- In 1939, President Manuel L. Quezón renamed the Tagalog language as Wikang Pambansa ("national language" in English translation). The language was further renamed in 1959 as Pilipino by Secretary of Education Jose Romero.
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Hence, the Executive Order No. 134 s. 1937 stating that the national language will be based on Tagalog. Three years after the proclamation of Tagalog as the basis of the national language (officially called “Pilipino” since 1959) it was decided as one of the official languages of the Philippines.
Jun 30, 1999 · It was part of the agreement of American occupation that in 1946, the Philippines would become independent of the US again. At that time, Tagalog became the official language of the Philippines, this change having been decided about ten years later and having begun already to be implemented in the educational system.
Apr 14, 2019 · How Tagalog Became Philippines’ National Language jojogcastillo Daily Filipino Life , Personal Thoughts April 14, 2019 April 19, 2019 1 Minute Technicalities aside, yes, Tagalog was the official language of the Philippines.
Mar 04, 2012 · Prior to 1987, the national language is “Pilipino”  . Earlier than that, writers and historians call the national language, “national language” or wikang pambansa. The choice of Tagalog as the basis of the national language traces its. roots during the 1930s when the bicameral Philippine Assembly began to frame.
The 1987 constitution designates Filipino, a standardized version of Tagalog, as the national language and an official language along with English. Filipino is regulated by Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and therefore serves as a lingua franca used by Filipinos of various ethnolinguistic backgrounds.