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To carry out the duties as prescribed by KWF in Section XIV, Letter L of the Republic
Act No. 7104.
Republic Act No. 7104, approved on August 14, 1991, created the Commission on the
Filipino Language, reporting directly to the President and tasked to undertake,
coordinate and promote researches for the development, propagation and preservation
of Filipino and other Philippine languages.[9] On May 13, 1992, the commission issued
Resolution 92-1, specifying that Filipino is the
indigenous written and spoken language of Metro Manila and other urban centers in the
Philippines used as the language of communication of ethnic groups.[10]
However, as with the 1973 and 1987 Constitutions, 92-1 neither went so far as to
categorically identify nor dis-identify this language as Tagalog. Definite, absolute, and
unambiguous interpretation of 92-1 is the prerogative of the Supreme Court in the
absence of directives from the KWF, otherwise the sole legal arbiter of the Filipino
Filipino was presented and registered with the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO), by then Ateneo de Manila University student Martin Gomez, and
was added to the ISO registry of languages on September 21, 2004 with it receiving the
ISO 639-2 code fil.[11] In June 2007, Ricardo Maria Nolasco, then Chair of the Komisyon sa
Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language), acknowledged that Filipino was
simply Tagalog in syntax and grammar, with as yet no grammatical element or lexicon
coming from Ilocano, Cebuano,Hiligaynon, or any of the other Philippine languages. This
is contrary to the intention of Republic Act No. 7104 that requires that the national
language be developed and enriched by the lexicon of the country's other languages,
something that the commission is working towards.[12]Furthermore, on August 24, 2007,
Dr. Nolasco elaborated further on the relationship between Tagalog and Filipino:
Are "Tagalog," "Pilipino" and "Filipino" different languages? No, they are mutually
intelligible varieties, and therefore belong to one language. According to the KWF,
Filipino is that speech variety spoken in Metro Manila and other urban centers where
different ethnic groups meet. It is the most prestigious variety of Tagalog and the
language used by the national mass media.
The other yardstick for distinguishing a language from a dialect is: different grammar,
different language. "Filipino", "Pilipino" and "Tagalog" share identical grammar. They
have the same determiners (ang, ng and sa); the same personal pronouns (siya, ako,
niya, kanila, etc.); the same demonstrative pronouns (ito, iyan, doon, etc.); the same
linkers (na, at and ay); the same particles (na and pa); and the same verbal affixes -in, -
an, i- and -um-. In short, same grammar, same language.[13]

2.To fully implement the Proclamation No. 1041 of the President of the Philippines.
To further strengthen previous proclamations, President Fidel Ramos issued
Proclamation No. 1041 on January 15, 1997, which declared the whole month of August
as the "National Language Month."
Today, the National Language Week and Month are still celebrated in the Philippines. It is
on the official calendar list of cultural events in the country.

3. To demonstrate to the children the importance of visualizing the national language and
its history on the 75th anniversary of the KWF.

4. To motivate the Filipino Children to participate in the essay writing contest in Filipino
language. To re-assess and measure in performing the implementation of Executive
Order No. 335 and to hold the language conference with the purpose of updating the
knowledge and language issues.
Executive Order No. 335



WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution provides that the "national language of the Philippines
is Filipino"; that "as it evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of
existing Philippine and other languages"; and that for "purposes of communication and
instruction, the official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and, until otherwise
provided by law, English"; and
WHEREAS, the intensified use of Filipino language in official transactions,
communications and correspondence in government offices will hasten greater
understanding and appreciation among the people of government programs, projects
and activities throughout the country, thereby serving as an instruments of unity and
peace for national process.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, do thereby
enjoin all departments/bureaus/offices/agencies/instrumentalities of the government to
undertake the following:
1. Take steps to enhance the use of Filipino in all official communications, transactions
and correspondence in their respective offices, whether national or local;
2. Assign one or more personnel, as may be necessary, in every office to take charge of
all communication and correspondence written in Filipino;
3. Translate into Filipino names of offices, buildings, public offices, and signboards of all
offices, divisions or its instrumentalities, and if so desired, imprint below in smaller
letters the English text;
4. Filipinize the "Oath of Office" for government officials and personnel;
5. Make as part of the training programs for personnel development in each the
proficiency in the use of Filipino in official communications and correspondence.
To implement such objectives, the Institute of Philippine Languages is hereby ordered to
formulate and implement programs and projects, which include: 1) information campaign
on the importance and necessity of Filipino as an effective instrument for national unity
and progress; 2) translation into Filipino of this Executive Order, as well as government
terms to be utilized as reference materials for all offices; 3) training of all government
officials and personnel in the use of Filipino; 4) monitoring of the implementation of this
Order and submitting periodic progress report of implementation to the Office of the
Philippines thru the Department of Education, Culture and Sports; and 5) taking into
account other strategies for the full implementation of the objectives of this Order.
In consonance therewith, the Institute of Philippine Languages is hereby authorized to
coordinate with and request support them from all departments/bureaus/offices/
agencies/instrumentalities of the government, national and local.
This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order No. 187 dated August 6, 1969.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 25th day of August in the year of Our Lord, nineteen
hundred and eighty-eight.