Filipino Values

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In life, people may come and go, some will be remembered and some are forgotten. But one thing is for sure, I'll never forgot the person who is known as my second parent. Who did efforts for me to gain knowledge, the one who has been my guide for so many years, the one who scolds and corrects me when I am doing wrong, the one who has been there as I face to reach the stepping stones in my life. The one who appreciates my efforts, the one who is always there to feed me a bit-full of information that I might use someday, the one who saves me from this unfair life where everyone should be feed with the same level of knowledge. The person who sacrifices for our own good, and yet, the laziness that I've shown them, the tiredness that they have seen from me.  After all, they never give up and they never stop to fill us with knowledge and when we are going to fall, they are always there to reach our hand and pull us back and so, the years might have been overthrown, and everything will fade, but they always be my hero for life and for all that efforts and sacrifices that they've done for us. How would life be without our teacher? In life, people may come and go, some will be remembered and some are forgotten. But one thing is for sure, I'll never forgot the person who is known as my second parent. Who did efforts for me to gain knowledge, the one who has been my guide for so many years, the one who scolds and corrects me when I am doing wrong, the one who has been there as I face to reach the stepping stones in my life. The one who appreciates my efforts, the one who is always there to feed me a bit-full of information that I might use someday, the one who saves me from this unfair life where everyone should be feed with the same level of knowledge. The person who sacrifices for our own good, and yet, the laziness that I've shown them, the tiredness that they have seen from me.  After all, they never give up and they never stop to fill us with knowledge and when we are going to fall, they are always there to reach our hand and pull us back and so, the years might have been overthrown, and everything will fade, but they always be my hero for life and for all that efforts and sacrifices that they've done for us. How would life be without our teacher?

With the ever-worsening greed and corruption that gravely permeate all branches of our civil government and military, including the public/social service institutions ( see all these crimes and treasonous acts as essentially glossed-over legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship); and with the majority of our fellow Filipinos kept functionally ignorant by design, the latter can only feel perennially abandoned by its government. All the while the minority who benefit from the recognized system of patronage take care of their extended families and associates. Transparency in government has not taken root, thanks to the apathy of the upper/middle classes -some of whom benefit (or want to) from this status quo; and thanks to the imposed ignorance of the native majority (as transparency can be put in place only by strong demand from a well-informed and active majority).

We oftentimes wonder what kind of values we have now; what have we lost in terms of social conscience, of social morality (let us forget here about sexual morality to which the church hierarchy seems to pay relatively more attention to). The question nowadays seems to be "Why can't we be good?"

We Filipinos point out, ad nauseam, about our homeland as being the only Christian nation in Asia, as if it were a badge that we can brandish around. We do not seem to wonder whether that really is something to be proud of; or are we just -unknowingly- exposing our ignorance about what authentic Christianity is all about?

With all the Catholic schools we have, where many members of our socioeconomic and political rulers/elites got their so-called education (maybe "instruction" is more apt), what kind of Christian education did...
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