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A sense of where we are

Department Order No. 74, issued in 2009, institutionalized mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTBMLE) as a fundamental policy in our formal and non-formal education.

DO 74 defines MTBMLE or MLE as the “effective use of more than two languages for literacy and instruction” and affirmed the results of local and international research which showed the enormous cognitive and academic benefits that accrue to learners when taught in their L1.

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