Is Taglish the only language Leni Robredo can speak?

Can anyone actually imagine “vice president” Leni Robredo sitting in front of another head of state discussing serious matters of global consequence? It becomes even harder to imagine after watching her speak in yet another one of her pabebe tirades before her adoring minions in the media. Check out this video of her carrying on […]

Introducing Modern Filipino (Taglish): A Mixed Language Befitting a Mixed-Race Nation

It’s about time we give Taglish, the bastardized version of Filipino/Tagalog, its rightful place and recognition in our society. Taglish (once perceived as a virus, and treated as if it were some kadiring cockroach) has now pervaded every nook of our existence. We use it practically everywhere – in offices, schools, pulpits, talk shows, live […]

Fluency in Regional Languages Can Improve the So-Called “Filipino Language”

One thing I learned in language education is that, given time, geography and human development, a language would eventually change to suit the needs of communication. That is why I have ultimately very little problems with Tagalog speakers embellishing English into the former, creating a (current) form of portmanteau popularly known as “Taglish.” The premise […]