Why June 12, not July 4?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 07/07/2021

A people without history,” T. S. Eliot wrote in Four Quartets, “is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern of timeless moments.” Redemption seems far off from where I write, for every year, in June…

Young boy’s facial reaction during school presentation tickles netizens

Immae Lachica 09/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Some kids are excited to present and be on the stage for their school presentations. But Jepoy Buatis, a private school teacher in Camarines Sur, shared on his Facebook account last September 4, 2019,…

Dalaguete student wears Sarimanok inspired-costume, uses live chicken as headdress 

Immae Lachica 08/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The month of August has come to an end. Here in the Philippines, this also means that it’s time to showcase our national costumes in the different culminating activities for the month long celebration…

On Buwan ng Wika, Google adds Baybayin on GBoard, Cebuano on Word Lens

Neil Arwen Mercado of Inquirer.net 08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — You can now use Baybayin and other indigenous scripts when searching through Gboard, as well as translate Cebuano words using Word Lens. Google launched these new features Thursday in culmination of the month of…

Grab NakakaLokal Festival to help boost sales of homegrown food merchants

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Grab Philippines launched on Friday, August 16, the NakakaLOKAL Festival that aims to boost sales of homegrown food merchants. NakakaLOKAL Festival is a month-long activity that is in celebration of the Buwan ng Wika. It…

Buwan ng Wika costume ideas

Immae Lachica 08/05/2019

Cebu City, Philippines— August is the month when the Philippines celebrates Buwan ng Wika to promote the national language. Among all the activities lined up to promote the country’s national language, one that is most anticipated is the…

Language of love

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/19/2016

The teacher announced during the regular monthly meeting that parents are encouraged to present a Filipino dance during the school’s culminating activity for Buwan ng Wika. It is August after all and the customary celebration of honoring…

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