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15 May 2012

ACT Teachers Party-List donated Filipino dictionary to DepEd

The ACT Teachers Party-List has turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) 1,046 copies of the Diksyunaryong Sentinyal ng Wikang Filipino, which the public schools can use to promote the Filipino language.
ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio Tinio said the Diksyunaryong Sentinyal was launched on the 75th anniversary of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and was conceived to address the lack of educational materials in public schools, particularly a high-quality dictionary in Filipino.
“It is our goal to ensure that every library and every school has a dictionary of our national language,” Rep. Tinio said.
DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, has affirmed the department’s full support to the project: “To fully espouse the Filipino language in our education system is one of the advocacies of the department, for it will engender the spirit of national identity. Moreover, through this, the youth will be able to familiarize themselves further on the country’s rich culture.”
The production of 5,000 copies of the Diksyunaryong Sentinyal ng Wikang Filipino was funded through the lawmaker’s Priority Development Assistance Fund. The books are currently being distributed to schools in Luzon.
Meanwhile, the ACT Teachers Party-List and KWF have turned over 1,200 copies of the dictionary to the National Library for distribution to public libraries throughout the country.
The DepEd is set to distribute the dictionaries to the school divisions of Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cotabato, Gen. Santos, and Butuan.

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