Filipino & Panitikan Removed as Core Subjects, Tanggol Wika to Appeal Court’s Decision
TANGGOL WIKA – The group Alyansa ng Mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino is set to appeal the removal of Filipino and Panitikan as core subjects.
Today, an update regarding the issue on removing Filipino and Panitikan as mandatory subjects in college crossed the surface.
The Supreme Court (SC) sided the memorandum order issued by the Commission on Higher Education. CHED wanted to reduce the number of units in the general education (GE) down to 36 units.
In a five-page resolution, the SC stated its decision siding CHED’s order and stressing that the petitioners have not issued any new pleadings against the order.
The decision of the Supreme Court sparked different comments from the public. The teachers’ group ACT-Philippines is among those against the decision.
According to ACT, Filipino and Panitikan are vital in stirring the sense of patriotism among the students.
Alyansa ng Mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino or “Tanggol Wika” is set to appeal the decision of the Supreme Court removing Filipino and Panitikan as core subjects.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, speaking to DZMM, Tanggol Wika spokesperson David Michael San Juan said that there would be a negative effect in case the two subjects would be removed as core subjects.
San Juan stressed that the teaching of the said subjects should even be enhanced as most students got failing grades in the recent National Achievement Test results.
Based on the report, the Tanggol Wika spokesman also added that it is stated in the Constitution that the teaching of Filipino should be included in the curriculum of all levels.
“Madalas bihirang pagbigyan ang second motion for reconsideration pero kailangan nating gawin,” San Juan said.
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