The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) held a press conference last July 25, 2018, at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) lobby, to launch the series of activities for the Buwan ng Wika 2018. This year’s theme is “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik” (Filipino: Language of Research).
The University of Santo Tomas will play a vital role both in the long-term and short-term efforts of the KWF.
The University will spearhead the establishment of the Sentro sa Salin (Center in Translation) under the Department of Filipino. This Center will primarily support the national program in translation of the KWF. Among the projects it will carry out are translation services, evaluation of translated materials, offering of a Certificate Program in Translation, conduct of research in translation studies, putting up of an international journal in translation and translation studies, and in the future, accreditation of professional translators.
As part of the national celebration of the Buwan ng Wika, UST will co-organize the Pambansang Kongreso sa Wika, to be held on 2-4 August 2018 at the Dr. Robert Sy Grand Ball Room of UST.
Lastly, UST will hold the Pambansang Kumperensiyang Pang-agham (National Scientific Conference) on 14-16 November 2018 at the TARC Auditorium, which will present scientific papers by renowned scientists authored in Filipino.
Joining KWF Chairman National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, KWF Director General Anna Katarina B. Rodriguez, and UP Diliman professor, Dr. Galileo Zafra in the press conference are National Academician Dr. Fortunato B. Sevilla III, outgoing Department of Filipino Chair, Dr. Zendel B. Taruc, and incoming Department of Filipino Chair, Mr. Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes.