Saguiaran schools district-2 marks Buwan ng Wika celebrations

@RSP: Dr. Norhanifah Angin, Saguiaran-2 district supervisor, formally opens
the 2018 Buwan ng Wika celebrations conducted by her district.

SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur: The Schools district 2 of Saguiaran Lanao del Sur has successfully marked the Buwan ng Wika celebrations at Maito Basak Central Elementary School here last Thursday, August 27, 2018.

With the theme “Wika ng Saliksik,” the celebration was led by Saguiaran District 2 Supervisor Norhanifah T. Angin, Ph.D., and was graced by Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Soraida B. Noor, Ph.D., of Lanao del Sur schools division 1 as the guest of honor and a member of the judges.

It was also graced by district school principals, district teaching force, PTCA presidents, parents, community leaders and students of Saguiaran District 2.

@RSP photo: Assistant schools division superintendent Dr. Soraida B. Noor of Lanao del Sur-1 graced the 2018 Buwan ng Celebrations of Saguiaran-2.
The occasion was highlighted by competitions among students on poetry, dances, drama, orations, singing, and reading.

Among the best highlights was the holding and selection of the Lakambini and Lakandula. Ms. Niham Dalupang won the Lakambini while Mr. Abdulwali I. Amikir as Lakandula. Both came from Bagoingud Elementary School under Principal Zakia Macote Balang. (Please see related story)

In her message of introduction, Supervisor Angin said, “Every August 2, we celebrate Buwan ng Wika… This program is celebrated by the whole country according to a memorandum from the DepEd national, regional, division, and district and our schools… This is one of our requirements. I wish to congratulate all those who come to this program and hope we can start it peacefully, happily with sportsmanship among our contestants…”

ASDS Noor, on her part, said, “Our occasion today is Buwan ng Wika with the theme Filipino Wika ng Saliksik. Dapat pag-aralan natin ang Wikang Pilipino para maging tunay na Pilipino tayo.”

“Hindi maiwasan na hindi maganda ang pag sasalita ng Pilipino dahil hindi tayo sanay. Pag makasanayan natin ang Wikang Pilipino ay madali lang tayo makapag salita (nito)… Dapat ang wika na ito ay ipinag-mamalaki natin sa ating kapuwang Pilipino dahil kung hindi tayo makapagsalita ng Pilipino ay hindi tayo tunay na Pilipino,” the assistant schools division superintendent said.

Noor recalled that in the olden days, our parents prohibited us from speaking the Filipino language for the belief thaty we would become kaffir or Christians. “Hindi ganun ang pagkaka intindi natin dahil tinutoro natin itong wikang pangbansa sa ating mga mag aaral,” she said.

Noor quoted Dr. Jose Rizal who said “Ang taong hindi marunong mag salita ng wikang pambansa ay halintulad sa malansang isda.” 

She enjoined to learn the national language because wherever part of the country it is being spoken and this we call Wikang Filipino.

ASDS Noor emphasized: “Ako ay nasisiyahan sa nakikita ko ngayon dahil naipakita ninyo na talagang isa sa pinaka magandang kultura ay ang kultura ng Maranao, tingnan niyo tong mga malong natin very colorful at ang damit natin ginagamit natin tuwing Buwan ng Wika at nakasanayan natin tuwing Agosto ang selebrasyon ng Buwan ng Wika dahil pinakaimportante sa atin dahil nabu-o ang wika sa Buwan ng Agosto kaya wag natin kaligtaan ang Buwan na ito.”

“My fellow educators in the division of Lanao del Sur-1, I am happy that you celebrate the Buwan ng Wika,” Noor said.

She lamented that she was not able to attend the Buwan ng Wika of the other schools’ district in this municipality. 

“I should have been there … but they did not invite me. The memorandum was released on August 1 and they celebrated it on August 2. If I was really important to them, they should have invited me (as assistant schools’ division superintendent) on August 2, they could text me and there was time,” Noor said. 

The Buwan ng Wika celebrations by the schools’ district 2 of Saguiaran was done successfully. – RSP

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