Bakit Filipino?

Pasensya na kayo kung puro Ingles ang ginagamit kong wika sa aking blog, ay dahil nakasanayan ko ang paggamit ng naturang wika. Dito, ang wikang Filipino ay bihirang ginagamit tuwing ako ay nagsusulat ng isang talata.

Natutuwa ako’t maraming mga nakabasa ng aking naisulat ukol sa kahalagahan ng wikang Filipino. Para sa akin, ang wikang Filipino ay dapat pang pagyamanin upang ito’y maging isang teknikal na wika na kung saa’y hindi lang ito ginagamit sa pampanitikan na sulatin, kundi pati na rin sa teknical na asignatura tulad ng Matematika’t Agham.

Sa totoo lang, hindi talaga ako sanay na magsulat sa purong Tagalog, dahil nakasanayan ko ang magsulat sa wikang Ingles, pero kung ako ang tatanungin, ba’t pa kayo mahihiyang mag-komento gamit ang wikang Filipino kung hindi kayo gaano kagaling sa wikang Ingles? Mas mabutl kung ginagamit ninyo ang wikang Filipino kaysa naman sa pahirapan ninyo ang sarili niyo sa paggamit ng wikang Ingles, kahit wala naman talagang masamang matuto ng ibang wika.

To be honest, it would be very awkward if I switch from the Filipino language to English, because seriously, when I write, speak or think, it would always be in English.

English is a technical language. It could be used to teach Mathematics and Science, and it is usually the medium of instruction in all Filipino schools. Why English?

English is used as a medium of instruction at schools in the Philippines, and the Filipino language is only used in non-technical subjects such as TLE (Technology and Livelihood Education)/EPP (Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan), Social Sciences (Araling Panlipunan) and many more. I am very much against Filipino not being used as a technical language mainly because it is the vernacular used in the Philippines. While some of us use the Filipino language, it should always be used when we talk to the “lower class citizens” that most elite people would argue. Don’t get me wrong on this–there are some not-so-wealthy people (‘yung iba nga, taga-masa, eh!) who are BETTER in speaking English than the working class, and there’s some “baligtad” moments when a person with a very Filipino face would speak better English than someone who has Caucasian features, while someone who has the features of a foreign person would fare better in Filipino compared to someone with a very Filipino face.

Life is full of ironies, isn’t it?

If I were to be asked, the educational system in the Philippines does NOT nourish the Filipino language to be a technical or a literary language. Instead, they make Filipino “too foreign” for Filipinos, which is a very sad reality, especially if the person who is the subject area chairperson of that particular subject would make it HARDER until your nose will bleed (whether literally or figuratively).

The Filipino language should not be “nose bleeding” for Filipino students. It should be MORE focused on how it would make Filipinos confident about their heritage… and present their pride without any form/s of hypocrisy on it. JUST. PURE. PRIDE. No need to over-zealous themselves.

…and lastly, I just think that it’s better and I would appreciate it more when someone would rather speak in Filipino than to try too hard speaking in English if he/she isn’t really that good in the language. I don’t think speaking in English makes someone intelligent or classy, rather it will only make someone a good communicator.

That’s it!


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Posted on August 7, 2013, in Filipino, Languages, Tagalog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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