Ending August with a Celebration: How LCC's Jovial Celebration Promoted Language and Unity
(Dated Posted: 09/03/2019)
To promote the national language of the Philippines, the Filipino, LCC Silvercrest Senior High School celebrated the Buwan ng Wika at the 29th day of August, 2019. With the influx of the students from different strands with their variegated department shirts, August's celebration started.
Silvercresters lead the program with the theme "Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino". The program officially began with a spoken poetry of Vincent Valdez, a student from the Humanities and Social Sciences strand. He was able to capture the audiences' attention with his "hugot" lines while being able to connect it to the topic-our very own national language. The spoken poetry had 5 participants coming from the strands of ABM, GAS, HUMSS, ICT, and STEM. In the end, Leemar Bonite of STEM strand was able to pound his way in the first place, catching the judges' enthrallment while (name) from GAS placed second and the third one came from the strand of ABM, Camille Barabicho.
It was then followed by a creative story telling (masining na pagkukwento) by the ICT strand students. Their crowd, though small, had loud voices coming from each one of them that turned their noise into yells and the yells, to lively cheers. These students, with their orange colors, stood proud with their posters and props as they fest into their jovial shouts.
After each shouts, a melody in the ears was heard next. It was a chorale singing from the students of HE strand. Their voices were a mellifluous notion of sounds singing Filipino songs for all the people in the gymnasium to hear. A dulsaywit came next from the ABM students. It is a type of performance with the combination of drama, dancing, and singing, derived from the Filipino words of dula, sayaw, and awit which were later amalgamate to form an abbreviation of the three words. It was a rather energetic and lively dulsaywit, imparting vivacity to the audiences.
To add another yet exciting entertainment, a balagtasan by the STEM students was performed. Senior high students were able to widen their knowledge about the importance of the Filipino language in their daily lives as they listened and watched carefully with focused attentions. For the next one, an interpretative dance by the GAS students was executed beautifully with blue and red colors that might as well symbolize the Philippine flag. The students meticulously accomplished their interpretative dance with the means to communicate to the audience through their performance. And they have achieved greater heights as their messaged came through.
A saling awit by the HUMSS students followed. Their harmony had made their performance even better, keeping the crowd entertained and making them cheer for more. For the last performance, the students of St. Gabriela of STEM danced Polka sa Nayon, a folk dance popular at town fiestas back in the day. Not only were they synchronized, their colorful and jaunty costumes were noticeable as well.
While Buwan ng Wika is additionally about returning in history and examining the adjustment in the language after some time, it is also the point at which one is helped to remember the significance of cherishing one's own language. Yet, Buwan ng Wika isn't simply valuing the Filipino language but all dialects everywhere throughout the world. The language of a country isn't only a the significant thing; it's one country's personality. An individual could distinguish another from their communication in language. Language is something that can start an upheaval. It's a unique little significance that can tie individuals together with the feeling of patriotism and through the celebration of Buwan ng Wika, LCC Silvercrest Senior High School has not failed to achieve this, making their students from different strand and sections be united once more.