Whether in government or in TV or radio talk show forums, there are always discussions about improving child education through improving the teachers' teaching skills and providing more funding for building and repairing more classroom facilities and replenishing book supplies. Which are all good of course! But the problem is that they are not much talking about improving the students' fluent learning or reading access to books! Which I think is the most essential part of child education that they are not including much in their discussions! Reading books and the one on one apprenticeship/tutoring are far better sources of knowledge or far more effective teaching medium than classroom teaching.

We all know that the reason why those students who are so eager to always raise their hands to answer questions and solve problems on the blackboard are so confident in school and always seem to already know the answers to the subject is because they either read books frequently at home or already read the subject at home or their older relatives are tutoring them at home. So obviously, reading books and one on one tutoring are a much more effective teaching medium than classroom teaching.

Teachers must also instruct their students to always everyday read the books of their taught subjects as homework and make reading English newspapers as everyday homework too. Therefore, having a genuine 100% fluent learning or reading access to books is very very important for all students! And still, even the student's older relatives tutoring them must also be genuinely 100% fluent in reading books to be competent tutors in the first place! The tutors need to use the book as starting reference on what and how to tutor their young student relatives.

As I mentioned on other topic postings, the 60 years old and above Filipinos are still surprisingly fluent in English, but the below 60 years old adults are less and less fluent in English with each passing generation. Unfortunately the 60 years old and above who are fluent in English are dying of old age and obviously their numbers are dwindling. With that, less and less Filipino adults are competent to tutor their young student relatives because they themselves are not fluent in English or have no genuine 100% fluent learning or reading access to books that are mostly written in english.

But still if in case there are no available tutors, then the more important it is for the students themselves to have fluent learning access to books! Again, even genius people need to take a peek on a book to review their knowledge or for reference from time to time what more for average majority of people? So it's very important that for the meantime while literally all latest books sold in all leading bookstores in the Philippines and all leading English written newspapers and the PSE are not yet 100% tagalized, we must for the meantime reinstate the round the clock mandatory English exercises in all school levels or permanent language imprint method on young minds or students.

But once literally all latest books sold in all leading bookstores in the Philippines and all leading English written newspapers and the PSE are already 100% fully tagalized, then we can finally remove the round the clock mandatory English exercises in all school levels or permanent language imprint method on young minds or students. Again, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the proper way to do things is to tagalize all wealth of knowledge available on the world and PSE first before you remove the round the clock mandatory English exercises in all school levels or permanent language imprint method on young minds or students.

So that once Filipinos are no longer fluent in English like today, then they will still have 100% fluent learning access to all wealth of knowledge available on the world and PSE which are by then already 100% tagalized. That's the proper way to do things. There's really no problem with tagalizing all wealth of knowledge available on the world and the PSE and phasing out the use of the English language. Similar with the French government sincerely does.

The problem is poor planning and monumental mismanagement of the Philippine education system which really have severely contributed much to the present problems in the Philippines. Unplanned impulsive irresponsible policies kasi. Padalos dalos at malabo pang magplano. Hence, realistically and cautiously managing the education system in the Philippines will certainly help improve the future economy and productivity of the future workforce generation of the Philippines.

When managed and done properly, the Philippines can then again afford to donate a submarine and revive its blue diamonds jet fighter aerial acrobatic team. We can then catch up with our asian neighbors.
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When managed and done properly, the Philippines can then again afford to donate a submarine and revive its blue diamonds jet fighter aerial acrobatic team. We can then catch up with our asian neighbors.

If English speaking skills equated to economic development, the Philippines would have long ago been far ahead of its "asian neighbors." No, what the Philippines needs to learn is how to start developing from within rather than concentrating so much on external factors.
Regards,
Paul Kekai Manansala
http://sambali.blogspot.com
When managed and done properly, the Philippines can then againafford ... team. We can then catch up with our asian neighbors.

If English speaking skills equated to economic development, thePhilippines would have long ago been far ahead of its "asian neighbors." No,what the Philippines needs to learn is how to start developing from withinrather than concentrating so much on external factors. Regards, Paul Kekai Manansala http://sambali.blogspot.com

Like I said before, it's the decline of fluent access to knowledge not the decline of English proficiency which led the Philippines to lag behind its asian neighbors. Except for Japan, the Philippines was indeed long ago ahead of its asian neighbors. Because back then majority of Filipinos still have 100% fluent learning access to all knowledge available on the world which improves their productivity. If the transition from English to Tagalog language was done properly and responsibly, the Philippines would've maintained status of being one of the leaders in asia. Don't let selfish and irresponsible politics interfere with child education. Look what selfish and irresponsible politics did to the Philippines.
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Hello Rajah Homaba,
It's me again.
we must for the meantime reinstate the round the clock mandatory English exercises in all school levels

When I was in Highschool, we used to have those fine the Filipino speaker programs until one of the high-ranking teachers opposed the fining of Filipino-speaking students.
She argued that money should never be taken from students unless absolutely necessary.
I couldn't agree with her more.
Anyway, fining fees as punishment when caught not speaking English, received by the class treasurer for the class fund, is not always used by all teachers. Sometimes those who were caught not speaking english were either given more cleaning chores in the classroom, or more homework or class reports, assigned to recite and memorize more difficult poems, or assigned to read longer in front of the class. Which I agree is much better than fining or involving monetary fees because the latter punishments are more beneficial to the students.

Punishing the student while simultaneously teaching the student English or in other subjects. It's for their own good! We have no choice! Or else students will have no fluent learning access to all wealth of knowledge or books which are still mostly written in English in the Philippines! Students will end up dumb or deprived of knowledge! Is that what you want? Blame the Philippine government! It's really the fault of the Philippine government! The RP government haven't yet tagalized most essential books in the Philippines! Like I said if all books in the Philippines are 100% fully tagalized, then we can get rid of the use of the English language! Hey, I have no problem with that! Again, child education is more important than selfish irresponsible politics.

Do the transistion from English to Tagalog language properly and responsibly if you really want to get rid of the english language. Plan carefully and responsibly. Don't be impulsive. Again, Don't let selfish and irresponsible politics interfere with child education. Look what selfish and irresponsible politics did to the Philippines.
Regards, Paul Kekai Manansala http://sambali.blogspot.com

Like I said before, it's the decline of fluent access to knowledge not the decline of English proficiency which led ... Tagalog language was done properly and responsibly, the Philippines would've maintained status of being one of the leaders in asia.

I don't understand how English comes into the equation. The Philippines has long been the leading English-speaking nation in Asia, so if there is any connection between English and economic development, no other East Asian nation should be ahead of the RP.
If the Philippines was indeed the leading economic nation "except for Japan," which I strongly doubt, it was because of economic infrastructure left over from the colonial period.

The Philippines hasn't yet learned that one starts building this infrastructure internally rather than waiting for others to come in and do the job.
No matter how many Filipinos you send abroad, nothing will change unless you start building up this base. This means putting in money, resources and effort.
Regards,
Paul Kekai Manansala
http://sambali.blogspot.com
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Very true! But of course physical infrastructure is not the only essential ingredient to economic development but also having a mass base of highly educated citizen majority beginning from childhood is essential for economic development as well.
Don't be
impulsive. Again, Don't let selfish and irresponsible politics interfere with child education. >

Your views are myopic. How do you think the other nations came to have science and other books in native languages? They had to have them written!
There must be a need for them. Besides its a good excercise for the nation. It's something they have to do in every field.

Regards,
Paul Kekai Manansala
http://sambali.blogspot.com /
Don't be

impulsive. Again, Don't let selfish and irresponsible politics interfere with child education. >

Your views are myopic. How do you think the other nations came tohave[/nq]What I meant is that, Philippine politicians should've translated all knowledge first to Tagalog before they removed the intensive English teaching in schools. Look what happened, greater majority of Filipinos are no longer fluent in English but why are most essential books sold in Philippine bookstores still written in English? Why is the Philippine Stock exchange still done only in English? Why are leading Philippine newspapers are still written in English? Filipino politicians are aware that greater majority of Filipinos no longer know how to speak, read, and write English because they're the ones who removed the intensive English teaching in schools, then why haven't they yet tagalized all those books, leading Newspapers, and Stock market transactions so that greater majority of Filipinos can finally access them again? They rushed so fast! It's an unplanned impulsive irresponsible move of the politicians.

They should've planned the transition from English to Tagalog carefully. They should've translated it all first. They wanted to be viewed immediately as nationalistic during their term without caring about the long term negative consequences of their unplanned impulsive irresponsible policies just to make them look good politically or look nationalistic during their short term of office. They don't sincerely care about child education because if they really do, they would've planned the transition from English to Tagalog language properly and responsibly without rushing it.
science and other books in native languages? They had to have them written! There must be a need for them. Besides its a good excercise for the nation. It's something they have to do in every field. Regards, Paul Kekai Manansala http://sambali.blogspot.com /
That's what I'm saying all this time! Other than making all Filipinos proficient in English again, the other option is to finally tagalize all wealth of knowledge in the Philippines! The Philippine government must translate all wealth of knowledge in the Philippines to Tagalog, immediately! Do it now! Get it over with already! In Japan, most essential books sold there are written in Japanese, the Japanese Stock market is done in Japanese, and leading newspapers in Japan are written in Japanese! All wealth of knowledge and opportunities in Japan are done and written in Japanese or in the native language of the Japanese people.

Hence, that's why the Japanese people have 100% fluent learning access to all wealth of knowledge available on the world beginning from childhood! It's true that the Philippines used to be the leading English speaking nation in Asia but not anymore. Because the round the clock English exercises in school or permanent language imprint method on young students was removed prematurely before even all wealth of knowledge in the Philippines were even fully tagalized.

Which is a sloppy management. As a result, today in the Philippines only the elite and the dwindling older generation knows how to speak, read, and write English. Greater majority of Filipinos today don't know how to speak, read, and write English at all. That's the present situation in the Philippines. The English language is becoming more restricted to the older dwindling generation and upper classes. And the problem is that greater majority of essential books sold in all Philippine bookstores are written in English, Philippine stock exchange transactions are done in English, and leading Philippine newspapers are written in English.

All of it are not yet tagalized. So greater majority of the Filipino masses have no access to those books or knowledge and complex financial undertakings. It's not democratized. Officially the Philippines is a democracy but in reality it's an oligarchy because only the English speaking few in the Philippines can have unlimited access to all wealth of knowledge available in the world. Including the Philippine Stock exchange (PSE) wherein only the English speaking few upper class elite can have at least a basic understanding of it.

It's like during medieval Europe wherein only the few who are educated to speak, read, and write latin or greek can have fluent learning access to all wealth of knowledge available at that time. The Philippine Stock exchange (PSE) is actually a tangible symbol or proof of the present oligarchic system in the Philippines. The English speaking oligarchs or elite while the masses are deprived access to most wealth of knowledge available on the world.

So only when access to the PSE, majority of books, and leading newspapers are finally democratized (equality of learning access) will I believe that the Philippines is finally democratic not oligarchic. When all those are finally all Tagalized not just TV or radio shows, talk shows, and advertisements.
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