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Google celebrates Buwan ng Wika with Translate-a-thon

Google celebrates Buwan ng Wika with Translate-a-thon
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Google Philippines kicked off a month-long nationwide translation Love Your Language campaign with its first translate-a-thon to improve the quality of Filipino and Cebuano online translations.

In celebration of Buwan ng Wika, Google invites every Filipino including translators, language lovers, and culture enthusiasts to contribute to the Google Translate Community to help bridge language barriers and give the Filipino and Cebuano languages and cultures better representation online.

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

Throughout August, Google will hold a series of Love Your Language translate-a-thons across the country through several community- 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.

Individuals and organizations who want to help translate as part of Love Your Language in the Philippines can get more information and register here or Participants are encouraged to share their Google Translate Community anecdotes through their social media channels using the hashtags #LoveYourLanguagePH or #GoogleTranslatePH.

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