Error-ridden Ilokano Book Draws Ire From Ilokano Writers

BATAC, Ilocos Norte, May 9 — The country‚Äôs Ilokano writers have assailed the publication of a book that is replete with errors in Ilokano grammar, ignores the language orthography and other usage, and is now being sold to elementary teachers in Ilocos Norte as material for the MTB-MLE program of the Department of Education for Grades 1, 2, and 3.

Published by Danabon Enterprises in Barangay Buttong in Laoag City, the book was written by a certain Jhony C. Azada of Nueva Era National High School and edited by Maria S. Eliza, a teacher who, they say, is also ignorant of Ilokano syntax and grammar. The book is currently being sold in National Book Stores.

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