'Buwan ng Wika' 2019 theme, official memo, poster and sample slogan


ADVERTISEMENT


MANILA, Philippines – (Updated August 16) The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) released on Monday, June 24 a memorandum for the special celebration of National Language month or 'Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa' 2019. View also on this page the calendar of activities and sample slogans.

'Buwan ng Wika' 2019 theme, official memo, poster and sample slogan

KWF leads the celebration with the theme "Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino" in accordance with Resolution No. 19-03 and in the celebration of International Year of the Indigenous Languages (IYIL) or Pandaigdigang Taon ng mga Katutubong Wika as declared by UNESCO.

KWF said that preparation for this year's Buwan ng Wika started in 2013. Long term plans for 2013-2016 and 2016-2020 were rolled out to preserve Philippine languages.

Republic Act 7104 states that KWF shall “[f]ormulate policies, plans, and programs to ensure the further development, enrichment, propagation, and preservation of Filipino and other Philippine languages.”


The 'Buwan ng Wika' celebration will also highlight cultural activities all over the country.

The month-long event will kick-off through a flag-raising activity in the first week of August 2019.

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.

The objectives of 'Buwan ng Wika' celebration are the following:

objectives of 'Buwan ng Wika' celebration 2019

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:

  • August 5-9, 2019: Ako at ang Katutubong Wika Ko
  • August 12-16, 2019: Pagbasa at Paglaya: Pagpapalusog ng mga Katutubong Panitikan at Kaalamang-bayan
  • August 19-23, 2019: Sarikultura: Multilingguwalismo at Paguugnayan para sa Isang Bansang Filipino
  • August 26-30, 2019: Pangangalaga sa mga Katutubong Wika, Pangangalaga sa Bansang Filipino

Here's DepEd Memorandum No. 079 for Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2019:


Sample Slogans for Buwan ng Wika 2019: “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino”:

1. "Bayang nililok, pinagyaman ng wika, Tulay sa kamalaya't tagumpay ng madla." - JEM

2. "Wikang Filipino'y palaganapin, ito'y karunungan at kalinangan natin." - Nida Villaruel Samarita

3. "Wikang kinagisnan nilinang sa bayang sinilangan, Gabay sa pagbuklod at kaakibat ng mamamayan." - JEM

4. "Katutubong wika'y 'wag balewalain, sa halip ito'y nararapat pagyamanin." - JEM

5."Wikang Filipino'y pagyamanin, ito'y atin, Ituro sa mga bagong kabataang darating." - Jonathan Cacal

6. "Wikang Filipino'y tangkilikin, Ang pintig ng puso't kaluluwa natin." - Lasaga, Felisa

7. "Wikang katutubo na aking kinamulatan
Siyang kultura, wika ko't pagkakakilanlan;
Sa bawat kwento ng bansa ko't kasaysayan
Pag-ibig sa 'king wika, hindi matatawaran." - Emil Santiago Capistrano

8. Put your slogan here - name (contribute)

We're encouraging our readers to contribute their own slogan by leaving a comment below.

— The Summit Express


Don't miss our regular updates and awesome stories. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe via E-mail or check out our Instagram feed.

ADVERTISEMENT