• DepEd chief welcomes gayspeak in classrooms

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    EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro on Monday said he is open to the possibility of using “beki” or gay language as an official medium of instruction in classrooms.

    When asked by reporters over the proliferation of gay language among the youth, Luistro replied that if such is the norm and is accepted socially, then he is open to using it.

    “Ang paggamit ng mga bagong nabubuong kolokyal na kagaya ng ‘beki’ ay kasama sa pagbabago ng mga wika at hindi natin mapipigilan. Kapag ang ganitong salita ay naging katanggap-tanggap na sa lipunan at ginagamit na ng mayoridad, saka pa lang ito naisasali sa opisyal na komunikasyon [The use of new colloquial terms like gayspeak is part of the evolution of languages that we cannot stop. If this type of language becomes acceptable to society and is being used by the majority, that’s the time it becomes part of official communication],” Luistro said.

    Luistro’s reaction came amid this month’s celebration of the Filipino language.
    Recently, the spokesmen of President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Vice Jejomar Binay hogged the limelight for spicing up their verbal war with gay lingo.

    The first salvo was fired by Malacanang spokesman Edwin Lacierda, who branded Binay’s true State of the Nation Address as “charot” (joke), which labelling prompted a retort from Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, who called the President’s SONA as “chaka” (ugly).

    When also asked for a reaction over several children being more fluent in English than Filipino particularly the upper middle class, Luistro said he expects the void to be filled in by the K-12 program of the agency.

    “Ang naumpisahan na nating reporma sa bagong K-to-12 curriculum ay nagnanais na tumugon sa hamon na mahasa ang ating kabataan na gamitin at palawigin ang wikang ating kinagisnan pati na rin ang ating Pambansang Wika. Kasama na rito ang paggamit ng kanilang unang wika [The reforms that we started under the new K-to-12 curriculum aims to address the challenge to make our youth use and nurture the languages that they grew up with as well as the National Language],” Luistro said.

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    1. Hindi nga natin mapipigilan ang pagbabago ngunit hahayaan din ba natin na pati ang edukasyon ay maging apektado? Ano naman ang maitutulong ng pagsang-ayon o pagyakap sa gaylingo? Ipapatupad ang K-12 para magkaroon ng QUALITY EDUCATION tapos sariling wika ng mga Pilipno isasantabi? pssssssssshhh

    2. Wow…anong nakain mo sec? Nasa katinuan ka ba? Or talagang paaks ka lang…kung gusto mong gawing medium yang language na yan pagamit mo muna sa AFP – PNP – SC or in general sa Government…haayyyzzz…ano bang klaseng pag iisip yan???!!! Nakakabanas ka lang e…ipapasok mo sa Education system yan??? Bakla ka! Hinayupak ka!

    3. This is sickening! While I understand yet still get annoyed with the proliferation of gay speak amongst our culture, it should have no place in formal instruction! No, not in our formal education. Why not heighten the usage of seemingly archaic yet formal and decent Tagalog words instead? Students will get a knack for learning what our ancestors used during their time. It can also be a good get-go to infuse love for history. Ano ba yan? Please elevate the education of the Filipinos!

      • My sentiments exactly! The Filipino language is so rich and beautiful, the youth should be encouraged to use it and appreciate it. A couple of days ago my 8-yr old and I were discussing the meaning of “dalumat” which means to think deeply… how wonderful a word!

        The use of this “beki” language by high authorities of the land just goes to show that we are going downhill as a people and for our Department of Education to support this truly reflects what we have become. This Admin Luistro guy is truly disappointing especially considering his background. I guess he is trying too hard to be accepted and to be “cool”.

      • Napakayaman at napakaganda ng ating wika. Matutunan sana nating bigkasin ang tama sa halip na ipagpapalit ang wikang maringal sa magaslaw.

    4. My reaction

      Such language or usage of such should have no place in a formal classroom scenario and I cannot understand the position taken by the Education secretary. I am not dis-agreeing to its usage but not as medium of instruction .

    5. genaro galang on

      Susmaryosep naman, gagawin pa bakla ang mga anak namin. Hindi porket ginagamit ng mga gays at marami gumagaya eh, ginawa nila yang lingo nila para code nila, para sila lang ang nakakalam kung ano pinag uusapan nila (minsan mahalay) pag pinagamit nyo yan sa school, magiging popular na at gagawa na naman mga yan ng ibang lingo. Bakit di ibang dialekto pagamti nyo, tulad ng bikol, visayas, kapampangan etc. para matututo sila at mawala ang regionalism.

    6. This is a prime example of a decline in standards of our country perpetrated by officials of government who should know better. This Secretary of education is in the league of the dumb and dumber gang with the likes of the Secretary of Health, Secretary of defence, AFP chief of staff, budget Secretary and others like Tesda head and the spokesmen Coloma, lacierda and lady Gaga. What is happening to our country!

      • Gay is now the new norm. From the President to Cabinet spokesmen and Secretaries and Defense military officials who cannot protect our interests in the West Philippine Sea to countless others in government, this new norm in effeminate behavior and speaking is leading the country to perdition. The Tuwid na Daan truly is the straight path to Hell.