Araw ng Wika

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Contributed by Eva Navarro

Date: September 25, 2018Posted by: Marionette Martinez

On 30 August 2018, St. Paul University Manila had the culminating activity for the annual celebration of “Buwan ng Wika.” The theme for this year was “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik.” This event, which was participated by the entire school community, was held in the Fleur-de-lis Theater from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Grade 11 students and the college freshmen were the main participants. The Grade 12 students were assigned to compete in the Poster Making Contest; the Grade 11 students were assigned regional songs and the freshmen Philippine dances for the program.

The event featured three competitions. The additional competition level was the Spoken Word Poetry, which was performed by selected Senior High School students. They created their own piece, which is about the theme of this year’s celebration of “Buwan ng Wika.”

Furthermore, there were speakers that enlightened the audience—Ms. Gertrude Montenegro, Dr. Brian Bantugan, and Sr. Jesusa Taccad, SPC. They gave talks to make things more meaningful for the students and make them understand the purpose of the celebration. They gave a different perspective of this event to the students who were celebrating “Buwan ng Wika” for the first time in St. Paul University Manila.

To sum it up, the whole celebration was a success. Kudos to the Filipino teachers who organized the event and the administrators who guided the teachers in the said celebration. Overall, it was an institutional effort that made this year’s celebration meaningful.