Pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika, this years’ theme is “Ang Filipino ay Wikang Panlhat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na Landas”. You can also download Department of Education Memorandum 148 regarding this nationwide celebration.
Here are the activities and highlights of each week:
August 1 to 7, the focus is in giving importance to the national language which will be highlighted by taking to heart the lyrics of the national anthem.
August 8 to 14, the highlight is on the importance of the national language in enforcing discipline that will lead to national development. For this, the text of the pledge of allegiance to the Philippine flag will be dissected and put to heart. The schools are encouraged to stage plays and writing contests that emphasize why discipline is important in achieving progress.
On August 15 to 21, the theme is the use of language as an instrument to achieve freedom and justice. Schools are encouraged to conduct a symposium on the history of the country’s struggle for freedom and the holding of debate following the theme “Ang Kahalagahan ng Wika sa Larangan ng Katarungan.”
For the week of August 22 to 28, the theme is “Wikang Filipino: Tugon sa Malinaw na Programa sa Tuwid na Landas.” The week will be about composing songs and writing poetry on the programs being pursued by the government such as caring for the environment, cleanliness and promotion of national language.
I. Pambansang Awit
II. Pambukas na Panalangin
III. Pambukas na Salita
V. Pagtalakay ng Wika Fiipino
VI. Pagtalakay ng Pistang Bayan