Remember “Si Malakas at si Maganda,” “Alamat ni Juan Tamad,” and other stories from our childhood that we heard growing up? This January, these Philippine legends and folklores will come to life!
The Department of English of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and members of the UST English Language Studies Society (UST-ELSSOC) come in for the second time to share its event titled “Wikang Yaman: Kuwento at Kuwenta” or WYKK to audiences of all ages! WYKK is a treasure language storytelling event that pursues to recognize different indigenous languages through spoken stories.
In line with the theme “Embracing Languages Through Enchanting Stories,” actors who speak different Philippine languages will share stories before translating them to English, paving the way for a new and enchanting storytelling event and giving recognition to the diverse culture and languages of our country.
The first WYKK event happened in April 2019 and trailblazed a new style of appreciation of the Philippine culture and languages in line with the celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, thereby contributing to the promotion of the United Nations’ (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.