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FAQs: Why spell it as ‘Filipinas’?
Aug 15, 2021 Virgilio S. Almario
When writing in Filipino, how should we spell the name of our country? National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario answers some of the frequently asked questions in this debate.

The Commission on the Filipino Language
Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF)

is the official regulating body of the Filipino language and the official government institution tasked with developing, preserving, and promoting the various local Philippine languages.

What the PH constitutions say about the national language
Nigel Tan Aug 11, 2014

Language Policies in the Philippines
Clemencia Espiritu, Ph.D.

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Preserving Filipino languages through an online dictionary
Sep 9, 2021 CNN Philippines

Language is an important tool of human communication. Here in the Philippines, we have around 180 languages spoken in different regions but only 8 are considered to be major dialects. Now there's a team of computer scientists and linguists out there who put up a web-based dictionary in hopes of preserving endangered Filipino languages.

LIST: Where to find Filipino publishers online
Oct 8, 2020 Jericho Igdanes

Readers can now get their fix of Filipino literature online
Several local publishers have set up shop on the internet, providing readers easier access to quality Filipino literature. Our local literary scene is rich with work spanning a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and historical commentary.


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The art of storytelling with Ricky Lee: Stories help heal, make sense of what's happening around us
Nov 15, 2020 ANC 24/7

Storytelling remains relevant amid the pandemic, as it helps heal and make sense of what's happening around us, says veteran award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee. He shares with us the importance and the art of storytelling.

FALSE: PH most literate Asian country under Marcos, literacy rate dropped after his ouster
Oct 21, 2020

Data show that the Philippines was not the most literate country in Asia, at least from 1980-1986. The country’s literacy rate also went up after the Marcos regime.

KWF wants indigenous languages used in school papers
Janella Paris October 27, 2019

The world in 2019 celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages.
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to encourage the use of indigenous languages in campus papers across the country.

Tanggol Wika or Alyansa ng Mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino (Alliance of Defenders of the Filipino Language)
is a Philippine-based organization founded in 2014 in an assembly of more than 300 professors, students, writers and cultural activists at the De La Salle University-Manila


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Tanggol Wika protests 'patently unjust' SC ruling vs Filipino, Panitikan
Janella Paris June 11, 2019

By filing the letter of protest before the High Court, Tanggol Wika says it hopes to stop 'imminent cultural genocide, the impending murder of our national language and local literature'

Tanggol Wika slams ‘English-only’ proposal
January 30, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Tanggol Wika slammed the statement of a lawmaker who urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to reinforce English as the medium of instruction on all school levels.

I've Got An Opinion: The Filipino language is not about limits
August 26, 2020

How do you teach Filipino when its context is so complicated?

Why don't we celebrate Buwan ng mga Wika instead?
August 10, 2019

Almost 50 Philippine languages are endangered because the number of speakers are declining. Part of the problem is government policies that have favored English and Tagalog for many decades.

It's time to change how Filipinos see the national language
August 12, 2019
We should have a neutral foreign language like English and Spanish as inter-ethnic lingua francas in our country.
August in the Philippines is Buwan ng Wika or Language Month. It's the perfect time for the country to discuss what's happening with our indigenous languages like Tagalog, Cebuano, and others. To discuss language policy in our country is to discuss our regional or national identity in Philippine society, because language is the bedrock of every existing culture in the world.

Our languages are in trouble, so what?
Multilingual Philippines September 03, 2019

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

Conversation conservation: Preserving the Philippines’ various languages
August 31, 2020 Gaby Flores

From codifying language in a dictionary to regional cinema and writing workshops, we take a look at the people who’ve made language preservation their advocacy

10 reasons why mother tongues in schools should be saved
August 31, 2020 Ched Arzadon, Elizabeth Calinawagan, Firth McEachern

'In mother tongue-based classrooms, children are more active and participatory. They feel more comfortable asking and answering questions, sharing their thoughts, and doing things on their own.'

Gatchalian seeks review of mother tongue policy in education
January 24, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Senate to inquire into the implementation of the mother tongue policy in education, saying he believes this could also be linked to the poor school performance of students in the country.

Mother Tongue policy wreaks havoc on English proficiency
Nov 17, 2020 Estanislao Albano, Jr
'With private schools sans the Mother Tongue policy arriving at the goal of English proficiency very much earlier than public schools, what then is the legitimate point of this policy?'

Non-readers multiply under Mother Tongue policy
Nov 9, 2020 Estanislao Albano, Jr
'How come the [non-reader] problem took a turn for the worse under the Mother Tongue policy?'

Mother tongues are not the cause of poor education results
September 22, 2020 Firth McEachern - Elizabeth Calinawagan - Ched Arzadon
'It is false to say that the mother tongue policy is the cause of the poor PISA results. If anything, the PISA results are a negative evaluation of the bilingual (English and Filipino) policy...'

Why I condemn language shaming
Mar 6, 2021 Jervi Gabriel Lopez
'I believe that all languages deserve fair and equal treatment, and no language is better nor worse than the other'
In the article is an example of language shaming. It is clear to my conscience that we need to pay attention to such cases, however they may be expressed, in seriousness or in jest.
Last February 26, I sent an email to Instituto Cervantes, asking them to take action on the subject matter. As I await their response, I would like to call out their teachers who use discrimination as a form of pedagogical technique.
These are some of the most beautiful songs in Philippine languages
August 30, 2020 Amanda T. Lago

From Tagalog rap, to Vispop, to a Pangasinan folk song – here are just some of the tracks that show the beauty and diversity of Philippine languages - just play all the tracks -
We all love our K-pop and our Western music – but there's something especially touching about hearing a song in a Filipino language, whatever language that may be.

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Ano ang epekto ng pag-alis ng Filipino at Panitikan sa college curriculum?
GMA Public Affairs Jun 12, 2019

Sa desisyon ng Korte Suprema, tinanggal na sa required college subjects ang Filipino, Panitikan at Philippine History. May magiging epekto kaya ito sa pagiging makabayan ng kabataan?

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Tanggol Wika protests 'patently unjust' SC ruling vs Filipino, Panitikan

Part 1: Why language subjects in college are better optional
Multilingual Philippines June 09, 2019

The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for flexibility and diversity. Finally, we can move beyond the cumbersome, overly prescriptive policies of the past.

Part 2: Why language subjects in college are better optional
Multilingual Philippines June 09, 2019
Let us be reminded that Filipino is not the only language of Filipinos. We are a multilingual people. This is what makes Filipinos special, for which we should be proud.

'A scam, a traitor’: ‘Duterte’ now a word in Urban Dictionary
Bonz Magsambol August 19, 2019

How would you use 'Duterte' in a sentence?
As the Philippine President enters the second half of his 6-year term, his ability to contribute to modern vocabulary has just reached an interesting level: "Duterte" is now an entry in the online Urban Dictionary.

Appreciating the Filipino identity through our literature and culture
Gillian Reyes May 29, 2019

'Being a Filipino does not end with preferring English over Filipino, nor choosing hamburgers over sinigang, but rather ends when we have forgotten that we have our own literature, culture, and heritage to the point where we abandon it'

How our native languages benefit society
Multilingual Philippines August 28, 2019

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions.

Theories of Origins of Filipino Language and People

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The Buwan ng Wika debate: Do we celebrate local languages or dialects?
Chai Fonacier August 22, 2018

'Acknowledging local identity is important so we can all introduce ourselves properly to each other in this big barangay called Pilipinas'

DLSU offers workshop in local languages for young writers
February 04, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit their application to Luntiang Palihan 2019: The DLSU Young Writers’ Workshop in Local Languages

Speaking in tongues: How storytelling shapes Philippine languages
Ivan Jim Layugan August 26, 2018

'People contextualize their language when they tell a story'

Mother-tongue based multilingual education Mother-tongue based multilingual education in the Philippines: Perceptions, problems and possibilities
Priscilla Angela T. Cruz Department of English Ateneo de Manila University and Ahmar Mahboob Department of Linguistics University of Sydney

The benefits of Mother Tongue in Teaching-Learning Process

170+ Talaytayan MLE Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education, MLE

170+ Talaytayan MLE is a consortium of education stakeholders from the University of the Philippines and Philippine Normal University. It also includes non-government organizations like Save the Children, NAKEM International, DILA Philippines, SIL and the Translators Association of the Philippines.

House tackles bill to end use of multi-lingual education from Kinder to Grade 3
July 18, 2020, 1 Charissa Luci-Atienza
The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture has vowed to immediately tackle a bill seeking to abrogate the implementation of the mother tongue-based multilingual education for students from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

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The guilt of being born and raised Filipino, but having English as your first language
Marguerite de Leon Aug 18 2020

'English is my first language, the one I hear in my head when I think, the one that just rolls right out of me when I need to convey something, anything. And the thing is, the Filipino language doesn't come naturally to a lot of other Filipinos, either.'
I was born and raised in Metro Manila, to fully Filipino parents, in a fully Filipino household, and had never based myself outside of the country.

What does a second language give you?
Maria Isabel Garcia June 11, 2015

Being raised in a household that speaks more than one language improves more than just a child's communication skills.

IMPORTANT The gift of language
Cherry Malonzo April 14, 2016
'I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children'

Philippine English: A Case of Language Drift
Jonathan MALICSI

The benefits of knowing many languages
Multilingual Philippines August 17, 2019

But long-term policies threaten our multilingualism. Most high schools don’t offer any other language subjects, whether native or foreign, besides English and Filipino.

About Stereotypes and Prejudices on Being Cebuano

Definition of the word "Cebuano" - People and - or Language

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A reexamination of the Philippine-type voice system and its implications for Austronesian primary-level subgrouping

Victoria Chen Victoria University of Wellington, DECEMBER 2017

Sense, sensibility, and vocabulary
Maria Isabel Garcia January 13, 2019

Our vocabulary is shaped by what we sense.
How much of our language is dominated by what you see, touch, smell, taste, or hear? Is there a pecking order of the senses when it comes to how much they inhabit our consciousness?

The MANY Languages of the Philippines!

Dictionaries - translation (on-line) -  apps - etc.

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Do Filipinos know the name of the language they speak?
Aug 24, 2012 by Travis Kraft

Article 14, Section 6 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution states:
"Section 6. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino. As it evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages."

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Languages of the Philippines

According to linguists, there are around 5,000 languages spoken in today’s world. The Philippines alone, has over a 170 languages and 4 that have no known remaining speakers.

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Top 10 Languages Spoken in Philippines
Dec 15, 2017

In this video, the top 10 languages spoken in the Philippines. It includes Tagalog or Filipino, Bisaya, Ilocano, Bicol, Ilongo, Waray, Chavacano, Pangasinense, Cebuano, Kapampangan, and Hiligaynon. Local, national and official languages of the Philippines.

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Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system
Nile Villa April 27, 2018

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

Who’s afraid of Baybayin? Experts weigh in on the pre-colonial Filipino writing system
September 6, 2020 Minka Tiangco
A debate on whether Baybayin, an ancient, pre-colonial Filipino writing system, should be used by Filipinos in their daily lives has sparked once again after it was used in the signages of the newly rehabilitated Lagusnilad underpass.

Modernizing Baybayin
Reniel Pamplona August 27, 2018
Are we ready for the enormous changes Baybayin may bring in our culture and daily living? Will Baybayin be suitable for the modernized lifestyle of the Filipinos?

Can you read Baybayin?
Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza April 28, 2018
People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with.

Much ado about baybayin
Joselito D. De Los Reyes April 27, 2018

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Ang Baybayin
ABS-CBN News Apr 13, 2019
Kim Atienza gives trivia about baybayin, the ancient writing script of the Philippines. Sanghabi executive director Leo Emmanuel Castro talks about artifacts with baybayin inscriptions. Kim Atienza learns how to write baybayin with the help of 16-year-old baybayin teacher, Zion Mallari.

Baybayin vs Roman alphabet - Baybayin bilang national system of writing, isinusulong sa Kamara
Apr 24, 2018
Isinusulong sa Kamara ang House Bill 1022 o ang panukalang gawing national system of writing ang baybayin. Ito ang sinaunang simbolo ng pagsusulat bago pa dumating ang mga Kastila. Pabor ang pinuno ng komisyon ng wikang Filipino na muling buhayin ang baybayin. Pero hindi nito mapapalitan ang nakasanayang Roman alphabet.


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What's the future of Filipino?

What's the future of Filipino as both the national language and as a living language? What about the other languages of the Philippines?


"Filipino" Vs. other Languages of the Philippines

What is the difference between Filipino and the other Languages of the Philippines?


Moves to save dying languages

Philippines moves to save dying languages. The Philippines has started a new programme to try to save its dying languages. The archipelago is home to more than 170 dialects, but some of them have only a few speakers left and there's concern many of the indigenous languages could be lost forever. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports on what's being done to keep them alive.


Philippine Schools adopt regional languages

Lumad dictionary launched to help save indigenous language
Nicolas Czar Antonio August 31, 2019

The Manobo dictionary app not just aims to educate the Lumad but to empower them as well.
In an effort to preserve the Lumad indigenous language in Agusan and Surigao, the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network, an alliance of child rights groups and church-based organizations, launched a Manobo Dictionary app, a mobile software that compiles Manobo words and their definitions.

Download: Manobo dictionary app

Linguistic Society of the Philippines

The State of Linguistic Research in the Philippines: Trends, Prospects and Challenges

Mamanwa texts
Supplementary Series No. 5 1991

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SIL - Summer Institute of Linguistics

is a volunteer, non-profit organization that has worked in the Philippines since 1953. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Education, SIL members carry out linguistic research and documentation of Philippine indigenous languages

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The Difference Between Bisaya, Binisaya, Visayan and Cebuano
Cebuano language, alphabet and pronunciation
Cebuano Phrase-Book
A handbook of the Cebuano language spoken in the Visayas region of the Philippines, containing a glossary
The Kalagan language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian group of languages and is part of the Davawenyo family. Basically, it is identical as Tagakaolo, with some Tausug, Maguindanaon, and Islamic terminology added to the mix.

Kalagan Culture

On-Line Dictionary

English - Cebuano - Tagalog - Hiligaynon (Ilonggo)

The Boholano Language
Inati vocabulary Inati vocabulary Author: Delia Panden - March 2015
Ati (Inati) is a language of the island of Panay in the Philippines. The Ati people also speak Kinaray-a and Hiligaynon.
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Visayas - Visayan languages
Waray languages

(also Waray-Waray, Binisaya, Winaray, Samarenyo and Samar-Leyte)

specific to the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and in the north-east of Leyte Island


This writing on the Waray culture is a response to a need and a challenge.

Bikol or Bicol is one of the Bikol languages

alphabet and pronunciation

Look more about the Bikol languages HERE

Buhid language, alphabet and pronunciation
Capiznon (Spanish: capiceño)

is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Capiznon is concentrated in the province of Capiz in the northeast of Panay Island.

Look Capiznon Phrasebook HERE

Filipino Language

Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and, along with English, is an official language; designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

Filipino Translator An online English-Major Philippine languages translator

Filipino Words One Needs To Learn Filipino Words One Needs To Learn

Learning these words is important as they reflect a lot about the Filipinos' personality

Cribko Difference between Tagalog and Filipino; Filipino vs Pilipino
by Janina Abayari

Tagalog language, alphabet and pronunciation

About the Tagalog Language

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Good things about Tagalog - Dictionary - learn etc., just look

is a Visayan language spoken, along with the Asi and Onhan languages, in the province of Romblon. The language is also called Ini, Tiyad Ini, Basi, Niromblon, Sibuyanon, and Bisaya.


A Fragment of the Ilocano Lord's Prayer, 1620, including an Introduction of the 1621 Dotrina Cristiana.

Hiligaynon also known as Ilonggo Language

alphabet and pronunciation

Look also HERE

Hiligaynon Folk Utterances

Interjections and Proverbs
Amorita C. Rabuco, Ph. D.


Hiligaynon - English Dictionary

Hiligaynon (Ilongo) to English

English to Hiligaynon (Ilongo)


Kapampangan language, history and culture.

Center for Kapampangan Studies

The language was spelled Capampañgan and is also called Pampango, and in the Kapampangan language: Amanung Sisuan, meaning "breastfed language".

Established in 2001, the Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies aims to sustain interest in the study of Kapampangan language, history and culture. It is housed in Holy Angel University and contains a gallery, a museum and a library. The Kapampangans or Pampangos or are the sixth largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group.

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The Kapampangan language :

Kapampángan or Capampáñgan

Kapampangan Lexical Borrowing from Tagalog: Endangerment rather than Enrichment

An Introduction to the Kapampángan Language

all by Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan


Motivations for PÁMANAKMUL AMÁNU
‘word swallowing’ in Kapampangan
by/Hiroaki Kitano and Michael Raymon M. Pangilinan

Ibanag language The Ibanag language (also Ybanag or Ibanak) is spoken by up to 500,000 speakers (the Ibanag people) in the northeastern provinces of Isabela and Cagayan
Itawis language

Cuyonon, a language of Palawan province

Useful phrases in Cuyonon and HERE

Eskayan is the language of the Eskaya cultural minority of Bohol

The Eskaya Script
Hector Santos

 Introducing the Eskaya writing system: a complex Messianic script from the southern Philippines.
Kelly, Piers 2016
This paper introduces and documents the Eskaya writing system of the Philippines, developed ca. 1920–1937.

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Pangasinan language is called "Pangalatok" - "Oangasinan" or "Pangasinese" (Pangasinan: Salitan Pangasinan; Spanish: Idioma pangasinense is one of the twelve major languages

Most books word "pangasinense or oangasinan" referring to people of Pangasinan and the language which is spoken along the central part in many towns

Ibaloi language, which belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages family. It is closely related to the Pangasinan language - Princess Urduja: The Mother of Ibalois?

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Keeping alive the Pangasinan language

Erwin Fernandez and his children's story, Liwawa

Poets Santiago Villafania and Jesamyn Diokno

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My heart will go on - Ibaloi version

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Grammar of Bontoc Igorot LAWRENCE A. REID:

Seidenadel's Grammar of Bontoc Igorot: One Hundred Years On

A topical vocabulary - English, Pilipino, Ilocano, Eastern Bontoc

Ifugao Terms Ifugao Terms Proposed for Incorporation Into the Vocabulary of the National Language by/Manuel Dulawan
Ilokano (Ti Pagsasao nga Iloko) also called Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, Iloko, Ylocano, and Yloco is the third most-spoken language
Surigaonon is a local language spoken by Surigaonon people in the province of Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and some portion of Agusan del Norte especially the towns near the Mainit Lake. Though it is related to Cebuano, solid Cebuano speakers can hardly understand Surigaonon speakers.

Surigaonon Dictionary

Sama Language

Sama also known as Sinama or Inner Sulu Sama, is the language of the Sama people of the Sulu Archipelago. There is some difference between the islands, and Ethnologue divides it into three languages based on mutual intelligibility. Pangutaran Sama to the west is more distinct. The prestige dialect is that of Simunul.

Sama–Bajaw languages

The Ivatan language

known as Ibatan is an Austronesian language spoken exclusively in the Batanes Islands.


Purificacion G. Delima, PhD

Tagbanua Language Tagbanua Language in Irawan in the Midst of Globalization by/Teresita D. Tajolosa
Defenders of Indigenous Languages of the Archipelago (DILA)
English in the Philippines English in the Philippines
Doray Espinosa
You can now translate Cebuano on Google's Word Lens, and use Baybayin on Gboard
September 03, 2019

Google expands support for native languages in the Philippines

Asi Dictionary - on-line

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Mansaka Mansaka dictionary
Calantas Young Dreamers Foundation, Inc. (CYDFI Philippines)

Nabuclod Aeta Journal with a Pampango - Baluga - Pilipino - English Dictionary

Biga Boyowa Vocabulary of Biga Boyowa

Father Bernard Baldwin

Tagalog < > English Dictionary - Mobile applications (App)
Chavacano - Chabacano and Spanish language

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Instituto Cervantes de Manila - ICM

Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991.  It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language.


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ICM Director Jose Rodriguez interviews DEPT. OF EDUCATION SEC. JESLI LAPUS for CERVANTES.TV.

Jose "Pepe" Rodriguez, director of Instituto Cervantes in Manila, explains to reporters why the Spanish cultural center honored Philippine national hero Jose Rizal on his 150th birth anniversary. Rodriguez also encourages Filipinos to study the Spanish language, pointing out that it being the second most spoken language in the United States.

Look above: Why I condemn language shaming

Relearning the Spanish language will tell us more about our history
Dec 9, 2020 Pippo Carmona

'Relearning Spanish is one of the first steps that Filipino historians can take in order to fully understand the secrets [historical texts] hold'


Spanish Language in the Philippines

The Spanish language was the lingua franca of the country until early 1900. When Americans imposed English, Spanish was gradually lost, but now it is struggling to return it back to schools. Guillermo Gomez Rivera and Teresita Liboro show us how they speak the Cervantes' language today in the Philippines.


New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines

What is left in Philippines after more than 350 years of Spanish domination? Why don´t they speak Spanish. Why do they believe in Jesus? The videos made by VJ Movement reporters.

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New Prospects for the Spanish Language in the Philippines

Hispanic - Filipino Identity: Loss and Recovery
Elizabeth Medina

Spanish language in the Philippines

Influence on the languages of the Philippines

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The Early History of Chavacano de Zamboanga (1635 - 1718)

Chavacano - Chabacano - Chabakano - etc.

a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. It is the common name for the six dialects of what is formally known in Linguistics as Philippine Creole Spanish.

Zamboangueño Creole Spanish
John M. Lipski and Salvatore Santoro

Chabacano dialects, alphabet and pronunciation

Chavacano Language

Chavacano varieties
Chavacano Language – and the many several varieties of this creole and their classification

Chabacano/Spanish linguistic identity
John M. Lipski

Bien Chabacano
It's all about the Chabacano de Zamboanga. Bien Chabacano is the first and only blog designed for Chabacano language enthusiasts which discusses and analyzes Chabacano word origins, Chabacano grammar and vocabulary.
Look e.g. Differences between the Chabacano Ermitaño - Chavacano de Ermita and the Chabacano de Zamboanga


Chabacano Lesson These simple lessons are placed here in response to requests from Cavitenos, who wish to learn Chabacano.

Learn Chavacano Online Free Learning Languages

Chavacano Basic Phrases - Mobile application (App)

Chavacano Medical Phrases - Mobile application (App)


Chavacano vs Spanish Language Challenge
Anna La Viajera May 22, 2018


Chavacano: The Spanish-based Creole of The Philippines
May 18, 2018 by Langfocus

This video is all about the Chavacano language of the Philippines! Students of Spanish will find this Spanish-based creole fascinating.


"Chavacano Yo"
Mar 5, 2014

Cavite is the home of Chavacano, a Spanish-based language that has long been spoken in a few communities but is said to be dying. Howie Severino and his documentary team journey to Cavite in search of this ancient tongue


Chabacano Cavite - Comprendes criollo español de Filipinas?
El chabacano es un idioma criollo de Filipinas.
Lamentablemente, el idioma esta en peligro de desaparecer debido al uso generalizado del tagalo en la ciudad de Cavite y la disminución de los hablantes nativos. Look also HERE


Speaking chabacano in Zamboanga

At Ateneo de Zamboanga, some students introduce themselves speaking in chabacano a pidgin language of Spanish and Cebuano

Porque - Chavacano love song


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Learn languages of Philippines

Videos Lessons for selfstudy: Learn to speak - talk the languages of Philippines

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Bisaya-Kong-Dako! Ikaw? Unsa Ka?

Learn How To Speak The Visayan Language as Easy as Learning Your ABC's

Say: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Different Philippine Languages

Look MUCH MORE about Pasko - Christmas HERE


Philippines version of the ABC song

Look the full description of the video and the History of Alphabet song


Learning Tagalog - Filipino Languages

Basic Phrases

Learn to speak Tagalog by/pinoydirectory

Remark 12 very good instructive videos in the album

Learn Common Filipino Phrases

Top Local Phrases in Manila

Basic Filipino Language Tutorial

Learn Tagalog with The Travel Linguist


Tagalog - English - Danish - Basic lessons from danishpinay

danishpinay wrote: These videos are dedicated to all Filipino's living in or wanting to live in Denmark.


Learn to speak - talk the Visaya/Cebuano Language - Videos

3 albums in the sub-album so:

Learning Visaya/Cebuano Language

Remark 11 good instructive videos in this album

Look also HERE


Basic - Cebuano


English - Visayan Translation Tutorials:


Helpful Filipino terms and items, commonly used in cooking!

How To Count From 1 to 100 Using The Visayan Language


Ilocano words and English translation


Learn Ilonggo - Speak Hiligaynon

Looking to learn the Hiligaynon / Ilonggo language? Here's a brief introduction.


Bicol - Bikol

Basic greetings in Bicol, one of the languages spoken in the Bicol region.


How to Say

"Happy Birthday"

in Bolos, Province of Albay, Bicol (a Dumagat language)


Maguindanaon - Filipino - English Phrasebook

Maguindanaon is an Austronesian language spoken by majority of the population of Maguindanao Province in the Philippines. It is also spoken by sizable minorities in different parts of Mindanao such as the cities of Zamboanga, Davao, and General Santos, and the provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as Metro Manila.


How Filipinos say 'I love you'
Feb 15, 2017
How do Filipinos express their love for one another?
On Valentine's Day, February 14, MovePH crowdsourced the different ways Filipinos say "I love you." There are more than 150 languages in the Philippines. That's more than 150 ways to express love.
Here are some contributions from our Movers across the country - from the Ilocano's "Ay-ayaten ka" to the Hiligaynon's "Palangga ta gid ka."

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14 Regional languages of love on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Is saying “I love you” or “Mahal kita” not enough to express your feelings to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day?
If the answer is yes, why not express your love in a special and unique way by using these regional languages.

Languages Internationale (LI)

is a pioneering training institute in multilingual education in the Philippines. Founded by Ms. Fanny Del Rosario Diploma LI initially offered Spanish courses. Today, LI offers programs for individuals, multi-national corporations, and other groups training in 21 languages incl. Filipino and Local Philippine languages at basic, intermediate, advanced, and proficiency levels.


LIEMG Language Center

is the educational arm of Lin’s International Education Management Group that provides international language training e.g. English and Filipino to individuals of all ages and academic support for both local and foreign students. LIEMG Language Center offers also specially developed online study programs that are specifically designed for ESL learners of all ages across the globe.

Accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and certified by the Bureau of Immigrations

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Filipino Sign Language - FSL

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Senate passes bill promoting Filipino sign language
Sofia Tomacruz August 28, 2018

Senate Bill 1455 aims to establish FSL as the official language of the deaf community to 'promote their identity, expression, and communication'

VIRAL: Electrical engineering students create smart gloves to give voice to the speech-impaired
July 2, 2021 Noel Pabalate - with Video

And they say it’s not a copy of existing gloves invented years ago
A group of college students at Camarines Sur Polytechnic College went viral on Facebook last June 28, 2021, for their wearable tech invention: gloves that can convert Filipino sign languages into voice speech in real time.

'Gloves' that give voice to deaf, speech-impaired
Kaithreen Cruz July 3, 2021 - many good links

The Video in the album Filipino Sign Language - FSL:
Gloves convert Filipino Sign Languages into speech
2021, June 08 GMA Public Affairs
Five Filipino college students have designed a pair of gloves that can convert sign language into speech. How? Find out in this video.

How the deaf use social media for their advocacies
Princess Tadeo September 08, 2017 - with video

The deaf community relies on social media platforms that allow for visual communication, and use these to push for advocacies, such as the passage of the Filipino Sign Language bill.

Perils of being a sign language interpreter in the PH
John Paul Ecarma Maunes Jul 10, 2015

Sign language interpreting is a back-breaking job, but is also one of the most noble professions in the world. Without interpreters, deaf persons would be disenfranchised.

How Pope Francis spoke to the deaf
David Lozada Jan 25

Sign language interpreters for the deaf played a crucial role in telling the world of Pope Francis' message for the young, the old, and those with disabilities

Filipino Sign Language


Filipino Sign Language - FSL

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Learning Filipino Sign Language
Aug 16, 2020 ANC 24/7
Looking to upskill with the extra time that you have? Why not promote inclusivity and learn the basics of Filipino Sign Language?


What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language Sep 23, 2019

On the International Day of Sign Languages, Sept. 23, we celebrate the Philippines’ national sign language, Filipino Sign Language (FSL).
Documentation of FSL dates back to 1604 in Leyte. Through the centuries, FSL has had outside influences, such as from American Sign Language (ASL). Nonetheless, it is a unique language that emerged from the Filipino Deaf community and is an integral part of its identity.


What Filipino Sign Language is NOT.....

Brief explanation of what FILIPINO SIGN LANGUAGE (FSL) is NOT as explained by MCCID students' Moises Libot and Regina Grace Buenaventura. MCCID has been a strong advocate on the encouragement and use of FSL in classrooms and in communicating with the community.


Defy the Barrier


Filipino Sign Language

Remark 6 videos with different subject in this sub-album


Philippines Anthem (Filipino Sign Language)

Lupang Hinirang

is the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.

Look more about the anthem HERE


Love Language


Teach Me How to Sign


Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language
INQUIRER Sep 23, 2019
Break the ice with a Deaf friend with these basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language (FSL)! Besides signing, making facial expressions is an important part of FSL as the Deaf encourage expressing one’s self. FSL is a visual language rooted in Filipino culture and can be used by the Deaf and hearing alike to communicate with one another.


Filipino sign language - FSL in the Church

Our Father (Ama Namin) in Filipino sign language - FSL

Ama Namin, Tagalog version of Our Father in sign language, taken during a sunday mass in Quezon City


Warrior is a Child in Filipino Sign Language

Famous prayer song "Warrior is a Child" sung by Gary Valenciano in Filipino Sign Language Ervin Reyes of MCCID

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Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf College of Technology, Inc

Download: MCCID Filipino Sign Language Font (mccidfsl.ttf)

Braille languages - Touchbook - Etc. in the Philippines

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Bangko Sentral mulls putting braille on money
Jul 23, 2021 Ralf Rivas

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is exploring the addition of braille functionality to Philippine banknotes.
The BSP said in a statement on Thursday, July 22, that the introduction of braille in the Philippine currency will benefit as many as 2.5 million visually impaired Filipinos.

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National Library of the Philippines


subjects contain Braille

The Blind Section caters for visually impaired researchers which offers free use of computers, braille and large print collections of books and serials as well as audio book reproduction. Researchers are also allowed to loan out resources with the approval of the Division Chief.


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BLITAB is a tablet-style device for blind people and for those who suffer from impaired vision. It is like an electronic book, which instead of using a screen for visualizing the text, uses small physical bubbles.
They rise out of the surface of the device on demand, composing text in Braille Alphabet. Blind users can feel and read the Braille message, but also input text, maps and graphics, such as geometric figures, in order to serve as an educational tool for blind people.
Filipino Braille Online Teachers and Tutors
Duxbury Braille Translator for the Philippines´ languages

in the album Blind & Visually Impaired

World Braille Day, pinagdiriwang ngayong araw
Jan 4, 2021 ABS-CBN News


Makabayan Touchbook

Video presentations about Makabayan Touchbook for the blind. Rotary's Touchbooks - Makabayan TouchBooks - The Blind Can See Pictures.

Languages: History & Heritage, Evolution, "Dead", Endangered - Etc.

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History & Heritage of the languages

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The Austronesian Heritage

Austronesia, in historical terms, refers to the homeland of the peoples who speak Austronesian languages e.g. Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Maori, Malagasy, native Hawaiian, the Fijian language and around a thousand other languages.

Look all references for the video HERE

Austronesian - Languages - speaking peoples

and HERE and HERE


A Brief History of the Filipino Language by/pinoydirectory

The rise of Taglish, a new Filipino language based on combining Tagalog and English words, is impacting the Filipino society. Because it is neither English or Tagalog, it makes formal communication difficult. The purpose of this video series is to contribute toward strengthening the teaching of the formal and decent contemporary Tagalog language by presenting it in the context of respected Filipino custom and tradition.

Evolution of the Filipino alphabet
Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines

Hanunoo, Buid, Tagbanua and Pala’wan

Ancient Philippine scripts

List of endangered languages in Philippines

"Dead" Languages

Thirty Endangered Languages in the Philippines

SUBANO, an endangered language


Angono Petroglyphs

2010 Documentary

Taklobo Productions, Taklobo, Inc.

Producer: Jaime Enage
Host: Dr. Bonifacio Comandante, Jr. PhD
Director: John NL Leyson (
Cameraman: Manong Joseph Villamiel

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The Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines

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Linguistic insights into the history of Philippine script
Christopher Miller
11th Philippine Linguistic Congress 2011-12-08

This presentation presents new data derived from archival and other sources to corroborate the Fox-Conklin hypothesis that the Philippine "Baybayin" script is directly related to the known Bugis-Makassarese script of South Sulawesi via an earlier common South Sulawesi ancestor related directly to Sumatran scripts. New evidence is presented tracing these scripts to an informal variety of Devanagari that also gave birth to modern Gujarati script. The argument relies crucially on an embryonic theory of script structure and change described in the presentation. A short appendix (not presented...)


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Baybayin Documentary
Jun 20, 2011 Anne Michelle Paule

How to write Baybayin aka Alibata

Baybayin aka Alibata is a pre-Filipino writing system from the islands called the "Philippines". Baybayin comes from the word "baybay", which literally means "spell". Alibata was a term mistakenly coined by Paul Versoza in the early 1900's when he wrongly thought the script was rooted in Arabic.

Look also above and for more info and Baybayin translator etc.

The video Tagalog's Baybayin script

Bisaya script (Suwat-Bisaya)

an ancient pre-Filipino writing system, it's member of the Brahmic family and closely related to the Baybayin script, Suwat bisaya is an Abugida or an alpha-syllabary writing system like most writing system used in South East Asia, where any consonant is pronounced with a vowel and using a diacritical mark to express other vowels.

Beyond ABCs: Ancient Philippine script revival spells debate
Agence France-Presse August 02, 2019 - with Video

Baybayin, the 17-character indigenous script used before Spanish colonization is being taught again in the era of technology

HANUNOO (Hanonoo)

Spoken by 13,000 in Southern Oriental Mindoro

"Body" Languages

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Tampo - pouting/sulking
Filipinos silent treatment

You don’t want to find out about “tampo” the hard way. Most Americans and Europeans hate the silent treatment. They can get annoyed really quickly but that’s what “tampo” is all about. This Filipino trait is a way of showing your dismay or disapproval of something your partner or friend did.

Tampo (Oh, Lord! Not Again!!!)

and HERE and the below Videos


Filipino Gestures Conversation

Body - Eye language
This video is a part of the below article

Gestures in the Philippines

Signs and body language - Philippines example

Tampo - pouting/sulking
Filipinos silent treatment - examples

Filipino Body - Eye language

A Traditional Form of Literacy - Brad D. Washington, MA

Understanding Filipino Body Language

and HERE

Fans are called "paypay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.


Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

Ref. for article and photo: HERE and HERE - Look MUCH MORE HERE

Slang, Swardspeak, Jejemon, Jeproks - etc.

Look also about "LGBT" HERE

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Swardspeak etc.

also known as Bekimon and gay lingo

is an argot or cant slang derived from Englog (Tagalog-English code-switching) and used by a number of homosexuals in the Philippines.

In order to trace and track this very colorful sub-language called swardspeak in the 1970s-80s, gayspeak / gay lingo in the 1990s-2000s, and now called bekispeak / beki lingo / bekimon (beki lingo + jejemon) in the latter 2010s up to the present, I will try, to the best of my abilities, to document the ever-changing language we so love to use these days.

Swardspeak is an argot or cant slang derived from Englog (Tagalog-English code-switching) and used by a number of homosexuals in the Philippines

Look the article as pdf

Look also HERE and the below links and HERE

iMiszqcKyuH – means "I miss you"
eEoWpFhUeEhsxz – means "hi/hello"
aQ / aQcKuHh – means "me/ako"
kEo – means "kayo/you (pl.)"
Jejemon language

Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. According to Urban Dictionary a Jejemon is a person "who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility." The Philippine Daily Inquirer describes Jejemons as a "new breed of hipster who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own subculture and fashion."

IMPORTANT - Look also

Orthography and the Jejemon Phenomenon
Multilingual Philippines 10 Nov 2010 - with Video
Look the article as pdf

and HERE


Millenial language
Mar 13, 2017
Isa ka rin ba sa nahihilo at hindi maunawaan ang mga salitang ‘on fleek’, IDK, TBH, G!, bruh, pics? Alamin ang ibig sabihin sa ilang mga salitang ito kasama sina Bianca Umali, Miguel tanfelix at Donita Nose


Millennial slang
Jan 19, 2017
Ang mga katagang 'ATM' o 'SMH,' ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito? Isa 'yan sa mga millenial slangs na talamak na wikang ginagamit ng mga kabataan ngayon. Alamin ang mga pinagmulan nito sa video na ito!


Jejemon culture and language

With the advent of "Jejemon"/"Swagger" and "Bekimon"/"Gay Lingo", much of the correct usage of the Filipino language has been lost on the youth. Veteran journalist Malou Mangahas takes us through the fate of our National Language on Investigative Documentaries.


Jeproks to Jejemon: How the Filipino language evolves

Along with the changing times, our language, Filipino goes through a lot of change. There are words that are added in our vocabulary which enriches our language. Aug 25, 2014

the article


Long before #hugot, there was #emo

From being a state of mind, "emo" has evolved into a fashion style and musical genre, especially popular among teens. Is it the precursor to what we know now in pop culture as "#hugot"? Nov 25, 2014

Internet languages - SMS - MMS - Etc. & Chat Lingo - translation - etc.

Look also:

above Slang, Swardspeak, Jejemon languages etc.

and Internet - tablet, telephone - Apps - etc. for deaf and blind - etc.

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Short Message Service, SMS

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. While the original term was derived from referring to messages sent using the Short Message Service originated from Radio Telegraphy, it has since been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content known as MMS messages. The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region: it may simply be referred to as a text in North America, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East and Asia.

Look also HERE, HERE

Internet Slang

Common Internet, SMS Text, and iMessage slang

What’s The Meaning Of Lol, Lmao, Rofl, Brb, Afk, Ty, Thx and Np and many more?

The list highlights some of the most commonly used acronyms on chat sites, instant messengers, online forums, Facebook, Twitter and in text messaging SMS.

Look also HERE


The videos highlights some of the most commonly used acronyms – shorthands on chat sites, instant messengers, online forums, Facebook, Twitter and in text messaging. What’s The Meaning Of Lol, Lmao, Rofl, Brb, Afk, Ty, Thx and Np and many more?

Kids Internet Lingo

Important to know for parents

Parents Test - Do you know, understand what your kids are doing - writing online? Get the translation here!

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Generation Z taunts old-timers with 'OK boomer' jibe
Agence France-Presse November 09, 2019

'OK boomer' has become the retort of choice for Gen Z kids exasperated with the views of their elders.

How to shut down a mature adult who's behaving badly? 'Ok boomer'
Lilibeth Frondoso November 07, 2019 - with Videos
"Ok boomer" has been popping up everywhere in the last two days on social media


Popular Millennial Terms
Jul 24, 2018

What is the most widely used millennial term so far this 2018?

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Literature Writers, Books, Novels - Etc.

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Illustrated storybook teaches Filipino youth about comfort women
Apr 6, 2021 Ratziel San Juan
A new book serves as a literal example of art that comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable
The trauma of war leaves scars that burn long after the conflict has receded and everyone else has forgotten.
Moreover, the government’s invalidation of wartime narratives — of atrocity, of injustice — is enough to reopen old wounds.
Activist Kerima Tariman's legacy in literature, poetry
Aug 25, 2021 Steph Arnaldo
Loved ones also pay tribute through their own poems and essays
Kerima Lorena Tariman, who died on August 20 in a clash between the New People's Army and the Philippine military in Negros Occidental, is remembered not just for her revolutionary work, but for her literary works. She was, after all, a poet.

Look also this article and these: Video - Video

Remembering Gregorio Sancianco, the pioneer of Philippine liberal thought
Jorge Mojarro April 14, 2020

It has been almost unnoticed that in “Sobre la indolencia de los Filipinos” (1890), one of the most cited essays of José Rizal, he explicitly mentioned a book that inspired him to write his ideas: El Progreso de Filipinas (The Progress of the Philippines) (Madrid, 1881), by Gregorio Sancianco (1852 to 1897), a Chinese-Filipino from Malabon City.


The importance of literature
August 30, 2018

Leloy Claudio talks to Harry Potter professor Frances Sangil about the importance of literature in our lives


A petty dictator
Vergel O. Santos December 21, 2019
The significance of Cory’s book cannot be overemphasized. Her stature alone lends it the poundage of truth needed to crush the creeping conspiracy to not only distort, but flat-out falsify the history of the period to rehabilitate its villains.


'Ako ay May Titi' and writing children's literature
Rappler Aug 19 2020

Rappler Opinion Editor Marguerite de Leon speaks with Genaro Gojo Cruz, the author of the new children’s book Ako ay May Titi, which is now on its second print run.


Newsbreak Chats: Marites Vitug on significance of 'Rock Solid'
July 25, 2018

Listen to discussions with Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug about her new book 'Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China', the first of its kind on Manila's legal victory against Beijing


Why Duterte should heed Filipinos on China
Justice Antonio T. Carpio July 25, 2018 - with Video
The Duterte administration's appeasement policy – even defeatist policy – can only cement China's hold on the West Philippine Sea and lead to a waiver of our sovereign rights that we fought so hard to win under the arbitral ruling

Rappler editor launches landmark book on Philippines-China case
Paterno Esmaquel II July 25, 2018 - with Video
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug unveils the book 'Rock Solid,' the first of its kind about the Philippines' victory over the South China Sea, at the Ateneo de Manila University

Considerata IX: A poem and reflection on 2019
Maria Isabel Garcia December 29, 2019
'Only you can make a story out of the light that brought you here. Only you can weave the piece from your own fabric of spacetime.'


NPA - PH peacetalks poem - English subtitles
Ubusan ng Lahi, An open letter to President Duterte
Feb 7, 2017
Award-winning poet Dr Joi Barrios-Leblanc reads an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

National Writers Congress tackles PH war on drugs and literature
May 02, 2017 - with Video
'Ang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Tokhang' features a keynote lecture by Dr Jose 'Butch' Dalisay Jr, and 2 fora with Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Joel Salud, Juana Change, Floy Quintos, Frank Cimatu, and Joyce Martin.
Bata, bata, paano magbasa?
Fritzie Rodriguez July 23, 2016

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate, not all children are able to read and write, depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading.
The mere exposure to books could already encourage a child to learn, however, many kids are not given enough chance.

Bolet Banal on reading in the social media age
November 22, 2016 - with Video
Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal, author of the Araw ng Pagbasa bill, speaks to Rappler about reading in the age of social media.

What started as a local advocacy that promotes reading and literacy in Quezon City became an annual celebration in the Philippines after Republic Act 10556 or The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013 was signed into law by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Nationwide storytelling
sessions mark Araw ng Pagbasa

Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

Vergel Santos on “The Censored Press”
July 6, 2016

About Philippines says a great article IMPORTANT to read

National Book Development Board - NBDB

The enactment of Republic Act 8047, also known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Act, was a clear demonstration of the government's attention to the important role of books in nation building. The law created the National Book Development Board which is tasked primarily to formulate and implement a National Book Policy with a corresponding National Book Development Plan geared towards the development of the book publishing industry.

the Video

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April is National Literature Month in the Philippines
Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas.
March 09, 2016
The Filipino ReaderCon

has become an annual event, always with the following objectives:
•provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers
•celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines
•promote a closer connection between readers and writers and/or publishers
•acknowledge beloved Filipino books through the Readers’ Choice Book Awards

Look also HERE

Move your books to Mindanao!
Lou Gepuela August 05, 2015

Books are passports to learning possibilities. Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential!

Philippine Literature

Dindo de Quiroz and Jonalyn Mariquina

Very good informations about Philippine Literature

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

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Philippine literature

Post-Colonial Literature Abrogation and Appropriation:
Post-Colonial Literature in the Philippines
E. Vallado Daroy
Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

unknown writer

Very good informations about Pre-Colonial Philippine Literature

Look as pdf HERE

Pre colonial literature



Biag ni Lam-ang

(English: "The Life of Lam-ang") is an epic poem of the Ilokano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Recited and written in the original Iloko, the poem is believed [by whom?] to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.


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Pedro Bukaneg Pedro Bukaneg (Pedro Bucaneg)

was the legendary “first Ilokano man-of-letters,” who, according to stories, translated to Iloko many church doctrines, including the Doctrina Cristiana from Latin and Spanish. Bukaneg’s translation works of religious teachings were said to have facilitated the Ilokanos’ conversion to Christianity.

Ilokano literature or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry


Philippine Literature in the Spanish period

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Philippine literature in Spanish 1593 to present

Francisco Baltazar y dela Cruz (1788-1862)

was the preeminent poet of the Tagalog language and author of the literary masterpiece Florante at Laura. Baltazar is otherwise known as Francisco Balagtas, his original name. He had taken the name Balagtas from a Manila family whom he had served as a houseboy. He was affectionately called Kiko.


Its name comes from the original surname of Francisco Baltazar, Balagtas, having been created to honor his birth anniversary.

The balagtasan is a debate in poetic verse. It was created during the American Colonization of the Philippines, inspired by old forms of Philippine verse debate like the karagatan, Juego de Prenda and the duplo.
The first balagtasan was held on 6 April 1924. Three sets of poets participated using scripted defenses.

Francisco Alonso Liongson (1896–1965), "Don Paco"

as he was better known, lived in one of the most exciting periods of Philippine history. His works have become precious gems of Philippine Literature in Spanish and historic records of the Filipino psyche and social life between 1896 and 1950.

Severino Montano (1915 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte – 12 December 1980)

He was a playwrighter, director, actor and theater organizer with an output of one novel, 150 poems and 50 plays in his 65-year lifetime.

Severino Montano's "Sabina": A Review of a Philippine Tragedy in English July 3, 2011 - look this as pdf HERE

Nick Joaquin

Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquín was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

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Carlos P. Romulo

The Indolence of the Filipino

José Rizal (1861–1896).


Jose Rizal's two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo

Historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels - Philippine - Spain 100 Years Ago

The video portray the historical reactions to the publication of Rizal's two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which moved the Filipino nation to revolt against the Spanish colonial master
Original Manuscript Noli Me Tangere ongoing restoration - May 13, 2011

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Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
EPUB (with images) 30 Dec 2006 Project Gutenberg
Language: Tagalog
Translator: Poblete, Pascual Hicaro, 1857-1921

Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal
Jorge Mojarro June 24, 2018
Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion

Noli Me Tangere
commonly referred to by its shortened name Noli first in 1887

Noli Me Tangere: A Wake-Up Call Book of Revolution
Amber Clarisse Sep 14, 2019

María Clara
whose full name is María Clara de los Santos, is the mestiza heroine in Noli Me Tangere

Jose Rizal - His life and His works

and about Rizal Day

Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán

August 30, 1850 – July 4, 1896, better known by his pen name Plaridel, was a Filipino writer, lawyer, journalist, and freemason. Del Pilar, along with José Rizal and Graciano López Jaena, became known as the leaders of the Reform Movement in Spain

Like The Molave Like The Molave - poem
Rafael Zulueta da Costa

Like The Molave talks about heroes and how they inspire regular Filipinos to be great themselves and join them on the quest to make the Philippines a more prosperous place. The poem states that whilst many Filipinos are achieving great things for their country, there is still much more to be done and more residents must contribute to the efforts. In short, Like The Molave is about inspiring the Filipino nation to improve their country and make it self-sufficient.

Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero

January 22, 1911 - April 28, 1995 was a Filipino playwright, director, teacher and theater artist. He has written well over a hundred plays, 41 of which have been published. His unplays have either been broadcast over the radio or staged in various parts of the Philippines.

Look his play (text) "THREE RATS" as pdf HERE and - or the below video


Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero - THREE RATS

LIT101 presentation. UE Manila. College of Business Administration. Professor Menandro Mortel. January 2013.

Mar 12, 2013

Starring: Renz Mojares, Cristel Mutia and Joshua Nogot.
Directed and Edited by: Sharmaine Tarun


The Condemned Film Adaptation by Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

A film adaptation as our entry for our Speech Fest last October 9, 2013 wherein we won five awards; 2nd Runner-up Best Film Adaptation, Best Sounds, Best Screen Play, Best Performing Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Performing Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations BEED-III of Cainta Catholic College Batch 2011-2015! Great Job! Oct 10, 2013

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Guillermo Gómez Rivera
a Filipino multilingual author, historian, educator and linguistic scholar whose lifelong work has been devoted to the often controversial movement to preserve Spanish culture as an important element of the Filipino identity.

What drives interest in Filipino-language books
The bestsellers list in the country is usually dominated by English language novels. But some Filipino authors now say, interest in Tagalog or Filipino books is growing particularly among the youth. - ANC, The World Tonight, August 10, 2015

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History of Philippine Literature
12 May 2009 - Shenron

Philippine Literature - A Brief History

History of the Literature of the Philippines

TCCnotes.phi.lit. The Literary Forms (in all ways) in Philippine Literature, speeches, songs etc.

The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature
Christine F. Godinez-Ortega

Pinoy Poets Group

The Pinoy Poets Circle Group gathered Filipino poets from Manila and all across the globe for an unforgettable night of poetry reading, wine and music.

the Video

Pinoy Poets Group Event

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Philippine epic poetry


We Have A Dream!


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Merging art and literature to solve illiteracy
July 18, 2015
'It's our hope that one of the stories we publish, one of the artworks we show, or one of the ideas we share, would one day inspire a child to make the world a better place'
Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) hopes to donate one million books to one million children nationwide.

Philippine literature in English
Cebuano literature Cebuano literature
The Literature of Eastern Visayas The Literature of Eastern Visayas

By Victor N. Sugbo

Ilokano literature

or Iloko literature pertains to the literary works of writers of Ilocano ancestry

Filipino women writers

The history of Filipino women writers is an account of how Philippine women became literary “mistresses of the ink” and “lady pen-pushers” who created works of fiction or factual and historical storybooks, poetry, novels, short stories, essays, biographies, autobiographies and other known writing genres.

The History of Filipino Women's Writings

Riitta Vartti

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Books in Tagalog

for free downloads

Introduction to Ambahan

The ambahan is a literary product and poetic expression of the Southern Mangyans of Mindoro

Philippine Children's Books
Jamie’s Best Friend

Filipino authors successfully launch Jamie’s Best Friend, the new children’s book by New York-based Filipino author, Paolo Bitanga and Manila-based illustrator, Winnie Wong. June 28, 2015
The self-book Jamie's Best Friend aims to inspire both readers and other authors


Keeping alive the Pangasinan language - Literature

Erwin Fernandez and his children's story, Liwawa


Poets Santiago Villafania and Jesamyn Diokno

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 Permit for Blogging and ethics for bloggers - Etc.

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The early days of blogging in the Philippines - Inspiring the next generation of content generators
Published on Nov 16, 2018
Inspiring the next generation of content generators:The early days of PH blogging, formation of communities in different verticals, and best practices.
Panelists Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, and Mark Macanas discuss the history of blogging and the rise of social media, the advent of monetization, and some tips for aspiring content makers.

Look the Full story by Victor Barreiro Jr. November 17, 2018

Permit for Blogging

Individuals, Bloggers, Businesses need a DTI Sales Promotion Permit even if there is no purchase required.

This blog will showcase contest and promotions that Filipinos can join online.

DTI Permit Required for Bloggers Doing Online Promotion

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Permit for Blogging

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Poe: ‘Bloggers are not above libel laws’
January 30, 2018

'You cannot just attack a person without basis, and then hide behind the skirt of free expression,' says Senator Grace Poe at the second Senate hearing on fake news.

Pacquiao wants gov't to license bloggers, 'control' media
Camille Elemia January 30, 2018
'We know that in our Constitution, there is freedom of expression but because of this freedom of expression, naabuso na kasi,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao
Professor JJ Disini of the UP College of Law said Pacquiao’s proposal is unconstitutional because it restricts freedom of speech.

DFA advisory on spreading rumors on social media
April 13, 2016
Please be reminded to refrain from posting or sharing unconfirmed or baseless information on social media that may be considered as rumor mongering.
This advisory comes from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and North Emirates, where it is considered a criminal offence.
'Tuloy ang Laban!': #TayoSiPAB trends on Twitter
October 13, 2017

#TayoSiPAB trends online as supporters rally around Jover Laurio after she finally comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog

‘Low blow’: Netizens chide DSWD official for calling blogger ‘ugly’
October 16, 2017
'Her ugliness is extraordinary,' writes Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on her blog and Facebook

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Self-care for when social media gets too toxic
Paige Occeñola September 10, 2017

It's easy to get overwhelmed online. Here are some self-care tips so you can fight another day!

War has come to our conversations
August 29, 2016

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?
Something is happening to our democratic fabric. Malicious, hostile and offensive people are ripping it apart, tearing at it.
In public places like the social media and comments sections of news websites, these people insult, call those they disagree with names, and, the crudest of them all, threaten them with violence! In the young history of social media in the country, this is definitely a frustratingly low point.

The toxic life of a social media producer
Nile Villa September 01, 2016
Everyone needs to understand that words do have power... If you're told someone hopes you get killed, it will scar you.
Bobo ka.
Wala kang kwenta.
Putang ina mo.
Sana ma-rape ka. Sana ma-rape buong pamilya mo.
Mamatay ka na lang. Mamatay kayong lahat.
Hurts, doesn't it?
Now imagine waking up every morning and being told these things again and again. You get texts, private messages, and even posts on your wall.

The basic ethics for bloggers

In a digital age where people have the power to post things that can make or break a product, service or person, how can a blog keep it real, stay authentic and credible? Jun 17, 2015


How To Start A Profitable Blog Step By Step For Beginners 2017

How To Start A Profitable Blog 2016

How to create a blog in blogger 2016 (Tagalog)

How To Start A Blog (Tagalog)

Filipino bloggers

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Top 50 Blogs from the Philippines 2017

The following Top 50 blogs from the Philippines was created to regroup the archipel’s most popular blogs and help anyone find and learn from these thought-leaders and trendsetters in the Philippines

Web Journal of Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR

About Philippines recommend to follow this

10 Female Fashion Bloggers from the Philippines: Filipino Style Ambassadors
Tricia Gosingtian

a 26-year-old photographer/blogger living in Manila, Philippines. Last March 2010, she graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, where she took up a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and majored in Information Design.

Lila Shahani - Filipina writes up a storm -

is an academic born into political aristocracy who lived abroad for most of her life, until a natural disaster brought her back to the Philippines.

Call her the acal blogger, because Lila Shahani certainly never planned on becoming one of the Philippines' most controversial Internet voices.

Look her blog and much more writing from her hand HERE

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"A Public Official's Quiet Lamentation," Pinoy Poet's Circle, 07/14/2012

Who's behind Pinoy Ako Blog?

Doxing is defined by the Oxford dictionary as searching for and publishing "private or identifying information about [a particular individual] on the internet, typically with malicious intent."
In a way, that's what happened to Maria Josephina Vergina "Jover" Laurio, the woman behind Pinoy Ako Blog, after her identity was revealed on social media.

Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio
May 24, 2018
The blogger believes trolls triggered the suspension by mass reporting her account

Pinoy Ako Blog files complaint vs Thinking Pinoy, Sass Sasot
Paige Occeñola March 13, 2018
Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog is asking for over P2 million in damages

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'Mahirap ipikit ang mata mo at magbingi-bingihan'

'Makakakita ka ng batang natamaan ng ligaw na bala, makikita mo sa TV ang ina na umiiyak, parang ang sakit sa dibdib na hindi magsalita,' says Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog.
Despite being forced to come forward and the exposure of her identity and personal photos online, Laurio says in an exclusive interview with Rappler that it is business as usual for her and her blog – she will still be blogging with her usual sense of humor that her blog has been known for.

Both articles by Paige Occeñola October 13, 2017

'Tuloy ang Laban!': #TayoSiPAB trends on Twitter
October 13, 2017
#TayoSiPAB trends online as supporters rally around Jover Laurio after she finally comes forward as the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog

‘Low blow’: Netizens chide DSWD official for calling blogger ‘ugly’
October 16, 2017
'Her ugliness is extraordinary,' writes Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on her blog and Facebook

Comic arts - Etc.

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Painting a thousand words: Visual artists illustrate why now is not the time to be silent
Venice Nieva Aug 08 2020

Visual artists take to social media to highlight the importance of freedom of expression especially at this time
With the passing of the anti-terror law, netizens fear that protests and dissent could easily be tagged as "terrorist" acts. Under this law, suspected terrorists may be arrested without warrants and detained for as long as 24 days.

Why a grown-up (like me) still reads comic books
'When a beautifully written story and amazing art come together in a cohesive whole, it grabs hold of you, moves you, and stays with you long after you've read them'

Dear comic book curious
A long-time comic book fan helps open the gates to a world of comic books

Both: August 1 and 17, 2020 Robespierre L. Bolivar

This manga is about our very own Jose Rizal
June 19, 2018 - with Video

Jose Rizal spent over 6 weeks in Japan on his way to Europe in 1888 – enough time for the Philippine hero to learn the local language and reportedly romance a local.

Manga is a distinct style of comics that originated in Japan. The series is published by TORICO, CCC.

the UPDATED July 31, 2018 Videos 'Jose Rizal' manga series e.g.:

Takuro Ando on what inspired him to publish 'Jose Rizal' manga

Takahiro Matsui on why he wrote the 'Jose Rizal' manga series

Manga artist Ryo Konno on how 'Jose Rizal' is different from his previous works

and Jose Rizal - His life and His works


History of Philippine Komiks Industry
Komiks Industriya Dec 7, 2016

Let's look back at the timeline of the Philippine Komiks Industry. Get to know the titles and artists that thrived during the golden years.
Komiks Industriya is a multimedia project from Multimedia Arts students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.


Pinoy Komiks Documentary, 2006
Feb 23, 2010 - Tagalog - by komikero
This is a school project by students of De La Salle University, Dasmariñas, in 2006. I was given a copy of it, and I thought it too good to remain in obscurity. After getting permission from the students to upload it, here it is.


Pinoy Komiks
Jun 8, 2018

"Tapatan Ni Tunying" features the people who are determined to keep the art of comics alive in the Philippines.


The world of Pinoy comics
Jul 4, 2018

Iza Calzado brings you inside the world of local comics and how a new generation of voices and artists are bringing it new life.


'KomiX Reloaded' (full episode)
Oct 28, 2018
Naging bahagi man ng ating kabataan ang iba't ibang Pinoy komiks, tila humina ang industriya na ito nang dumating ang telebisyon. Pero ngayon, sa tulong ng internet, nanunumbalik na ang dating kinang ng sining na ito.


Courtney Bliss
December 2017


The Philippine Comics Art Museum
Located in San Pablo City

Filipino Comics Artists 1886-2006

The Philippine Comics Art Museum wrote on Nov 6, 2011:
A video I made in 2006. A lot of things have changed since then. But I wanted to show this now to all those reading and creating new komiks in the Philippines today.

Libraries - Etc.

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Look also Malacañang Palace, or officially, Malacañan Palace, the official residence of the President of the Philippines and "Tour inside Malacañang Palace's Presidential Museum and Library"

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Pigafetta chronicles
Oct 15, 2019

For the first time, Filipinos can access the 4 manuscripts of explorer Antonio Pigafetta about precolonial Philippines right in the NHCP library, free of charge


The collective stories of the Filipino people
GMA Public Affairs Sept 21, 2019

They have been a repository of ancient books and documents for over 400 years. Within the books’ pages lie hidden stories of national heroes, friars, workers and land owners. They are the stories not only of great men but also of women.

Look the FULL description in English an Filipino languages

In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science
Gillian Reyes May 23, 2019

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.


The Librarians: A Rappler Profile
Feb 23, 2018

On January 19, 2018, Dr Vernon Totanes, Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Rizal Library, filed a letter of complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman. Totanes asked for a probe into the appointment of the current National Library of the Philippines (NLP) Director Cesar Gilbert Adriano, who was sworn in by President Rodrigo Duterte in March 2017

Filipinos barely know if there are libraries near their homes
Sofia Tomacruz October 01, 2018

Only 1 of 10 Filipinos aged 18 years and above borrows books from libraries, according to the 2017 National Book Development Board readership survey.

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids
Rhaydz B. Barcia November 10, 2018

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon


Puerto Princesa launches ‘Hanging Library’
Oct 4, 2016 By Catherine Santos
The Department of Education Puerto Princesa (City DepEd), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Olympia, launched the ‘Hanging Library’, also tagged as “Cocoon of Knowledge”, on Sunday, October 2 at Sittio Tuod, Bgy. Montible.

The said library, which featured a reading area hoisted on treetops, was made to mainly benefit members of the Tagbanua tribe, out-of-school youth (OSY) and other students of Alternative Learning System (ALS) in the area, all with ages ranging from 12 to 62 years old.

Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities
Danielle Nakpil August 27, 2017 - with Video

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry.

National Library of the Philippines

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FAST FACTS: National Library of the Philippines
Alex Evangelista August 12, 2018
Founded on August 12, 1887, the National Library of the Philippines has archived millions of pages of Philippine materials for 131 years now

Pambansang Sinupan ng Pilipinas

NLP Building, T. M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila

13 million Spanish documents

60 million cataloged public documents

Look RA 9470 - National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007

and Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives


National Archives of the Philippines

Cebu from 1600 to 1898

We will trace the documents and papers about Cebu from 1600 to 1898 that are kept by the National Archives of the Philippines through this episode of Kabilin entitled NATIONAL ARCHIVES! Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.

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The Philippine eLib

Quick Guide on How to Access

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Your access to the most comprehensive libraries in the Philippines and the world.

Basilica del Sto. Niño with Basilica Del Santo Niño Library

Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

Look more HERE and HERE

A new look for the cathedral read HERE

Central Philippine University Library
is a library system located on the campus of the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City, Philippines. Central Philippine University Library is one of the largest libraries in the Philippines
The Veterans Federation of the Philippines Museum, Library, Archive and Theatre (VFPMLAT)

in Taguig City is undoubtedly world-class. This museum is a fitting tribute to the gallantry of the World War II soldiers to whom it is dedicated. The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) initiated the complex to preserve the stories of their members.

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Filipino World War II Veterans


IPOPHL & ITSO, Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines


Innovation & Technology Support Offices or “patent libraries”

Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa)

Mapúa Library

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Mapúa Intramuros Library Orientation Video

Mapúa Library AVP


The Philippine E-Journals

is an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform. It is hosted by C&E Publishing, Inc.

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Lapu-Lapu City Launches first government-run e-Library in Cebu
Norman V. Mendoza, CDN Digital October 09,2019

The airconditioned spacious room was packed with 20 modern computer whose Central Processing Unit (CPU) were built-in to its monitor.

Technology Resource Center - TRC

eTRC - eLibrary reaching Filipinos all over the world, the TRC hosts an online electronic library called eTRC. The portal is accessible and boasts of over 8,000 downloadable livelihood manuals.

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Davao City Public Library - Among PH's best
March 11, 2017 Anna B. Sotto
The Davao City Public Library with its humble beginnings proved how it stood the test of time. With over 40,000 books and post-modern facilities to access this, it has become the melting pot for learning in Davao City.
What started as a small hub in Magallanes Street in 1938 has now branched to four satellite libraries, three reading centers and one mobile library to reach the remote areas of Davao.
Filipinas Heritage Library website

The Filipinas Heritage Library, a division of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI), is a one-stop electronic research center on the Philippines. We provide access to the wealth of Filipino heritage through the latest in information technology and telecommunications.

The Library houses over 13,000 contemporary volumes on Philippine history, art, language, religion and the social sciences, and over 2,000 rare titles, rare books on microfiche, maps, and an extensive library of slides and photographs.

It has also ventured into the digitization of its collection, CD-ROM publishing, as well as the development of web pages and electronic databases.

Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC)

is a library, archive, and research & education center located in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The MHC promotes awareness of the indigenous peoples of the island of Mindoro.

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Librewry Café

Available 24/7 at Casa Azzuri building on Don A. Velez street between Hayes and Chavez streets, Cagayan de Oro


The library with no rules
Manila's Reading Club 2000 is a library like no other: it lets anyone borrow and then bring back or keep any of its thousands of books.

Reading Club 2000 is an informal library set up by Hernando Guanlao outside his ancestral home in central Manila, Philippines. Hernando Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, wanted to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading.

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Library for all
Dec 14, 2018
66-year-old Mang Nanie turns his home into a public library and empowers those who can't afford books

The Story of the Filipino - Mang Nanie

In one man's residence, books of all kinds occupy almost every available space. This is the story of Hernando Guanlao. The Story of the Filipino. Mar 4, 2013

The reading club 2000, 24 oras na bukas (Makati) Jun 6, 2012

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines


Project Mountain Alphabet

building a library from the kindness of strangers

a book drive for a public school in Mankayan, Benguet Province

20 May 2013 Thomson Reuters

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and "Negros Occidental Mindoro is Next for Project Mountain Alphabet - Tuesday, June 25, 2013" HERE

and the Video Documentary

Project Mountain Alphabet First Library Building
March 9, 2013

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Colalo, Mankayan, Benguet - The Project Mountain Alphabet first project at Colalo Elementary was a success. The success of the said project is contributed solely by the group of individuals who donated a portion of their resources to help the needy. A sign that bayanihan is still very much alive to every Filipino who helped.


AHON - Acts of Hope for the Nation

Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization with a mission to develop public elementary libraries all over the Philippines

Look also HERE

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has been around for 30 years. In three decades, the all-volunteer children’s charity has built over 10,000 libraries around the world, primarily in the Philippines, in hard-to-reach barrios and areas of conflict. Our work has done more than bring literacy to poor children in the Philippines

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The UST Miguel de Benavides Library

formerly called UST Central Library is the central library of the University of Santo Tomas. The Library has been in continuous service and even antedates the existence of the University itself. Even wars did not interrupt this service and it has adapted over time.

SERP-P - SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines

is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Philippines.


Asian Rare Books

For history buffs and those who would like to see countless and precious materials on Asian and Philippine history

Unit 11-A One Mckinley Place
26th Street, Crescent Park West
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634

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Museo Pambata & Mobile Library

in the Ermita district of Manila, is a children's interactive museum. Unlike traditional museums where items are stored behind glass and touching is highly discouraged, Museo Pambata invites visitors to learn with the exhibits by using their total senses. It envisions itself as a discovery museum and resource center promoting Filipino global culture, children's advocacy programs, and creative educational programs with linkages to global communities. The museum also has regular programs and events for various sectors.

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Visiting magical Museo Pambata
Sheen Irerick Seeckts August 30, 2015
A writer shares her experience touring Museo Pambata

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Museo Pambata (Host: Ann Mateo)

20 Years with the Mobile Library
The Mobile Library has been sharing the joy of reading to children all over the Philippines for 20 years now! Take a look at the Mobile Library's journey throughout the years. Jul 28, 2015


Toy Library
CNN Philippines Sep 5, 2019

How do you motivate students to do good in school?
Education advocate Jesha Villasis talks about volunteering for a toy library and how it makes a significant impact in the learning and lives of our young ones.

Philippine Toy Library (PTL) is a non-profit organization, that creates safe play spaces where children from marginalized communities can play for free.

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Libraries´ & Librarians´ organizations - Etc.

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Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of special librarians from government institutions, private sectors, business community and the academe.

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It was established in 1954 as a result of the implementation plan spearheaded by the Interdepartmental Reference Service (IDRS). It took the place of the Philippine Council for US Aid (PHILCUSA) which initiates the rehabilitation progress of disorganized libraries.

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Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. - PLAI

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (formerly known as the Philippine Library Association) is the only nationally accredited professional organization of librarians in the Philippines to date. At present, it serves as the umbrella organization for all library groups in the country.

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Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians - PAARL

represents the librarians of institutions supporting scholarly, research and/or formal education on the collegiate level and above

Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. PASLI

is the Philippine’s official association of school librarians from both public and private institutions.

The Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)
ALAP Agricultural Librarians Association of the Philippines (ALAP)

Filipino Writers Links

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The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL)

is the largest organization of Filipino writers in the country.

Literature - Etc.

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Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Oral & Intangible Cultural Heritage

 Oral & Intangible Heritage - the Maranao people - The Darangen

The Darangen is an ancient epic song that encompasses a wealth of knowledge about the Maranao people who live in the Lake Lanao region of Mindanao.

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Oral & Intangible Heritage - Ifugao Hudhud

The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

Look the full description of the videos HERE

Ifugao Gong Music and dance

Spanish Archives Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

so many great historical informations with a lot of photos etc.


A Read - To - Grow

is a safe haven for underpriviledge children. Here , they enjoy and learn from storybooks with Christian values. Can you imagine the effect if we teach a child to read? We have reached out to a family. This creates a ripple effect. We believe that literacy gives a child to drink, imparts knowledge to eliminate disease, and develops self-esteem in a child. Food for the Hungry - FH is in partnership with MEANS with a vision to help establish reading centers for children in the Philippines.

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I can't change Filipino librarians, but I can change the way you look at us.

Many informations and articles

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