“Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa”
The National Language Month or “Buwan ng Wika” is one of the major annual events celebrated in elementary, high school and even colleges nationwide. According to the Commission on Filipino Language (Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino or KWF), the theme for this year’s celebration is “Filipino: Wika ng Pambansang Kaunlaran” (Filipino: The Language of National Progress).
Department of Education’s Memorandum #79 s. 2015 stipulates that the aim of this year’s theme is to show the importance of language in achieving greater progress as a nation (“ang kahalagahan ng wika na higit pa sa pambansang kaunlaran“). Schools can use any of the following sub-themes: