The power of language in society is unparalleled. In a very vibrant democracy like the Philippines, language is both a weapon and a medicine, which can build or ruin careers, make or break anyone, divide or unite society.

This coming Buwan ng Wika, we ponder: Where is Filipino, the national language of the Philippines, now?  What developments have transpired that have transformed Filipino? Where is it headed, and what will be in store for its speakers?