National Language Month theme 2016: “Filipino: Wika ng Karunungan”

buwan ng wika 2016 tema
Ang tema ng Buwan ng Wika 2016 ay "Filipino: Wika ng Karunungan"

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2016

Every school year, the National Language Month or “Buwan ng Wika” is one of the most highly-anticipated events celebrated in elementary, high school, and even colleges all over the Philippines. According to the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF), the theme for this year’s celebration is Filipino: Wika ng Pambansang Kaunlaran or Filipino: The Language of National Progress.

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The theme for the National Language Month 2016 is “Filipino: Wika ng Karunungan”

Department of Education’s Memorandum #24 s. 2016 stipulates that schools can use any of the following sub-themes in organizing their activities:

1) Filipino: Wika ng Edukasyon at Kalinangan (Filipino: The Language of Education and Development)
2) Intektuwalisadong Wikang Pambansa, Wika ng Umuunlad na Bansa 
(An intellectualized national language is the language of a developing country)
3) Pagsasalin: Susi sa pagtamo at papapalaganap ng mga kaalaman at karunungan
(Language translation: The Key to Achieving and Disseminating Knowledge)
4) Ang Filipino ay Wika ng Saliksik (Filipino: The Language of Research)

As mentioned last year, the National Language Month is celebrated in schools across the country through a wide array of activities, including speech choir (sabayang pagbigkas), stage plays (dula-dulaan), song-and-dance numbers (sayaw-awit o sayawit), and many others.

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