Learn­ing Ce­buano in school

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Forum - Text: Deneb R. Batu­can & Pa­tri­cia May P. Catan Of SunS­tar Week­end

As we cel­e­brate Buwan ng Wika this month, it is high time we learn to em­brace our very own lan­guage and do ev­ery­thing we can to pre­serve it for the next gen­er­a­tions to come. It is only apt that we make use of our mother tongue and be loud and proud about it be­cause our lan­guage serves as our iden­tity as a peo­ple. SunS­tar Week­end asks loyal Ce­buano-speak­ing ad­vo­cates if it’s a good idea for Ce­buano to be part of the school cur­ricu­lum. “Yes, it’s a good idea. We in the mu­sic and lit­er­acy scene in Cebu have been very pas­sion­ate about the Ce­buano lan­guage all these years. Some­times we think the gov­ern­ment is not on our side in this ad­vo­cacy. But with mother tongue in the cur­ricu­lum now, I think the gov­ern­ment is fi­nally do­ing its part. I have a grade one who is now learn­ing to read Ce­buano, and that’s cool.”

In­soy Niñal Front­man of the Bisaya band Miss­ing File­mon

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