Post Elections Thoughts. Let’s break the cycle and put into action that hope for a better future.
“On one level, vote buying works in a loop of poverty. The poor need money and the politicians give them money. The politicians corrupt public funds to get back their “investment” in the campaign and there’s little or none left for programs that might actually alleviate poverty. It happens all over again come the next election season.
Many of those who bought votes won, as far as the stories we heard are concerned. Now that they have, whether they deserved to or not, we now have our government. But as dismal as it seems to many of us, maybe hope isn’t as overrated as political cynics and hipsters paint it to be.”
May 21, 2013 - Tuesday — Doctrine Class
Speaker: Preacher Peter Lee
※ Life in Jesus is :
》 Beyond religion
》 Beyond morality
》 Beyond riches
》 Beyond earthly power and influence
》 Its not having a good life here important is life with Jesus
》 No amount of money that we can have eternal life
》 We cannot be save by law
》 Riches in God is not the material thing
Text: Ezekiel 22:23-31 (King James Version)
Examples of the (?)
》 In the time of Noah (Gen. 7:23-24)
》 In the time of Abraham
》 In the time of Moses (Exodus 32:8)
》 In the time of Joshua (Joshua 24:15, 31)
》 In the time of David
》 In the time of Esther (Esther 4:16)
》 In the time of Daniel (Daniel 6:26)
》 In the time of Jonah (Jonah 1:1-3)
The Lighthouse Academy is currently building-up its library for the upcoming school year. We are accepting donations through solicitation. You can give any CHILDREN’S STORY BOOK for our Reading Center.
Please contact Miss Arnie Caranguian/Miss Jovie Climaco, or me @ 711-67-35.
We will be glad if you will donate some.
Text: John 15:4-8 (KING JAMES VERSION)
》 They are those who walked, even as He walked (1 Pet. 2:21-23; Eph. 5:2)
》 They are those who live not to sin (1 John 3:6)
》 They are those who manifest love for the brethren (1 John 3:10)
》 They are those who obey His Word (1 John 3:24)
※ When we abide in Christ, we can. (Phil. 4:13)
※ When we abide in Christ, we bring forth much fruit (John 15:5; Col. 1:10)
※ When we abide in Christ, we shall ask what ye well, and it shall be done (John 15:7)
I am just a person,
who does not know everything.
But I have a LORD,
who is all-knowing.
I am just a person
who’s in need,
and I accepted Jesus Christ as my LORD and Savior, indeed.
I am just a person,
praying to thank Him for all of the blessings
and praying to forgive me for all of my wrongdoings.
I am just a person. — Melchisedec Abante - August 3, 2011
The objections to President Noynoy Aquino’s K+12 program continue to be aired by a few, despite the clear finding by SWS that majority of Filipinos support the reform.
What are the two main objections?
The first is that parents now have to add two more years to their education budget. That objection is both correct and incorrect.
It is correct for the approximately 20 percent of Filipinos who manage to go to college. These college students will indeed have to add one or two years to their schooling.
Some will add only one year: these are the ones that enrol in non-Bologna Process majors. SinceGeneral Education in college will now be reduced to one year from its current two-year duration, one year will be subtracted from the total number of years for an undergraduate degree.
Right now, these students go through 10 years of basic education and four years of college, for a total of 14 years. With K+12, they will go through 12 years of basic education and three years of college, for a total of 15 years. For them, the K+12 program really means only one more year before getting a baccalaureate degree.
The Bologna Process, however, specifies that certain courses should have at least three years of major subjects. Some of these courses right now have only two years of major subjects. One more year of major subjects, therefore, will be added to these courses. For students enrolled in Bologna-compliant courses, therefore, there will indeed be an additional two years before they graduate from college.
The objection, however, is not correct when we take the case of the 80 percent of Filipinos that do not go to college. These form the bulk of our population, the “masses” or the poor. These 80 percent have little chance of earning a good livelihood, because they lack the employable skills currently available only through post-secondary training or education. he K+12 program gives the masses a fighting chance to earn good income at no cost to them. In the past, high school graduates among the poor had to pay for post-secondary courses, usually with TESDA or similar institutions. With K+12, the two extra years after Fourth Year High School will be paid for by the government. In other words, the government will now give two more years of free education to the poor to ensure employment. Focus on the word “free.”
Those that object to the K+12 program on the grounds that it means two more years of hardship for parents, therefore, are acting on behalf of the privileged 20 percent that have enough money to go to college. They should start thinking about helping the 80 percent that do not have the means to pay for four years of college education. The K+12 program is designed to give even non-college graduates a chance to earn a decent livelihood. Those with money or those whose children do not go to public schools should not raise a fuss; the program is not for them.
The second common objection is that there is no legal basis for the K+12 program. That is true. Right now, the bill that will make Grades 11 and 12 legal is still in Congress. The Department of Education, however, is not yet offering a free Grade 11 or Grade 12. DepEd is still offering only 10 years of free basic education. DepEd, in other words, is not doing anything illegal.
What DepEd has merely done is to revise the curriculum. Our education authorities revise the curriculum every ten or so years, for the simple reason that a ten-year-old curriculum necessarily is no longer relevant nor effective. DepEd, in fact, is only doing its duty, which is to make the curriculum responsive to the current needs of students and of the country.
Some say that we should not change the name of First Year High School to Grade 7. Renaming is something DepEd can do. No law need be passed to give it the power to change the names of grade levels. What is wrong with the term Grade 7 anyway? That is how several other countries call the grade after Grade 6.
By the way, children in private schools have no reason to worry about the program, for the simple reason that they already spend more than 10 years before they go to college. Many of them have three years of schooling before Grade 1. Some have an extra year in elementary school. There are even private schools that already have Grades 11 and 12. These students in private schools have always had more years of basic education than those in public schools.
What the government is doing is levelling the playing field, so that poor students in public schools will have the same length of basic education as those in private schools. Those that object to the K+12 program should stop protecting the interests of the few and start helping the majority of Filipinos who now welcome two more years of free education.
“Follow the white rabbit..”
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