KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: COCOPEA and schools as business PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:45

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Do no let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen…” (Ephesians 4:29, the Holy Bible).
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PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE BUSINESSES, AFTER ALL: The “Statement of Concern on House Bill 4791” issued by the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations or COCOPEA, lambasting a proposed law that would penalize schools and colleges which will not allow their students to take their examinations if they have not paid their tuition and other school  fees, raises valid points.

Indeed, where would these private educational institutions get the money to pay their officers, teachers and staff, to upgrade the facilities in their respective schools, and the profits for their investors, if not from the tuition and other fees of their students? Private schools are no charity organizations, but out and out business endeavors, after all.
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COCOPEA’S ARGUMENTS BORDER ON GREED: But then, COCOPEA’s arguments border on greed, with due respect, because they largely ignore the reality that even if their students fail to pay their tuition and other school fees in the meantime that they are still studying, there is no way they could totally escape their obligations to pay, especially come graduation time.

So, why cannot COCOPEA come up with a scheme whereby students who are unable to pay their tuition and other fees while finishing their courses nevertheless are given the opportunity to take their exams, and the salaries and other emoluments required by officers, teachers and staff are paid from the tuition and other fees of students who have the capacity to pay while the school year is moving onward?
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1 M UNDOCUMENTED FILIPINOS FOUND IN SABAH: Baroness Anne de Bregtane of the Facebook group “Sabah Claim Society” posted a very disturbing item, coming
from www.allvoices.com,  about undocumented Filipinos staying in Sabah, called as Malaysia’s poorest state.

This may yet prove to be the single biggest proof of the Biblical warning, in Deuteronomy 28:32, that if a nation no longer listen to God and no longer obey Him, their children will be given to other nations where they will suffer, not given any help at all even if the folks back home grieve and long to help them.
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BIAZON STARTING ON THE WRONG FOOT RE MEDIA ROW: I am afraid Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon is starting on the wrong foot with his new job by going after the so-called “bogus media”—or those who are supposedly pretending to cover the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as members of the press and yet do not have any media connections at all—for there are other more important things to do at the BOC.

The fact is that one could be considered as a “bogus media” only if he has absolutely no connection with any newspaper or radio-TV or any other media station. But if he has such a connection, even if only with a newspaper which is published once a year, or with a very obscure radio-TV station, he is still media, entitled to his press freedom.
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GOD’S CURSES, PART IX: We continue with God’s curses, as listed by the Holy Bible in its Deuteronomy 28: 15-68: “…The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young…”