Last June 28, 2013, Commission on Higher Education released a Memorandum Order No. 20, which states that Filipino subjects at tertiary levels will be removed. I am strongly opposed to the said memorandum. Our education should begin with the study of our language, including its culture and history. It is the task of the Filipino citizens to honor our language and to use it ethically, not to neglect it and be a chattel of the foreign tongues. It is necessary to continuously study our language, and
Based on the book of Jocano, Philippines was already civilized. He looked at the problem that it was connected with what happened in the past and will affect in the future. He also offered solutions with those problems through his books Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. 3. Pre-colonial Philippines (on culture and life ways) – Barangay by William Henry Scott a. Looking into the Preface or the Introductory section of
However, in 2014 I returned to the Philippines as I was accepted in the University of Asia and the Pacific to pursue my undergraduates. Although I am Filipino in terms of citizenship and ethnicity, there are many aspects of society that I have struggled to adapt to such as the language, geography and mannerisms that have made me turn into a foreigner in my own country. In some ways, it was interesting as I managed to re-learn my cultural identity as a Filipino. But in other ways, it has made me resent
perspective of the Spaniards. There discussed pre-colonial and colonial period. It was said that before Spaniards came, Filipinos or the Indios in the Philippines were not yet civilized and that they needed to be taught about how to be one. During colonial period, they said that because of the Spanish colonization, Filipinos were well-benefited because of their arrival and the Filipinos were taught to be more civilized. It was also said that they had have better lives than before because of the presence
like the Philippines, is relatively poor due to inadequate if not dilapidated learning facilities and infrastructures, lack of support and funds to cater the needs of school communities, and less motivated teachers and school heads in realizing the genuine quality of education that allows for more engaging and interactive learning. What will become of our country if we stick to this type of educational system? Are we not entitled for progress in boosting the literacy and skills of Filipino people?
UK and US. Moreover, Philippines was a Spanish colonization in 1565 so Spaniards played an important role in this country, as religion and language demonstrate. In fact, “in the current school year 2014-2015, a total of 77 public schools in the 17 Philippine administrative regions taught Spanish (…) to develop a plan to reintroduce the Spanish in public secondary schools” (MEC, 2015). 2. PHILIPPINES: GENERAL INFORMATION • Location Aguilera (2012) specifies that Philippines, a country in Southeast
marriage in the Philippines is somehow yet impossible. He further states that the laws of the Philippines is based on the country’s culture which reflects how Filipino’s are highly God-fearing and does not accept or does not look at same-sex marriage or relationship as something that is morally right. Furthermore, the culture of the Filipinos are highly based on the teachings and morals imposed by the Catholic Church. According to the executive Order No. 209 or The Family Code of the Philippines in Article
in conflicts with The Republic of the Philippines. First, during the celebrations of “The Declared Independence” the Filipinos of Luzon and Visayas considered this as the beginning of freedom and independence. On the other hand the Bangsa Moro considered the event as the death of their own freedom, and independence. This is because during that time, being a Christian is compulsory. They felt like the government was trying to eliminate their rights and culture as a Muslim. Second, “The Land Ownership”