Government program initiative to solve social inequalities in the Philippines begins with these three essential values
The Philippine government has been working to solve poverty and inequality blamed on the Marcos years. Despite decades of the “Yellow Revolution,” inequality remains strong in the country. The irony, most Filipinos still want Marcos back.
The school is a critical venue for programs to teach and develop character, leading to social equality. But the solution is rooted in shaping individual characters and taking personal responsibility.
1. Culture and Patrimony
Social inequity tapers when citizens work together with a single mindset for their country, which is the love of the country. Although we have a confusing heritage, we were able to forge a unique national identity that’s Hispanic and Asian.
Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam were the poorest countries in Asia half a century ago. Their national and cultural identity was a critical bond that pushed citizens to move as one and save their country.
Today, we see little government efforts to unite and promote the country through programs that produce national pride and cultural patrimony.
The surge of knowledge and social influence from other countries through social media further dilutes the little identity we have as Filipinos.
love of the country.
2. Godly Character
Corruption has always been the disabler of successful government programs. Therefore, ensuring a godly character learned at the grassroots encourages honesty and trustworthiness. Godliness has value.
An expanded “Good Manners Right Conduct” (GMRC) is an effective strategy as a DepEd school curriculum. Filipino’s harmonious nature, coupled with godly character, ensures good governance, respectful citizens, and hard-working people.
Godly character encourages honesty and trustworthiness.
3. Personal Responsibility
Filipinos should repeatedly be taught that collectivism is a bad socialist idea. The government is not the solution to social inequities but individual responsibility. We must work on our personal growth that triggers positive social changes.
In the meantime, the government should never waste resources on cosmetic solutions but rather on values education. Parents should earn respect and, in turn, teach their children to submit to authority. This is what the west lost.
Personal progress triggeR positive social changes.
Character training begins at home. If the government can help parents learn proper Biblical discipline for children, we can become a great nation.