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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fifteen guys who lost six games

why should one or fifteen guys who lost six games…

going into the finals be allowed to grab…

 the University Athletic Association of the Philippine…

men’s championship trophy on  account of two wins against the team…

which has accumulated zero losses?

“this is so ridiculous”

a bad rule...

we learned that the so-called “Final Four” rule…

 was adopted by the UAAP Board shortly after University of Santo Tomas…

won championship in 1993 without similar sweep.

under this rule…

the last top four teams are needed to face off in what is called a cross-over phase…

team one is to play team against team four, and team two is arrayed against team three…

the two teams that win in the final four are to face each other in the best-of-two finals…

the team that completes a 14-game-sweep automatically advances to the finals…

however, in the old rule, a team that sweeps the “double-round”…

 elimination is the outright champion…

the accommodation and leniency seem to be the order of the day…

 in the UAAP season…

the last time we checked, the game was about playing the rules…

there is a standing rule which prohibits the simultaneous fielding of two imports…

 but a wise guy of UAAP, a commissioner ruled that since the double-entry…

did not affect the outcome of the game” and, the caper was permissible.

Research Proposal: Quality of Education

In order to solve the emerging problems regarding lack of quality textbooks and computers, any school administrator has to find ways and means to come up with tangible financial plans which result in sourcing out funds from the PTA, LGU and the rich people in the community as stakeholders to purchase computer-units for computer lab, including quality textbooks.

Aside from this, in order to have quality of education, in-service retraining on the part of the teachers should likewise be upgraded from time to time in order for them to be fully equipped with caliber of intelligence and repertoire of experiences.

This action research proposal will evaluate the effectiveness of improving the quality of secondary school science and research in education through advanced textbooks and technology. 

Specifically, the study will seek a solution to the problem in order to improve the quality of education with the objective of helping all of our students increase their MPS (mean percentage score) performance every year such as DAT (division achievement test), RAT (regional achievement test) and NAT (national achievement test), as well as ameliorate their quality of learning through advanced textbooks and technology which is geared towards focusing on one-on-one multi-classroom textbooks and materials as their peers.

The objective is that by the end of the year the students will have at least doubled their learning speed in every subject and will have tremendously improved their facets of understanding, macro-skills, including verbal and non-verbal skills.

The Advanced Textbooks and Technology program is based on the latest science and research assessments as the best panaceas for effective learning instruction in the classroom and effective solution to ease out problems, especially in some subjects with low MPS (mean percentage score) performance.

Funding, just to have acquired one-on-one multi-classroom books and materials, is requested for student learning and teacher training: to purchase the required books, and to technologically equip the students with computer’s software and hardware for the school’s benefit in order to increase MPS with at least 75% passing percentage per subject every year.

The quality of research education, textbook and technology needs to be raised. It has been observed by the concerned principal that there is much to be desired in a secondary level research in education, along with textbooks and technology.

The writer, together with the notions of the current principal of the prestigious learning institution, thinks this poor quality of education stems from lack of textbooks and computers inside the classrooms. Education is one of the major means which society employs to carry out its national policies.

That’s why this learning institution as a science high school must equip the students with advanced textbooks, including computers in order for the learners to be competitive and could be able to cope with the quality of secondary school science and research in education.

One of the problems of continuing gradual decrease of MPS results in some subjects every year and stagnation of professional secondary science research and technology in education of public school teachers and students is lacking of one-on-one prescribed textbook, including technological and methodical guides, special science and research lectures and reviews. 

Their peculiarities are determined by the fact that they are designed for those who have taught research and technology in a science education, have mastered facets of understanding and thus, need not to be taught systematized fundamental knowledge.

On the other hand, now the work of a science high school teacher requires a continuing mastering of new operations and processes, renewed theoretical knowledge, especially under the attack of new information technologies.

In order to solve the emerging problems regarding lack of quality textbooks and computers, any school administrator has to find ways and means to come up with tangible financial plans which result in sourcing out funds from the PTA, LGU and the rich people in the community as stakeholders to purchase computer-units for computer lab, including quality textbooks.

Aside from this, in order to have quality of education, in-service retraining on the part of the teachers should likewise be upgraded from time to time in order for them to be fully equipped with caliber of intelligence and repertoire of experiences.

The program is a must since research education, as well as computer-recognized-science-teacher certification is a recent development, thus, most of the private teachers were trained in another field to corroborate with pecuniary issues. This project is composed of a sequence of courses which will teach the underlying values and core principles of teachers in public and private schools.

Believing that every individual can contribute to achieve the level of information, technical and technological base in the majority of teaching standards no matter how small it is, I introduced and created a firm base to put to practice one the mostly dynamic technologies using the advanced textbooks, along with computers to make the students equip with caliber of intelligence and vast repertoire of science and research experiences.

A textbook and a computer, as well as the systems of its delivery serve as a lever, which will allow the research and science of the 21st century to make a decisive step towards the dream of all enlightened teachers and students: to have an access to any advanced textbook with written research document in any point on the globe. 

Realizing this perspective makes the learning institution of continuing quality of secondary school science and research in education pay special attention to training those teaching and non-teaching personnel in this new technology.

Is Computer a Friend or Foe?



Technology nowadays is continuously improving. Gadgets such as PSP, MP3, computers, and many more are commonly used. All of them are invented to make one’s life easier.

Technology affects human beings, most especially to students. In fact, students utilize computers for making their projects and assignments. They can surf over the internet for more information. Communication is also a factor, that’s the reason why computers are made. Through computers, communication is easily conducted from one place to another place. But, are all gadgets used for good?

Technology is also used for having fun like for instance, computer games. These are indispensable to everyone, especially children in order for them to play different sorts of games and to have fun. Unfortunately, children and adults are abusing the so-called technology. Because of their games' addiction, their grades are affected.

Computers and other gadgets are useful and, at the same time, harmful in our daily living. But remember, too much usage of gadgets can lead to games’ addiction and failure. Never forget that regret comes in the end. What about the integration of technology in education, particularly in curriculum?

As far as education is concerned, the integration of technology in education is no longer a "novel" notion. Because technology has become such an integral part of society, it is essential to integrate its use in education in a variety of ways. The use of computer technology has moved beyond computer assisted instruction in the form of tutorials or drill and practice.



Philippines: C’est facile! Bonjour to high school students in Region VII


 The potentialities of the learners: the gifted and talented

Ms. Claudine Nicole Librando won special and major awards that made her a grand slam winner: Ms. Pepsi Cola, Ms. Prime Asia, Ms. DermStreet, 2nd Best in Talent and Best in School Uniform. Another student from the same school, Ms. Krizia Marie Gabrielle Dosdos, 15 years old, 4th year – Platinum got the 1st runner up; the isolated beauty and tranquility of the place connote open communication and progress.


With the ambiance of the surroundings, you can feel figuratively the essence of reaching out to other people and do communicate with them regardless of races around the world through “vital and candid information; MDGs and campus journalism go hand in hand for the development and gradual progress to gauge the veracity of societal needs, as far as global population is concerned.


The student-writers have responsibility and awareness about the dissemination campaign to cater to the needs of the majority through financial support of the eight MDGs to become fully operational without delays.


DepEd Coordinator for Special Program on Foreign Language (French) Ana Maria Hernandez expressed her profound gratitude to the principal Eutiquia S. Alday in her active role and support to the foreign language, together with faculty members for their hospitality, French teachers Dr. Ermetes F. Adolfo, Jr. and Jacqueline F. Bucao, and the 3rd year and 4th year students for their active participation during demo-lessons and their concerted efforts and interests to learn French language.

Let’s peruse…

The Municipality of Minglanilla made its successful town fiesta and yearly made a tremendous celebration for beauty pageant among high school students from different schools (both private and public), namely, Minglanilla National Science High School, Tubod National High School, Lipata National High School, Tungkop National High School, Tulay National High School, Camp 7 National High School, Guindaruhan National High School, University of the Visayas (Minglanilla Campus), Southern Bethany Christian School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy.

The beauty pageant occurred last August 20 at the New Minglanilla Sports Complex. People from all walks of life were all filled with awe by the astonishing performances done by the twenty lovely candidates who were all proudly representing their respective schools, according to the organizer.

For each school within the Municipality of Minglanilla, two ladies were given such an opportunity to represent their school. Only the aforementioned ten schools joined in the search for Ms. High School Minglanilla this school year.

The said contest was truly a tough job for each candidate due to the consecutive practices they had while busy catching up with the lessons in school. Besides, workshops, seminars, campus tours and other sort of interactions were conducted in order to boost the confidence and self-esteem of every candidate. But, despite the pressures and stress, all of them were very happy with experiences they had gained and earned for even so short a time.

“When this game is over, I’m sure I’m going to miss this type of group bonding that we are all experiencing now,” this was the usual line that would pop out from each mouth of the candidates.

“And the Miss High School Minglanilla  is…” this was the statement from the host that gave the audience the thrill and excitement for the reason that the two candidates of Minglanilla National Science High School were the only ones left on stage and who successfully made it up for that big and final announcement.

That was surely the pride of each MNSHS student who attended the event that evening. It was Krizia Marie Gabrielle Dosdos, 15 years old, 4th year – Platinum got the 1st runner up position. And the lady who brought home the crown was none other than Claudine Nicole Librando, 16 years old, 4th year – Uranium. In addition to that, Claudine also won special and major awards that made her a grand slam winner: Ms. Pepsi Cola, Ms. Prime Asia, Ms. DermStreet, 2nd Best in Talent and Best in School Uniform.


 “Please bear in mind that sharing information with others and apprising the latest updates of the world today give emphasis to the importance of global communication, i.e. free communication and freedom of expression. It relinquishes our rights from “self-seclusion and self-inhibition” to help people unfurl their inundating mind streams and open out into something that results in a rich harvest of ideas from them.”


The isolated beauty and tranquility of the place connote open communication and progress. With the ambiance of the surroundings, you can feel figuratively the essence of reaching out to other people and do communicate with them regardless of races around the world through “vital and candid information.”

Communication serves as a bridge between the family and the community — working together for a unified stand on the issue and for a solid foundation to come by the common goals and for the amelioration of one’s life.

Metaphorically, it is likened to an open beach because it is very important to all of us in this planet who ought to shun from putting a gap; otherwise, open communication will vanish into thin air and a covert communication channel will be thwarted at once without question.

The main reason for this is that people have the right to be informed and they have to share with one another regarding the issues and other things that can be beneficial for everybody in order to reach ultimately for “the common good.”

Communication is something that can bridge you between the unknown world and the known world with sufficient information to dish out. Likewise, it’s about expressing and conveying your thoughts, emotions, notions and concepts with another human beings.

The ideal outcome of the event will animadvert upon itself and it will boomerang to the concerned persons if things are not properly addressed. It reciprocates best communication skills that can aid in keeping one’s head and confidently taking charge of unfamiliar situations.

People are more likely to listen to you, whatever you have to utter, if you can express yourself well, and this is particularly useful in influencing and negotiating significant personal, social and business matters.

To elaborate further about communication as an advantage over the other sub-categorized implications and cognitive-voluntary schema with communicative approaches. The opposite sides are taken into account.

Say for instance, a communication as regards the utilization of idiomatic expression like “between the devil and the deep blue sea” which figuratively emphasizes its true color and veritable sense of implicit meaning.  In this expression, if you are between the devil and the deep blue sea, you are in a scenario where there are two equally unpleasant options or alternatives.

For example, “When the new product didn’t take off, the management was caught between the devil and the deep blue sea: develop a new marketing campaign or drop the product.” In this open communication, as well as distinct scenario of the two comparable objects, each object will liken metaphorically to a different perspective. It comes in handy in working out the involution or rising actions and dealing with difficult people.

Open communication is said to be fathomed, unparalleled, and incomprehensible closed-doors gaps that sometimes implicate many dimensions, from something that is facile or so simple and something that is more complicated.

Besides, it is “something” that is potentially complex to comprehend the pros and cons of a subtle and particular human being’s intervention.

To enlighten anew about the open communication and open alternative views, communication itself mainly connects to the human mind. It carries a heavy burden with consciousness and sub-consciousness.

The open mind is also susceptible to “a lack of conviction.” Too many conflicting viewpoints can enter an open mind and cause indecision and unfair treatment.  With regard also to any standpoint, it is indispensable now and then to conceal the mind from reality and connect it to the real world where individuals do utterly communicate, disallow any more input, make a decision and act.

Perchance, more significant than having an open mind is having a mind that is capable of being open or closed. The hinges of our mind are our capability to act upon. We can decide to accept or reject information depending upon the fair judgment, trials and animadversions from the people around. It might be local or international.

Finally, information should be dished out with correct acceptance and unmistakable honor to divulge and pin down with laurels.

 Campus Journalism as a Catalyst for Change: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

“Campus Journalism as a Catalyst for Change: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015” is a challenge of every campus writer in the Philippines to have cognizance about the MDGs.


According to study, the all eight MDGs are indeed measurable, quantifiable and realistic. To support its claim, each of the eight goals has a set of targets. These targets are quantified through indicators that will be set as the benchmark for measuring each country’s progress.

DepEd memorandum expresses its journalistic stand and goes into raptures over the eight MDGs. The campus journalists demonstrate understanding of the MDGs’ importance to the masses by expressing them through varied journalistic forms and approaches, demonstrate commitment to support MDGs by advocating and integrating them in related school community initiatives and enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions such as individual, group, as well as radio broadcasting and scriptwriting contests.

MDGs and campus journalism go hand in hand for the development and gradual progress to gauge the veracity of societal needs, as far as global population is concerned. The student-writers have responsibility and awareness about the dissemination campaign to cater to the needs of the majority through sustention of the eight MDGs to become fully operational without delays.

For the information of everybody, Millennium Development Goals consist of the eight goals, and the acronym itself MDG is a familiar buzzword. However, there is little or no awareness of this global agenda agreed upon by 191 nations in 2000.


In fact, a number of journalists who attended a recent media forum said they had not heard of the MDGs despite the fact that the Philippines has been an active participant in the drafting of many protocols involving human rights.

In a press release published recently in a national daily newspaper, it emphasized the importance of each MDG. It described as a roadmap in fighting poverty, and as a partnership between developed and developing countries in the attainment of these eight goals. To reprint these goals, they are as follows:


On the other hand, despite some clamors circulating around the country, some young journalists keep on rallying behind the proponents of MDGs. In fact, some questions have raised: Do they resolve global problems? Do the teachers impart savvy of journalism with regard to MDGs on the campus?

By all accounts, fundamentally, the better way to teach journalism is to train them to write for life. Perhaps, that’s a motherhood phrase. What the writer has really wanted to utter is to go beyond the competition mode. The holding of competitions to put something through its paces with the  students’ skills on campus journalism might have drudged to a certain echelon.

But making the students practice campus journalism more might do miracles and nose around more youth to the craft of factual “fourth estate.” This is not an animadversion on DepEd’s practice of holding schools press conferences in the country. This is only an overall standpoint of the Editorial Board and Staff of The Guindaruhan Tribune school paper.

Journalism gives emphasis to the importance of valuable information with the help of various media. Each student-writer must use extreme campus journalism as a means of making the people become fully aware of what is really happening around us today. If the people increase total awareness and heighten participation, the plans of development seem to realize and the MDGs will be successfully carried out.

As a result, significant decrease in poverty and amplified a much-needed boost in national economy will come to follow. The people will go hand in hand for the betterment of economy, and work with the heart to upgrade the conditions of the general public. It is inevitable that all of us are living in this labyrinth-filled nature and cycle of ups and downs by which the globe of our fate revolves in stages.

Our conditions at present are not still sustainable, not enough to cope with the demands and needs of society; ergo, we have to come to “grips” with the MDGs and apply draconian measures in order to accentuate the adequacy of our living conditions.

Through journalism, campus writers go into raptures over MDGs, especially in the Philippines!

C’est facile! Bonjour to the high school students in Region VII

DESPITE the circumstances of the great language diversities, the observation of French classes at Minglanilla National Science High School (MNSHS) took place last September 28, 2010 with some attendance, coming from DepEd officials (Central, Regional & Division Offices), French Embassy Linguistic Attaché, Alliance Française de Manille and Alliance Française de Cebu directors of studies, and other foreign language coordinators involved in the special program.

Regional SPFL-F Coordinator Ms. Marcelita S. Dignos through the memorandum issued by Director Recaredo G. Borgonia said  the visit and observation of French classes are geared towards reviewing progress of implementation of the SPFL-F, focusing on the agreed outputs and outcomes within the SPFL-F results framework including the terms in the MOA between the Embassy of France and DepEd which was signed last September 28, 2009, and reviewing actions taken on the recommendations formulated during the conference on start-up activities for the implementation of the teaching of French as a second foreign language SY 2010-2011 in selected Science High Schools in Region VII held last May 28, 2010.

Linguistic Attaché Emilie Flambeaux of the French Embassy to the Philippines emphasized the fact that French was the second international language and a key to prepare Filipino students “for their role as global citizens”. During the special visit at MNSHS, the visitors congratulated the French teachers, faculty members and the head of school Eutiquia S. Alday in their efforts to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. 

On the other hand, DepEd Undersecretary for Programs and Projects Dr. Vilma Labrador during the language assessment and planning workshop held last February 16-19, 2010 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center, reminded the audience that the choice of science high schools was made since science is a key field for both French and Philippine governments. She said French has been already introduced in 13 science high schools from NCR and Region VII. 21 teachers are currently undergoing training in the two French cultural centers, Alliance Française in Manila and Alliance Française in Cebu.

The agreement signifies the important role of DepEd-learning institution as a privileged partner of the Embassy, in terms of the promotion of French culture, language and education in Cebu and the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao, according to Emilie Flambeaux. She also added that Alliance Française has four objectives: to promote the French language, France, Europe and the 70 countries which are members of the French-speaking community; to encourage intellectual exchange and debate; to support Filipino artists and intellectuals, and to advise Filipino students who wish to study French culture and/or study in France. 

DepEd Coordinator for Special Program on Foreign Language (French) Ana Maria Hernandez expressed her profound gratitude to the principal Eutiquia S. Alday in her active role and support to the foreign language, together with faculty members for their hospitality, French teachers Dr. Ermetes F. Adolfo, Jr. and Jacqueline F. Bucao, and the 3rd year and 4th year students for their active participation during demo-lessons and their concerted efforts and interests to learn French language.




Are You Living on Minimum Wage?


The issue of minimum wages was also supported by the students whose parents are rank-and-file employees in the company or firm where the salary is questionable.

The minimum wage is not sufficient if you are too extravagant to spend what is not needed anymore in the family. Yes, it’s true that some of your employers violated by not ensuing with the standardization law of salary. They don’t follow what has been required of them to pay their employees with the right amount of salary or wages. 

Despite financial crisis that both the employer and employee have suffered, there is still hope to become financially stable again and to reconsider the inevitable financial crisis wherein the salary is too small for them, especially to the rank-and-file employees. 

According to Dr. Adolfo, an educator, if you are diligent and industrious, you can still survive even though your salary is not enough for your family. Don’t be choosy to accept the job to give additional income to your family. The issue of minimum wages was also supported by the students whose parents are rank-and-file employees in the company or firm where the salary is questionable. 

What shall we do to stop this kind of salary practice? Can we afford to be blindfolded ignoring or brushing aside what has been going on? I agree also with some foreign countries that issued economic advisory not only in the Philippines but also in other Asian countries. Hereunder is the explanation by some employees who were picked out at random during the ambush interview. 

Check this article out for you to assess Philippines with regard to wages or salaries. The income is not enough for the family, that's why these women find solutions and discuss how to solve financial crisis in their families.

A housewife with 2 kids at home is not enough to raise a family if the income is far below the minimum wage, and the family has a meager income. It can't support the entire members of the family whose income is below the poverty line of living.

Even though the breadwinner receives minimum wage, the family still celebrates Ericka's birthday: All of us want a good life, and a very comfortable life, that’s why we work to earn money. This cake symbolizes prosperity to family members.

The parents were very keen at observing and having cognizance of the current happenings as far as salary and work are concerned. In fact, most of them listened to the speech given by the lead principals in a public school about thriftiness, industry...

Standardization law on wages to the employees is not fully implemented due to some employers who are obstinate for not paying the right amount of money...

Some of the employers hired children as contractual workers in their farms for the cheap labor in order for them to save money, instead they hired the adults as regular employees to till their land. 

Listen to the explanation of each employee as I made an ambush interview...

“A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest  wage at which workers may sell their labor. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about the benefits and drawbacks of a minimum wage.”— Wikipedia

What the 1st employee says about living on minimum wage…

Yes, as for me, I am living on my parent’s minimum wage. Critical situations sometimes happen to our living due to the minimum amount of wages that my parents receive every month. There are some instances wherein our family is striving more with some difficulties about money. Fortunately, we overcome our serious problems by degrees.

Pursuing oneself to gain something with a greater amount of wages, one must obtain the four D’s: 1) determination to fulfill one's dream to have a better life, to gain such a greater amount of income in day-to-day life subsistence, and to work hard which is the counterpart of determination; 2) dedication to a certain job which you have been singled out for a living, and you don’t abandon it for the sake of finding a job which is not easy; 3) one must have a disciplinary character to possess and to be concerned with; and 4) you must have the diligence in handling the task and performing the job honestly without biases or prejudices against the others.

In this situation, we might have a better life for the future; and yet, living on a minimum wage is not so bad when you and your family are working hard to have a good life, and helping together might lead you to succeed in your career.

Definitely, living in the world with the guidance of God, one may certainly look forward to success with determination in life, as well as perseverance in doing whatever the task assigned to him. Reaching out to God may help a person in that certain situation, especially if he is a very good person to deal with.

If ever I maybe given a special privilege, I should be loyal to my employer and faithful in The Almighty, not only when I am in need of a job but also when I am happy or in a good mood...

Besides, the so-called “low wage” is definitely not a hindrance towards success and for a living in this uncertain world. Living as well as helping together is the key to success despite financial problem. And also, to other loyal employee out there, don’t lose hope when you have encountered financial crisis or critical problem because God is only challenging you how strong you are and your belief in Him, so that someday you will be a better and successful person.

What the 2nd employee says about living on minimum wage…

“Crisis! Crisis! You must go away from us.” This line is very common to the normal people, especially the breadwinners. We can’t avoid this occurrence, but instead you need to work. Many people keep on searching for work nowadays, as long as they are comfortable with it.

Many of them, including me, want a job. You bet it right but we can’t avoid looking for any job that fits us. In fact, we are blinded by many factors and human considerations because we are trapped with a very low salary. All of us want a good life, and a very comfortable life, that’s why we work to earn money. We are really convinced to work with determination and perseverance, but the question is, are we contented with the salary given by our employer?

We should know the minimum wage which will be trimmed or used as the boundary of our salaries today. Minimum wage is not enough to raise a family. I admit that, but we should choose a bigger salary if we want monetary comfort, life improvement and other stuff to enjoy. Our goal is to live with a happy life full of money, and to live peacefully but carefully. 

Many people don’t know their salaries up to now; they don’t care as long as their salary is enough to raise a family. Salary increase is the best thing to do, but we should be aware also for the crisis. Salaries or wages are very important to all of us today; despite the fact, our country is now facing a financial crisis.

I hope everyone should think twice in deciding whether to find another one or stay at the present job. In the end, it is still you who will balance all of the financial problems. It is not easy to have family or siblings wherein you are the only breadwinner in your family. That’s why you have to find and know the right job for you.

What the 3rd employee says about living on minimum wage…

We all know that international crisis is happening right now. Most of us, the people, are working so hard to gain some money. Even though I am just a working student, still I notice that money is not that easy to spend for, so that you will succeed.

My father is a mechanical engineer who is currently working in Saudi Arabia. My mother is a housewife. There are three of us in the family, excluding our parents. We, as their children, are all studying in both public and private schools.

Actually, it is really hard to manage money especially if there are a lot of things to be taken into account. But as a daughter who also works during day time, I also try my best to save money as much as I can to help my parents defray expenses at home. And it is not quite that easy to look for a job, isn’t it?

Having such a question, to reiterate it, are we living on minimum wage? My answer is--Yes, we are. But living on the minimum wage is still hard for us to manage, especially if there are some emergencies that we are going to work out and undertake for the time being.

In this worldwide financial crisis that all the employees are experiencing right now, living on a minimum wage is still not enough. We must work hard to find solutions to the financial problems due to the low salary, and gain sympathy, especially to the poor ones. 

We must exert extra effort to gain extra money. And most of all we must learn to budget our own money, and become more optimistic and wise in handling financial crisis in our day-to-day living experiences.

Universal Language Invasion in the Philippines next to English


What makes the language functional among the high school students is the trendy way of terminologies and pronunciation of words, including the parts of speech which are almost the same as English language, but they are far different from the actual pronunciation and style. Let’s hearken unto words or diverse statements of teenagers from all walks of life who share with us what they have experienced or learned about the language. The interviewees are the high school students who were picked out at random just to share with us about “Learning French Language” as a subject in the classroom!

What Emnace says…

Bonjour! French language is the second universal language in the world. As for me, learning French language is very interesting and awesome. The reason is that everyone is given the chance to learn and discover the importance of French language in the Philippines. And now, it is our great advantage; thus we have the opportunity to learn French. I am very grateful and honored to be part of French class and the privilege given to me to study said language.

What Reroma says…

French language is very important because it helps in promoting world understanding. Through it, we can communicate well with other people from other countries. Honestly, it is difficult to learn at first because it is not familiar to me. Even though it is the 2nd language used by the people around the world which is still hard to cope with. It is a pleasure to learn this language. I love French as the second language aside from English, that’s why I’m trying my best to learn this language. Though, it is a bit hard to learn, I’ll pursue myself to comprehend. I was also thankful that we were taught this French language. Our credits to our professor for his big effort. I hope I can learn more.

What Nacar says...

Learning French is awesome! We have already learned French alphabet. It has similarities and differences to the English alphabet. Next is about the number in French language as it gives me a lot of insights that can be used all throughout my life. French language is not as hard as what everybody has imagined. It is a language full of wonders for me and I am lucky to have cognizance of learning French language! French songs are magnificent. Learning the song “sous une ploi detoiles” gives me another learning. French songs are from the heart. These perspectives show what the heart truly says. Our teacher gives the English translations and my French vocabulary enhances. We are lucky to have our French teacher. I hope I can learn a lot more from him.

What Ang says… 

French language was introduced to us about 2 years ago. At first, we learned the basics like alphabet, numbers and common expressions. When we were in 3rd year level, we have engaged already in conversational French which was at first a hassle time for us. We did not appreciate the great opportunity to learn such a prestigious language. We took the language for granted. Now that we are in a step-by-step basis in learning the language, we realized that it is a fun language to learn, most especially that our teacher is really understanding and fun to deal with. I am looking forward to really learning on how to speak French fluently in a conversational manner—hopefully soon enough. I can now translate a few sentences based on word for word analysis which sets out a great feeling of achievement because learning this language was never in my wildest thoughts. We have memorized the nice songs in French language which we find so amazing because now, not only French expressions we can talk of but also the song we can sing. Hopefully, by college, we can continue to learn French in our foreign language subject and I shall say we are truly grateful to have the opportunity laid before us to learn this fun, prestigious and amazing language. The pain is worth the gain in learning this language.

What Aro says… 

We started learning French when we were in our 2nd year level. I started to love French language because it interests me so much. There are many words and phrases that are so difficult to pronounce. I studied hard and made my savvy broaden as I continued focusing on the language. I know how to pronounce many words and phrases because our French teacher was so knowledgeable about it. He taught us some hints on how to pronounce with his oral recitation given to us. I want to learn more about the French language because this is the only language that I learned in our school. In our French subject, our French teacher taught us many French topics. I learned from him such as the tableau de conjugaison, conversation in French language and many more. I also learned on how to pronounce French words properly by the use of an oral recitation. Despite the fact that French language is so difficult to understand and learn, I still pursue said language in learning and communicating with people from other foreign countries. Someday I want to communicate through French because it interests me. French makes me happy because I love the subject and language.

What Cañedo says… 

French is the second universal language next to English. As I have observed almost everybody is eager to learn French language, that’s why I find myself very lucky because I can learn it for free. I’ve learned French since second year and I enjoyed it a lot onwards as it continues my learning in third year. I find French language difficult to learn but if you are just interested and are eager to learn, difficulty of such a language won’t matter. I also enjoyed participating in French activities, especially when we were in third year before. We went to the city and met some French officials at Alliance Francaise de Cebu and in the French Embassy. We won the first price. It was a great privilege to be there and met some students from other school. As for now, I have learned a lot of things in French… and not just leaned on but also enjoyed learning it. I knew through this language I could travel the world—and that is one of my dreams. I knew I can use this language in the near future. I also like the way our teacher teaches. Overall, it’s amazing! That’s why I’m proud to learn French language, but English is the best for me.

What Largo says…

When they say there will be a French subject in 2nd year, I am so excited to learn another foreign language. I am happy that I will be having 4 languages: the Visayan, Filipino, English and French. I am so proud that we have French because I am bragging it to my family and friends. I am hoping that I will be working someday in France or French colonized countries. French is one of the most spoken languages in the world. I am proud that I am learning French. I really love French. I find French very interesting. That’s why I am always present every Saturday for French class. And I am thankful to our French teacher for the hard work. He is really great in teaching said language. And because he is good, that’s why I love French.

What Castañares says…

Honestly, I really love French because it is very interesting. When they said that we will have a French class every Saturday I am very happy. I want to learn more about this subject. I want to learn on how to speak French fluently. I want to learn those French words that we can use every day in our activities. And so, when we have started our French class in our school, I felt very happy about the good news. It is because of a great advantage to the students both in 3rd year and 4th year levels. Learning the language is something that I can be proud of. I must say thank you to the French professor because he did his very best in teaching us French subject. I am honored that I am one of his students in French. Having learned French language is really a great privilege. Now, I know how to speak French, and I know how to greet people with those French words. And now, before I graduate by the end of school year, I have something that I can be proud of, it’s the French language. Thank you French!

Preaching of God's Words and Adherents of the 10 Commandments of God


Preaching God's words may differ from indoctrination and religious belief since the time immemorial. In fact, people from all walks of life, regardless of races and religious denominations will hearken unto God's words despite lack of attention, solemn prayer or even sermon, especially during the gospel-sharing by the priest or the pastor.

Preaching God's words will help improve divine power through spiritual prosperity and celestial happiness with the presence of Omnipotent Being. Besides, there are things in this world that fully need spiritual change and gradual cleansing of one's faith and deeds through God's obedience of the 10 commandments. Citing the scripture, most especially in Rom. 1:16, it says "Preaching every word of God is mighty through God to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ," and 2 Cor. 10:4, 5, it says "For the word of God is quick and powerful," etc., with Heb. 4:12.

Furthermore, divine communication is very important to all of us between God and human being. There are other spiritual ways to share information with mankind such as obedience to God's volition, deeds and pure thoughts, etc. and the succeeding paragraphs will clearly bear out the truthfulness of the gospel and the veracity of Holy Scriptures to be shared by any adherent of God's commandments-- the masses in general. You may peruse and analyze the following paragraphs in order for us to ponder or excogitate:
"Jesus Christ has taught us a very simple message just to live life simply no matter how hard each life it could be. 

As a matter of fact, to live life simply is in accordance with the spiritual teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. In order for us also to enter the kingdom of God, we have to abide by the precepts--both the divine and the positive precepts. If you aim to uplift the spiritual standard of living, see to it that you are aware of the human actions and spiritual actions paving the way to eternal salvation and exaltation."

Much like the horseman in the story, we want to achieve our goals as much as possible--not letting anything hinder the success of our quest. It would seem to be a good plan but the fact is that we need only the most little of things in life. Jesus Christ has taught us a very simple message, to live life simply, no matter how hard it could be. We get so focused on our goal that we fail to appreciate the things that we have, we should know that, we have a family that loves us, a home that shelters us and friends that console us. If we keep on such blind goals, we may find ourselves in despair, and on such things we may work in vain, for every bad actuation doesn't make us happy. We even risk losing the important things in our lives, that's why it is important that we get contented with what we have and know that we are very lucky and blessed.

Many problems arise from time to time and we can't avoid them because God has a plan for us and He gives us trials if we can survive and overcome them, especially our weaknesses. Perhaps, we may suffer grievously but always remember that these are only the petty problems. God has shielded us from receiving anymore problems and the problems that hit us are only a fraction of what has come our way. It is very fulfilling to know that we are normal; many people have not received this gift. We are very dynamic, very blessed, and very lucky to be still alive today and to lead a righteous life in our own little ways. Let us appreciate every blessing that pours on us day in and day out. Each of us has a certain mission to fulfill; all undertakings are unique because God has made them for us. Trust in the Lord to reveal all things but for the meantime you live life simply according to His gospel.

"People should live with God's teachings to be temporally successful and spiritually happy here on earth and life after death. People who have not yet been given the chance to hearken to God's words should dredge up the truthfulness of the gospel and learn by heart in order to be saved."

Today's gospel is very inspiring. In fact, the positive trait of a true Christian will lead to spiritual immersion and to be called an adherent of Christ's teachings. Similarly, the character of a person who has immersed and patterned after the truthfulness of the gospel is so strong physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and even financially. Any person with that spiritual conviction is so confident that there is God who is taking care of him and protecting him in times of troubles and whatever his undertakings in life, his dreams and aspirations, and even his success because of his faith in God.

Amidst all the trials, sacrifices, problems and obstacles, he remains strong and can persevere in all the things he has done for himself to combat tribulations until he reaches his fate and spiritual goals. A person who has the knowledge of the Lord's mystical grace to his creation is a happy man -- a man who is full of hopes and dreams. As a result, his positive traits are the right attitudes towards his fellowmen who are good, lovable, and most of all, virtuous.

On the contrary, any person who has not found Christ in his life and no knowledge at all about the gospel, including the words of the Lord are futile in the sight of God. His heart is restless, and there's always guilt within himself that he can't identify what is really distracting or bothering him. The person is not happy because he is full of fears and skepticism of everything around him. As a result, he is selfish, living in a world "on his own," always in trouble, and has no peace of mind. That's why people should live with God's teachings to be successful and happy here on earth and life after death.

"Always pray to God for guidance and protection! God will help you if you pray for Him at all times, not abandon Him in your daily prayers. As we all know that God created with his likeness and image, we must say that we should pray for Him for guidance and protection. He gave us his Beloved Son in order for us to save our lives from outer darkness and for us to ask for His guidance and protection always. He is the only one who can hear for our petitions or prayers. We should be thankful in every prayer we have made because He gave us everything that we need for our lives. When we pray, we must always thank God first and also ask forgiveness for the wrongdoings that we have committed."

Prayer can be a personal experience and an intimate connection with our Heavenly Father. This is the confidence we have felt by secretly approaching Him. The reasons are:

a. that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us -- and we know that He hears us;

b. whatever we ask for, we know that we have to pray for Him sincerely;

c. and we know that prayer is often used as a means of faith healing in order for us to prevent from illness, to cure disease, and to improve health;

d. and we know that spiritual healing is very powerful - to lessen mind's burden, relaxes mental practices, and ameliorates spiritual insights, and other techniques; and

e. We know that through our solemn prayer we can summon divine and supernatural interventions on behalf of the ill-patient for his complete recovery while others advocate that ill-people may achieve healing through prayer to be performed only by them.

"Homosexuality will be controlled if the person has the self-drive to change positively in accordance with God's volition under His care and with gospel principles. Satan's plan is to deceive as many of us as he can to prevent us from returning to live with our Heavenly Father. One of the most damaging things he can do is to entice us by breaking the law of chastity. He is cunning and powerful. He wants us to be like him who does immoral things on earth. One major example is homosexuality practice where the lovers of the same sex engage in exotic, but brutal sex foreplay in bed."

Whatever definitions we get from different dictionaries, the meaning is still the same. According to Wikipedia definitions, homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation along with bisexuality and heterosexuality within the heterosexual-homosexual continuum. It is also the manifestation of sexual urge towards a member of one's own sex, otherwise known as the erotic activity with a member of the same sex.

On the contrary, the definitions extend beyond the scriptural statements of faith or the Holy Bible which consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a grievous sin and it should be ceased right away because it is abominable in the sight of God. Furthermore, it teaches precisely that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God.

To support the Holy Bible through its chapters and verses like Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, Genesis 19: 1-13, when people continue in sin and unbelief, God "gives them over" to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the futility and hopelessness of life apart from God. It proclaims that homosexual offenders will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Homosexuality is not inborn. It is self-made which developed gradually through peers who live in the same environment. The upbringing of the family is also part of the blame and indignation. Perhaps, the parents lack of disciplining and guiding the child to be straight and not to be swayed with evil and lust that the world can offer. Like other violations of the law of chastity, homosexual behavior is a serious sin.

Most of the modern-day prophets have spoken about the perils of homosexual behavior and about the church's concern for people who may have such inclinations. Here are the straight reminders that help you excogitate about your self-identity crisis and unusual behaviors, and how you wield over your inclinations which are so powerful and which may be difficult to control. The indispensable techniques are:

1. Pray always to God for helping you control your sexual drives and inclinations towards a person of the same sex;

2. Don't do anything to arouse the powerful feelings that must be expressed only in marriage;

3. Try to compel yourself to think of the Holy Bible to guide and protect you if you start thinking to engage in fornication of the same sex;

4. Don't participate in passionate kissing, lie on top of another person of the same sex, or touch the private, sacred parts of another person's body, with or without clothing;

5. Don't arouse completely those emotions in your body because your body is a temple of God; and

6. Think always of yourself about the Holy Bible and God made man and woman to unite together for procreation with proper blessings and it is God's "plan of salvation."

Homosexuality will be controlled if the person has the self-drive to change positively in accordance with God's volition under His care and with gospel principles. Satan's plan is to deceive as many of us as he can to prevent us from returning to live with our Heavenly Father. 

One of the most damaging things he can do is to entice us by breaking the law of chastity. He is cunning and powerful. He wants us to be like him who does immoral things on earth. One major example is homosexuality practice where the lovers of the same sex engage in exotic, but brutal sex foreplay in bed.

There are also other things to stop you from being homosexual. You might try to look around and catch sight of other alternative for pleasure like masturbation, thinking only of the opposite sex and no one else-- if you can change so that you won't be gay. In this method, perchance you can be straight. You have to try these eccentric observations and pleasurable practices for your own sake! Express yourself in a world wherein you and a woman live together. 

Think deeply of something like having a sexual intercourse with her. If you think it does not work, retry! Think also straight fantasies to make you sexually active!

"Do you know it takes me time to ponder over the impossibilities become possibilities in life, and it makes me speedy to carry out the content to be published online as far as personal experience is concerned."





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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton. A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger. Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross

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