Palace favors revival of Spanish subject in HS–Olivar

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm 

MANILA, March 23 —Malacanang favors the revival of Spanish subject in private and public high schools in the country.

Deputy Presidential Spokesman Gary Olivar said there was nothing wrong in bringing back the Spanish subject in high school.

Olivar, in a media briefing today in Malacanang, said the Spanish subject would be an elective subject unlike before that it was compulsory taught in private and public high school in the country and 12 units in college.

He also said that it would help the students to speak a little Spanish language since the country had been under the Spanish occupation for more than 400 years.

Olivar said that many of Filipino words were rooted from the Spanish language because the country were under the Spanish regime for more than 400 years.

”I don’t see anything wrong in teaching Spanish subject, I think its helpful for kids to be given the opportunity to learn about because it is after all amost 400 years of our pas, under the Spanish regime,” Olivar said.

He said the planned resurrection of Spanish subject in high school would be elective, meaning if they do not feel to enroll with it then it would be the student’s choice.

The Department of Education (DepEd) plans to introduce again the Spanish subject as an elective subject in both private and public high school in the country beginning this coming school year.(PNA) RMA/rudyma

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