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And as much as we can help it, stop all imports from CH.
Who are we trying to fool? They hate us and will destroy anything that comes from us! Let’s not waste any of our resources and goods and PEOPLE on them!
They obviously WANT WAR. They will do anything and everything to TRIGGER this war. They fan their own flames among their people and are vindictive to the point of hurting their own people who happen to be based here!
I don’t want Our Bananas, Mangoes, Skilled Workers and English Teachers to be wasted in their land. And I don’t want to support any of their products over here.
They’re enjoying their power now and I bet they’re just so eager to demonstrate it, but all their evil will bite them in the end.
…Because you don’t.
You want to destroy us. You want to claim our land. And you are making it appear like we are leaving you no choice but to use force against us… You have always wanted to use force against us. You’ve always wanted to exercise your military prowess against our weak nation whom you know will not be able to fight back. All your threats only prove how much of a coward you really are because you are trying to orchestrate a “war” against a weak nation whom you know you will win against. You spread lies to your people about the scope of your land, and feed them hatred towards my people, making them believe we are the enemies. You try to justify your intentions to the world by making it appear like you own our land when all you really want to do is to take what is not yours. You are working very hard to make this war happen because deep inside your hearts this is what you want, so don’t lie to us and say to that world that my people are leaving you no choice but to strike us with force. This will is entirely yours. This sin is entirely your doing.
“No matter how willing we are to discuss the issue, the current Philippine leadership is intent on pressing us into a corner where there is no other option left but the use of arms,” the China Daily said in an editorial.
Stop harassing the transport groups whenever they insist they must raise their fares, when you know very well GASOLINE and DIESEL have been GOING UP NONE STOP FOR WEEKS NOW… RIDICULOUS!
If you REALLY don’t want fares to go up or the cost of commodities to go up, REGULATE THE OIL COMPANIES AND FORCE THEM TO STOP RAISING THEIR PRICES BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, THEY CAN AFFORD NOT TO!!! THEY’RE JUST GREEDY PRICKS WHO CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF MONEY, AND THEY JUST LOVE TO USE THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD AS AN EXCUSE TO HEARTLESSLY INCREASE THEIR PRICES USING THEIR INVENTED GAUGE FOR PRICING.
I don’t want prices to go up everywhere, but with the way your Oil boys are pushing the limits every week, can I blame them for needing to go up? And how convenient for your Oil boys to see how far they can go without the people complaining, they’ll continue raising prices without remorse or care… WELL THE PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING BUT ALL OUR CRIES LAND ON ALL YOUR DEAF EARS!!! RICH FOLKS FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THESE INFAMOUS OIL COMPANIES ALWAYS THINK THAT WHATEVER THEY DO IS STRICTLY A BUSINESS DECISION!!! AND YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TAKE MORE THAN YOU SHOULD FROM THE PEOPLE!!! THE DEVIL HAS SURELY, UNDOUBTEDLY OVERCOME ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU CONTINUE TO BELIEVE YOU ARE DOING NOTHING WRONG!!! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!!
This country is truly cursed. It’s only more fun here if you are one with the wolves.
(This is a very late post…)
In this report: High School Diploma Losing Value, we find that employing a K-12 education DOES NOT GUARANTEE better education or even better opportunities for the Filipino graduate as stated by DepEd:
23 – The Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program will be instrumental in achieving the nation’s vision of a high school graduate. The benefits of the K+12 proposal far outweigh the additional costs that will be incurred by both government and families.
24 – An enhanced curriculum will decongest academic workload, giving students more time to master competencies and skills as well as time for other learning opportunities beyond the classroom, thus allowing for a more holistic development.
25 – Graduates will possess competencies and skills relevant to the job market. The K+12 proposal will be designed to adjust and meet the fast-changing demands of society to prepare graduates with skills essential for the world of work.
26 – Graduates will be prepared for higher education. Due to an enhanced curriculum that will provide relevant content and attuned with the changing needs of the times, basic education will ensure sufficient mastery of core subjects to its graduates such that graduates may opt to pursue higher education if they choose to.
27 – Graduates will be able to earn higher wages and/or better prepared to start their own business. There is a strong correlation between educational attainment and wage structure and studies specific to the Philippine setting show that an additional year of schooling increases earnings by 7.5%. This should also allow greater access to higher education for self-supporting students.
28 – Graduates could now be recognized abroad. Filipino graduates, e.g. engineers, architects, doctors, etc., could now be recognized as professionals in other countries. Those who intend to study abroad will meet the entrance requirements of foreign schools.
29 – The economy will experience accelerated growth in the long run. The objective of the K+12 program is to improve quality of basic education. Several studies have shown that the improvements in the quality of education will increase GDP growth by as much as 2%. Studies in the UK, India and US show that additional years of schooling also have positive overall impact on society.
30 – The Philippine education system will be at par with international standards. K+12 will facilitate mutual recognition of Filipino graduates and professionals following the Washington Accord and the Bologna Accord.
31 – A better educated society provides a sound foundation for long-term socio-economic development. The Enhanced K+12 Basic Education system will contribute to the development of emotionally and intellectually mature individuals capable of pursuing productive employment or entrepreneurship or higher education disciplines.
Come on. Let’s not fool ourselves. Bottom line, this K-12 system in our country is really only going to add more years for students and money for parents to spend for education. Companies over here will still require minimum college graduates, even if DepEd claims the high school graduate will be equipped for skilled jobs. And secondly, there just aren’t enough jobs for everyone. Even graduates of nursing and IT end up in call centers…
DepEd also seems to avoid the real issue for poor education, and that is not in the number of years a student goes to school, but rather, their lack of benefits and compensation for public school teachers, the corruption of funds for what should be the development of schools, building more public libraries, setting up research facilities and of course, the government’s inability to produce jobs that will be fitting for every graduate based on what course they have taken.
They’re also lying when they say that the reason why we’re behind is because we’re the only country not following the K-12 format; we’re behind because of CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE IT CAN HAPPEN. And how lame for DepEd to only have this plan for the future of our youngsters… to follow how America does it. Hello, even they admit their education system is failing. Read the report again! DepEd also hasn’t done their homework well enough to look at the right direction and study a better education system, one that has been successful through many many years. One coming from Finland.
Finland, for everyone’s information, does NOT follow the K-12 format. They have a better system, and even better treatment for students. Education is FREE, and best of all KEPT SHORT. Where the K-12 format and schools in the US and around Asia go for longer hours, their school days are shorter. And they have the best education in the world. How do they do it?
Read these, I promise it’s very good.
- Finnishing School
- Ravitch: Why Finland’s schools are great (by doing what we don’t)
- The Finnish National Board of Education
I really can’t accept what DepEd is saying about the benefits of K-12 or even their generic discussion paper. I also know that all government plans, bills, directives and projects are just there as an excuse to spend more, corrupt more, or give false reports to people that they’re doing something, anything! This K-12 system is just another project they can milk from.
Don’t think I can be fooled.
I love the response of Kaye Art, someone I don’t personally know but agree with wholeheartedly, over an article that talks about where Americans may consider relocating in order to avoid the coming economic collapse.
The article mentioned that:
…more Americans than ever seem to be interested in relocating overseas. This appears to be particularly true of younger Americans.
A recent CNBC article contained the following amazing statistics….
*According to the U.S. State Department, 6.3 million Americans are either working or studying overseas. That is the highest number that has ever been recorded.
*According to one recent survey, “the percentage of Americans aged 25 to 34 actively planning to relocate outside the U.S. has quintupled in just two years, from less than 1 percent to 5.1 percent.”
*That same survey found that 40 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24 age group are expressing interest in relocation outside of the United States. Two years ago that figure was only at 15 percent.
It went on talking about other options for Americans and what to prepare for (or what to expect) when migrating to another country, but Kaye understood the real situation about the present discrimination of Americans towards non-Americans.
Her response is real winner in my heart (emphasis mine throughout):
I am one who doesn’t believe in countries and borders. But I find it amusing that Americans who have invested so much in keeping people from troubled countries out of America are now looking at some of those countries to relocate, as if planet earth was set up solely for them. The reason they have such difficulty in other countries is because they are unaware that there are other people and cultures on earth who have just as much right to the freedom of this planet as them.
Well said… Now the next part of her comment was absolutely witty!
…As a relocation country I could recomend Zambia. It is a beautiful peaceful country in central Africa with a simple improving economy and very friendly people it has no oil so is unlikely to be bombed by Nato and America. But before you come it might be good to check out what a Zambian has to go through just to visit America let alone live there. I am not anti America in any way I am for all people but it is time for us to wake up!
Kaye, all I can say is that I experienced the arrogance and corruption of the American Embassy in the Philippines where it’s been really difficult (and expensive) to apply for a Visa… it really feels like they’re just milking off Filipinos of their money for their applications and re-applications. Their consuls‘ methods of interrogation were sloppy, rude and even unfair to legitimate applicants. So, Kaye, believe me, many people (or at least many Filipinos from what I witness) are awake and are aware of this reality.
Amen to Ted’s message.
I’ve been asked recently about it: “What do you think of this (video)? Do you think the semantic web has something to do with this?”
My short answer to that is “No.”
My long answer is…
“The algorithms deciding what information to filter from the viewing public is not the goal of the semantic web nor does it have any relation to the activities in building the semantic web. The semantic web is about transparency, properly defining information and the proper organization of information so that the viewing public can better find and discover information. The semantic web does not influence an individual’s decision or purpose for doing things, rather it promotes openness by institutions so that the viewing public can make better informed decisions. It makes it easier to find truly relevant information first, but it will also not hide poorly organized information from the public, it’s just seen much later.
On the other hand, FILTERING and MANIPULATION is a business strategy. ISOLATION (or too much PERSONALIZATION) plays on SELF-GAIN, FEEDING THE EGO, or blinding one’s self from reality that the activity one does now is only relevant to himself and without any regard for others. HIDING INFORMATION is the same as not revealing the whole truth to an individual, which is close to LYING about the real state of the world or what the people really need. So, although information/web pages with proper SEO and metadata—after being crawled will be better indexed than a web page that has poor metadata—if come results generation another algorithm is run to weigh the potential results against “personal preferences” or “community-wide behaviors”, then there is a chance your winningly SEO’d web page may not be seen at all if it does not match preferential criteria. It is WRONG for algorithms to decide on behalf of an individual what should be seen ONLY or not seen EVER. Ted was absolutely right to be concerned about how the “internet gods” control what information we see or not see.”
There, I said my piece.
Now this is a long shot, but there might be something we can do about this situation as individuals going about the web and doing our social obligations. We should start caring to know about everyone and everything. Purposely search for new things and do a lot of research. Discover. Learn. WIDEN our own spheres and horizons. If my preferences and past actions are the only barrier to the information that awaits me, then I’ll expand my preferences and interests, or place no cap to it at all.
I don’t want to stay cooped up in my own world and I won’t let any algorithm keep me here.
But if I can’t get what I need from the internet, then I’ll go out into the world and find it myself. =) (Although, I will need money…)
I’m not a buyer of Apple products. I don’t own an iPod, iPhone or an iPad. But I followed Steve Jobs on matters of User Experience, and I learned how issues on usability and accessibility MATTER because we build products FOR PEOPLE. No I don’t know him that well, and maybe I don’t agree with all his methods… but I learned a lot about CARING FOR USERS from his legacy and that the END RESULT of any product must emanate that.
Farewell, Steve, and my condolences to your family.