Filipino, ‘Pan­i­tikan’ no longer core col­lege sub­jects — High Court

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FILIPINO and Pan­i­tikan (Philippine Lit­er­a­ture) can now be ex­cluded from the core sub­jects in ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion fol­low­ing the Supreme Court’s de­ci­sion that de­clared as valid Com­mis­sion on Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (CHED) Mem­o­ran­dum Or­der (CMO) No. 20 Se­ries of 2013.

Un­der CMO No. 20, the new Gen­eral Ed­u­ca­tion Cur­ricu­lum (GEC) was re­duced to a min­i­mum of 36 units. It no longer con­sid­ers Filipino and Pan­i­tikan as core sub­jects.

Pe­ti­tion­ers who are pro­fes­sors from uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges, na­tional artist, pro­fes­sors and law­mak­ers or the Alyansa ng mga Ta­ga­pag­tang­gol ng Wikang Filipino (Tang­gol Wika) said the new cur­ricu­lum vi­o­lates Re­pub­lic Act 7104 (Or­ganic Act of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino/KWF/Com­mis­sion on the Filipino Lan­guage), Re­pub­lic Act No. 232 (Ed­u­ca­tion Act of 1982), and Re­pub­lic Act No. 7356 (Or­ganic Act of the Na­tional Com­mis­sion on Cul­ture and the Arts/NCCA).

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