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Baybayin artist represents diaspora in Japan workshop on ancient scripts

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Kristian Kabuay, presenting a lecture on ancient scripts. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipino script artist Kristian Kabuay represented the Philippines and the diaspora in the International Workshop on Endangered Scripts of South East Asia on Feb. 28 at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UCLA schedules Southeast Asia programs for 2014

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The University of California Center for Southeast Asian Studies announced the schedule of its Southeast Asia in California program of presentations, exhibits and performances for 2014.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Selfie tops twerk as Oxford’s word of the year

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Selfie is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from twerk.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words

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Every year the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

LA Fil-Ams mark end of Buwan ng Wika with ‘harana,’ ‘balagtasan’

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Filipinos across the globe celebrate ‘Buwan ng Wika’ or the National Language Month every August. To commemorate the end of the commemoration, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a richly cultural closing ceremony on Friday, August 30.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Long Beach language policy aids limited-English speakers, including Filipinos

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Various groups gather in front of the City Hall of Long Beach to press for a “language access” policy. PHOTO BY JOY PRIM

After two years of campaigning by various organizations for “language access,” the Long Beach city council adopted a language policy to improve immigrants’ access to the city’s services.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bruneians want to learn Filipino, too

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Twenty-three Bruneians attended the Filipino language class opened recently by the Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Language Centre.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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What’s Misogyny in Tagalog?

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The Tagalog word for it cannot be searched in the Internet which can otherwise provide the translation of any word in any language on earth. The Internet’s dictionary definition of misogyny is a hatred or dislike for women or girls as manifested in acts of discrimination, denigration and violence towards them and in their sexual objectification.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Filipino language is going global

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RUTH Elynia Mabanglo of the University of Hawaii (right) received a plaque of recognition from President Aquino, with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and CFO chair Imelda Nicolas looking on. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

In this age of globalization, nothing could be more difficult for a Filipino living abroad than to work for the preservation of one’s own language and culture. But Dr. Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo is not so easily discouraged.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tagalog is fastest growing language in Canada, says linguistics survey

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Some Filipinos here might prefer to converse in English with that twang, but compatriots in Canada are hanging on to their mother tongue, spreading their home language across the North American country.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »

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