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.


Live, love, learn and eat good Filipino food
I have even found myself watching episodes of The Voice Philippines and falling spellbound to their singing voices, but also their spoken language of Tagalog and Taglish (a mix of English and Tagalog). My mother has often said I equate food with love.
Posted: May 2, 2016, 7:18 pm
Census Bureau: Online Response Portion Of 2016 Census Test Ending In Los Angeles County, Calif.
Additionally, for those who need help completing the form, telephone assistance is available in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic and French. Respondents in the following ZIP codes have received a notification from ...
Posted: May 2, 2016, 10:34 am
Online Response Portion of 2016 Census Test Ending in Harris County, Texas
Additionally, for those who need help completing the form, telephone assistance is available in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic and French. Respondents in the following ZIP codes have received a notification from ...
Posted: May 2, 2016, 10:19 am
Binay paired with Marcos
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. were prominently displayed side by side on stage at the Quezon Convention Center here on Saturday at a gathering of Southern Tagalog barangay leaders. The problem is the two are not a tandem—Binay is running for ...
Posted: May 1, 2016, 9:52 am
Film review: Echorsis, No fury like a lover scorned
Alex’s endearing lines to his “loved” one recall the pure Bulakenyo Tagalog of the 1920s and indeed the actor gives it the slant and credibility it deserves. But delivered in the present time with good acting, that pure Tagalog of the olden days is ...
Posted: April 30, 2016, 6:25 pm
Portrait of the Filipino Artist
Maybe I didn’t see any of the actors speaking their lines with difficulty, at least not with as much difficulty as today’s actors would deliver theirs in Tagalog, or in Taglish, or even in Beki (a sort of Filipino slang associated with the gay culture).
Posted: April 30, 2016, 9:15 am
VIDEO | Binay camp not convinced Jonvic Remulla has left UNA
“In vice presidential surveys, only one percent will vote for Trillanes as vice president. Why would people listen to him?” Binay said. There is a saying in Tagalog that an accusation returns to the accuser, Binay said in the vernacular.
Posted: April 30, 2016, 6:07 am
Google AdSense Now Supports Filipino Language
It is an Tagalog language from the Austronesian lingual family. You can learn more about this language over here. Either way, if you have content in Filipino, Google AdSense should understand it and show ads related tot he content of the page. Forum ...
Posted: April 25, 2016, 3:46 pm
Despite pauses in debate, Miriam still 'strong' bet among youth
“Another, tagalog/Filipino is her 3rd language. Bisaya is 1st and English is 2nd. Matigas talaga ang dila nya when speaking the nat'l language and she really gives more time to think on which words to use. Kahit panoorin ninyo pa mga interviews/ speeches ...
Posted: April 25, 2016, 12:04 am
Tagalog - A Festival of One-Acts
Apr 21-May 7, Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Saturday matinee, Apr 30, 3pm Join us in the heart of San Francisco's Filipino Heritage District as we listen to tales of impossible love between a teacher and her student in "Dalawang Gabi (Two Evenings)" by Maynard Manansala ...
Posted: April 21, 2016, 12:09 am