Wikang Filipino Bridges Gaps

By:  Katrina Pegollo

Using our national language linked one another for a peaceful life. Grade four pupils portrayed different races but united because of the National Language through interpretative dance.

Mark Airon P. Creus, the school principal emphasized in his speech that the true essence of using the national language is “Kung kakausapin mo ang tao gamit ang wikang kanyang nauunawaan, iyon ay matatandaan ng kanyang isip. Ngunit, kung kausap mo sya sa kanyang sariling wika, iyon ay matatandaan ng kanyang puso.” “We express our feelings through communication, in order to understand us we should always use the language that touches the heart,” Creus added. The pupils were reminded that speaking in their own language is important to be connected to one another.

The celebration woke up the spirit of the pupils to participate as a manifestation of their love and respect to our national language. Furthermore, they commemorated Buwan ng Wika with a short program, contest such as essay writing, folk dance, singing, interpretative dance, poster and slogan making. This year’s Buwan ng Wika has a theme “Wikang katutubo: Tungo sa isang Bansang Filipino” boosted the social and cultural awareness of the Filipino children.

“Filipino language is one of the tools in developing children’s knowledge and skill,” said Mavie Telesforo, the school key teacher in Filipino. “It compares to a treasure to be cherished and use for a productive and fulfilled life, if we’ll use it properly,” Telesforo added. She also reminded us the importance of what Dr. Jose Rizal had once said “ Ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay daig pa ang malansang isda.” “We should continually search the deeper meaning of it, not only in communication but most especially using it for the goodness of the nation,” she concluded.

 

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