06 November 2006

DepEd reviews 2001 Filipino alphabet revision

IRVIN Sto. Tomas has blogged about it, which I found by way of our Planet Naga aggregator.

Education Secretary Jesli Lapus, through DepEd Order No. 42, series of 2006 issued last October 9, has suspended implementation of the 2001 revision of the Filipino alphabet and spelling guide.

Lapus issued the order in response to negative feedback from teachers, parents, students and other users of said revised guide. The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), recently reinforced by former DepEd acting secretary Fe Hidalgo, is currently reviewing the controversial 2001 revision, which can be found in its entirety in Joe Padre's weblog.

Although Irvin obviously does not like it, I believe this development is a welcome first step in restoring sanity to the confusion and disorientation it left in its wake.