CTU has yet again marked another milestone as it officially established the Sentro ng Wika at Kultura (SWK) on January 22, 2021, following MOU signing between CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. and KWF chair Arthur Casanova.
“This day marks the beginning of opening doors for linkages and endeavors geared towards the promotion of national culture and the arts and the global Filipino identity. Moreover, it is CTU’s strong desire to be a faithful partner institution with the KWF on being one of the centers of language and culture and in the attainment of its aspirations, goals, and objectives,” said CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr., who graced the virtual occasion.
As the regional arm of the KWF, the Sentro is tasked to participate and whenever possible initiate in the propagation of language and culture-based activities in towns, cities, or regions where this is established; develop projects and activities such as research, gatherings, and conferences on language and culture; establish strong linkages and consortiums with organizations and institutions within and outside of the university, especially DepEd, CHED, TESDA, DOT, NCIP, DILG, indigenous people’s organization and LGUs through the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IMPR), leading to the realization of the goals and objectives of the KWF; and promote campaigns/advocacies and projects of KWF in propagating the Filipino language and in the upliftment of the welfare of Filipino teachers.
It is through this reorientation that the KWF entrusts to the SWKs in the country all efforts and programs aimed at the development of Filipino as the National Language of the Philippines, alongside all other regional languages and dialects. It also looks forward to forging partnerships and linkages with institutions and organizations outside of the university.
CTU’s SWK will be managed by Dr. Christian Ray Licen, with the Filipino, linguistics, and literature faculty across campuses and other offices of the university, but not limited to culture and the arts, gender and development, research and development, community extension, student welfare, and sustainable development.
Dr. Licen said, in a statement, that SWK will pave the way for its faculty, students, and stakeholders to showcase their skills, talents, expertise, creativity and innovativeness in the development of the Philippine culture through language and the arts./CTUSWK /UICPA