Luis Manzano mi-trend human nag sign language sa ‘It’s Your Lucky Day’

Immae Lachica 10/17/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Luis Manzano nagpakita sa iyahang katakos sa pag sign language sa usa ka episode sa ilahang show nga ‘It’s Your Lucky Day.’ Ang main host nga si Manzano mi duol sa usa ka…

Language of chickens being deciphered by scientists using AI

09/23/2023

Deciphering the language of chickens and animals is the stuff of dreams for many people, and it could soon become reality, thanks to artificial intelligence. Researchers at the University of Tokyo claim to have succeeded in developing…

Spanish: Our lost official language

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/19/2023

The Philippines is a young nation with an old history, and it is unfortunate that language separates young Filipinos from 333 years of their past. When the 1987 Constitution named Filipino and English as official languages of…

AI and the illusion of human connection

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 04/07/2023

I was a college sophomore when the movie “Her” was first released. A science-fiction drama film that follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)—a soon-to-be divorcee estranged not only from his wife but from the world around him. But…

Tagalog course to be taught at Harvard

Jane Bautista 03/28/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Harvard University will soon offer a course on Tagalog, the fourth most spoken language in the United States, according to a report in the student paper Harvard Crimson. The university’s Department of South Asian…

Wasted talents and squandered wits

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 03/23/2023

One of the biggest wonders of the human race is that its members are endowed with an immense variety of interests and a vast diversity of talents. Do we ever wonder why different persons get interested in…

Indian man burns himself to death in language protest

Agence France Presse 11/27/2022

NEW DELHI — An octogenarian man burned himself to death in southern India in protest at what he called New Delhi’s attempts to impose nationwide usage of Hindi, a language mostly spoken in the north, police said…

Game, set, match, language

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2022

I do research on nationalism and sports, particularly on how Filipinos react online to sports-related events that challenge their notions of nationhood. I started this years ago with research on the half-blood issue that plagued the Philippine…

Cebu City remembers Don Vicente Yap Sotto

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City commemorated the 145th birth anniversary of Don Vicente Yap Sotto, the ‘Father of Cebuano Journalism, Language, and Literature,’ with a wreath-laying ceremony on Monday, April 18, 2022. The wreath-laying ceremony was conducted…

What ails Philippine education

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/11/2021

The below-average test scores of most Filipino students in Mathematics and Science that have been reported in various international assessments are all ultimately attributable to a reading comprehension problem. Our students simply can’t grasp the meaning of…

The things we are still learning

Immae Lachica 12/21/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Learning has no age limit. Either we learn a different language, learn a different course, or learning how to better ourselves, learning knows no age. Read: Here’s why time is the greatest gift…

Tomas: City taps more instructors for free Japanese language classes

Doris C. Bongcac 03/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With the volunteerism of members of the Japanese community here, the Cebu City government is now able to accommodate 500 students per week for its free Japanese language program. Mayor Tomas Osmeña said…

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