from Manila Bulletin online: National Language Month Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1041, August is celebrated in the Philippines as Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (National Language Month). The month-long nationwide activities are led by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), with the theme “Wikang Filipino: Mula Baler Hanggang Buong Pilipinas.” The celebration coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Municipality of Baler, Aurora Province, as declared by Proclamation No. 1696. Baler is the birthplace of Manuel Luis Quezon, Father of the National Language.