Friday, August 06, 2021

Sungduan: Ilokano version

Stand Up for Life

THERE is now an Ilokano version of the Covid-19 information materials of the University of the Philippines.

UP Baguio Professor Junley Lorenzana Lazaga is proud to be one of the Ilokano translators of the UP Resilience Institute’s Covid related researches capsule information which is available in 13 Philippine languages.

Lazaga said that everyone has a role to play on the fight against the worldwide pandemic. It is also important for them to know information to avoid Covid-19 through the language that they are comfortable with such as the Ilokano, the lingua franca of Northern Luzon.

“Because we all matter in this fight against COVID-19 and it is important that we are all informed in the language we are most comfortable in, the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) makes it possible for research outputs to be accessible and available in different languages,” Lazaga added.

He stressed that the policy notes are a product of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team with Executive Vice President Dr. Ted Herbosa and UPRI Exec. Director Mahar Lagmay as co-leads. The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) provides research and overall support to and serves as social media arm of the UP Covid-19 Pandemic Response Team.

These materials are also available in Filipino, Aklanon, Bahasa Sug, Bikol Sentral, Cebuano, Chavacano de Zamboanga, Hiligaynon, Itawis, Kapampangan, Meranaw, Waray Samar, and Waray Leyte.

For inputs regarding the researches and the information dissemination project, you may contact Dr Kristoffer Berse Director, Research and Creative Work UP Resilience Institute though cell number 0917-5763297) or email

Kudos to Professor Lazaga and all the 37 translators and graphic design artists for their contribution on the realization of such project which will surely be a big help to all Filipinos nationwide in understanding more about the Covid-19 pandemic and the essence of working together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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