The UP Department of Linguistics is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this August 2012. For 90 years, we remain in the forefront of studying and archiving the languages and dialects of the Philippines. Through these, we continue to contribute to the theoretical and other fields of linguistics. For 90 years, we are incessantly helping to determine and find solutions to language problems in the Philippines, more importantly in the field of education. We strive to improve the teaching of Asian languages based on the needs of the Philippine society. And for 90 more years and beyond, with our unflagging pursuit of excellence in the field of linguistics, we remain to be of service to the University of the Philippines and the Filipino people.