MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is pursuing to add Mandarin subject to all levels in preparation to Philippine's future partnership with China.
In a fictional interview with BDSM radio, Chairman Licuanan stated that as early as grade 1, pupils will be trained to communicate with the Chinese. The Commission on Higher Education believes that years from now, Chinese businesses will operate in most part of the country, and it's best for business if the majority of the Population is fluent in Mandarin.
"In a few years, our economy will likely be strengthened by the help of China. Investors are more likely to hire you if you are fluent in Mandarin. Our bosses 5 years from now will all be Chinese, and I think learning Mandarin as soon as possible will bring great benefits to all Filipinos."
The subject also includes the study of Chinese History and etiquette. The etiquette on ownership claims, however, will only be available to military and marine courses.
CHED clarified that the directive will be implemented by 2017. And By 2018, the removal of Filipino subjects from college curriculum will take effect.