In support to the Department of Education’s MTB-MLE, President Benigno S. Aquino III said, “We should become tri-lingual as a country. Learn English well and connect to the world. Learn Filipino well and connect to our country. Retain your dialect and connect to your heritage.”
The K to 12 Basic Education System has brought about changes in the Philippine education. One of the salient features of the K to 12 curriculum is the Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE). It has been implemented for four years since 2012. How has it been doing? How have pupils, teachers, and parents adapted to this new policy?