On why Korean will be taught in some public schools

‘Pambansang bayani kasi natin ay Koreano na si Rizal Park’ — Ethel Booba

By: - Reporter
/ 10:41 AM November 16, 2018

Comedienne Ethel Booba explained in jest why Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) are no longer core subjects in college while the Korean language will be taught in some public schools.

“Balak na pala alisin ang Filipino subject sa college at magkakaroon ng foreign language sa ibang level gaya ng Korean,” Ethel said in a tweet on Friday.


“Pambansang bayani kasi natin ay Koreano na si Rizal Park. Charot!” she added.

The tweet immediately received many reactions from the netizens with a certain @RamonMM9 saying, “Colony narin pala ang PILIPINAS ng Korea?!? Akala ko province tayo ng China? Philippines…my country with a confused IDENTITY!”

Another netizen from Twitter @calypsodiary also aired opinion on the matter: “I have nothing against foreign languages. Dagdag kaalaman din kasi yun. Pero di pa nga tayo bihasa sa sarili nating lenggwahe eh.”


The Supreme Court has recently lifted the temporary restraining order (TRO) on a Commission Higher Education (CHEd) memorandum excluding Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) as core college courses.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) has announced a list of public schools in Manila where the Korean language will be taught.

It was in 2017 when DepEd signed a memorandum of agreement with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL) that would see the Korean Language being taught in public high schools. /muf

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