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Bonifacio Padilla Sibayan, Philippine educator. Recipient Achievement award National Research Council of the Philippines, Manila, 1986; Fulbright scholar United States State Department, N.E. Missouri State College, 1954-1955; fellow The Rockefeller Foundation, New York City, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1959-1961.


Sibayan, Bonifacio Padilla was born on February 1, 1916 in Bangar, La Union, The Philippines. Son of Antonio Millano and Petra Monis (Padilla) Sibayan.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Baguio (The Philippines) College, 1950; AM, N.E. Missouri State College, 1955; AM, University of Michigan, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1961.


Elementary and H.S. teacher, bureau of Education, Baguio, 1933-1949; principal teacher, bureau of Education, Baguio, 1949-1951; supervisor of schools, bureau of Public Schools, The Philippines, 1952-1962; professor linguistics and education, Philippine Normal College, Manila, since 1962; dean graduate school, Philippine Normal College, Manila, 1967-1971; president, Philippine Normal College, Manila, 1972-1981; professor emeritus, Philippine Normal College, Manila, since 1981. Director Language Study Center, Philippine Normal College, Manila, 1964-1971, consultant, since 1971.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Long Ago Teacher, 1992. Contributor: Advances in Language Planning, 1974, Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language, 1986. Author, issue editor International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 1991.

      Editor-in-chief Catholic Education Association of the Philippines Magazine, since 1988. Member editorial board International Journal of the sociology of Language, Berlin and New York, since 1974.


Member KC, Baguio, 1949-1954. Member Linguistics Society American, Linguistic Society of the Philippines (founding member, president 1973-1985, president emeritus 1985), Philippine Social Science Council (chairman 1982, National Social Scientist 1990).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, drawing, collecting bottle and can openers.


Married Isabel Quines, June 7, 1936. Children: Renato, Bella, Antonio, Emmanuel, Judy.

Antonio Millano Sibayan

Petra Monis (Padilla) Sibayan

Isabel Quines

Renato Sibayan

Bella Sibayan

Antonio Sibayan

Emmanuel Sibayan

Judy Sibayan