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An Open Letter to Ilocanos


 

Hi Fellow Ilocanos,

This Open Letter is one of those things we collectively have to address to ensure that Ilocano Literature survives and thrives all the way from Kindergarten.

This pertains to my post in Multilingual Philippines entitled “DepEd Order No 16, s. 2012: God and the Devil in the details“. In that post I wanted to focus your attention to what I consider is a landmark action by the Department of Education as contained in DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2012 (DO 16) addressed to DepEd

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents.

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The operative paragraph of DO 16 is: “1. Starting School Year (SY) 2012-2013, the Mother Tongue-Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) shall be implemented in all public schools, specifically in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3 as part of the K to 12 Basic Education Program.” Yes, to repeat, “Mother Tongue-Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) shall be implemented in all public schools, specifically in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3″ in compliance with DepEd Order No. 74, s. 2009, which institutionalizes the implementation of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) for the benefit of our children.

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DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2012: God and the Devil in the details

As a part of that ragtag, passionate but forward-looking advocacy group that campaigned for the landmark DepEd Order No. 74 s. 2009 (DO 74) which institutionalized Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), I can’t deny the fact that seeing DepEd Order No. 16 s. 2012 (DO 16) was an awesome Oh-my-God moment — DO 16 actually spells out the implementation of DO 74 starting SY 2012-2013! Of course, how DO 16 will pan out is another story…

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