Friday, March 07, 2008

Ti Kalidad ti Edukasion iti Pinas

Saan a mamingga a diskusion ti maipapan iti edukasion. Nagadu dagiti wagas ken kapanunotan no kasano nga idur-as ken ingato ti kalidadna a kas iti kidkiddawen ti sangalubongan a merkado ti trabaho. Saan a met ngarud a masirip iti husto a tun-oyen ti kalidad a makunkuna tapno nalaklaka a targeten ken danonen iti dinno a lubong ayanna.

Ta ania ti makunkuna a nangato ti kalidad nga edukasion?

Ta ania met ti makunkuna a nababa ti kalidadna nga edukasion?

Nalabit a maymaysa ti sungbatna dagita a dua a saludsod. No ti kita ti edukasion ket saan a mabalin nga isangdo wenno ilaban iti nainlubongan a merkado; ken mas lalo payen no daytoy ket reject pay para iti bukod a pagkasapulan wenno kasapulan iti lokal, makuna dayta a saan a nakaragpat ti standard ti edukasion nga awit ti nagraduar.

Ti de kalidad nga edukasion ket iti uray sadino a papanan ket tumakder daytoy iti kaadduan. Saan a paatiw no di ket rumimbaw iti amin a kanito ken panawen. Ti de kalidad nga edukasion ket agtultuloy a proseso wenno saan a mamingga nga agpidut ken mangammo kadagiti kabarbaro a banag a mangnayon iti linaon nga ammo.

Ngem kasanon no adda dagiti nanglinteg iti inda panangragpat ti edukasionda?

Kas koma iti ginatang a dissertations, theses, term papers, essays ken dadduma pay a katuladna a proyekto iti eskuelaan. Ala, ket saantayon nga iraman ditoy dagiti ginatang a grado lalona ti ginatang a diploma wenno dagiti nagtaud ti Recto University.

Panagseserra manen ti klase. Kadagitoy nga aldaw ti panagaaramid kadagiti reports a kas iti nadakamat. Ngem rumbeng kadi nga ipaaramid iti sabali dagitoy a dissertations, theses, term papers, essays ken dadduma pay a rekitos ti asignatura wenno ti panagraduar?

Mayat man ken saan ti kaadduan, iti sistema ti edukasion ti pagilian, adda dagiti magatang wenno ipapaaramid ti estudiante a dissertations, theses, term papers, essays ken dadduma pay a katukadna nga project iti eskuelaan. Nasaknap la unayen daytoy. Nabayagen daytoy a mapaspasamak. Kinasadut ti estudiante. Saan la ngata a kinasadut no dipay ket kinaawan iti interestna nga agaramid wenno talaga ngatan nga awan iti ammona wenno awan iti simrek kenkuana nga adal.

Ti rigatna ket apaman a nagraduar ti estudiante a nagpaaramid kadagita a rekititos, inton nakastrek iti trabaho, saanna pay nga ammo dagiti porporma dagiti naduduma a kita ti sinurat. Saanna nga ammo iti agsurat iti gagangay laeng nga essay wenno saanna pay a nga ammo iti agsurat iti simple laeng a damag.

Itoy a punto, bimmaba ti kalidad ti edukasion a naikawes iti nagpaaramid. Sino iti akimbasol?

Ti Senate Bill 2053, wenno ad-adda a maawagan iti “Academic Honesty Act of 2008” a madama a maad-adal ken maipagpagna tapno agbalin a linteg iti pagilian.

Ta ania aya daytoy nga Academic Honesty Act?

Panangiparit iti panaglako ken panaggatang kadagiti dissertations, theses, term papers, essays, reports, research ken kanaig a projects kadagiti estudiante.

Rumbeng laeng saan kadi?

No agtultuloy ti panaggatang ken panaglako, lalo met a bumaba ti kalidad ti edukasion ti pagilian.

Nababa ketdin a, dayta multa PhP10,000.00 ken pannakaibalud kadagiti naduktalan a naggatang ken kasta metten iti naglako.

Ti academic achievement ket nakapatpateg a banag iti pananggun-od iti ar-arapaapen a trabaho, nangato a sueldo wenno pannakastrek kadagiti nalalatak a pagtrabahoan a mangit-ited iti nangato a pasueldo ken adu a benepisio.

Ngem kasanon no ginatang dagita nga academic achievement?

Kadagiti napalabas a dekada, kalakaan amin a pakaaalaan iti masters degree ket maipapan iti field of study iti literature. Adu dagiti ready made a para itoy. Adu payen dagiti nasurat nga artikulo a mabalin a tuladen wenno yesmagel lattan. Ngem kadagitoy a panawen, manmanonsan ti eskuelaan a mangayat a ti litertature ti field of study iti masters degree. Hmmn...

Iti napalabas a symposium a dinar-ayak, ti “IT Today” panangammo ti kasasaad ken pagturongan ti information technology iti agdama ken ania dagiti lapped ti naannayas a dur-asan.

Dagiti lapped ti naannayas a dur-asan ket nadakamat ti “poor use in English” ken ti kinakurang ti ammo dagiti nagreduar.

Ti poor use in English ket saan laeng nga IT ti agparikut itoy no di ket dagiti sabsabali pay a kurso.

Dayta kinakurang iti ammo. Saan laeng met nga IT. Sapasap latta daytoy. Ngem ti ad-adda nakaited ti immatangko ket iti natangken a panangisawang ti resource speaker iti Iluko, a kunana: “Saanyo a gatangen a, dagita theses ken dissertationyo! No diyo aramiden a mismo, dakayonto met laeng iti aglak-am no addakayonton iti trabaho a diyo ammon iti kudkuditenyo.”

Iti IT, simple laeng met dagiti theses ken panangdependar wenno panangipresentar daytoy babaen iti Power Point Presentation. Uray met kadagiti sabsabali pay a kurso. Dayta laeng a, no nasadut nga agaramid ti estudiante wenno talaga a dina ammo ti agaramid iti thesis wenno presentation ket gatangenna laengen, santo nagsao, nagdependar. Ania ngarud namnamaem ita a kalidad ti edukasion a naragpatna? Inton adda iti trabaho ket pagaramidenda iti technical writing wenno ania la ditan a sinurat, kasano ngarud nga ammona ti ar-aramidenna?

Ti de kalidad nga edukasion ket adda met laeng iti ima a mismo dagiti estudiante a saan laeng a kadagiti mannursuro. Ad-adda nga adda kadagiti estudiante. No saanna (estudiante) nga aramiden dagiti rumbeng nga aramidenna ket ipatulokna lattan kadagiti ginatang ken ipapaaramid, itedna met daytoy a factor iti panagbaba ti kalidad ti edukasion ti pagilian.

Ket ti Senate Bill 2053 ket rumbeng laeng a suportaran no kayat nga itag-ay ken padur-asen ti kalidad ti edukasion ti pagilian. Ta amangan no addanto manen nalatak a programa ti telebision a mangibaga a ti pagiliantayo ket maysa a diploma mill… ##

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

PITY ARE THE CORRUPTED YOUTH

PITY ARE THE CORRUPTED YOUTH


Today, our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal frowns in puckered brow. Why? His never-ending vision, that the youth is the hope of our fatherland, turns into a nightmare. The warring youth gangs in the city of Baguio are horrible.

Senseless killing, mauling, fistfights, shooting and bombing marked the series of incidents involving the youth.

Compiled is the latest horrifying news where suppose to be the hope of our fatherland’ directly involved:
1) Kenneth Jaramillo, 19, of La Trinidad, Benguet was shot dead by apparently members of a youth gang on the night on February 3 this year.
2) On the same night, Arthur Aloot, 21, student, was shot in the face, neck and back by apparently members of youth gang.
3) On February 2, a 15 year-old boy was mauled to unconscious apparently members of unidentified youth gang.
4) On midnight of February 1, a 15-year-old high school student from QM Subdivision also mauled at Nevada Square.
5) February 8, a 17-year-old boy locked up in jail for killing of 18-year-old rival gang member
6) In 2006 and 2007, incidents of killings and mauling, grenade blasting involving youth gangs landed on the news, and not to mention those unreported.

Have you ever heard the names of these gangs? Pinoy True Crips, Blood Down Posse, North Side Terrorist, Notorious Underground Crips, Sacramento Tag Crips, Rappers Delta Foundation, Real Pinoy Crips, West Side Terrorists, Sudden Death Gangsters, Mafia Crips, God Mob Carnalis, East Side Thugs, Ragstah, Peer Group Trouble, Trece Hudas, Selda Trece, Tropang Muslim,True Brown Style and Souls. The name is enough to pucker your brows. Some speaks to itself, others have antiestablishment concept. I have in mind, if not behind the bar, to rest earlier six feet below the ground is surely these youth’s future.

The corrupted minds and souls had gone too far. The city is facing a new urban landscape, the rise of youth gangs. There should be a solution for this phenomenon.

The city’s experimental curfew for minors is futile. The PNP’s Task Force Rizal seems inutile. Taxicab drivers at night are aloof at Nevada Square where dozens of youth gangs frequent. Nevada Square is where rap, rock, hip-hop music house, where anybody dance and do the jamming all night.

Determining and addressing the factors involving youth gang problems should be priority concern. Quoting Thornberry’s research in 1998, the “youth who grow up in more disorganized neighborhoods; who come from impoverished, distressed families; who do poorly in school and have low attachment to school and teachers; who associate with delinquent peers; and engage in various forms of problem behaviors are at increased risk for becoming gang members."

Dr. Jose Rizal’s concern for the youth should not be fall short. Students keep your attachment high to your school and mentors, stay away from gangsters; parents, hug your children before somebody does; and to authorities concern, the intervention, suppression and prevention effort greatly await.

This is not a laughing matter. This is not a dying concern, it is a seriously anxiety!
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Reference:

Olson, Ernie Jr., N., Youth gang violence increases, www.sunstar.com.ph, Feb. 6, 2008.

Olson, Ernie Jr., N., SLU grenade blast due to gang war escalation, www.sunstar.com.ph
Oct. 3, 2007.

ENOJ, Gang member nabbed for killing rival, www.sunstar.com.ph/archive

Olson, Ernie Jr., N., Youth gang violence increases, Sunstar, Feb. 6 2008

Bandonil, Melvin, Iti Baguio, Buong ti Ulo dagiti Youth Gang, www.tawidnewsmag.com, February 17, 2008

Bandonil, Melvin, Iti Baguio, Buong ti Ulo dagiti Youth Gang, Tawid News Magasin, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, February 11, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Tongue is Like a Nail

The Tongue is Like a Nail


When you hammered on a board and the nail crooked, it is useless to think twice to do it again. Your efforts could be futile. This analogy is the same thing with the tongue.

Usually we ignore the importance of those small things. Like the tongue. It is small, and yet it can burn personality, not only the whole self but also others and ruin the society we live.

How the way you talk? It is a very important on how the way you talk. This will address your personality. Sometimes it is inevitable to say rotten and disintegrating words. In addition, for the worst, the tongue now can be an article of trade.

A commodity? Why not? For example, in the aid of legislation go in the senate and testify against truth or cries as if you are one of the Hall of Fame Famas Awardees. Your acts on this pay you an enormous amount.

Others say that she will not run for president again but only to lie in the end. And during the election exercises she (allegedly)tried to influence the authorities concern and say sorry, and more lapsus linguae.

Credibility is what I mean here. On the next time, you say something, maybe only the dogs hear? Or those waiting for bagfull of money?

Other’s cries for righteousness and say, “minimized their greed” or “she’s a devil” but in the end deny after realizing he is in hot water. Is this the fastest remedy could do to save the seat from heat? The words “minimized their greed” and “she’s a devil” are lexis for present political issues.

The tongue is small, yet, it seems that it is easier to dam a river to control its stream. The tongue and the river have this in common: concrete cement barrier for the river and money for the tongue to control the human being.

They say, that it is easy to tame wild animals, but could hardly tame the tongue. Taming the tongue means nothing anymore to hide. Truth always prevails.

Our government today is facing unsound situation. The untamed tongues return and rule again for their own good. This is the dominant problem of our (Philippine) government today. The proliferation of fake messengers is on the rise. The confrontation of tongues against each other could not be bringing to an end. Although there are tongues that bear truths, yet they could not still surpass the galactic lies on dishonesty. Our society suffers a lot. The citizenry suffers a lot.

The truth should prevail. Let the truth prevails. Let us support the messengers of truth. As I said earlier, when you hammered on a board and the nail crooked, it is useless to think twice to do it again. Let us all join the tongues of messengers of truth. Let us all join the crusade against graft and corruption. This is also our responsibility as a citizen who feels affection for progressive and hygienic society.