Philippine Social and Political Issues

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ABSTRACT Political and Social Apathy, there are two faces of apathy. The first considers apathy as a choice and participation in public life a consequence of one's affirmative use of freedom. The second face of apathy arises when citizens are led to believe that their personal needs are not part of the political agenda, resulting into political deprivation and the reaffirmation of the status quo. Philippines political and social life is marked by the second kind of apathy, which might also arise from the belief that individuals are powerless and hopeless in making significant changes in their lives. For this reason, the paper would like to awaken reflection on apathy in the personal and public spheres and to outline ways by…show more content…
Several congressmen immediately expressed support. The Catholic Church, as to be expected, is bent on opposing the passage of the bill. There are only two remaining countries in the world where divorce is still not legal: Malta and the Philippines. There is divorce even in The Vatican, the seat of the Catholic religion. Annulment is de facto divorce only that it breeds corruption as moneyed people pay psychiatrists and government personnel to prove and facilitate it. It will run against the most basic Christian tenet about marriage that is What God has put together, let no man put as under. It will erode the very foundation of the Filipino family. It will result to a steep social cost as more families will be broken. PLAN TO ADD 2 MORE YEARS TO BASIC EDUCATION DepED has proposed a program that will add 2 more years to basic education. The program is known as “K plus 12″ or Kindergarten plus 12 years. Twelve years of basic education is the world standard. Only 16% of college students actually graduate from college. The K plus 12 proposal will benefit the 84% who may not get a college degree as it will make basic education sufficient enough for graduates to be gainfully employed. It will add to the financial strain of parents in sending their children to school, especially in a predominantly poor population. A basic education made longer by adding 2 more years is not the solution. The root problem is the faulty curriculum.
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