This UBD project is one of the requirements for Political Science 1 under Mrs. Marife Varela. UBD stand for Understanding by design, its aim is to teach students lessons from actual experiences. This UBD's goal is to apply the Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes specifically being a socially responsible Christian. The group needs to find a subject or subjects whose rights have been violated or neglected basing on the provisions of the law. The group members are Mara Mae Pua, Jevy Mae Sayson and Dyan May Villanueva. The group must intervene to aid the subject in understanding and exercising his rights as a human being and a Filipino Citizen under our 1987 Philippine Constitution. Our group chose to help Leomar Tagle, a child whose right to education and right to recreation has been violated. In today’s world Leomard’s case is rampant and ever increasing. He works with his father in the sea to help in the family’s financial needs. The difficult situation children are faced with robs them of their right to childhood, the right that each of them must enjoy. Poverty remains to be the main cause of such deprivation. In this project, we will give the profile of our chosen subject and the provisions of the law that applies to his case. The details of the intervention and most especially the collective insights of the members are also presented. This project allowed us to start the change we wanted to see.
Name: Leomar Tagle
Age: 9 years old
Residence: Sitio Roma, Silay City
Parents: Marisa and Felix Tagle
Parent’s work: His father is a fisherman
Education: Grade two
Leomar Tagle, nine years old and a grade two student stopped attending school to help his family. Young as he is, he already knows how to operate the small pump boat which he and his father use in fishing. Poverty deprived him of his rights to education and recreation. He has never been to any mall in his life and has also never been to Bacolod city. His house is made of wood and has leaking roofs with no proper sewage system. He does not have decent clothes or toys. He has never eaten in fast food. Yet amidst all of this he is still hopeful for a better future and he is very much willing to go back to school if he was given the means to do so. Place
Sitio Roma, is one the most beautiful places in Silay. It is by the beach and has a lot of Mangroves all around the area. Most residents are fishermen or fish pond caretakers. You will need to ride a cart passing through the old train wheels for P10 in order to reach the place. But even its paradise-like beauty and unique transportations cannot hide the fact that it is one of the poorest places in Silay City. The houses are poorly built, the bridges badly constructed and there is no proper sewage systems. During high tide, waters reach the houses and the bridges. Some children are forced to work in the sea to support their family.
PROVISIONS OF LAW
Right to education
Article 14 section 1 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution states that: “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all”.
In the above mentioned provision, the state is anticipated to offer a free education in primary, secondary, and even in tertiary level of education.
Article 2 section 17 of the Constitution also provides that: “The State shall give priority to education, science and technology, arts, culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation and development”.
In the aforesaid constitutional provision, our government is expected to perpetrate itself in advancing the right to education of every Filipino, to the fullest, and at all costs.
Right to recreation
Presidential Decree No. 603: The Child and Youth Welfare Code Art. 46. General Duties. - Parents...
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