[EDLING:84] Philippines: It ’s not just about language

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 4 03:22:44 UTC 2007

Manila Standard Today

It’s not just about language

A group of concerned educators and some parents filed a petition last week 
requesting the Supreme Court to stop Malacañang and the Department of Education 
from implementing a policy designed to strengthen English as a second language 
in the Philippine educational system. The group is of the strong opinion that 
Malacañan’s Executive Order 210 and Department of Education’s EO 36 do not 
merely promote the use of English as a second language, but actually 
strengthens the use of English as the main medium of instruction in the 
country’s educational system. 

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