Spanish Language in Philippines

Spanish speaking youth stepping up

Filipino languages We’re told how important language is in schools. But exclusively for Tagalog (Filipino) and English. Our language-based curriculum gives no place to other local languages. In other words, it’s a “take it or leave it” choice. I don’t remember anyone mention other Filipino languages in school. My parents speak Hiligaynon and Bisaya. So […]

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Education and Spanish in RP

By Pio Andrade, Jr. 1. THE BLACK LEGEND ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION (1) Filipinos in the 20th Century were repeatedly taught or told in schools and in the press, that Spain always kept their ancestors uneducated to have them ignorant and the always docile subjects of Spain. The blame was, in particular, thrown upon […]

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