PCG TORONTO CELEBRATES BUWAN NG WIKANG PAMBANSA WITH READING OF FILIPINO LITERATURE
19 August 2022, Toronto – The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto celebrated the Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (National Language Month) with the theme “Filipino at mga Katutubong Wika: Kasangkapan sa Pagtuklas at Paglikhâ” through the reading of excerpts from selected Filipino literature.
The literature included Sa Aking Mga Kababata of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa of Andres Bonfiacio, Dekalogo of Apolinario Mabini, Florante at Laura of Francisco Balagtas, Bayan Ko of Jose Corazon De Jesus, Ang Kanyang Mga Mata of Clodualdo del Mundo and Ang Awit Ni Maria Clara (from Noli Me Tangere) also of Dr. Rizal. Readers included the dependent children of the officers and staff of the Consulate and a passport applicant.
Consul General Orontes V. Castro, in his opening remarks, gave a brief background and importance of the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. He further explained the significance to Philippine history and culture of each literature read. Consul General Castro said: “I encourage you to live out the messages of the literature read today and celebrate the National Language Month not just for one month but in our everyday lives.”
Aside from personnel of the Consulate General, consular clients attended the short program. END PHOTO RELEASE