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CHED Accused as “Anti-Filipino” Over Recent Order On Core Subjects in College

CHED – The Commission on Higher Education reacted to the “anti-Filipino” accusation thrown against it over its recent order on college subjects.

The recent order of the Commission on Higher Education sparked different reactions from the people. It issued an order seeking to lower the units under the general education in college.

In line with its pursuit to lower the number of GE units, the Commission pushed for the removal of Filipino and Philippine Literature (Panitikan) as core subjects in the tertiary level of education.

The move sparked oppositions from the different groups of people. Tanggol Wika strongly opposed the order of CHED.

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This week, the Supreme Court released a decision over the removal of Filipino and Panitikan in college. It sided on the order of CHED citing that the opposition has not issued new pleadings.

The issue made rounds on social media and elicited different reactions. Undeniably, “anti-Filipino” accusations to the Commission over its order crossed the surface.

Recently, CHED broke its silence on “anti-Filipino” accusation to it. Based on a report on ABS-CBN, Chairman Prospero De Vera III stressed that the move is not abolishing Filipino and Panitikan.

According to the CHED, Filipino and Panitikan are just moved to the senior high school curriculum.

“The accusation of critics that CHED is anti-Filipino is wrong. The Commission believes in the fundamental role played by language in education,” De Vera expressed.

Based on the report, the CHED Chairman stressed that Filipino cannot just be taught as a subject but it should really be practiced in both written and oral forms.

“This issue has been debated for too long and CHED calls on all sectors to respect and abide by the SC decision so that the revised curriculum for various degree programs can now be fully implemented,” he said.

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