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There seems to be a belief or underlying assumption that Filipinos are a corrupt and/or corruptible people and therefore the best way to govern and do business with them is to feed that tendency: be the corruptor […]
A blog on the correct use of ‘ng’ and ‘nang’ is something I have been planning to do for sometime. But other things got on the way which relegated this idea on the background.
Given the increasing popularity of Tagalog / Filipino not only in the blogosphere but even in real community life, I think we can now pursue the idea.
I did a quick search on Google and Yahoo just to make sure we are not replicating what is already available on the web, and here is what I found:
(Part 13 of the “In Defense of the Filipino” series) THE usual answers to this question are because allegedly we Filipinos are indolent, thieves, corrupt, undisciplined, crab-minded, divided, and more. Let us have the real answers. Nation’s Debts. The main reason is because a large portion of our national budget goes to paying our foreign […]
It was on August 19, 1878, that this great Filipino patriot was born in Baler, Tayabas (now Quezon) – a ‘dreamy little town bathed in the glow of the morning sun.’ He was the son of Lucio Quezon and Maria Dolores Molina, a beloved and highly respected of their town.
At the age of five, young Manuel was taught by his mother how to read and write Spanish and learn the catechism. Two years later, he lived with the parish priest of Baler, Fr. Teodoro Fernandez, under whom he studied religion. Latin, geography and grammar. Even as a youth Manuel had demonstrated traits which were to remain with him as his assets when he became the leader of his people. […]
Editor’s Notes: The following article is written by Renato Perdon. ————— A clear proof the cultural diversity of the Filipinos is the number of languages and dialects spoken in the Philippines, from Batanes in the North to Jolo in the South. This language diversity is one of the reasons why it took more than three centuries, […]
Original Tagalog version: Sa Mga Kababaihang Taga Malolos This famous letter was written by Jose Rizal in Tagalog, while he was residing in London, upon the request of M. H. del Pilar. The story behind this letter is that on December 12, 1888, a group of twenty young women of Malolos petitioned governor-general Weyler for […]