Filipino Youth

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THE FILIPINO YOUTH

According to Dr. Jose P. Rizal, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan”. But for the youth of today, who is Dr. Jose P. Rizal? Is he a role model for the Filipino youth? Is he still being remembered the way a national hero should be? Is he an inspiration to the younger generations? What is his legacy? What is his relevance today? Dr. J. P. Rizal, describing the youth as the Philippines’ hope of tomorrow. But now some of the Filipino youth doesn’t even care about what our national hero has stated. For some of the youth being a student, a child, and a member of this society, they don’t even care about what is going to happen to them in the future some doesn’t even like to talk to their parents they would rather do their stuff rather than to listen. Was this because of our modern technology today and because of the thing they call love which is supposed to be puppy love or even because of the peers they used to be with? Perhaps, I do agree.

The effect of modern technology among the Filipino youth today no longer seem spend their leisure activities like in the olden days; playing outdoor games or with toys, instead, they spend their time in internet cafes or in front of their computers or laptops just to satisfy their hunger of online gaming. It also has impact on not only the young, but dynamically every age group as well. As in any situation where new technology is introduced, the social impact of the Internet is being looked at. They rather play than to study though their parents ask them to quit online gaming. As them being a student, they rather cut or not to attend classes in order for them to play online gaming.

Today, Filipino youth tend to engage in early sexual initiations like pre-marital sex. Because of our modern day culture the youth chose to engage on pre-marital sex before marriage. And, because of higher exposure to sex from the internet, magazines, TV shows,...
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