Sunday, May 27, 2012

Education in the Philippines

A Term Paper 
by Paula Rica Agreda

Demonstrators express their views on an education rally in the streets of Manila.

            Everyone knows that Education is the source of our knowledge, which can lead us to success. It is one of the important things in one’s life. It helps a lot to the person who engaged or deals with it. It can be a pattern or way to success. It makes us more responsible person. More than just what we expected. There is a biggest thing which we should prioritized with education, to find a better a job which will give us plenty of money to sustain the need of our family and to give them the right virtue and availability of theirs must priority needs. It’s the process that will lead us to learn more new things in life.
            We have seen many young people in the street, in the society or in the community which some called as “TAMBAY”. Some them didn’t went up college or even high school degree of learning. Some of them are only influence by their friends or what we call “BARKADA”. There is what we call B.I. or Bad Influence sometimes. But sometimes they are good source that can help us lead to our goal in life. They really don’t know how to face the world with their own hand, for they don’t have enough knowledge or capability to do such thing. They only influenced people who are not the same with them but not all of those people who they influenced can be like them. Our government have been finding ways or solution to stop this thing which people made for their own life, even if they know that people could not follow the rules or the way that they made. We know that some Filipino’s are understandable, for they can’t be understood by the government.  Not all Filipino’s can really understand the situation that was facing for the education system of the country. There are people whom we say illiterate but they are not, for they are drop-outs only from school, for they don’t follow the school’s regulation, that’s why they punished from the school and they can’t back until they realized that they are wrong.
            Nowadays, Philippines experience lack of Education. It affects many people in every part of the country. This problem is one of the priorities of the government today. In which, government focuses the education as the main and basic source of knowledge and key to success. They implemented some rule of the law which can help people, but not all the rules are being applied. For this reason, that they are corrupt citizen who escape the budget which is given to DepEd or Department of Education to sustain the needs of the students in school but still there a lot of students that can’t be graduated in their school for they don’t have any explicit amount to do it. Students should able to understand things that were happening in the country, for they are the one who will sacrifice from this situation.

Prayer before everything else. Pupils of a rural public school began the day with a prayer.

I.                   Economic Crisis Development
            According to Ronald Meinardus on his article, the economic development of a nation is a function of the quality of its education. In other words: the more and better educated a people the greater the chances of economic development.
            Some Filipino person’s doesn’t know how education affects the economy of the country. On the other hand, most of them are illiterate person that didn’t go up to school. And others are drop-outs from their school. It’s because of their attitudes that cannot be understood by the faculty and staff of that institution. Young persons who are innocent on what they are doing and don’t know that their breaking the rule of law are the illiterate person. We can’t deny that Filipino’s are illiterate, that’s why we are facing an economy that was poor enough to sustain the needs of its people. We are now in the poverty life, were the Filipinos are poorer than the poor, as what other say.
            Tourists are people who made the Philippines economy more develop and progressive like what is it, right now. They are only the persons which can lead the country to its economic growth. If less tourists will went to the country to visit its native land, because if illiteracy of people, then, our country will failed to build structures that can be made the country progressive by the other country. When they are only few structures that can be made, few Filipino’s only will be given the chances to have works that can be needed and suit of them. They will suffer a lot for their own sake, for they don’t have been educated since then of their life. They don’t know to look at the reality for they can’t have their work, even they know the situation but still they don’t make some scenes to stop it. People that don’t get work must be suffering a lot, for their life. The income of the government will become lesser and lesser, for the reason that there are only few people that can have tax as they work and pay for it. And the economy will be endangered for its economic growth compare to other county.
            The economy can be sustained if there is no person who have a naughty hand and escape the budget money. We know how government handle it, but still the corrupt person are there staring and watching over them on what they are doing and where it is stored.

For Sale? Students demonstrate against what they call to be a commercially designed educational system.

II.                Poverty
            Most Filipino thinks that one of the effects of lack of education is poverty. Poverty is a term for the poor people in one’s country. It became the source of being poor of some person and also the reason for them to strive hard for life. However, there are still some persons that can’t control themselves or even balance their own life to do what it is right, to control the rate of poverty in the country.
            Philippines are one of the Asian countries which do have many poverty people. It was based on the news stated by the televisions. For this reason the people can’t go up to school, for they don’t have enough money to sustain their learning, to be educated. Most of them are just an “isang kahig, isang tuka” persons, who only have money for food but not for education, even a small amount, for they know that they will they die because of hungriness not because of lack of education. They are only thinking for their own life and they even don’t think about the economic issues on their native land. It’s true but it’s sad. For others that don’t know it, we have only few workers who stayed in the country to find job, but more workers outside of it that finding their jobs. Even we can say that we help the country government but still we suffer our family for they are afraid on what is your life abroad. They are the first person who worried for your own sake; even we say that it’s for the better only and for their everyday needs. We can’t lose our family. For us, Filipinos are sweet, loving and caring person. We are not contented on what we are right now, yet we still strive hard for we know that there still the best more than the better, if you only know the life.
            There are many person went abroad even if they don’t have a degree of learning, just to give the need of their family and to help them. Every now and then, OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) increasing its rate. Many of them are just graduated from high school but went abroad no matter what happened to them. It has a lot people suffer from losing their relatives, for they don’t want them to be in danger. If they only have education exactly what is needed by them, then it’s the right reason to say for Filipino’s that they don’t need to go up abroad.
            All we know, wherever we go that education affect us and also it has many effect which will lead us to obtain and don’t be afraid but stand for it. We can handle it if we want it to be arranged in our life. It’s true that poverty is not a hindrance to success, if people only want it in your life and to strive hard.

Eyes of the child. Pupils in a typical public classroom in a poorer area of the country. 

III.             Street Children
            There are a lot of street children that roaming around in the country. It feels like that they are pitiful people but then after we gave them money they buy it for cigarettes. For this reason, we can say that we need education for the youth who are on the street begging for food. They are persons that we should focus enough for they have the chances of being educated person. They have been finding houses to be their home, but sad to say they can’t do it. For some people they are just an idiot kind of person. They don’t know to strive hard to survive, even if there are many opportunities, still they are the one that don’t be part of it, for they already have a down feeling. They don’t want to be guided by some persons, for they know that what they are doing is right, but for the reality, it’s wrong and they don’t know that there breaking the law of the government. That’s why they are arrested, if they stayed in a place that not for them. We can say that we want them to be guided but then we can’t.
            From Manila Bulletin, they are in the streets, in high-risk but low paying jobs. Wherever they are, or whatever they do, they are prone to all forms of human trafficking and exploitation.
            People who are prone to it are the people who even don’t know the test of the life or don’t know what they are doing. They just want it, for they need job but they don’t know on what they are involved in even if it’s good or bad for them. They don’t want that’s kind of life, still it came for they illiterate person. People only look them, as if they are not a human but an animal. For they can be a victim in only one blinked of an eye, for they don’t know what people do to them, they just follow it, for they only know that is for money and not for bad things. Some of them are only encouraged by their neighbourhoods to gain money for their family but they don’t know that a job they will going to, is not really a job but an illegal job which can lead their life to danger.
            Government can’t imagine that there are still many street children, even though they have department that handled this, it’s the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). If the government can’t handle this, then many people suffer a lot without them knowing, for they are only just illiterate. They are been under estimating by some, for they don’t open there capacity as well-being. Some person’s only feel that they can’t be good, as if they do, but they can if they can be teach or influence in a good road way of life. If only people will want to teach them and to open their capability in facing the real meaning of life.
            People should know that there are many who needed by their capability, for even they are illiterate they can do more than what other can do, but still they can do it if they don’t have education.
            Professional is still doing things which can encourage people to study new things and explore their mind; even they are people in the street. They can be a prioritized citizen of the county, only if they do bad things more than good things, for we know that only bad person are seen by the government but not good makers.

Technological upgrade. A pupil taking advantage of the computer program for public schools. (Globe Telecom)

            From Nicholian’s paper article, it is only through education that we can see life in different perspective which can lead us to a lot of opportunities to change our lives to the better.
            Right now, we can state that education is still the key to the success of person, without it we can’t be successful in life. We can only strive hard but still it’s not enough to do it. Most of us need it, just to tell the world that they are educated person that they are not illiterate. For others they used this as a weapon in any trials they encounter in their whole being.
            We are the only person that controls this situation of life, for we owned our own self and we are not control by other people. We are the one who care for our life and also we know to manage it, for we are in it. The person’s life is their control of obligation which they know to handle with care for it is the one who can make them at the top of the crowd.
            Open Your Eyes. Blinked as many as you can and remember to Love Education. To strive hard. Do anything just to develop you and be educated. Don’t be like other people don’t know about the world and face the struggles of life.

            Gamolo, Nora O. “Basic Education Reform”. Manila Bulletin. July 29, 2007. 102.
  Santos, Emmanuel T., Ph. D. “Education & Economic dev’t”. Manila Bulletin. July 29, 2007. 11.
“Education: Changes Lives”. The Nicholians. March 2010. 2.
Pendon, Lydia C. “Education is best weapon against Climate Change”. The Daily Guardian. January 7, 2011. 2.
“Education is the best equalizer”. Manila Bulletin. January 27, 2011. 2.
Meinardus, Ronald. “The Crisis of Public Education in the Philippines”. June 30, 2003. March 18, 2011.


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