Teachers party-list turns over Filipino dictionary to DepEd
ACT Teachers Party-List has turned over to the Department of Education some 1,046 copies of 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 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 Br. 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 Assistant Fund. The books are currently being distributed to schools in Luzon.
Meanwhile, ACT Teachers and KWF have turned-over 1,200 copies of the dictionary to the National Library for distribution to public libraries throughout the country.
DepEd is set to distribute the dictionaries to schools division of Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cotabato, Gen. Santos and Butuan.