It upheld its ruling in a resolution dated March 5 this year saying CMO 20 did not violate the Constitution because it merely transferred these subjects to the curriculum of elementary and high schools. The group invoked the words of Simoun, a character in national hero Dr. The filing of the protest letter was accompanied by a brief protest action by around 20 members of Tanggol Wika. Tennis: Krejcikova wins French Open, dedicates victory to Novotna. June 13, French Open: Barbora Krejcikova captures women's title.
The high court voted in a decision dated October 9, to lift the temporary restraining order placed on a Commission on Higher Education Memorandum that excluded the said subjects as well as the Constitution subject from the required core subjects in colleges, reducing the minimum of core subject units to The assailed memorandum released in was assailed by groups of educators, writers and other Filipino advocates, claiming that it violated Organic Act of the Komisyon on Wikang Filipino, the Education Act of , and the Organic Act of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The court in its ruling said that the allegation that the subjects were removed from the general education curriculum was incorrect as Filipino and Philippine Literature were already taught in the elementary and high school level.
LAST week, I wrote about the importance of language to a country. I was telling about my excitement in learning the Arabic language because part of it is the understanding of the culture and identity of its speakers. Then this week, we have our Supreme Court lifting the temporary restraining order affirming a memorandum of the Commission on Higher Education to remove Filipino, Panitikan and Constitution in the general education curriculum. And the nation was appalled.