Google celebrates Buwan ng Wika, launches Love Your Language campaign

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QUEZON CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA)– In celebration of Buwan ng Wika, Google Philippines invites every Filipino including translators, language lovers, and culture enthusiasts to contribute to the Google Translate Community to help bridge language barriers and bring the Filipino and Cebuano languages and cultures better representation online to share with the rest of the world.

In line with this, Google Philippines launched a nationwide translation campaign called Love Your Language, a first translate-a-thon to improve the quality of Filipino and Cebuano translations online.

Throughout August, Google is holding a series of Love Your Language translate-a-thons across the country through several community-led and campus-led events in Bacolod, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, General Santos, Guimaras, Halsema, Iligan, Iloilo, La Union, Los Banos, Makati City, Pangasinan, Quezon City, and Zamboanga.

According to Google Philippines Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Gail Tan, the Google Translate Community is a platform for Filipinos to express national pride and love for our local language through their contributions.

“Through this dedicated community effort, we believe that the Filipinos can build a web that truly works for them as they make Filipino and Cebuano languages better understood and appreciated online by both native and non-native speakers,” Tan said.

Individuals and organizations who want to help translate as part of Love Your Language in the Philippines can get more information and register at https://sites.google.com/site/loveyourlanguagephilippines/ or https://goo.gl/HPwI3Z

Participants are encouraged to share their Google Translate Community anecdotes through their social media channels using hashtags #LoveYourLanguagePH or #GoogleTranslatePH.

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