Organization - Commission on the Filipino Language (CFL)

Commission on the Filipino Language (CFL)
Basic Information
English Commission on the Filipino Language (CFL)
Local language Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
Country Philippines
Category Government Agency
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Function Policy and System
Education and Training
Established year 1991

The Commission on the Filipino Language aims to formulate plans and policies to ensure the enrichment and promotion of Filipino and other Philippine languages; propose guidelines and linguistic standards to be adopted for the education system as well as for the integration in the policies and in the operations of other government agencies; promote translation as a significant tool for the intellectualization of the Filipino language; and produce a significant amount of materials/books related to language research, translation, and materials in various disciplines written in Filipino.


The Commission on the Filipino language is the sole language agency of the government mandated to ensure and promote the evolution, development, and further enrichment of Filipino as the national language of the Philippines, on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages.

Major Activities

Policy Formulation and Advisory on Philippine Languages

Promotion of Philippine Languages thru the following:

  • Aklat ng Bayan (Book of the Nation)
  • Translation Exchange Program
  • Seminar on the Filipino orthography, stylebook in Filipino, and writing official correspondence in Filipino
  • Contests and Awards for the recognition of the Filipino talent in translation and continuous efforts in promoting Filipino and other Philippine languages
  • Documentation of endangered languages
  • Map and atlas of Philippine languages
  • Teaching Filipino as a Second Language
  • Frontline Service in Translation
Contact Information (Organization)
Address 2F Watson Building, 1610 JP Laurel Street, 1005 San Miguel, Manila
Tel +63-02-736-2519
Fax +63-02-536-2519

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