Month: August 2017

Kasaysayan at diwa ng Buwan ng Wika

Kasaysayan at diwa ng Buwan ng Wika Posted: 21 Aug 2017 MANILA, Pilipinas – Ginugunita ng Pilipinas ang Buwan ng Wika tuwing Agosto. Puno ng iba’t ibang aktibidad ang buwan bilang pagsaludo sa wikang Filipino at sa pagmamahal sa bansa. Kaakibat ng pagdiriwang na ito ang pagbalik-tanaw sa kasaysayan ng pambansang wika at ang mga hakbang upang itaguyod at paunlarin ito. Pagbuo ng pambansang wika Ang pagbuo ng isang pambansang wika upang mapagkaisa ang buong bansa ay mithiing nagsimula noong 1935, sa panahon ni Pangulong Manuel L. Quezon. Sa Konstitusyon noong taong iyon, iniatas sa Kongreso ang “magpaunlad...

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Tula: Tagisan ng Talino

In honour of Buwan ng Wikang Filipino which is celebrated in August, we post this poem by UBC Professor Leonora Angeles which appeared in  Ethnographic Poetry and Social Research: Problematizing the Poetics/Poethics of Empathy in Transnational Cross-Cultural Collaborations   Author’s note: The poem Tagisan ng Talino above was originally dedicated to Professor Ma. Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista, now University of the Philippines Vice-President for Academic Research, who introduced me to the joys of fieldwork and qualitative research methods, which I have been teaching myself for 16 years and counting.   Tagisan ng Talino ni Leonora Angeles May mga madaling...

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Jana Panem wins $10,000 Google scholarship

Updated: August 18, 2017, 5:45 PM Her school also gets $10,000 technology award By Ted Alcuitas A Grade 11 student at Toronto’s  Madonna Catholic Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario has won the $10,000 university scholarship Doodle 4 Google award for 2017. Jana Sofia Panem’s ‘doodle’ will now be Google’s website image since last June. In addition to the $10,000 scholarship, Madonna Catholic Secondary School will reeived  a $10,000 technology award. Jana is the daughter of Jesse Panem, an Ontario Certified Teacher(OCT) who is a secondary school teacher at the Toronto Catholic District School Board- TCDSB. Following a very close...

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Buwan ng wikang Filipino

Philippines      Editor’s note:  August is celebrated as Language Month in the Philippines. This article by Thinking Machines is instructive in light of the debate as which is the correct way to call the Filipino language. Recently Statistics Canada released new findings on languages spoken and ‘Tagalog’, as has been commonly called, is again identified as the Filipino language. We hope this article will shed some light on the issue. Please tell us what you think. The language landscape of the Philippines in 4 maps August 10, 2016 If you were to randomly pick two people from anywhere...

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Professor wants Filipinos to own the telling of our histories

Toronto, Ontario The Ethics of Honouring Other Lives The Philippine Reporter Community Opinion & Analysis Aug 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm Dr. Robert Diaz By Dr. Robert Diaz Assistant Professor University of Toronto I moved to Canada six years ago and, for the most part, I’ve lived a life that seems unimaginable for an immigrant with roots in the Philippines. I work as a faculty member at the University of Toronto. I teach, mentor, and collaborate with Filipinos whose lives continue to inspire me. I’ve been welcomed into the doors of higher education, a place which always seems to...

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