KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Failure of Philippine education PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 June 2014 14:29

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Train the child in the way he should go, and he will never depart from it even if he grows old…” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).

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RP MANPOWER EXPORTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD: Here is an article I wrote on August 31, 2008, about colleges and universities in the Philippines: “If we come to think of it more seriously, we will not fail to realize the fact that the Philippines actually is a pioneer in establishing good universities and colleges and other outstanding institutions of higher learning in Asia.

“The oldest school in the Asian continent, the University of Sto. Tomas in Espana, Manila, preceded all other tertiary schools in the region. But this pioneering status in collegiate education notwithstanding, the Philippines has conspicuously lagged behind in almost everything, including education in college, compared to its Asian and ASEAN neighbors.

“We have actually become the exporting capital of the world, when it comes to Filipinos working in foreign soils, sending our sons and daughters to almost every nook and cranny of the planet in search of gainful employment, no matter how pitiable the working conditions are, no matter how measly the incomes given to Filipinos may have turned out to be.

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FAILURE OF PHILIPPINE EDUCATION: “Why is this happening to us when, precisely, many of us graduated and obtained our education from some of the best schools in the world? The reason, to me, arises from the failure of the country’s educational system to include as part of our college curriculum spirituality and matters of faith.

“If a survey of college subjects and activities being taught to students were to be made today, it would be easy to see that nothing is ever mentioned about God at all, or about spiritual values. Consequently, our students and almost all of us grew up without having learned even just one word, or verse, from the Bible. The question is, where is this going to bring us to?

“In its Deuteronomy 6:5 and 7, the Holy Bible tells us, in quite a strong manner, that we should teach our children to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our souls and with all our strength, while we are working or sleeping, or while we are lying down or are up and about.

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REAL CAUSE OF DIFFICULT LIFE IN RP: “The obvious intent of this kind of a Biblical command is to make all of us revere the Being who owns each one of us, for He is our Creator, our Maker. What do you think is going to happen to anyone who does not follow this order, and truly love God in return?

“Deuteronomy 28:15 has the answer: `However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you…’

“This is the reason why our people and our nation are experiencing extreme poverty and unbearable hardships... These difficulties in life are happening to us not by accident, not by reason of our corrupt and inept government leaders, not by rising prices of commodities worldwide, but because of our having strayed away from God and His Word in the Bible, even if many will say they continue to have faith in God…”

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