ANGELES CITY—The city council here headed by Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting backs the use of Kapampangan language, sending out resolutions written in the Amanung Sisuan or mother tongue.
Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. had addressed Vega-Cabigting asking the Sangguniang Panglunsod to help his initiative to enforce Ordinance No. 424 series of 2017.
The measure establishes Kapampangan as an official language of Angeles City and institutionalizes its use in all sectors, alongside existing national and official languages, to preserve and nurture native culture and heritage.
The city council released 4 resolutions written in Kapampangan on February 1.
“We need to lead by example. If we want our kababayans to further use the Kapampangan language, we need to have our officials and employees in city hall use it first in their daily exchange of communication,” the mayor said.
Lazatin also asked help from media entities such as TV, radio, and print outlets, to raise awareness on Amanung Sisuan to make sure that the next Kapampangan generation carries the culture and language.