'Buwan ng Wika' 2017 theme, official memo, poster and sample slogan


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The official DepEd memo, theme, poster, calendar of activities and sample slogans for the celebration of National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika this 2017 are available on this page.

'Buwan ng Wika' 2017 theme, official memo, poster and sample slogan

MANILA, Philippines - The month has come once again for the Filipinos to celebrate the National Language ('Buwan ng Wika' or 'Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa') this August 2017.

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) leads the celebration with the theme “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago” (Filipino: Language of Change). This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's advocacy to strengthen the nation.

official poster Buwan ng Wika 2017
Official poster for 'Buwan ng Wika' 2017.
"Dahil sa ating wika at sa kulturang pinangangalagaan natin, mas nakikilala sa buong mundo ang ating pagka-Filipino. Patuloy tayong maghanap ng paraan upang maisakatuparan ang mga layuning babago sa kalidad ng ating buhay at sa kasalukuyang estado ng ating bayan," Duterte said in a statement, which was released by the Palace on Monday, July 31.
Buwan ng Wika 2017 Duterte message

The 'Buwan ng Wika' celebration also highlights linguistic and cultural activities all over the country.

The month-long celebration will kick-off through a flag-raising activity on August 1.

Note: Full details of the calendar of events for 'Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa' will be posted here once available.

The annual 'Buwan ng Wika' is pursuant to Proclamation 1041, signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos, which declares the national celebration of the National Language Month every August. Additionally, former President Manuel Quezon, considered the Father of the National Language, was born on August 19, 1878.

In line with this, DepEd has released memo no. 58, series of 2017 to provide guidelines, objectives and sub-themes of 'Buwan ng Wika' celebration.

The objective of the celebration are the following:
  • Fully-implement Presidential Proclamation No. 1041
  • Encourage all government agencies and private sectors to be part of programs that raise language and civic consciousness
  • Show the importance of national language through the active participation in all activities related to 'Buwan ng Wika'

The theme for the month is divided into four sub-themes which will serve as a guide in the weekly activities during the month of August:

a. Wikang Filipino, Susi sa Pagbabago
b. Pangangalaga sa Wikang Katutubo, Pagpapayaman sa Wikang Filipino;
c. Wikang Filipino: Wika ng Maka-Filipinong Saliksik
d. Pagsasalin, Mahalaga sa Bago at Mapagbagong Karunungan

Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2017 official DepEd Memo no. 58:



Sample Slogans for Buwan ng Wika 2017: “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago”:

1. "Malayang pagpapalawig sa mayaman nang wika, hatid sa baya'y pag-unlad at pagkakaisa."

2. "Wikang pinagyaman ng globalisasyon, gabay sa mabilis at mapaghamong siglo."

3. “Ating wika pagsamahin upang magkaintindihan, maging mapayapa at umunlad ang bayan."

4. "Ang karunungan ay kayamanan para sa pagbabago at kaunlaran ng bayan."

5. "Wikang Filipino ang sandata at susi sa pagbabago ng ating bansa."

6. "Sariling wika'y duyan ng kamalayan, ating pagningasin tungo sa kaunlaran."

7. "Ang pagtangkilik sa sariling wika, ang bunga ay matalino at maunlad na bansa." - Ruth Baylonano Velacruz

8. "Wika ng madla, pagbabago para sa bansa." - Rodel Flordeliza

9. "Pakpak ay ibuka, wika't kultura ay lasapin, pagbabago'y darating." - Trisha Midel

10. Wikang Filipino, sibat at pananggalang tungo sa pagbabagong inaasam." - James Clores

11. "Wikang Pambansa, buklod ng mamamayan sa pagkakaisa at pagmamahalan tungo sa kaalaman, paglinang at kaunlaran ng bawat isa at ng buong bayan." - Sarah Mabansag Puno

12. Put your slogan here - name

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