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Four real-life Disney Princesses — Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle), Lea Salonga (the signing voice of Fa Mulan and Jasmine), Anika Noni Rose (the voice of Tiana) and Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel) — take the stage at Disney’s D23 Expo to perform “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” after receiving the company’s highest accolade: The Disney Legends award.
Filipino is the “language of the streets” – “how you spoke to the tindera when you went to the tindahan, what you used to tell your katulong that you had an utos, and how you texted manong when you needed sundo na.”
These lines, found in a “Manila Bulletin” column now circulating on social media, aroused sentiments that champion the Filipino language Thursday as the nation winds down its commemoration of August as the National Language Month.
James Soriano, who wrote the column titled “Language, Learning, Identity, Privilege,” contextualized his piece in his experience of learning English as his “mother language.” Soriano said he was required to speak English at home, had all his books in English, and even prayed in English.
“Filipino, on the other hand, was always the ‘other’ subject — almost a special subject like PE or Home Economics, except that it was graded the same way as Science, Math, Religion, and English,” he said in his column originally posted Wednesday.
“My classmates and I used to complain about Filipino all the time. Filipino was a chore, like washing the dishes; it was not the language of learning. It was the language we used to speak to the people who washed our dishes,” Soriano added. - GMANews.TV
Read Language, learning, identity, privilege by James Soriano here.
Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse?
If you find the idea of a zombie invasion absurd, wait until you feast your eyes on the newest, most-awaited, and one-of-a-kind movie this generation.
Award-winning local film-makers behind the critically-acclaimed movies Magnifico, Anak, Endo and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros came out with what could possibly be an epic scare into one hilarious movie.
Director-Writer Jade Castro, Producer-Writer Raymond Lee, and Writer Michiko Yamamoto once again took a stab at a new film genre which gave birth to Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington. “(This is) a coming of age story; a coming together of friends and family story and a coming of Zombadings story,” explains Castro.