By: Vera Suzette Saquian

What is the essence of the celebration of the National Language Month in the Philippines?

The commemoration of Buwan ng Wika in the Philippines is a symbol of nationhood – a common act of oneness that we Filipinos should be willingly be part of. This celebration is not a mere school requirement that has to be complied but an offering of deeper understanding that the building of our national language is also a construction of stronger nation. Year after year, we are reminded of our roots, our hopes, and our future as Filipinos face the era of the new societies amidst 21st century.

Indeed, we are part of this oneness as Senior High School students of Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology, together with all the Filipinos nationwide, celebrated this year’s celebration of National Language Month with the theme, “Filipino, Wikang Mapagbago”. AISAT aviators attended the successful culmination program last August 30, 2017 at Mais Hall, Homitori, Davao City. The event was comprised of different Filipino games, like hanap, kasya and pagpasa ng itlog. Moreover, the contests held prior to the day of the program were the poetry making, essay writing and the poster making, while the contests that were held on the exact date were the major ones; namely, ethnic dance/folk dance, isahang awit, salin awit, kwentong-pro, the parade of arcs and the lakan and lakambini. Each section and year level did a job well done in performing and showcasing their talents making everyone a winner!

Competitions 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Sanaysay JC1A JC2A JC1C
Katutubong Sayaw JC1A JC1B JC1C
Pagandahan ng Arko JC1A JC1B JC1C
Lakan at Lakambini JC1A JC1B JC2A
Isahang Pag-awit JC1B JC1D JC2B
Salinawit JC1A JC2B JC1B
Kwentong Pro JC1A JC1C JC2B


A whole day event which signifies our patriotism to our beloved country; a way to always remember the hardships and sacrifices our Filipino ancestors made in order to give our country a name and respect. The said event wouldn’t be spectacular without the help of our dearest AISAT faculty and staff, which was also made possible by the organizer of the said program, Ms. Marijoy Wenceslao and her two appointed masters of ceremony, Justin John Dulogin and Vera Suzette Saquian.

May the euphoria brought by this event rekindle our strength to our identity as a one nation.