KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Filipinos reject Charter change PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 August 2014 13:01

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Train the child in the way that he should go, and he will not depart from it when he grows old.” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINO KIDS NOT BEING TAUGHT PROPERLY: What should we be teaching our children to prepare them for the many difficult problems they are to face when it is their time to raise their own families, or to run the affairs of government, whether local or national, or to become citizens not only of the Philippines but of the world?

I am asking this question because it would appear to me they are not really being given the proper and appropriate knowledge and information, either in their homes, in schools, or in any other place, that would make them rightly equipped to overcome and prevail over life’s battles. I wrote an article about this earlier, and I think it is appropriate to print it once again. Again, read on:

“(We) are missing out on what should really be taught to our children who are fortunate enough to pursue college or tertiary education, either by sheer ignorance, or by deliberate anti-spiritual designs among many of (our so-called educators).

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SPIRITUALITY IGNORED IN KIDS’ EDUCATION: “Yes, I can concede that there is a need to teach science and math courses to our children. And, yes, I can agree that the Filipino youth must be prepared in a way that employment is made available to them after spending some time in our colleges and universities. Indeed, this was what the CHED had been doing ever since its creation—science, math and employment had been its focus and priorities.

“But then, all throughout, notwithstanding such sustained focus on these priorities, our countrymen have remained generally mired in poverty and difficult lives, proving indubitably that there is more to life than science and math and employment. Consequently, CHED must also endeavor to instill something more, among succeeding generations of Filipinos.

“What is this `something more’? I am referring to the deepening of the Filipino youth’s spirituality, no matter what religious affiliation they may have. These are things that, side by side with science, math and employment, should be taught our children. CHED must remember that it is necessary to train the child in the way that he should go, and he will never depart from it when he grows old…”

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FILIPINOS REJECT CHARTER CHANGE: House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, and Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, must rethink their efforts to change or amend the 1987 Constitution either to give incumbent elective officials whose terms are expiring another chance at a new election or for an automatic extension of terms without election.

In the daily DZEC 1062 kHz 6 am program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, 100 % of those who responded to the survey question posed by me and my co-anchor Vic Somintac (DZEC’s Malacanang reporter) on Friday, 08 August 2014, voted against any Charter change for whatever purpose, saying they are already fed up with President Aquino and his bumbling Cabinet members and other allies.

Some of the respondents even raised the possibility that chaos and graver deterioration of the peace and order condition in the country may result if the supporters of Aquino will try to push through with the amendment of the Constitution, even in the guise of amending only its economic provisions to stimulate economic growth. Forewarned is forearmed, of course.

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