To encourage a change in the cultural
awareness of Filipinos toward revaluation of the Hispanic Filipino heritage,
especially the Spanish and Chabacano languages, and to promote reflection
on Hispanic Filipino identity and history, which are the Filipinos' fundamental
bridges to the Hispanic world.
All Filipinos or non-Filipinos interested
in these and other related themes / issues are welcome to take part and
can feel free to express their views or make contributions in English and
/ or Spanish
We'd like to promote respectful discussion,
dialogue, debate, free exchange among common citizens and culturally sensitive
persons so that Filipino culture can acquire a fuller, more accurate and
higher profile than it has today.
The statements and contributions aired
on these subjects (as well as the information on members and their addresses)
may only be given out to other persons who are not in the list, after obtaining
the list member(s) permission to do
We want to look back to the past, encounter
and understand better the Hispanofilipino culture, which can possibly lead
to a new future that all Filipinos today will feel is truly their own,
grounded in a past memory in which all Filipinos (no matter their ethnic
origins, languages, religions) had recognition of their particular character
-- much more so than today.
Examine, review, analyze the positive
aspects of the Spanish / Chavacano languages, as being a fundamental part
of the Filipino cultural heritage, and therefore an essential part of the
national cultural identity that must be included in the general school
and college curriculum of the Filipino educational system.
Propose that the Filipinos advocate
the re-institution of units of Spanish language in the Philippines' educational
curriculum, making possible to the Filipino students to learn the Spanish
language as a regular elective subject, in all schools and colleges. The
circle is also a forum to improve the knowledge of the Spanish language
among the Filipinos.