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AS A MATTER OF FACT By Sara Soliven De Guzman
> The Philippine Star 04/30/2007

> Filipino people love their country, love their culture and take pride in their language. This is not to say that
even if the English language is used in Philippine schools, we have already disrespected and have ignored our national language.

> A minority faction is continuing to fight for the use of our native language in schools. They are blocking
the implementation of Executive Order 210 (series 2003) which is "Establishing the Policy to
Strengthen English as a Second Language in the Educational System." They claim
that the EO allegedly deceives the public in its content and that it is more directed toward establishing the
English language as the primary language and not as a secondary language to be used as a medium in
schools. Then, they say that the EO contradicts our Constitution. So what do they really want? Do they have
intentions of helping our country progress or do they want us to continue
being primitive and backward.

> Don't they realize that we already have an edge over other Asian nations and the rest of the world in speaking
the English language? In fact, even if India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab
Emirates, etc. speak English, they carry a strong accent which makes it difficult for people to follow. So, the
way Filipinos speak English is better understood and this is why many international companies prefer to hire Filipinos. Why do you think we have so many OFWs around the world? Yes, even the Filipinos who live far in the bundoks land a job abroad. Now don't tell us that English in the Philippines belongs only to a small population and that those from the
provinces do not use it.

> Do you realize that many of the textbooks used in public and private schools are donated from abroad? They
are all written in English. In fact, the books or textbooks written in  English are the ones used in the schools and public libraries. They are professionally written, meeting international standards and are far off better than the ones made locally. For your information, the books used in the provinces and hard to reach areas are the ones donated by foreigners. Even
books published in the 1960s written in English are still welcomed by our local folks. I should know, schools are close to my heart - both public and private. I have visited private and public schools around the country - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao even those in far to reach areas. They all have more books written in English than in their native dialects (of which they have almost none existing at all) or in Filipino. So, do your research before objecting to something that can make or
break our country.

> When the Aquino Government imposed the use of the Filipino language or the regional languages in schools (circa
1988), our literacy rate tremendously dropped. I think their intent was to strengthen national pride - little did
they know that patriotism or love for country was very strong in the hearts of the Filipinos during that time. As a
result, the program to implement the use of the national language confused the schools as to how this was going to be achieved with the very little materials on hand. School heads, teachers and students were like headless chickens following something which had such weak foundations and preparations especially since the teachers have not mastered Filipino in its real or purest form. So, Taglish evolved. Thus, the birth a new informal language. It is only now that we are
starting to recover because many are now conscious of the importance and the advantages of the English language.
Many schools, public or private alike have realized that English is the only way to move forward.

> The British Council says "English is the main language of books, newspapers, airports and air-traffic control,
international business and academic conferences, science, technology, diplomacy, sport, international
competitions, pop music and advertising. Over two-thirds of the world's scientists read in English.
Three quarters of the world's mail is written in English. Eighty percent of the world's electronically stored
information is in English. Of the estimated forty million users of the Internet, some eighty percent communicate in English, but this is expected to decrease to forty percent as speakers of other languages get
online."

> In 1919, US President Woodrow Wilson had the Treaty of Versailles (which ended the First World War between Germany and the Allies) written in English as well as French. Since then, English has taken root in diplomacy and gradually in economic relations and the media. The language now seems set to have a monopoly as the worldwide medium
of communication.

> Today, economic globalization is growing hand in hand with the growing use of English. People are being encouraged
to use or send messages in English rather than in their own language. Many do not mind. They see this as part of the unavoidable trend towards worldwide uniformity and a means whereby a growing number of people can communicate directly with each other.

> As Roland J. Breton, a geo-linguist from the University of Paris states: "The spread of English may be
seen as a positive development which saves resources and makes cultural exchange easier. After all, it might be
said, the advance of English is not aimed at killing off local languages but is simply a means of reaching a wider audience... A person makes a mark through his or her ability to use the most useful language or languages. And
over several generations, the most useful language eliminates the others."

> Our country is already in a chaotic situation - from the problem of illiteracy, unemployment, the spoils of public office, bureaucracy, political or extra-judicial killings, corruption to the coming May 14 elections - let us not confuse it all the more. Instead, we must put all our energies on the more practical solutions in order to see a brighter future for our nation.
Do not forget that the country's growing prosperity and commercial aggressiveness are due to the extended
use of the English language by our countrymen.

 


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 12:13:25 AM »
I appreciate about the topic that you have written. I also hope that the newly elected officials of our country will do more research about the advantages and disadvantages of using English as a medium of communication especially in our schools.Yes, using English language doesn't mean that we are not patriotic. As we love our country, it is also our duty to help find a way that our country will be a better and progressive place to live and thrive.Good luck and keep up your good works.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 04:24:18 PM »
This article is very informative, and should be read by Filipino educators.

The problem is that some Tagalog-speaking idiots want that Tagalog be used in public classrooms. We people in the Visayas - can we also suggest that Bisaya be used as medium of instruction? Why just Tagalog? What's so special in Tagalog? They just filed a petition in the Supreme Court to push for the use of Tagalog as medium of instruction in the primary level, which is very critical in a child's learning development.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 11:09:00 PM »
This is a good topic.

About the tagalog language, why we used that in school, its bacause its not called tagalog but Filipino language, thats our national language and all filipinos need to learn that. Thats the language that every filipinos should learn. bisaya and other native languages, we've only learned at home, from our parents, friends and from the community that we live in. But now, as I've observe that, the parents doesn't teach their children bisaya, especially those from the bisaya that living abroad. Even if they're living in the philippines. Ang ila anak dili tudluan bisaya, mag english na. And naa pud ko friend, in singapore and here in Denmark, mga anak dili kamao bisaya kay wala tudlui kay wala daw gamit kay wala man sila magpuyo sa pinas. But they should teach them kay the children needs to know their other culture too.

I can say that, English language is important to us, in order for us to communicate to the outside world and to widened our horizons. Because it would be difficult for us to communicate others especially when we're living abroad.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 12:45:06 AM »
English is the language of big business. It is not the language of the soul. When we teach our kids English, we teach them how to make a living. When we make them hone their use of the vernacular, we're teaching them how to remember home.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 01:07:22 AM »
After reading Chin's brief discourse on this topic, I became speechless.

You are brilliant, Chin!  :)

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 01:11:04 AM »

Why, thank you, Mike. I've known that since birth. Haha. Seriously, why am I a newbie while you're a hero member? Can't I be demi-goddess or diwata or something like that?  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007, 01:38:15 AM »

Hi Chin,

You will become Dagohoy's wife (so hero na ka!) once you reach 500 postings. You will know that you are about to become Dagohoy's bride when your membership status is: Senior Member, or Senyorita. :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007, 04:45:51 PM »

im agree all your comments,pero ngano ang uban country progressive man bisan dili sila kamao kaau mo english,like japan,china and korea?mostly of them dont know how to speak english,the problem its not in language...sa atong government.

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 05:50:59 AM »
Yeah, its the leader that doesn't know how to lead their people. Walay laing gihunahuna kundi ang ila kaugalingon ug kung unsaon pagpadatu.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 08:29:55 PM »

well said! aw, well- written diay!  :)

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2007, 05:04:25 PM »

What shall we do now? The so-called "educators" in Manila have petitioned the Supreme Court demanding that Tagalog be taught from Grade 1 to Grade 6, which is a very critical period for a pupil's brain development.

Is Tagalog the next language to be embraced by all countries during this globalization era?


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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2007, 05:12:55 PM »

It has already been like that, sa kadtong pagka grade 1 pa nako. I think its not a threat to our language kay sa baly, bisaya man ang sinultian. It just made them multi-lingual

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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007, 07:39:29 PM »

Oh, Gawd! I asked Mike the same question and in fact offered to strip just to get there, the hero status.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2007, 03:01:33 AM »
mao bitaw ning i am encouraging my younger siblings to speak and talk English from now on of course dili man jud makalimtan and Visayan language nato but let's face it, naa na silay ma look forward na work sa Call Centers kay kinahanglan man mag Ininglisay didto di ba?wish bitaw fiel uy marefer ka nako sa akong friend na lady korean friend na desperately seeking tutor for an hour only, na makabalo na daw jud sya ug English,kung silingan lang ta,hehehe, visit my website for more details under urgent requests

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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009, 06:19:58 PM »
how this was going to be achieved with the very little materials on hand[/color]. School heads, teachers and students were like headless chickens following something which had such weak foundations and preparations especially since the teachers have not mastered Filipino in its real or purest form. So, Taglish evolved. Thus, the birth a new informal language. It is only now that we are starting to recover because many are now conscious of the importance and the advantages of the English language.

Many schools, public or private alike have realized that English is the only way to move forward.


I can relate to this. Filipino was a hard subject for me.  There are some words that I really can't get the meaning.
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