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More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

MANILA, Philippines – More schools in Alberta, Canada, will soon offer a Filipino language and culture program as part of the curriculum in a bid to preserve the "deep roots" of the community, the provincial government said.  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Thursday, February 7, that the Filipino program ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 10th, 2019

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language Rappler Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says this will help the Filipino community 'continue to grow deep roots and make this province even greater.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

MANILA, Philippines – More schools in Alberta, Canada, will soon offer a Filipino language and culture program as part of the curriculum in a bid to preserve the "deep roots" of the community, the provincial government said.  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Thursday, February 7, that the Filipino program ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Schools in Alberta, Canada to offer Filipino language classes in 2020

Schools in Alberta, Canada to offer Filipino language classes in 2020 INQUIRER.net CALGARY, Alberta Families who want their children to learn Filipino at school in this province could have more acce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

DepEd: Korean, other foreign language classes are electives

AMID assertions and the timing of reports about the offering of elective Korean language class in selected public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasizes that this program is in no way intended to and shall not replace the Filipino subject in the basic education curriculum. In a statement, DepEd said the study of the […] The post DepEd: Korean, other foreign language classes are electives appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

What you need to know about DepEd s foreign language electives

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education on Sunday, November 18, clarified that the Korean language will be taught only as an elective. The clarification was made amid confusion that it would replace the Filipino subject previously required in schools. The clarification also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

New law orders gov t, schools, media to use Filipino Sign Language

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11106 or the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) Act, which officially recognizes FSL as the official sign language to be used by government, schools, and media when relating to the deaf in the Philippines. RA 11106 , signed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Schools to fight SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

MANILA, Philippines – Advocates of the Filipino language slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to lift a 2015 temporary restraining order on a higher education directive removing Filipino and Panitikan as required subjects in college. They said it could lead to the erosion of the Filipino language and identity. The SC held ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools - Rappler

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools

MANILA, Philippines – Amid reports that thousands of college teachers could go jobless after the Supreme Court ruled that Filipino and Panitikan are no longer core subjects in college, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said these affected faculty can consider applying with grade schools and high schools. In a press conference Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

NBA Asia Managing Director Levy: We don t take the Pinoy fanbase lightly

The Philippines is unique, among the countries Scott Levy, NBA Asia Managing Director, handles. Tasked to oversee the development and expansion of the NBA's strategic initiatives in Asia (with the exception of Greater China and India), the Philippines is a different situation for Levy, compared to say, Thailand, or Malaysia. Unlike other countries in the region, basketball is well-engrained in the local Philippine culture, as is the NBA. In that regard, the job is easy. But diehard fans, and this country is full of diehard NBA fans, want different things, and want much more of it. And Levy and the rest of the NBA Asia office know it's important to keep them happy. Speaking to reporters as part of a roundtable Q&A session, Levy admitted that satisfying Philippine demand continues to be the biggest challenge. Citing the league's local TV partners, which include ABS-CBN, Solar, and FOX, as well as the implementation of League Pass via mobile companies Smart and Globe, Levy said, "We want to make sure that there are enough games, and that there are enough outlets [to get those games], that people can continue to interact and really get to know [the NBA] beyond maybe what the scores are. "We want to bring more players here, bring the real experiences. So we bring NBA players during the year, we bring NBA legends (the league directly brings around 3-4 players and legends to the country each year), we have dance teams, we have mascots [so that] people can get very close to the game." This differs very much from other countries in Asia. Whereas in other countries, NBA Asia devotes resources to growing the game, often teaming up with local governments' sports ministries, there's no need to teach the basics here. "That just means we take a higher level approach to coaching and make sure that there's another step that they may [take]," said Levy, who cited the example of bringing in Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat into the Philippines to help impart higher-level coaching techniques. Because the country is further down the line in terms of hoops techniques, the league's Jr. NBA program which is presented in the Philippines by Alaska, has played a huge role in recent years. "Nearly two million kids have come through the program...to improve their skill level. Many of our players have moved on to play in the UAAP, in the NCAA. Some are now in the PBA. So we want to contribute to the existing strength of the basketball community here," Levy said. It hasn't always been smooth sailing though. Recently, ventures like the NBA Cafe and the NBA Stores in the Philippines saw their licenses expire and close. For Levy though, it's similar to the familiar "shoot your shot" maxim in hoops. "We're willing to try things and if they're successful, great, we'll continue them," he said. "But if we think there are better ways to engage, we'll do that." Levy added that while the physical stores may be gone, fans can still purchase NBA merch through NBAStore.com, and other places like Nike, Toby's and Titan. Levy also applauded how knowledgable local fans are with regards to players and teams. While it's often thought that a large chunk of Pinoy fans are Lakers fans, Levy said that when you look at the data, it's winning teams that are able to capture the attention of Filipinos, with the obvious exception of teams in areas with large Filipino communities, such as San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors. "For me, here in the Philippines, we don't have to do much more than just make sure the players and the teams are exposed, because Filipino fans understand great play, and they understand great players. And when teams win, or players do amazing things, they become popular here," he said.   Looking ahead to the future, Levy believes that mobile will still be the way to go, though with a caveat. "As the streaming speeds continue to improve...then we'll be able to deliver more content," Levy said. "We'll continue to adjust the delivery of our product as the speeds improve." He added that the league wants to look into more basketball mobile games, even locally or regionally developed ones, to help educate fans on players and give them more ways to interact. To sum it up, Levy once again reiterated that the Philippines is "incredibly important," to the Association. "It probably is the market with the highest fan affinity for basketball, and that's daunting. To satisfy everybody, that's a full-time job. "We don't take the fanbase here lightly. We are focused on making sure that everybody is happy with what they have available and we're listening for the things that we need to do better."   Without a doubt, that's music to the Philippine fans' ears. SIX SHOTS Here are six other topics Levy touched on during the interview: 1. On the Philippines hosting another NBA Global Games "The challenge with [the Global Games] is always, there's 15,000 people in that building, and there's a hundred million Filipinos that we're trying to engage around the NBA. So while the games are great, we are really spending our time figuring out how we can engage a hundred million Filipinos. "But it's always in consideration and hopefully at some point in the future, we'll be able to bring the game back here again." 2. On the impact of a full-Pinoy player making it in the NBA "That question has always perplexed me, because the fanbase here is so strong already. I mean clearly Jordan Clarkson is very popular here, but he's not the most popular NBA player [in the Philippines]. So would a Filipino player be the most popular player? If he was the best player in the NBA, he'd probably be the most popular player, but if he's not, I think Filipinos will follow that player, and will continue to follow the best players in the NBA because that's the expectation here in the Philippines - 'I'm looking for the best players and the best teams and that's who I want to follow.' "But [by] the number of people who are playing in this country, I think it's just a matter of time before we have multiple local Filipinos playing in the NBA. It's definitely going to happen. The game is getting better, the coaches are getting better, the level of talent in the PBA continues to go up, and there are more Filipino players coming to the US and playing in university [NCAA] so it's definitely going to happen." 3. On the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "I personally knew Patrick and there was nobody that spent more time and energy and basically dedicated their life to the sport of basketball and had such a great impact on the sport of basketball around the world. It’s a tragic loss. Personally, I will miss Patrick and he worked very closely with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. They had just seen him in a FIBA conference in Xi’an, China a few days before and typically with Patrick he was off in Argentina in another basketball event. I mean, he just, he was tireless in his efforts and he had tremendous success and it’s a tremendous loss to the entire basketball community." 4. On the NBA expanding the game towards female fans in the Philippines. "[For the Jr. NBA PH program] our goal is always 50-50, boys-girls. We haven’t yet achieved that here in the Philippines but again, working closely with the schools, working with Alaska, working with SM...the percentage continues to increase. I'm not exactly sure what the [numbers are] last year, but it's still too low. "I think that’s why it’s a little bit of frustrating here. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, where, well Thailand has more than 50 percent girls, and in Vietnam and Indonesia it’s over 40 percent right now. So, again, our goal is 50-50. This sport is gender neutral, we bring WNBA players into market, we’ve done that many times already and now we’re going into schools to really try to encourage young girls to play the game." 5. On giving tips to local leagues to become more successful "We’re not here to dictate how a league should be run. What we’re trying to do is understand where we can be helpful, if they’re looking for assistance in building an arena, we’re happy to help with that. If they’re looking [at] how to enhance ticket sales, how to expand the live in-arena experience. Whatever it is that they may ask for our assistance, we are here to help. We support local basketball in every way we can but we’re not being prescriptive in saying this is how you should run a league in the Philippines. There’s way more knowledge on the ground here in the country than we have about what’s successful here." 6. On sports stars from other leagues interacting with NBA players "Our players are incredible. They are global icons, they’re incredible on social media which continues to grow their fanbase….because our players are active on social and they’re interested, personally interested in fashion and technology and gaming, and music and they have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher, with every other top performer and other athletes are also interested because they’re fans. So when we do an event in London, we get calls from players on Chelsea, and on Tottenham and on Liverpool and on Man U and say “Hey, we wanna come to the game because we wanna see these athletes play. "So, anytime there is an athlete that is a fan of the NBA we will look to engage them. We work with all other sports leagues and we’re also fans. Our players are fans. There’s an opportunity to go to Camp Nou in Barcelona, our players want to be there. So, this is more driven by the players, their personal interests in other sports and other athletes and luckily our athletes are generally pretty popular around the world, and we’ll encourage that engagement and facilitate some particularly social media moments where Neymar comes into the locker room and exchanges a jersey with Steph Curry. We had Ronaldinho wearing a Carmelo Anthony jersey, dribbling a basketball on his head. All these moments are really special for the crossover fans from one sport to another. But it’s really driven by our players’ personal interest or other athletes’ personal interest in basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino opens Bahay-Wika in Abucay

BALANGA CITY, Oct.10 (PIA) -- Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) opened a Bahay-Wika in Abucay town which will teach and preserve the Ayta Magbukun language of Bataan.KWF Chairperson Virgilo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

House panel approves Filipino Sign Language bill

THE House Committee on Social Services has approved a substitute measure seeking to declare the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf, and mandating its use in schools, broadcast media, and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Turkey leads cultural diplomacy movement

Culture put in the service of diplomacy so as to ease conflicts that arise out of ethnic, religious and geopolitical rifts and rows is the focus of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet), a 10-member international group of semigovernment cultural centers and nonprofit institutes led by Turkey's Yunus Emre Enstits (YEE). The network held its third general assembly in Istanbul on Oct. 19-22. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), which has established Sentro Rizal in different Philippine diplomatic missions abroad mainly to teach children of migrant Filipino workers Philippine language and culture, is a founding member of GPDNet. During the Istanbul meeti...Keep on reading: Turkey leads cultural diplomacy movement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Bow Valley Filipino community welcomes new language programs - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Bow Valley Filipino community welcomes new language programs Rocky Mountain Outlook BOW VALLEY The Bow Valley Filipino community is welcoming news last week that the provincial government plans to e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

High praises for new provincial Filipino curriculum - Sherwood Park News

High praises for new provincial Filipino curriculum Sherwood Park News Alberta students could start learning Filipino language at school as soon as 2020 thanks to the provincial government developing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

New Language To Be Taught In Alberta Schools - HighRiverOnline.com

New Language To Be Taught In Alberta Schools HighRiverOnline.com Students in Alberta will soon have an opportunity to learn another language. Premier Rachel Notley announced the government will expan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

China Wants Filipino English Teachers - Language Magazine

China Wants Filipino English Teachers Language Magazine An English-teaching platform aimed at the $4.5 billion market for online language lessons in China is looking to hire 100,000 Filipino English.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Alberta government to offer Filipino language and culture curriculum by 2020 - Calgary Sun

Alberta government to offer Filipino language and culture curriculum by 2020 Calgary Sun Families who want their children to learn Filipino at school could have more options starting next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Alberta Education to offer Filipino language option across the province - Todayville

Alberta Education to offer Filipino language option across the province Todayville.com Premier Notley met with members of the Filipino community and announced development of a K-12 Filipino language.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Alberta government to offer Filipino language and culture curriculum by 2020

Families who want their children to learn Filipino at school could have more options starting next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019