New PHL map to be released soon by KWF

Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) chairman Virgilio Almario said, his office is soon to release a newer version of the Philippine map, reflecting not only Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal as part of the country's territory but also the identification of the contested islands by their native names during the Spanish period.

New version of Philippine map KWF

"If I would be able to do it my way, I would look for the original name of some of these islands so that we would be using their real names. For instance, the Scarborough Shoal, who would believe that it is owned by the Philippines… They have native names so we should do research", Almario told Philippine Star.

According to Almario, KWF targets to complete and release the said map within the year. After completion, it will be uploaded to the KWF's website.

For the said efforts, the KWF will be coordinating with  the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).

Source: Philippine Star, Yahoo!

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