Buwan ng Wika honors Filipino culture

By Zyrille Guiveses

Grade School students in Sabayang Pagbigkas
Photo by Angelo Loveranes

LAST AUGUST, SHAP celebrated Buwan ng Wika to pay respect to the Filipino culture and language  through activities and competitions like Sabayang Pagbigkas, Bulletin Board Making Contest, and Salu-Salong Pinoy.

Gawad Parangal, the main event, was held August 31. Winners were given awards and recognition.

II-Cooperation won the first category for Sabayang Pagbigkas, while IV-Loyalty topped the second. They were also the winners for the Bulletin Board-making competition.

Held on the same day of the was the Salu-Salong Pinoy.

“For students, August is one of the most anticipated months of the school,” asserts Angelo de Perio (II-Cooperation) “because of Buwan ng Wika.”

John Noel Mora (II-Teamwork) noted that Filipino-related activites like Sabayang Pagbigkas promote class unity, enhance the students’ knowledge in the Filipino culture and compliments their lessons in Filipino subject.

The celebration of Buwan ng Wika aims to promote Filipino tradition to the students by exposing them to local art and literary works, national costumes, symbols and cuisine.

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