KWF launches language harmonization campaign
KOMISYON ng Wikang Filipino ( KWF), the official governing body of the Filipino language, through its Ortograpiyang Pambansa (OP) publications, launches its campaign to harmonized other native Filipino languages so people would be misled.
“Through the harmonization of orthographies, KWF intends to
all languages in the Philippines belong to one family of languages,” the language commission said in a statement. “At the same time, KWF intends to highlight any distinctive feature of each of the languages, which should be known to other Filipinos; while showing the similarities between the languages.”
In an educational perspective, KWF’s harmonization campaign is a way to bridge the teaching of the Mother Tongue to the Filipinos. In this manner, harmonization also raises the Philippine languages to the same level of modernization at the same time.
Through harmonization, KWF believes that it is carrying out its mandate as provided by the Constitution and Republic Act 7104 to propagate, develop, and disseminate Filipino as it protects and helps develop the other native languages.