Government program initiative to solve social inequalities in the Philippines begins with these three important values
The Philippine government has been working for decades on poverty reduction in local, national, and global settings. However, the clear solution to social inequities is rooted in individual character and personal responsibility.
Lower Classes C, D, and E are most affected. Nonetheless, programs should cover all demographics at an early age. The school is a critical avenue to cascade programs to teach and develop character and personal responsibility leading to social equality.
1. Cultural Patrimony
Social inequity tapers when citizens work together with a single mindset for their country. In truth, the love of the country is important for national success. Unfortunately, we have lost our national identity because of western culture.
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.
The Philippine government needs to unite the country through programs that produce national pride and cultural patrimony.
The love of the country is important for national success.
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 individual growth that triggers positive social changes.
In the meantime, the government should never waste resources on cosmetic solutions rather on values education. Parents should earn respect and, in turn, teach their children submission 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 to children, what a great nation we can become. At J15 SCHOOL CLUB, our hope is to promote cultural patrimony by teaching traditional Filipino values, godly character, and personal responsibility.