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Jimmy M. Agpalo, Jr.

Naimaldit iti baba ti chatmi ken Jimmy (editor ti Tawid News Magasin) ita nga aldaw, November 21, 2009:

Me: Comusta? ‘Niat napasamac iti daydiay DepEd Order 74 s.2009 wenno Multilingual Education Order?  No ditay darasen nga ipatungpal, amangan no lipatenda…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: awan pay damagko, manong…

Me: Gundaway coma daytoy a mangidur-as iti nacayanacan a pagsasao iti elementaria ken haiskul…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: maisuro iti elem grade 1-3, laeng ti nakaprograma

Me: Inusarco dagidiay pammaliiwmo maipapan iti in-inut nga ipupusay ti Ilocano idi maar-aramid ti draft ti DepEd 74…  Pre-school to Grade 3 ngem ipalubos ti Deped 74 ti panangusar iti nacayanacan a pagsasao cas pangsuporta iti Ingles wenno Filipino MOI agingga iti haiskul segun ti enclosures…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: kasta siguro, manong… nabayag ngamin a jak nagkompiuter gapu iti salun-atko… nasayaat met a…

Me: ‘niat kinnuamon, atanud? sapay ta napiaca ngaruden…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: naatakeak idi, dec 28, ket makatawenton… idi jak makapagna, itan, makapagnaakon… ngem maysa nga ima ti agenkod ta kagudua pay la a bagi ti paralisado… ngem dandanin umimbag, hehe!

Me: whoa, atanud, gangani-ac met nacasdiay about 10 years ago. ‘Imbag lat ketdin ta na-quadruple bypass a sigud ta di coma ket tumangtangad datao iti barsangan…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: bypass? heart? hmmn… siak ngamin ket highblood… isu met laeng… idi nagdikar ket awan kaduak ta sisiak…

Me: uray siac ket high blood isu nga agtumar datao iti innem a pills iti inaldaw. sa agbisekletaac iti about 12-15 miles inaldaw tapno mawatwat bassit agsipud ta diac met unay tangtanggaden ti bagoong ken lechon…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: napintas ti ehersisiom, mabalin a kastanto ti gamdek apaman a makarekoberak… saanak pay a makaadayo a magna… idi kalman ket umasibayak ken baket a magna, ta di dataon makaaddang, hehe!

Me: hope you have an excellent rehab program to return you to normal asap…
Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: thanks… nalpas ti 3mo a pt, ket ilut met ita.. plus di mamingga nga agas

Me: Pagyamanan unay iti adu ti ayat ken anus ni baketmo agsipud ta cas nasagrapco, dacdackel nga amang ti maited a pagimbagan dayta nga ayat ken anus ngem ti agas. Please take good care of yourself and I will stop here so you could rest–I know you need a lot of rest and baket-therapy…

Jimmy Agpalo, Jr: ok, manong… mapanak metten…

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Mannurat nga Ilocano | , | 2 Comments

‘multilingual_ed’ twitter account: a grassroots approach

We’ve just set up a twitter account with the username ‘multilingual_ed‘ and it’s for all of us who give a hoot about preserving our languages, our regional literature, our colorful and rich cultural diversity as a nation by promoting multilingual education (MLE) using a no-nonsense grassroots approach to keep our varied languages–NOT just Filipino and English–vibrant and out of the jaws of eventual extinction. We are going to sync our efforts with other MLE advocacy groups such as Mother Tongue Based Learning for the Philippines, the Lubuagan/SIL First Language Education experiment, the Pangasinan Provincial Resolution No. 195-2008, SOLFED, etc., to show the seriousness of our coalition to make multilingual education a reality.

But first, just what is multilingual educationUNESCO adopted the term ‘multilingual education’ in 1999 in the General Conference Resolution 12 to refer to the use of at least three languages, the mother tongue, a regional or national language and an international language in education. (In the case of the Philippines, the three languages as stipulated in the 1987 Constitution would be the mother tongue, Filipino and English.)  UNESCO’s General Conference Resolution 12 supported the view that the requirements of global and national participation, and the specific needs of particular, culturally and linguistically distinct communities can only be addressed by multilingual education.

What then is education in the mother tongue? Continue reading

April 28, 2009 Posted by | education, Gullas English bill, GUMIL, Guniigundo Multilingual and Literacy bill, language policy, medium of instruction, online learning, peer-to-peer university, Roxas Omnibus Education and Literacy bill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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