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Peace & Order

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PEACE AND ORDER

Peace and order unites religions and culture, incorporating values of security and harmony together with justice and respect for the human dignity. While peace undoubtedly, is one of the most universal and significant of human ideals, it is describe as "one of the most positive symbols having meaning for the whole humanity", the ways that we think about peace and how to attain it are often diffuse and content-dependent.

Peace is the dream of every generation, the goal of every civil society. Do we recall the anti-war movement in the 60's in which states "Make Love, Not War!" The masses of "flower" children waved their homemade signs and chanted in their exuberant innocence. They opposed the Vietnam War, they wanted to live and let live.

And we must not forget the most important event in our Philippine History, ‘The 1986 Edsa Revolution', wherein all people from different walks of life gathered together and walk hand in hand in order to achieve "Peace" for our country.

It is a sad fact of life that there will be wars in the next generation, and the next. What ha gone wrong? Why is it so elusive, when everyone wants it. Is peace and order an impossible dream?

THE PROBLEMS

The Peace and Order situation in our country is still sinking in the sea. The vision of having a non-violent, quiet, peaceful & orderly way of living remains a dream.

CRIME AND VIOLENCE

The rate of crime and violence increases daily. Violence arises inevitably from human competitiveness and covetousness; peace is secured through the forceful imposition of order.

Violence against women and abuse of children is a continuing problem. Discrimination against Muslims persisted, that often results to violence between two opposing religious beliefs. Child labors, prostitution as did trafficking are all crimes against women and children.

Recent trends in the types of crime have been toward economic and intellectual crime involving violence accounted for all...

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