The Philippine Institute of Quezon City joined the nation in celebrating the National Language Month or Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. For this year, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) leads the celebration with the theme “Filipino Wikang Mapagbago” (Filipino: Language of Change). This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s advocacy to strengthen the nation and his tagline of “Change is coming.”.
PIQC added new twists for this school year’s celebration of the Buwan ng Wika. The celebration was held for two consecutive days (August 23 and 24, 2017) and the school combined four different subject areas (Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, MAPEH and Livelihood Education) in forming twelve different stations. The students were divided into five different batches. The students were grouped as follows: Grades 1,2, and 3; 4, 5 and 6; Grades 7 and 8; and Grades 9 and 10.
The first day of the celebration was for the batches to rotate into the different stations which had the following activities: Paggawa ng Polvoron, Paggawa ng Cake Pops, Paggawa ng Pastillas. The batches explored their creativity in Masining na Pagkukulay, Paghahabi ng Banig, Paggawa ng PostLogan, Imprenta sa Kamiseta, and Masining na Pag-aayos ng Bulaklak. Grades 1 – 3’s listening skills were tested in Masining na Pakikinig sa Kuwento. Grades 1 – 8 played different Filipino games in Laro ng Lahi. Grades 9 – 12 attended Pagsasalita ng Kaalaman sa Wikang Mapagbago. Grades 11 and 12 discovered more of themselves in Pagpapaunlad ng Sarili.
A fashion show held at the school auditorium started the second day of the celebration with Grades 11 and 12 showing off their casual and semi-formal ootds (outfit-of-the-day). The celebration continued in the afternoon at the school quadrangle where a festival of the products made by the students during the first day was held. The products were sold to fellow students, teachers, administrators, parents and visitors. The entrepreneurial skills of the students were tested.
The PIQC is grateful for the success of the event and looks forward to more festive celebrations.