Netizen lauds removing Filipino subjects in school: "May mababago ba sa Pilipinas kung aalisin ito sa kolehiyo?" - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, November 17, 2018



Netizen lauds removing Filipino subjects in school: "May mababago ba sa Pilipinas kung aalisin ito sa kolehiyo?"



Netizen shares his opinion on removing Filipino subject and Korean language coming in the  school curriculum. Image credit to Facebook
Fury netizen shares his sentiments on the issue of Korean language to be included as one of the subjects in school as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education. 

According to netizen Josefus Aleksis Alunan, he shares his opinion on the removal of Filipino in college on his Facebook post.

Netizen, Josefus Aleksis Alunan. Image credit to Facebook
Removing Filipino as a subject in College

The Supreme Court’s decision to exclude Filipino and Filipino Literature or ‘Panitikan’ as core subjects to be taught in colleges has been criticized over the past few days by the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum that excluded the said subjects as well as the Constitution subject from the required core subjects in colleges, reducing the minimum of core subject units to 36.

Several senators frown with the removal of Filipino and Panitikan subjects in the government's K to 12 college curriculum, that's why the supreme court lifted the temporary restraining order. 

On the other hand, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said they will wait for the final decision of the  Supreme Court's (SC) in implementing its 2013 order removing Filipino and Panitikan as required college subjects.


Read full post below:

"WHY THE REMOVAL OF FILIPINO FROM OUR COLLEGE CURRICULUM?

I admit. I've been using English as medium whenever I write my article or blog here on Facebook. But I think it's more proper that I use my native tongue to express my opinion regarding the Supreme Court's decision to remove Filipino, Philippine Literature, and Constitution from college curriculum. 

Sa aking paniniwala, ang wika ang nagsisilbing kaluluwa at nagbibigkis sa buong bansa. Pinagtitibay nito ang ating identidad bilang isang Pilipino. Wala akong nakikitang dahilan kung bakit kailangang alisin ang asignaturang Filipino, gayundin ang mga kaugnay na asignatura nito tulad ng Panitikan at Konstitusyon, mula sa kurikulum sa kolehiyo. Isang senyales ito na tila pinapatay natin ang ating pagkakakilanlan bilang isang Pilipino. May mababago ba sa kalagayan ng ating bansa kung aalisin ang Filipino mula sa mga asignaturang pinag-aaralan natin sa kolehiyo?

Bakit ang bansang Japan? Isang magandang halimbawa ng isang bansang pinahahalagahan ang kanilang wika. Bagaman marami na ring Hapon ang marunong mag-Ingles ay hindi pa rin nila binabaon sa limot ang kanilang wika bilang isa sa mga asignaturang pinag-aaralan nila sa kanilang mga paaralan at unibersidad.

Bakit ang bansang Korea? Higit niang pinahahalagahan ang kanilang wika sa pamamagitan ng pagpapalaganap nito sa iba't ibang bahagi ng daigdig sa anyo ng K-Drama at K-Pop at sa mga Korean language classes nila na isinasagawa nila sa kanilang mga cultural centers tulad ng Korean Cultural Center sa BGC. 


Yamang nabanggit ko ang Korea, may panukalang isama ang Korean language sa high school curriculum. Sa puntong ito, siguro mas mabuting hasain muna natin ang ating mga mag-aaral sa Filipino at Ingles kaysa magdagdag tayo ng isa pang wika na kung tutuusin ay hindi naman natin masyadong nagagamit sa araw-araw lalung-lalo na sa mga kabataan. 

I have nothing against Korea. In fact, I love to eat Korean food. I even like to listen to K-Pop songs (I'm a certified Shawol), and watch Korean dramas and movies. However, it seems that including Korean language in our basic education curriculum, primarily in the high school level, is, for me, a big "NO-NO".

Mas mahalaga pa rin para sa ating kabataan na sanayin silang mahalin ang kanilang sariling wika dahil ito ang pinakabatayan ng kanilang identidad. 

It would be better that Korean language be classified as an elective subject rather than a compulsory subject. We all know that there are already many Koreans in our country but still, there are more Filipinos than Koreans here in our country. Even some Koreans that I know tried their best to learn our own language. 

Bakit kailangang tanggalin ang wikang Filipino sa ating college curriculum bilang isa sa mga tinatawag na "core subjects" natin? Wala akong nakikitang dahilan. Para sa akin, dahil ako ay isang Pilipino, sa puso at diwa, at isang tunay na globalisadong Pilipino na kung saan ay pinahahalagahan ko ang aking wikang kinagisnan (Filipino) at wikang aking natutunan simula pagkabata (Ingles), walang dahilan para mawala ang wikang Filipino kahit na sa kolehiyo. 

Maraming salamat at magandang gabi!"

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