native Languages Pushed For COVID-19 Announcements

In light of the Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa, the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino is pushing for the use of Filipino language in announcements related to COVID-19.

The Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) is pushing for the use of Filipino and other native languages in announcements and other communication materials related to the coronavirus pandemic.

This proposal comes in light of the country’s celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa this August 2020. (Read: National Museum Launches ‘Lumad Mindanao’ E-Book for Buwan ng Wika)

Ang mahalaga po ay magamit natin ang wikang Filipino sa panahon ng pandemya kasi alam natin pong mga kababayan na talagang naghihirap po tayo sa mga nangyayari ngayon,” KWF Commissioner Dr. Arthur Casanova said at the Laging Handa public briefing.

Moreover, KWF reiterated that when it comes to resolving the pandemic, widespread awareness of correct information about the virus is also vital.

Translation to Native Languages

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Photo from EPA-EFE / South China Morning Post

Casanova said that the use of the native tongue will help in making more people understand the bulletins and announcements made by the national government. He also urged the use of native languages in discussions and forums that aim to give out information. (Read: UP student and professor develop digital dictionary of Philippine native languages)

Ito ay napakikinabangan ng ating mga kababayan dahil kapag ang impormasyon o kabatiran ay nasa kanilang katutubong wika at sa Filipino na ating wikang pambansa, ay higit po nilang naiintindihan,” Casanova said.

With this move, Casanova believes that it will help with the intellectualization of the Filipino language and will be used as one of the standards for higher levels of discourse and education.

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2020

Posted by Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa this year has the theme “Wika ng Kasaysayan, Kasaysayan ng Wika: Ang mga Katutubong Wika sa maka-Filipinong Bayanihan kontra Pandemya.

One of the activities to celebrate the event is a short poem writing contest with the theme of COVID-19 to urge the youth to disseminate proper information about the disease. (Read: These saints’ words in poetry will fuel your faith in God)

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