Boac, Marinduque – Marinduque State College (MSC) president Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta would be imparting some words about the relevance of Philippine Language and Sports Culture through the new normal by August 22, during the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) weekly flag raising activity. Courtesy of CHED Commission Dr. Mark Jo Libre, who recently served as commencement speaker during the 66th Graduation Exercises last August 3 and convened the MSC Board of Trustees meeting in Boac, Marinduque.
The MSC president would be reminiscing the time when the Filipino Language Month was celebration for a day, until becoming Linggo ng Wika and eventually for the whole month of August in honor of Philippine President Manuel Luis Quezon who advocated for a national language. Relating the Philippine languages with a bit of traditional games and recreation, Dr. Zulueta also charted some future and now directions with the Unesco and International celebration of Indigenous Languages, Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, sustainable Mountain development with Artisanal Fisheries and Agriculture.
“Kaagapay ng KWF, CHED at MSC ang Sentro ng Wika at Kultura hindi lamang ngayong Buwan ng Wika, Kasasyayan o Taon ng Basic Sciences, Mountain Development at Artisanal Fisheries and Agriculture. Hindi lamang ngayong pagsisimula ng dekada ng Katutubong Wika ng Unesco. Ang kabisera ng Marinduque, ang Boac ay nagdiriwang din ng ika-400 taon ng muling pagkakatatag noong 1622 ng Monserrat de Marinduque. Patuloy natin isusulong at payayabungin ang katangiang pangwika at pangkultura ng ating pook na habang pinalalaganap ang Wikang Filipino,” Dr. Zulueta explained.
The 2022 Buwan ng Wika’s theme, “Filipino at mga Katutubong Wika: Kasangkapan sa Pagtuklas at Paglikha” is apt for the said kick-off of the UNESCO decade of indigenous languages and international year for sustainable development, basic sciences, artisanal fisheries and agriculture. In lieu of this, there would be parallel activities organized by the MSC Sentro ng WIka at Kultura such as Kabansa Webinar Series from August 10, 17 and 25 on various topics like island and archipelagic studies, Fall of Lipa and varying faces of the 1989 Coup d’etat. Likewise, Atagan with Lopez Heritage Conservation and Historical Society had its first of the series last August 1 and 8, would be continued on August 15, 22 and 29 about tangible heritage in Quezon, Church structures in Lucban and Japanese Period in Calauag, Quezon.
Likewise, there would be a Tertulyang Pangwika at Mariano Marcos State University by August 18 and by August 29 to 31 to cap-off the 70th foundation of MSC with the Institute of Arts and Social Sciences Colloquium with faculty and student researchers from BS Social Work, BA English Language Studies and BA Communication with the panel reactors from SWK Marinduque like Bryan Viray, Seiji Sugimoto and John Robert Reginio.