President Macapagal-Arroyo receives Don Quixote 2009 award from King of Spain for promotion of Spanish in the Philippines

Friday, April 16, 2010

Some recent posts here (like this one) have focused on the reintroduction of the Spanish language in the Philippines, and President Macapagal-Arroyo received the Don Quixote de la Mancha award today from the King of Spain for this (English article here, Spanish here). According to the Spanish article it's because her government reconoce la importancia creciente del español como lengua de comunicación global (recognizes the growing importance of Spanish as a language of global communication).

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