KWF launches lan­guage har­mo­niza­tion cam­paign

Manila Times - - Public Square -

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.

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