7 interesting Filipino Facebook pages that will make you smarter
Let’s face it: it isn’t everyday that we spend our vacations outside, enjoying the mountaintops of Sagada or swimming in the waters of Baler. We mostly pass the time inside our homes, watching movies, or stalking random people on Facebook. Once we’ve stalked everyone on our friends list, we now wait for something interesting to happen on our feeds. For alternatives, stalk these Facebook accounts instead and learn something new everyday.
Managed by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), in partnership with the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, WIKApedia sheds light on Tagalog and other languages: from the difference between “ng” and “nang” to the origins of slang words such as “jeproks” and “yosi”.
Speaking of being experts in Filipino, our language is more than just Tagalog and the words that we use in everyday conversation. Like everything else, language evolves over time, and Filipino Word Porn introduces us to Filipino words we didn’t know actually existed.
Also waligwíg.Ibang kahulugan ng waligwíg/pagwawaligwíg:- act of sprinkling water on clothes to be ironedwaligwigán (pnd.) – to sprinkle water on clothes to be ironed
Posted by Talasalitaang Filipino – Filipino Word Porn on Saturday, August 30, 2014
The Office of the President’s official publication, the Official Gazette’s page has everything you need: from advisories during calamities, news items, history lessons, transcripts of the President’s speeches, and statements on pressing issues. The page also makes useful infographics.
NFOGRAPHIC • Mga paalala mula sa PNP kung gagamit ng pampublikong sasakyan ngayong Semana Santa: http://bit.ly/1I0DfDw
PCDSPO, the people behind the official page of Malacañan, is also one of the geniuses behind the WIKApedia page. While you could surely learn a lot in the Malacañan Facebook page, it seems to resemble our history textbooks, which are kind of… blah. You can see more of PCDSPO’s fun stuff on their official Tumblr account.
We are a sentimental and curious bunch, and Filipiknow combines both traits in its website. Its page features Filipino history and culture trivia that we might have not learned in school.
In an another move to modernize our historical knowledge, Project Saysay was launched in 2013 to, once again, take valuable lessons from the lives of our heroes. Through graphic design and writing, the group behind Project Saysay aims to attract young people to follow the paths of our brave.
Philippine Diary Project
The Philippine Diary Project is managed by Usec. Manuel L. Quezon III of the PCDSPO, who is also a grandson of the former president of the Commonwealth. As we know, diaries are where we write our deepest, darkest feelings and thoughts (back when blogging wasn’t a thing yet). Through the page and the website, we know our history through the eyes of the major players, such as former president Ferdinand Marcos.