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Spain, Philippines sign agreement on Spanish language

Spain will help the Philippines reintroduce Spanish language instruction at public schools in the southeastern Asian country under an agreement signed Tuesday between the two nations.

The study of the language is currently voluntary at public high schools in the Philippines, a former Spanish colony, but the government plans to make its availability widespread from 2012.

Under the agreement signed Tuesday, Madrid will help train Spanish language teachers in the Philippines, help develop the curriculum and provide electronic teaching aids as well as technical advice, the Spanish foreign ministry said.

It was signed by the Philippines’ Education Secretary Jesli Lapus and the Spanish education ministry’s director for international relations, José Manuel Mart¡nez Sierra in Barcelona, it added in a statement.

In 1987 the Philippines abolished Spanish as one of its official languages as well as a requirement that college students had to learn it.

The language, one of the world’s most spoken, has since largely vanished from everyday use in the country of just under 100 million people, with English and the local languages now commonly used.

Unlike in Madrid’s colonies in Latin America, the Spanish language was never as widespread in the Philippines, mainly because of the small number of Spanish settlers in the archipelago.

English was introduced to the country when it passed from Spanish to American control after the Spanish-American war of 1898. (Inquirer.net)

Mr. Lapus has been tirely working on this effort since Gloria Arroyo’s last official visit to Madrid in late 2007. Kudos to Mr. Lapus for an incredible achievement in Filipinism!

This is a great leap forward to recovering our true national identity which was taken away from us through a systematic leyenda negra perpetrated by neocolonial WASPs and their local lackeys. With the Spanish language all set to be taught in public schools, this will enable the ordinary Filipino youth to finally realize their “innate Spanishness”. And through this realization, the incontrovertibility of our “latinoness” will come into fruition.

As I’ve been harping for many years, Spanish is crucial to the Filipino character. No less than the great Senator Claro M. Recto summarized it this way…

It is certainly not for sentimental motives or deference to the great Spanish nation that gave her religion, language, and culture to half of the world that we profess devotion to this language but because of national egoism and because of imperatives of patriotism, because Spanish is already ours, our own, blood of our blood and flesh of our flesh, for so willed our martyrs, heroes and statesmen of the past and without it the inventory of our cultural patrimony would be wrong.

My comrade Arnaldo is correct in so many ways: our Spanishness makes us more Filipino.

A very special thenks to The Showroom Manager for the timely heads up!

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  1. I think that the return of the spanish language to the filipino education system are good news for the filipino people. Gaining back part of the cultural heritage and the skills to read many historical books and writtings in the original language.

    Probably around 100 years later it was totally expelled…

    Anyway the redaction of the piece of news is not done properly as it is not “reintroduce Spanish language instruction at public schools” but “public high schools”. It would be one of the very best news for Filipinas if there were enough available resources to reintroduce it at a school level.

    This is the very first step in the long way of returning back the status of “national language” and returning the lost memory of what means being filipino, because spanish language is as filipino as visaya or tagalog, and not a “foreign language”.

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  2. Our educational system has been teaching us English for 100 years and look at the condition of the English language today, it could hardly be considered good in the national level. So it would not be easy to reintroduce Spanish but its necessary and its essential if we are to recover our lost language.

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  3. reintroduction of spanish language benifits the young filipinos..

    they will have the background of the said language so that when their times come that they will be working overseas in spain or other latino countries, they won’t get alienated. the filipinas can bargain themselves of a higher price(experiencewise tells that for sure most of them will become prostitutes there as it is happening now in the whole of middle east,other european conutries, taiwan, s.korea..etc).

    believe me..we need this language.

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  4. Let Spanish be only an elective language, not a primary language!

    These Filipinos should have used Malay instead of Tagalog so that all ethnic groups will not have language fights. That would unite us with our real ethnic brothers in Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Spain and USA forced us to call them “brothers” when they are simply influences.

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    • You’re a looney out of touch with history.

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    • agree. The Malay dialect that the Philippines should make as an official language would be based on Bahasa Brunei since the Sultanate of Brunei had significant cultural and historical influence to what is now the Philippine Islands prior to Spanish colonization. It would be “Bahasa Pilipinas” and it would be easy for us since Malay had been the real lingua franca of the archipelago. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapura, Brunei, Pilipinas! Hidup Nusantara! Hidup Dunia Melayu!

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      • According to historical records, Henry of Malacca, who was Magellan’s translator and slave, used Classical Malay to talk to the tribal chieftains.

        Now, Malay is used in some parts of Muslim Mindanao. My comments seem to be out of touch with history, but not with reality. To make it an official language again, it will take a charter change, which is unpopular for it will consider their interests only, which may or may not coincide with each of ours.

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      • Fuck off!!! migs Fuck Malay, Indonesia and others shiit..VIva La Rep. Filipinas..Vete a la mierda

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        • Watch your language, bud. Thank you for siding with me on this one, but hey. C’mon. Please show some respect and decency to others even if their thoughts differ from ours.

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    • That’s a great idea! While we’re at it, all Filipinos should also wear headscarves, condemn pork adobos, pray to Allah and demolish all our centuries-old churches and build mosques instead!

      Not.

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      • We are losing certain Spanish recipes like callos alla madrilegna, and even that recipe has an origin in the spirit of what you were discussing today.

        Callos came from a Jewish stew called cholent, meant to be eaten by Sabbath. When the Spaniards made the law of purezza di sangue after the conquest of Granada, they required that all Muslims and Jews convert. Also, they required that all recipes have pork, something that is forbidden for both Jew and Muslim.

        If we condemn pork adobos, we can replace it with beef or create a rendang or curry-like addition to adobo to circumvent the Islamic pork ban.

        Mind you, Indonesian and Filipino Muslims are more liberal in their interpretation of the Qur’an than the Arabs. The younger folks are somewhat secular.

        Instead of demolishing churches, turn them to town museums or destroy only the icons or rebuild them to face Mecca…if we become an Islamic state, which will not happen.

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    • Come on! Malay instead of Tagalog? Are you kidding me?! Yeah, it’s easy to say but I believed you don’t even know how to speak Malay… Influences??! Maybe, But Spain/Mexico are a big part of the Pilippines and the filipino lives as well… We wouldn;t be called “The Philippines” without them and we wouldn’t be united as one if the Spanish/Mexico didn’t discover the so called Philippines, perhaps, without them, the big islands might not be called as Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao… these 3 might be in a separate country back then if it weren’t because of them..

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  5. I think it is a good move. Spanish is a great language and it will help the Filipinos to access other spanish speaking countries as well.

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  6. Yes, I think Spanish should be looked at as a “cultural” language in the Philippines and NOT a “foreign” lanugage.

    It should be taught as a very important and emphasized “elective” language, given the usage and its significance worldwide.

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  7. Most of the spanish-era books of my grandma are lying in waste in the closets. No, she is not a Spanish mestiza, but her ancestors were Filipino clerks/bookkeepers during the Katipunan Revolution.

    It would be a great idea to read them if only I can understand better Spanish.

    Ah! Lo que sea!

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  8. To Spanish speakers who want to convince the Filipino, read this comment carefully.

    If you want to include Spanish as co-official language, you will have to change the constitution. What Albert said on the forum is based on constitutional grounds and sentiments on the Filipino people.

    The fact is that if you want to have your language back, the Tagalistas will hate you and will do anything to drag you down, malign you, Spain, and Latin America and yet, still view America as the best country to look up.

    There are many countries to look up to. We have China, Japan, USA & Canada, and Europe.
    There is some sort of rivalry between these countries for influence.

    Since mass education was popular during the American period, I have to find evidence yet that the Spaniards have mass education when they colonized Philippines. Through mass education, the Filipino learned American English and felt empowered but had been brainwashed too.

    I like the idea, but you have a long way to go and unless you find ways to market for a Filipino audience whose mass media is still hostile to the Spanish, you will fail. You cannot view yourselves as intellectuals nor as holders of the truth yet. The crowd can attack you and burn your reputation alive! Face it, Spanish has not earned half of the powerful segments of Philippine population to have it enforced.

    You can’t use evidence (whether real, fabricated, tampered or destroyed), logical fallacies and attacking the person giving the message (including shooting the messenger) but you can use charm.

    Charm a Filipino to use your language. Appeal to their emotion, but don’t appeal to their anger.

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    • Sec. 6 of the Philippine Constitution states that: “The national language of the Philippines is Filipino.” The question is what is Filipino? Is it a Tagalog based language or is it Tagalog with a different name, similar to castellano being called espanol or Spanish?

      As for the Albertus’ claim that Americans promoted public education in contrast to Spain. He should review his history. The United States only built on the public education system that Spain left behind in 1898. In fact, the Filipino people were up in arms when the American colonizers chose English as the medium of instruction in public schools.

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      • There has to be some evidence given on that schooling system. Americans had the free public school system.

        In Philippine History books, the education during the Spanish period are heavily tied to religion. They have systematically discriminated indios in favor of the Mestizos and those of full Spanish descent.

        When the Church and State separated, the Americans gave the free public school system.

        During the American period, the Spanish settlers and the American settlers had exclusive clubs and all the rest.

        BTW, ken, you gave a good question. In my view, there is not difference between Tagalog and Filipino. The official language should have been Malay, with English and Spanish as co-official languages.

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  9. So let me get this straight…most of those who replied want to have spanish as an official language of the philippines? so nevermind what was done to the indigenous people bby the spaniards… i would rather have spanish as an elective

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  10. Permitanme invitarlos a la comunidad latina mundial (let me invite them to the great world latin community)

    El español puede integrarlos de mejor manera a Latinoamérca, sus hermanos en cultura e historia) Spanish can integrate you to Latin América, your brothers in culture and history,

    Don’t be affraid!

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  11. I’m confused…
    A lot of Filipinos don’t want Spanish back as an official language but in the other hand the constitution and almost all of the Philippine’s history is in Spanish. My question is, how can you not want Spanish back as an official language? How do you plan on teaching your country’s history if you can’t read or understand your constitution or any historical document? It really makes no sense to have English as an official language, just my 2 cents on this subject.

    Peace!

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    • I’ll add my two cents to yours.

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    • In this context, to want means “to wish or desire”. Your playing of words are dangerously manipulative.

      I can agree that the plan of teaching Philippine History today is definitely Hispanophobic, but it would be a crime for it to be just Hispanophobic, Hispanophilic, Americanophilic or Americanophobic.

      One plan is to teach Spanish. This can be very sensitive as Filipinos might just see history according to the Spanish biases, during in their time, was condescending upon the natives. Worse, the Tagalistas still see it as a vestige of Spanish colonization.

      Another plan is to use the most objective English translators possible of Spanish History, which means it must go to Filipinos or other foreigners, like Austrians who may know English and the Philippines.
      Don’t give the English translator job especially to Americans (including Canadians), Germans, British (including Aussies and New Zealanders), Dutch, Belgians, French, Spaniards, Chinese, Arab, Indian, Portuguese or Italians, they will ruin it with their bias.

      Another plan is to base history according to Constantino. He may be biased against both Spanish and Americans, but at least the bias favors the Austronesian Filipinos.

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    • Spanish was never always viewed with such hostility. In fact, had the Americans not come, Filipinos would be Spanish speakers since the First Republic wrote the first constitution in Spanish and vowed to educate the natives with the language through public education (which the Spanish Friars failed to do). But thanks to American propaganda of hate against Spain during former’s occupation of the islands, the language is viewed with such disregard today :(

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      • We got to admit that today, history is not always kind to our Hispanic heritage. Some parts of the Leggenda Nera are true, but one has to filter a few things out. Now, we lose touch with the Hispanic past and try to connect with Chinese elements to conform to the Asian identity.

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    • SOo you are a Expert…filipinos dont want spanish language back hahha

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  12. True Filipino Language? Whatever happened to the languages before the European came?

    I think its better for students to learn Chinese and Japanese. Better for future jobs than Spanish.

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    • “True Filipino Language? Whatever happened to the languages before the European came?”
      They’re still here, don’t worry. Except for Tagalog. Tagalog is dead. What replaced it is Taglish (Pilipino) and j3j3m0n speak.

      “I think its better for students to learn Chinese and Japanese. Better for future jobs than Spanish.”
      That is your opinion.

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  13. did you know that if Filipinos had spanish culture nowdays, this country would be the most important for the hispanic world ??? !! Amazing

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    • I agree, considering how the Philippines is located in such a progressive region. Latin American companies would invest here no problem hehe

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  14. Take the brutality of Spanish colonization and the commercialism American possession and use it for it’s global advantage. A filipino able to communicate in his/her filipino vernacualr with English and Spanish maybe the the REALl identity of the Philippines. English and spanish rank 2nd and 3rd as the most spoken languages in the world…Why not bring back Spanish. Who knows what doors may open.

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  15. P.S.

    Most Filipinos can speak two or three languages, as we speak, anyways…No other Asian country is in this position!

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  16. Forget about the potential bias of a re-written history if spanish is re-introduced. LOOK at the potential of the country if even 10% of the people is fluent in Spanish.

    China has over 100 million English speakers, why learn Chinese? In addition, India has about the same amount. English can be used as a mean of communication with North America, Europe and the rest of Asia.

    Preserve the local languages, is a neccessity. It seems to be a reality.

    Latin America is the next mecca of economic explosion and would serve as an economic stiumulus, for the Philippines, because of it’s shared historical past.

    I agree with the commenter above. Use your PAST to forge your future. Colonialism happened…get over it!

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  17. I think part of the problem the Spanish language faces “in” the Philippines. is most of the population do not interact with people who speak Spanish on a daily basis.. Those Filipino-Americans who live in the United States, particularly in California, Texas, New York and Florida, see the importance and benefits of learning Spanish even at its based form. Then one would actually see the importance and understand the cultural affinity the Philippines has with Latin America. Standard Spanish should be heavily emphasized in Zamboanga, Cavite and Cebu.

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  18. Those Filipinos who WANT to learn the spanish language, CAN. Those who don’t want to learn the Spanish language, DON’T HAVE TO. To learn the Spanish language is to be more marketable because of globalization, not resonate back to colonization. ….Philippines is part of; 1) the English Speaking World, 2) ASEAN, and 3) Hispanidad. What other Asian country can claim this unique advantage. These three components is FILIPINO ! Let the new generation choose for themselves.

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  19. P.S.

    You can google all three maps from wikipedia. It’s an INDIVIDUAL decision, not forced this time. Toodles! By 2050, China will be have the world’s richest economy. Mexico will be number 8. Think about it. Even if the province of Zamboanga (500,000 to 2.5 million already speak a creole form) learns to speak Spanish in a standard form, would be enough. Those opponents of the spanish language being spoken in the Philippines need to stop being so insecure…this is 2012, not 1812 for crying out loud!

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  20. Guys, learning a new language is always an advantage. Look at it at an “economic” perspective. Nobody says that we will be subjugated again under Spanish colonization. C’mon, that was soooo 1800′s!!

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  21. Slowly but surely, Filipinos will gain a better understanding of relearning spanish.

    1) Filipinos suffered through Spanish colonization? Yes…

    2) Filipinos have strong negative views of the spanish language because of the conquistadors? Yes…

    3) There are thousands of Spanish loan words in the major dialects? Yes…

    4) No one should “force” someone to learn speaking Spanish? Yes

    5) Philippines, the only country in Asia with Hispanic cultural influences and where 64% of the population speak English? Yes

    6) Philippines would benefit and encouraging those who want to learn Spanish and have availability of classes nationwide?

    7) Philippines the only Asian country where by speaking it, would “enhance” ones Filipino nationality – compared to a Japanese, Chinese, Korean speaking spanish? YES

    8) Spanish would be a valuable thread of an economic stimuli to Latin America? YES

    9) Philippines would be the only Asian country where Spanish and English is not foreign? YES

    10) Tagalog(or any native dialect), English and Spanish (together) ARE the Filipino identity? HELL YES!

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  22. As a filipino… I would 1000% completeley support the “Bring back the Spanish Language in the PHilippines” and maybe make it as one of the official language… Again!

    If this will happen, there are tons of advantages and one of the biggest is Filipinos or the Philippines will get closer to our ancestors again (The biggest part of the filipino cultutre/influences and mostly everything about filipinos) that’s what makes us filipinos because of them… This will also bring a lot of job offering to countries especially the latin america, mexico and to all spanish speaking countries. This will create more jobs in the philippines as well (i.e Teaching spanish in school, reconnections between the Philippines and the hispanidad, trades and etc…) This is also a great way to recommunicate to our brother/s “Mexico” and sisters spanish countries using Spanish… :)

    We are a great big part of the spanish countries.. Some say (based on the history “story/ies”) Philippines was not part of Asia, they were brought up in the South East location through waves and spanish people/conquerer were a big part as well… (it maybe true) but being located in the South East Asia now, that makes us very uniques and diff. Hispnaic-Asian Country! but come on, Spanish is a big big part of the philippines, and followed by some influences to the malays, americans ans etc… AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES THE PHILIPPINES VERY UNIQUE… LIKE NO OTHER IN ASIA…

    #The Latin City of Asia
    #Hispanidad
    #Latin Union
    # The Spanish Country in Asia
    #Unique Philippines
    #Mexico&Philippines! Hermanos!
    # Spanish Countries and the Philippines Unite as one!
    # Viva Espanoles!
    #Las Islas Filipinas
    # Spanish: We are all brothers and sisters!

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  23. Hello everyone, I appreciate having found this blog, thank you very much, hope many more Filipino youth find this site and the other blogs also that help enlighten us of our cultural identity little by little.

    I’m happy that Spanish will be taught again in the schools. In my opinion it is a good tool in helping us read our historical documents, many of which are in Spanish. It’s the best way to understand what our elders felt and thought then. It’s an exciting adventure to be in touch with their time in this way, which will more importantly help us understand our present cultural issues and mentality.

    I just felt that I need to comment that researchers agree that the majority of our dialects, and hence our thought structure, is actually of Australo-polynesian origins. This encompasses the dialects found among our close neighboring countries. Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the others, are obviously among these. Come to think of it, Malaysia and Indonesia are just a boat’s trip away, also Taiwan at the north, which is next to mainland China. Our “gunting” means the same in Indonesia. The rice terraces of northern Luzon look very similar to the rice terraces in southern China. Many Maranaws of Mindanao, and “Igorots” also, look (like) Chinese. (I have a Taiwanese friend – her skin is as brown as the common Filipino’s; my “Igorot” friends look more “Chinese” her). Therefore even without the history books telling us about it, by just a simple look at a map it will come as logical that peoples from lands surrounding ours have freely intermingled a long time ago within the islands comprising our present country. Let’s not forget the Aetas, who incidentally and interestingly are not related to Africans, but were the natives in our country as far as archeology can tell. I honestly feel that it’s a great shame that we’re neglecting them and their cultural heritage when they have the same right to live in the Philippines as we do, even having been there before the majority of our ancestors were. In a sense the ancestors of the majority of Filipinos today “invaded” or “colonized” or “displaced” these original dwellers much the same way as the present Americans/Canadians did to the Native Indians in the North American continent. Although the Spanish were not as physically “invasive” nevertheless their culture is now imprinted in the daily lives of their former colonies, and that’s us and much of South America. We all don’t speak Spanish here, yes, but however ashamed I am to admit this, we in the Philippines have indeed imbibed their snobbishness. (Hwag mag-deny, hehe..) We want “fair” skin. We admire European sophistry. Those are just two examples. Yet no one culture is superior to another, just as no “race” is better than another. In fact scientists agree that the concept of race is irrelevant, that it doesn’t make sense, because all human beings alive in the world today belong to the same classification “Homo sapiens sapiens” regardless of skin color or hair type or body shape. We all share the same set of pool of genes. Likewise, no “civilization” is “better” than another because all so-called civilizations come-and-go. Almost all have their gory sides side by side with the glorious. Culture is always being modified.

    Yes it is very good and advantageous to be able to converse well in “global” languages. I agree with you all that it is a must lest we retrogress or get stuck and not be able to cope with a global village changing so fast. Lots of students in rich countries are learning as many languages as they can, including Latin and Mandarin. For me I believe that “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” Indeed I agree, that we were already civilized even before the Spaniards came.

    Our true identity as an individual is closely tied to the mother tongue of our birth. Mine along with my siblings’ is Hiligaynon, our parents’ and grandparents’ is Kiniray-a (except my maternal Lola’s Bicolano), some of my cousins’ is Cebuano/Bisaya. I also have a Maranaw uncle, hence half-Maranaw cousins. I read Rizal’s two novels as well as Balagtas’ “Florante at Laura” in their Pilipino translation, and I am now determined to learn Spanish so that I can read the originals.

    Thanks for reading my “nobela” above :)) God bless everyone!

    P.S. I transcribe as “Igorot” because this term is a tiny bit problematic, just like I wouldn’t chose “Moros”. But these would take another nobela to explain :))

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  24. dear Moderator,
    sorry I wrote the wrong poem, I shouldn’t have written Balagtas’ “Florante at Laura” in my comment just now, because this is in its beautiful original Tagalog.
    Madre mia, kahuluya, pasencia guid for the mistake, and for possible grammatical mistakes, too.
    Muchisimas gracias, ciao!

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  25. hello again
    I’m among those who want to learn Spanish and who see the advantage of Spanish literacy,
    but why wasn’t my comment of two days ago posted?
    thanks!!

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  26. Dear everybody !
    I’m so happy, for the first time, to take part to this conversation. Thanks for your blog, which is highly documented and is so open to free debate. Here’s my opinion. Of course Filipinas are a 100% original country, with it’s own history made of oceanian background. Of course, The Philippines (before being called the Philippines) are, geographically speaking, a huge part of a giant archipelago located in southeastern Asia. From its location, your country has taken many benefits and influences from Indonesia, the Sulawesi, Taiwan, China. All this make your country special, and particularly wealthy. The use of spanish will NEVER change this reality.
    It’ll only be a serious advantage for the filipino society in its whole, making you a cultural bridge between Asia, America, and Europe. Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina are american countries which are taking off since the last crisis and they also would benefit from keeping strong links with the Philippines. I really do not understand the some people ‘s fear of learning I’m not only talking about history, but about business.

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  27. i think you went overboard when you said the benefits of learning spanish for us filipino youths would bring out the innate “spanishness” in us. i am all for spanish being taught in school together with english, BUT it’s only to establish and solidify economic and political ties with latin american countries with their economic explosion.

    the philippines is named after a spanish king, that’s a fact, BUT it doesn’t warrant an interpretation we are actually “spanish” than “filipino”. say if indonesia’s name is from greek which means “indian archipelago”, does that make indonesians “greek”, or even “indian”, in actuality? if the british were responsible for establishing india, pakistan (now pakistan and bangladesh), would that make citizens within these countries “innately english”?? plus, i don’t even recall mexicans saying they are proud of their innate “spanishness” eventhough they speak spanish.

    i think with our colonial roots, we can only marvel and emphasize the parts that will be useful (such as the spanish language) but also discount anything that impedes us from developing our own cultural identity as filipinos (which is uniquely “filipino” based on the diverse ethnic cultures of our country). sure we still have spanish cultural influences, but we should let it ‘dominate’ our cultural consciousness from the other foreign cultural influences (indian, chinese, islamic, anglo-american) and our indigenous roots.

    I also think spanish should be used exclusively for economic and political purposes (like the way english is used right now), but i believe malay is the most effective lingua franca of the filipino masses because of its ease of learning and egalitarian nature. it’s in its character to connect the different ethnic groups which are otherwise part of the “malay archipelago” together with indonesia, malaysia, brunei and east timor.

    regards.

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    • Lest you misunderstand me (you already did, actually), I suggest that you read the other related articles in this blog in order to comprehend what I am talking about. Click on that guy with both the Philippine and Spanish flag (on the right side). Regards.

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  28. CORRECTION:

    *sure we still have spanish cultural influences, but we should NOT let it ‘dominate’ our cultural consciousness from the other foreign cultural influences (indian, chinese, islamic, anglo-american) and our indigenous roots.

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  29. Espana y Filipinas

    In favour with the Spanish language reintroduction!!! I want to learn it!!! And I’m a teenager!!!

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  30. I love Spanish language…I hope Philippines will be the Asia’s Spanish speaker in the future! Viva Hispanico Filipinas!

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  31. Philippines must be trilingual like Luxembourg and other countries :D English, Tagalog and Spanish for ours. I’m a teen and I really want to learn Spanish and English for my future job :D I also like chatting and talking to English and Spanish ppl ’round the world. They said my grammar is little off but they can understand me better unlike the others.

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