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MANILA: Mother tongues will replace the national language and English in the first three grades of state elementary schools in the Philippines, as part of a new government policy aimed at boosting early learning skills among children. Of the 170 region-based tongues spoken, 11 main ones cover most of the population and the switch to them in the early grades will start in the new school year in June for Grade 1 pupils. It follows a successful experiment by the education department to test mother-tongue teaching in 920 elementary schools nationwide last year.

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