The foolish Gullas bill, which intends to make English the only language left standing in our educational system is not only brainless but dangerous!
Whatever is left of Tagalog, should be kept and used in schools – it justly belongs to us, we should continue to honor it and study in its untainted form [which is not being done since the Tagalog was replaced by Filipino as a subject], eliminating the little Tagalog in our schools would mean death to this already barely identifiable language.
Making English the compulsary language of instruction in all school level is unfair to the Filipino!
This would only further weaken, not only Tagalog, but the other major local languages we have.
Tagalog has been battered by a series of attempts to reestablish it as the state language – which not only proved to be disastrous, it end up breaking it into what we have now, they had successfully corrupted it beyond recognition. The Taglish and Filipino, both discredits the original Tagalog, its nowhere near the Tagalog of Balagtas.
The solution that our brilliant officials together with their gangs in the academia was the making of the modern “Filipino”, which they assert to be rooted in the classic “Tagalog”, this and that forgotten invention of Lope K. Santos’ [in 1930’s], the Balarila, were nothing more but attempts of introducing an made-up language to serve their biased political agendas.
The reforms later on, led to the institution of Filipino during a series of a mess we call Constitutional Assembly’s, as the official language, it not only ruined the beautiful Tagala language but buried it for good. Now, as if it was not enough – the Gullas of this world wanted to make English THE offcial language in our school!
State laws have the power to change the future. The laws we created then, sentenced the Tagalog and Spanish languages to its termination, we might not notice it at first but once in effect, it would increasingly detach local languages from the hearts and minds of the Filipino, a people that should’ve been enhanced by its gifts but ended up being deprived by such irresponsible laws. This mind-boggling bill of Gulla would slay whatever it is that remains in our Tagalog language. When lost, we would not be able recover, what we know little of Tagalog would vanish and be gone forever.