Officials, guests, employees and Job Order Workers during
the celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa.
language, NMP says
August 30, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – The
National Maritime Polytechnic unites with the Philippine nation in
honoring the Filipino and native languages in celebration of the
2019 Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa.
In order to preserve and
promote the native language, NMP added activities related to this
year’s Buwan ng Wika theme: “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang
Filipino”, during its Flag Raising Ceremony last 27 August 2019 at
the NMP Administration Building.
Executive Director Joel
Maglunsod conveyed his thoughts on the celebration anchoring his
speech on the proclamation of the United Nations General Assembly
declaring 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
According to him, the nation was colonized by different countries
but nonetheless, the Filipinos must revitalize and sustain the
native language especially our seafarers as the Philippines' sailing
ambassadors to different countries around the world.
The program was made
meaningful with spoken poetry, indigenous songs and traditional
dance participated by NMP employees and Job Order Workers.
Elementary School students also presented an interpretative dance
entitled Tagumpay Nating Lahat and a hand-over ceremony of donated
books to the said school from S & A Learning Solutions and Books For
A Cause also took part in the program.
The Buwan ng Wika is
commemorated every month of August in accordance to the Proclamation
No. 1041 signed by then President Fidel Ramos on 1997 which goes
with the celebration of the birth of the Father of National
Language, late President Manuel Quezon.