La Jornada Filipina in English is the English version of the first and largest Spanish-language news magazine in the Philippines.
The Philippines, being a former colony of Spain, was a Spanish-speaking country in the early 20th century. However, the American and the Japanese invasion killed most of its native Spanish speakers. Then in 1987, former President Corazon Aquino removed Spanish as one of the country’s official languages—finally putting the nail in its coffin.
But all is not lost as the interest in learning Spanish is resurging. As this interest continues to grow, La Jornada Filipina aims to provide a platform for education and conversation.
Our mission, therefore, is 1) to deliver news and insights in both Spanish and English, 2) to bring together the local Hispanic community 3) and to promote the use of Spanish in the Philippines.
La Jornada Filipina’s vision is to become the leading Philippine-based digital publication that would help promote Hispanic culture. Through localized coverage, we aim to help Filipinos to appreciate and embrace the Hispanic part of their identity.
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