May 31, 2010 in Uncategorized
By ALDWIN QUITASOL
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty;
what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. — George Bernard Shaw
If only we were in a better society, mothers and fathers should not worry as their children will surely go to school. They should not worry about the fees in the school as going to school will be accessible to every citizen. They should not worry as they are no longer poor.
If only we were in a really democratic society, parents should not worry about the education their children will get. As the educational system of the country will be giving courses that really uplift the lives of not only the future of the students but the society as well. It will be a scientific, a real mass oriented and a nationalist one.
If only we were in higher form of society, children who are going to school need not worry about their future jobs as they will always apply their selected course into practice. As the democratic government of the people will always absorb them to serve the citizenry. They will receive livable salaries and incentives, of course, compliments of the people’s state.
If only we were in a real society with a government serving all of the people, then we need not fear joblessness, unsecured jobs, commercialized and colonnial education and the increasing number of unemployment that causes hopelessness. As the new order promises not just hopes but real benefits for its people.
Enrollment for this school year already started and the panicking of parents especially the poor started as early as months ago. Many are worried as they have to look for money to buy things their children’s need for going to school. And the hardest part is where to find money to pay the rising tuition and miscellaneous fees.
As expected, many parents will cry as the expenses in school shoot up amid the rising prices of basic commodities and social services. Worse, many parents have no job as many of them lost their jobs recently because of the lay-offs due to the world-wide financial crisis.
Many children are forced not to enroll at all because their parents have no money and whether they like it, they have to work just to augment their parents’ income. As a result, many children will be exposed to hard labor and most likely, to anti-social activities just to be able to eat.
This school year, children especially from the poor will be welcomed again by the rotten commercialized and colonnial Philippine educational system. As many Filipinos graduated from it adding to the number of the unemployed, more and more parents will have to endure how many years of paying the education hoping that their children will have bright future someday. Many Filipino workers here and abroad will have to make their bodies endure the suffering of the poor to be able to send their children to school.
As one of my relatives working abroad sighed, “Mano manen a dul-ok ti ikastak tunggal agdalusak ti kasilyas ti makin kasilyas ken aglaba ti badon ti makinbado tapno laeng makabirukak kuwarta nga mausar para iti pang-iskuwela dagiti ubbing ken panggatang da ti lamuten da (How many times again should I throw-up whenever I will clean the lavatories of others and wash the clothes of other people just to have money for the education and food of the children)”.# nordis.net