Effects of Media Exposure on the Knowledge Level on Political Issues of Lipa City Residents

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The current Philippine political issues have been the life of the country, which keeps everyday’s life moving just like flow of the river. Mostly the news that an ordinary person might encounter tackled the present condition of the political aspects of this country. Every citizen must be aware of the conditions of his immediate community as well as the nation as a whole. This statement holds true especially the growing political problems, which is evident in the Philippines nowadays. The outbreak of political problems sparked a lot of questions regarding the causes of these problems and what are the needed solutions to this discontent in order to ensure the survival of the nation. Thus, as history shows, the active participation of the Filipinos were able to overthrow a dictator (Ayson and Reyes, 2000). Certainly, one awareness of his duties and responsibilities as a citizen will surely find the current plight of the country unacceptable. The presence of these pressing national issues continues to spur incidents which make life difficult for the Filipinos and serve as hindrance in attaining in stable way of life. The government though the constitution, provided sections and provisions in order to ensure that every Filipino be given maximum access information pertaining to the current state of affairs of the nation (Ayson and Reyes, 2000). Article III, Section 7 “The right of people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research to data used as basis for policy development shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitation as may be provided by law”. Through this provision, the right of the citizens to have access to records of their own government is recognized. It also promotes the active and effective participation of the...
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