News Articles on Tagalog

Posted: March 20, 2016

A has-been Filipino politician named Teddy Locsin Jr. angered both netizens and academics by tweeting his distaste for the Tagalog language during the presidential debates, declaring it “long and useless.”

Tweeted ripostes by Gabriela Timbancaya:

Teddy Locsin Jr.’s lowly opinion of Philippine languages is a disturbing reflection of our own cultural insecurities as a people.

Walang pagkukulang ang mga wika natin. Tayo ang nagkulang dahil hindi natin ito ipinagyabong.

Our languages are not lacking. It is us who failed in not cultivating it.

Ang Ingles ay nakatataas, hindi dahil likas itong naaangkop sa malalim na diskurso, kundi dahil tayo mismo ang nagluklok nito sa pedestal.

English is superior, not because it is inherently suitable for deep discourse, but because we ourselves put it on a pedestal.


Tagalog news: DepEd-Romblon launches hotlines for Oplan Balik Eskwela 2016
ROMBLON, Romblon, May 25 (PIA) --- The Department of Education-Schools Division Office (SDO)-Romblon launches text and call hotlines in pursuit of its vision to provide efficient services to the public in the most responsive and effective way and in ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 9:09 am
Pilot program that includes video decision aids improves end-of-life care in Hawaii
Tagalog, Spanish and Marshallese. Less than 10 minutes long, the videos are designed to be accessible to general audiences and include broad questions that patients should consider regarding their individual preferences and how they could affect future ...
Posted: May 24, 2016, 8:09 pm
Hawaii leads country in non-English speakers
In Hawaii, the most common languages spoken at home other than English are the Philippine languages of Ilocano and Tagalog. Hawaii’s Ilocano-speaking population has tripled since 1980, while the number of people who speak Japanese in the state has gone ...
Posted: May 24, 2016, 12:17 am
Talking the lingo in Rio: Chatting with your new Tagalog speaking friends about powerlifting
This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Posted: May 23, 2016, 6:28 pm
UAE registers 17 cases of human trafficking
For example, o newspaper advertisements in English and Arabic were aimed at the general public, as were hoardings at airports; o radio spots in English, Arabic, Hindi and Tagalog were aimed at prospective victims and traffickers, apart from the public in ...
Posted: May 22, 2016, 6:11 am
Why Patis Tesoro’s café continues to draw weekenders to San Pablo
Their haven, Patis Tito Garden, has become a destination restaurant for its native cuisine, and a modest bed-and-breakfast place for travelers who want to explore the Southern Tagalog region. Retirement isn’t in Tesoro’s mind right now. Her atelier for ...
Posted: May 20, 2016, 11:32 am
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Addresses Break-up Rumours On Instagram, Dr Mike Replies In Tagalog
Fans of the beautiful couple, Pia Wurtzbach and Mikhail Varshavski or 'Dr Mike', can breathe a sigh of relief after the rumour of their break-up is just that, a rumour. The rumour started when Pia, who is Miss Universe 2015, posted a photo on her ...
Posted: May 19, 2016, 9:52 pm
Virginia Beach Filipino center will hold Mayflower Festival
Observers will pray every evening through May 26. On May 28 at 10 a.m., there will be a procession with the a woman acting as the Virgin Mary and sagalas - the Tagalog word for "girls." A woman who will portray Reyna Elena, or St. Helena, is also part of ...
Posted: May 18, 2016, 2:35 pm
Dr. Mike learns Tagalog for Pia Wurtzbach
MANILA, Philippines — While rumors about their breakup emerged last week, Pia Wurtzbach and Mikhail Varshavski, known to many as "Dr. Mike" seemed fine. In fact, Miss Universe and the "sexiest doctor alive" engaged in a Tagalog conversation on Twitter ...
Posted: May 18, 2016, 2:04 am
Steinberg: Filipino president Duterte will be a dry run for Trump
Filipino voters call traditional politicians “trapos,” a pun on the Tagalog term for “cleaning rags.” They like Duterte either because of his belligerent babble or in spite of it. They admire his toughness and accept the rest. If Trump wins — and ...
Posted: May 17, 2016, 4:59 pm