La Consolacion University Philippines
(Formerly University of Regina Carmeli)
City of Malolos, Bulacan 3000
NATURAL SCIENCE 4
Mrs. Rosita P. Roberto
Leslie luk perez(BSTM1)
(2ND SEMESTER 2012-2013)
“ANG MGA DALAGITA NG SAPANG KAWAYAN”
Our topic is all about the controversial issue in SAPANG KAWAYAN. Because some women there are already given a birth at young age. As I said that was from Sapang Kawayan Masantol Pampanga. It is a barangay surrounded by rivers in Masantol Pampanga. But before it was still part of Hagonoy Bulacan. Some of the problems basically are substandard means of education(they only have elementary school back then, but they have High School just recent) and Early Marriage . Sapang Kawayan is barangay in Philippines Municipality Masantol in the province Pampanga in Central Luzon which as part of the Luzon Group of Island. Sapang Kawayan is also one of the barangay which are in the outlying area of Municipality Masantol. At 14, most girls are probably on their first crush, first date, first puppy love. Around this age, girls take their first awkward step into womanhood. At 14, young girls experience physical changes brought about by adolescence. At this young age they are perhaps only starting to learn how to become a woman. But in Sapang Kawayan at 14 there are girls who have taken humungous leaps into motherhood. At this young age, these girls are either pregnant or have already given birth. The purpose of these study is to revealed to the public especially to the government that they need to look over the livelihood there in Sapang Kawayan and give what is the best solution on the crisis and problem they’re facing. That we should do something to redeem the dignity of the beloved barrio. 2
Statement of the problem:
Sapang Kawayan is a small village in Masantol Pampanga, at first glance one would think there is nothing extraordinary about this town. But upon closer inspections the hard truth reveals itself many mothers in the village are actually young girls. Girls as early 12 years old are getting pregnant and getting married because of the remoteness of the area and lack of education facilities. A drama series on television about a fourteen year old girl who got pregnant by her boyfriend but raised her baby. A high school student who got her girlfriend pregnant and accepts his early responsibility. Where in when a girl reached 18 years old without husband or family or baby/ies are considered old. Teenagers watch television 4 or more hours per day according to cultivation theory by George Gerbner are considered as heavy viewers that develops exaggerated beliefs because they are more exposed to violence (also sex roles, religion, marriage, beauty, etc.) and they thinks were easily affected by the idea that the world is worse then what we actually think. Media, especially televsion, nowadays plays big role on how the viewers perceive reality, especially to these new generation that watch television 2-8 hours per day. Teenagers now base their judgements and actions to be done from the reality provided to them by television which they think is the REALITY. Even though Cultivation theory is not concerned with the “effect” of particular programs, television is a storyteller. It provides a set of cultural beliefs, values and practices which the viewers can pick the influences brought to them by media. On the other hand, if we think about it as a person without thinking about any theories, it cannot escape the fact that television has an individual or unique effects on the viewers, especially teenagers. Media effect differs in every person, that is why they also have different reactions on every particular matter.
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