Who am I

Guerdon Dollars Locos Norte, 20 years of age-My personality and character are two Important features that make me who I am. Although I may have some weaknesses in my character, I am basically the up beat type. I try to be as happy as I can most of the time. Everyone cannot please each other but if everyone pleases themselves and are cheerful most of the time, I feel that it is a better start to put yourself in life. Being down or depressed comes with everyone’s character at some point.

When I come across this point in life, it is one of my weak situations. When something happens that hurts my feelings or makes me angry, the outcome Is always sadness. I let my emotions out but crying or keeping quiet to myself. Depending on what the situation, the cause of my anger and hurt stays on my mind for a long period of time. Also, if somebody puts me down with comments or actions, I try to ignore it but inside I know I am better than words or actions and I prove it by letting things go. In some opinions it is a factor of Jealousy so the result Is usually anger.

I most definitely resemble my character In these ways. My personality Is your average teenage personality. Kind or unkind when I need and ant to be. Unless someone really is on my bad side, I have respect for them and will always treat them exactly how I expect to be treated. Otherwise, do not talk about me and play childish games. I come with my personality so if you like how act you’ll love being around me. My friends usually consider my the goofy outgoing one. I am unique as well. I am not really a hard person to please and I do not feel embarrassed much.

I am assuming that Is the reason they say I’m outgoing? I am not the type of person to Judge anyone. Everyone has their own opinions and styles and everyone should express them freely. Teenagers may think and act alike. My basic description is your average teen. What can I do to my Countryside are several and different kinds of idealistic wishes that I would like to ask for my beloved country, the Philippines. Wishes like peace and prosperity. Or values such as love for country, honesty, and prayerfulness – all of which eventually leads to national peace and prosperity anyhow.

However, I know In my heart that these values are already embedded within every Fooling and that each Ploy truly desires peace and prosperity for the country. Before I reveal what gift wish to give to the Philippines let me first discuss a very important point, Poverty. In my opinion – which is also supported by research – poverty is not Just about the lack of money. To paraphrase the UN, poverty is defined as not having enough opportunities and/or choices. Poverty due to several factors Is a desecration of our dignity as a person.

Based on what I understand with the goings-on In my country there are government projects aimed to fight poverty but most at best are centered on getting businesses to open shop. This is in the hope of creating employment opportunities. This is all well and good but I don’t think it is the best solution to eradicate widespread poverty in the Philippines. Going to private schools known for their academic excellence is most ideal. This, unfortunately, will remain Just a dream for ordinary Filipinos who can only public schools in the Philippines then you know how much in dire need of improvement the country public school system is.

There are several important concerns that need looking at but suffer me to name Just two that are usually in the news. These are: 1) The lack of classrooms and armchairs for students, and 2) The lack of teachers. Though I am not discounting the point that there are some public schools in the amount that still give excellent training like UP and the Philippine Science High School this does not negate the fact that in general the public schools in this country where most Filipino students go to right now rank low when it comes to quality education. Why is this so?

I believe that more than not having enough classrooms, armchairs, and teachers the number one reason for low quality public education in the Philippines is the unbelievable lack of books for the students. Filipinos are known to be resilient and long suffering. We have this saying: “Gung Malawi nag oakum, maturing mulatto” (If the blanket is small learn to curl down). As a mother of three school boys who are all attending public elementary school I can endure seeing my sons trying their best to learn what they can inside their Jam-packed classroom.

Needless to say, we can’t afford to go to a private school. What breaks my heart though is seeing them receive only 2 or 3 school books for use simply because there just aren’t any for the school to give. And mind you this situation of not having enough books is true for most public schools in the Philippines. Thank God for the internet because it helped my kids do supplemental study in English, Science, and Math. Then again what about the other kids?

The issue about out-dated, badly in need of revision (if not editing), dilapidated, and insufficient number of books for students in the Philippines’ public schools is decades old. Is the government doing something about it? HA! Whatever they say, I say – whatever. So, if there is one thing I can give to the Philippines, what will it be? I want to give textbooks for all subjects to elementary students of all grade level attending public schools in all corners of the Philippines. If this is an impossible feat then no wonder public education in the Philippines generally stands low on the ladder.