Pinoy kids: no longer the hope, but the curse, of RP PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:22

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them…” (Proverbs 13:24, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINO KIDS BECOMING CRIMINALS BY THE DOZENS EVERYDAY: I am so sorry to say this but, in this clearly-forsaken nation of ours, priorities are always skewered and the pursuit of what is really relevant and important for our countrymen is often hindered either by the gross mental inadequacy, or by the outright malicious intent, of our national and local leaders.

Take the case of Filipino children who have wandered into crime and criminality nowadays. The obvious cause of this sorry phenomenon is their lack of guidance and direction, either at home, or in their schools, or in their families and in their communities, allowing them to become criminals by the dozens everyday.

Yet, all that our lawmakers from the House of Representatives and the Senate have decided to concern themselves about is the age by which the erring children can be haled to court. This is grossly stupid, for the simple reason that, whatever the age is of our children, they are and should be considered criminals if they committed crimes, liable for punishment.

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FILIPINO KIDS ARE ENTICED TO BECOME CRIMINALS: Nothing could be truer than the wisdom provided for by these words: train the  child in the way that he should go, and he will never depart from it when he is already old. If our children have become criminals, ordinary or hardened, even at the early stages of their lives, it is only because that is the way they have been trained by their parents, their relatives, their friends, and by their schools.

The fact is that our children are no longer subjected to discipline by their parents or by their elders. A little amount of physical punishment against them is now even considered as a violation of their rights, meriting imprisonment of up to 20 years. Even if they have committed the most heinous of crimes, they can no longer be arrested, even by the barangay or police authorities. They cannot also be jailed anymore.

With this kind of a very permissive and liberal atmosphere, children are naturally encouraged to embark on more crimes. Since they have nothing more to be afraid of even if they turn devilish, there is no stopping them from becoming the worst of criminals. Knowing that lawmakers are on their side, literally cheering them on to become scums of society, our children step up to the challenge to be the worst of themselves!

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NO LONGER THE HOPE, BUT THE CURSE, OF THE FATHERLAND: Truly, with what is happening to many Filipino children today, they are no longer to be considered as the hope of the Fatherland, as the great national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, once quipped.

With encouragement and virtual push from many of us, especially our lawmakers who are making it easier and easier for them to commit crimes, there is no way to go for them but to destroy our country in the near future. Unless we are suddenly jolted out of this stupor and do something real fast and jarring, our children are fast becoming the curse of our country.

I suggest that a national program to instill good manners and right conduct anchored on love and fear of God, and love and respect for, and humility towards, our fellowmen, be implemented right away by the government, treating this evil grip on the Filipino youth as an emergency tragedy that must be addressed right away.

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