Dr. Leodivico Lacsamana, Chair of the UA&P Filipino Department, was awarded 2nd prize in the “Sanaysay ng Taon” category by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) at “Pammadayaw: Araw ng Gawad” held last August 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The event was part of the activities organized for this year’s Buwan ng Wika celebration.
Entitled “Ang Mga Katutubong Wika: Tungo sa Pagbuo ng Isang Matatag at Maunlad na Bansang Filipino,” Dr. Lacsamana’s essay is about the synergy between regional languages and Filipino.
More about the essay may be read at Universitas.
For Buwan ng Wika 2019, the KWF chose the theme “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino.” The KWF was established in 1987 as the official regulating body of the Filipino language and the official government institution tasked with developing, preserving, and promoting Philippine languages.