Written by: Beatrice Flores
Assumption Antipolo celebrated “Linggo ng Wika", wherein students and teachers conversed in Filipino and prepared special performances. On August 10, 2018, the Elementary and the Junior High dressed in traditional costumes, while the Senior High wore ‘makabayan’ shirts. Each grade level exhibited costumes from various regions in order to showcase the rich culture around the country.
The Senior High prepared special performances of slam poetry, Filipino renditions of foreign songs, the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” singing competition, tug-o-war, and an exhilarating game of “Habulan Samahan.” While the Senior High celebrated their own activities in the Multi-Purpose Building, the Elementary and the Junior High celebrated their respective activities in the Assumpta Theater.
The Elementary and Junior High showed the prowess of their performances in poetry, debate and song with the participation of the teachers. In addition, the Antipolo City Band was invited to perform in the Assumpta Theatre, making the event more memorable.
To show camaraderie, the SHS students participated in a boodle fight in the Multipurpose Building with the sharing of Filipino foods and delicacies. The Junior High also had boodle fights in their respective levels.
The school’s celebration of a “Linggo ng Wika,” strengthened the Assumption community as proud Filipinos, showing a strong sense of nationalism in Assumption Antipolo.
The grade 9 students dance to different Philippine songs to celebrate Buwan ng Wika on August 10, 2018.
The grade 9 students sing the song, "Pilipino Ako", during the Linggo ng Wika in the Assumpta Theater on August 10, 2018. The song amplify how proud the students are to be Filipinos.
The Antipolo City Band performs as the opening act for the celebration of Linggo ng Wika at the Assumpta Theater on August 10, 2018.
The grade 8 students perform a poetic debate during the Linggo ng Wika at the Assumpta Theater on August 10, 2018. The debate is on whether or not Filipinos should be proud of themselves and their heritage.