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.


The BBC and Time articles on the war on drugs: Which one is fairer?
These statements, translated from her native Tagalog, reveal the nature and history of the hired gun trade she has found herself in for the past several years. Being hired by the police to do such things points to a long relationship premised on enforcing ...
Posted: August 27, 2016, 2:36 am
More execs charged in pork barrel scam
Perfecto Jaime Tagalog, Remo Bana, Michelle Imperial, Richard Tubiera, Lyngie Tubiera, Melinda Calagui, Ronald John Lim Jr.; Lawyers Donato Manguiat, Editha Talaboc, Mark Oliveros, and Raymond Gerardo Tansip, who notarized the documents; Robes’ wife ...
Posted: August 26, 2016, 2:42 pm
Resorts World Manila’s NYPD champions Filipino Cuisine
Avid diners may sample the scrumptious spreads of NYPD’s Fiesta Pinoy buffet comprised of lavish servings of Pork Humba, Chicken Adobo, Bistek Tagalog, and other classic Pinoy dishes, or the Mongolian buffet with its generous selection of stir-fry meat ...
Posted: August 26, 2016, 9:17 am
NEW TAGALOG FB RP; QRI - SALI NA! % NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS
RULES. O1 CLOSED RP ㅡ BAWAL MAKIPAGUSAP SA MGA OUTSIDERS. O2 STRAIGHT RP ㅡ STRICTLY NO AND YURI. BRO/SISMANCE IS ALLOWED. O3 LIMIT YOUR DRAMAS. O4 USE BRACKETS SUCH AS //,(),[] IF TALKING ABOUT OOC IN TL. O5 NO DOUBLE ACCOUNTS ㅡ ONE ACCOUNT PER SOUL.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 11:42 pm
Will the Real National Hero Please Stand Up?
He was an enigmatic leader who was ready to fight for what is right. He was also president of the Tagalog Republic from August 24, 1896 to May 10, 1897. 3. Emilio Aguinaldo He was a respected general during the Philippine Revolution. He is also the First ...
Posted: August 25, 2016, 6:07 pm
Envoys bare little-known historical trivia about PH
Addressing the crowd at the event, Mexico’s Ambassador to the Philippines Julio Camarena-Villaseñor said 30 percent of Tagalog was derived from Spanish, while 10 percent was actually from the Aztec language, Nahuatl. Villaseñor cited several Tagalog ...
Posted: August 25, 2016, 10:31 am
WATCH: Tagalog 101 with ELLE KING!
When in Manila and an international artist comes and visit, what else to do but teach them Tagalog slang! The American singer-songwriter Elle King whose debut album ‘Love Stuff’ with the single “Ex’s and Oh’s,” has risen to the top rungs of ...
Posted: August 23, 2016, 1:08 am
A Secret Gay Language Has Gone Mainstream in the Philippines
Dasovich began picking up bits of Tagalog (also called Filipino), the country's first official language, listening closely to conversations and repeating things he heard his friends say. This, however, wasn't nearly as straightforward a method as he imagined.
Posted: August 23, 2016, 1:00 am
Duterte’s war on drugs has killed hundreds in the Philippines. This could be a huge problem.
What really happened and why does this continue to happen?" de Lima said in Tagalog. "I'm not saying the killings and the use of lethal force have no legal basis, but too many have been killed for us to not be suspicious and to not question whether the ...
Posted: August 22, 2016, 1:03 pm
In barong tagalog, Trudeau touts multiculturalism at Fil-Canadian fest
MANILA, Philippines – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized the importance of Canada's cultural diversity at a gathering of Filipino Canadians in Toronto Saturday, August 20 – wearing a barong tagalog, no less. Trudeau joined the Taste of ...
Posted: August 20, 2016, 6:26 pm