- Senator Pia Cayetano urged the government to broadcast shows in the English language
- She said that there is no need to dub the shows in Filipino so that the younger children could learn more English
- The lawmaker said that according to data, some college students have the same English proficiency with Malaysian Grade 6 students and Japanese taxi drivers
- Last year, the Supreme Court decided to remove the Filipino and Panitikan subjects in college
Senator Pia Cayetano shared on Monday that the government should broadcast shows that are in English for young children to learn more about it.
KAMI learned that Cayetano said there is no need to dub the shows in Filipino.
In a report by the GMA News Online, the lawmaker explained that dubbing would only cost more time and resources.
“Can we start showing a lot of cartoons and family-friendly materials on our government stations. Bakit ba kailangan i-dub? A language is learned earliest at their youngest. The earlier you are exposed to a language, the earlier you can pick it up,” she said.
"Bakit ba kailangan ipilit i-dub 'yan? Just play it in English. It's cartoons, it's just meant for them to hear it... Pipilitin niyo pang i-dub 'yan, that will take more time, that will take more resources, will cost us and yet you can just be playing the thousands and millions of materials available online," she added.
Cayetano said that some college students are not proficient in the English language which is commonly used once they get a job and enter the real world.
"Just by looking at the data, the English proficiency of our college students are the same as Malaysian Grade 6 students and Japan taxi drivers. Nakakahiya, nakakaawa tayo," she said.
Last year, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court to remove Filipino and Panitikan as required subjects in college.
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