The issue on removal of Filipino subject in college has divided the people into two: those who are in favor of this and those who are not. Well, if we are going to conduct a survey on this, there will surely be people who will consider this a necessity in college, and with that it should not be removed, and there will also people who will consider this not so important in college and it should be removed. What is your stand? Well, let us look at the issue.
The CHED Memorandum (CMO) No. 20, Series of 2013 states that “Filipino will no longer be part of the GEC by 2016 and the teaching of Filipino at the college level will be limited to Filipino majors and Education in Filipino majors.”
There are so many college professors, especially those who are teaching Filipino subject who went against it. They made a petition in order to question the memorandum that was released by CHED. According to them “the CHED memorandum violates Article XIV, Section 6 of the 1987 Constitution, which says “the Government shall take steps to initiate and sustain the use of Filipino as a medium of official communication and as language of instruction in the educational system.”
They have also pointed the fact that the moment this will happen, there will be about 10,000 full-time and 20,000 part-time professors who will lose their job. Also, they have criticized the K-12 program that it is preparing our students for the developed countries, and not ours.
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Though there are those who are not in favor of the removal of Filipino subjects in college, there are also those who would like to support CHED’s memorandum. According to them, the subject is not a necessity to the college students anymore since they are already taught in elementary and high school and it is only a repetition of what was taught.
Also, they said that the reason why the subject will be removed in tertiary is in order for the students to focus more on their major subjects in preparation for their career someday.