As long as we're here alive at may kanya-kanyang opinion, I respect everyone's opinion (History is like gossip. Sources of disinformation should be exposed and strenuously refuted, and being a "victim of disinformation" is a most facetious defense. Native language education — not just Tagalog, which is what every initiative to implement "mother tongue" in schooling ends up defaulting to — is important. Unfortunately for the Philippines, it is home to 100-plus languages that are spoken or understood nowhere else on the planet. The world's lingua franca (which is kind of an ironic term, come to think of it) happens to be English.
Source: Manila Times July 04, 2022 11:54 UTC