July 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM #152614
Marhay na aldaw. Balik eskwela kita.
People power revolution, coup de tat, corruption, abject poverty, slums, wide gap between rich and poor, 10% of total population are OFWs, food shortages (both import their main staple), dwindling natural resources, insurgency, religious turf battles, and, of course, Ne Iska’s great concern as a citizen, as aparent and as a teacher, SHORTAGE OF CLASSROOMS___ all these are common to both Egypt and Philippines. If these were symtoms of a disease, then both countries must be suffering from the same affliction. If so, then what is that disease, and what is the cure?
Well, both countries can look up to and seek advice from their sister countries, South Korea and Thailand, who, like them, were sick with the same affliction some five decades ago, but look at them now, for both South Korea and Thailand, most of the symptoms and effects of the disease have almost disappeared and/or are under control. And all four countries had the same doctor and all were prescribed the same medication. Well, two listened, and two were, well _______ ANG TIGAS NG ULO.
July 2, 2011 at 2:09 PM #152453
Ngayon alam na natin na ang Pilipinas at Ehipto, pagdating sa bilin ng United Nations na bantayan ang masyadong mabilis na pagtaas ng populasyon mula pa nuong 1960s, ay parehong MATIGAS ANG ULO (ayaw sumonod), magkakaruon sila ng mga problemang halos pareho, katulad ng kakulangan ng mga silid paaralan taon taon, dahil ang bilang ng mga mag-aaral ay lalong lumalaki taon taon. Hindi kaya ng NATIONAL BUDGET na pantayan ang paglaki ng bilang ng mga mag-aaral.
Since the Philippines produced about 10 million more people than Egypt did in 50 years, and Egypt had a little better GDP growth than RP, then RP’s classroom shortages should expectedly be worse than Egypt’s. Makes sense?
Let’s take a look at this excerpt from an article in a Philippine weekly:
Back-to-School Woes Worst EverPer capita budget for education is P5,200 vs Japan’s P210,481, Thailand’s P46,314 The government has adopted a “business-as-usual” attitude in explaining preparations for the school opening. For progressive students and teachers, however, they will take the government to task for its abandonment of education as they provide an alternative analysis of the country’s educational system.
By CARL MARC RAMOTABulatlat
Some 22 million elementary and high school students are expected to go back to school on June 6, faced with recurring problems that beset the country’s educational system.
Education Secretary Florencio Abad said that the government is prepared for the school opening. At the same time, progressive students and teachers are also getting ready on Monday to present their alternative analysis of the state of education.
SCHOOL OPENING: 22 million students likethe high school coeds in photo taken in Manila begin trekking back to school this week.
Photo by Aubrey SC Makilan
Government data show that 18 million students are enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools and only four million are in private schools.
The dismal state of classrooms and facilities and the severe shortage of teachers in public elementary and high schools nationwide say otherwise. No less than the Department of Education (DepEd) admitted that this school year, classroom shortage is pegged at 51,000; teachers, 27,000; and desks and chairs, five million.
The same problems continue to haunt the education sector year after year.
Take a look at the red prints below the headline and take note at the number of RP students for 2011 ___ 22 million students and not counting the ones in colleges and universities!!!!!
Twenty-two (22) million ___ wowwowwee ____ that was the number of all Filipinos just 57 short years ago ___ in 1954. I was one of those millions and I was in FIRST GRADE, Mrs. Dorado was my teacher, pirmi akong nakukudot sa hita ta makarawon.
July 2, 2011 at 3:41 AM #152445
Marhay na aldaw sa gabos! Magdagdag pa kita ki diit na manga pidaso ki inpormasyon.
In 1968, President Marcos (Philippines), President Park (South Korea), President Nasser (Egypt) and Prime Minister Kitticachorn (Thailand) were among those who joined and signed the United Nations Declaration on Population.
South Korea and Thailand both implemented their respective NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM.
Philippines and Egypt, for whatever excuse, paid lip service to their own NATIONA FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM.
Let us have some eye-opening results through the decades that followed. Remember all 4 countries had almost identical populations in 1960 and were equally poor.
Just highlight and open,on different tabs,the links below, POPULATION, GDP and GDP PER CAPITA, in that order. Just select those 4 countries and judge for yourselves what TIGAS NG ULO results in:
FOR GDP: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=ny_gdp_mktp_cdidim=country:USAdl=enhl=enq=gdp#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cdscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryhl=endl=en FOR POPULATION: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=sp_pop_totlidim=countryHLdl=enhl=enq=population+philippines#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=sp_pop_totlscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryhl=endl=en FOR GDP PER CAPITA: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=ny_gdp_pcap_cdidim=country:USAdl=enhl=enq=gdp+per+capita#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=ny_gdp_pcap_cdscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryidim=country:KORHLhl=endl=en
July 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM #152426
Understanding Population Pyramids:
To understand the distribution of and potential for future change in a society’s population, it is useful to examine the age structure of that society. A graphic tool to examine age structure is the age-sex pyramid or population pyramid. (see examples http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa071497.htm).
As in the examples above, a population pyramid is a graph which breaks down the age of a population into 5-year categories, or age cohorts. These age cohorts are further broken down by gender, with number or proportion of males typically graphed on the right side of the scale and females on the left hand side. The age structure of a population can give us valuable clues as to the demographic experience of a society, and even suggest possible future demographic trends.
There are three basic patterns that the population pyramids of most countries exhibit. First, in a society experiencing rapid and continuous population growth, the base of the graph which represents a society’s population is the widest or largest age cohort, with each age cohort above becoming smaller (see the Philippines in the above example). This reflects the fact that population had been growing rapidly and continuously for some time in this country. To illustrate, the children in the youngest age cohort in the figure (0-4) represent predominantly (but not exclusively) the offspring of people in the 5th cohort from the bottom (20-24). Some of the children will be from younger and some from older parents, of course, but this effect exists across all age cohorts in the pyramid and will therefore cancel out the variation. Notice how there are many more people in the youngest (1st) cohort than in their parents’ (5th) age cohort. This means that the parents in this age group are having many more children than would be necessary to replace their own cohort’s numbers in the population, and so the population of the Philippines is currently increasing.
If you compare each cohort to the cohort that its parents came from (1st to 5th, 2nd to 6th, 3rd to 7th, etc.) you will note that each pair of child-parent cohorts exhibits the same relationship. That is, there are many more in the younger cohort (children) than in the older (parents). Not only does this confirm that population growth in the Philippines has been ongoing, it is what results in the classic shape of the diagram. In fact, this is why graphs of the age-sex distribution of countries or societies are referred to as pyramids.
Sa paghuna tabi nindo, nata ta napili an Pilipinas na halimbawa kan POPULATION PYRAMID, sa artikulong nasa itaas?
Taud taud surugpunon ta an manga pidaso ki inpormasyon (bilang halimbawa ki troubleshooting) manungod sa populasyon para makatabang sa pagsimbag ta sa hapot ni Ne Iska – nata kada BALIK ESKWELA, kulang an manga kwarto sa manga eskwelahan? Ano an solusyon?
MABALOS TABI SA GABOS.
June 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM #152412
Ne Iska, niyaon ka pa tabi? May ibabarita ako sa saimo para dai masyado kita mamundo na an Pinas pirming may kakulangan ki manga manga kwartosa manga eskwelahan.
Classroom shortages are not unique problems. I will pick one country which has exactly the same problem, a country which is quite familiar to OFWs. Why I pick that country, I will try to explain in my next posting.
Here is an excerpt from a report on that country’s classroom shortages, and as you can see, the problem is very similar to Pinas’ problem:
The dawn of the 1990s found Egypt facing serious problems in education—problems compounded by low literacy rates and an exploding population. Educational quality, particularly in basic education and in technical and vocational education, had seriously declined. Increasing numbers of graduates were unemployable and virtually untrainable. The curriculum was generally irrelevant to the students. School quality was uneven, with better quality schools in urban areas where the wealthy could pay for tutoring. Teachers lacked training in pedagogy. Learning, conducted with martial drills and physical punishment, encouraged rote memorization rather than critical thinking. For many Egyptian children, the result was fragmented information, “never to be ground into knowledge.” In-service training, encumbered in bureaucracy and inconsistent funding, was shunned by many teachers in favor of tutoring for extra income. Pre-school assessment procedures did not exist. Required exams in primary and preparatory schools were often poorly designed. The national secondary final exam was fact-recall. Free education coupled with the population explosion led to burgeoning enrollments at all stages; an expansion beyond the capacities of the schools. Chronic teacher shortages, especially in rural primary schools, resulted from low prestige, low pay, and migration of teachers to better jobs in other countries.
In 1985-1986, nearly 155,000 primary and secondary teachers served 9.6 million people, a ratio of about 62 students per teacher. An over-abundance of administrators depleted salary budgets. Serious underfunding was reflected in deteriorating buildings, overcrowded schools and classrooms, poor or absent libraries, and lack of technology. Some city schools operated two and even three shifts daily. Crowded public classrooms held as many as 100 students in some Cairo schools, which was not the case in private schools. Only 31 percent of primary children attended a full-day school system. Most secondary schools lacked scientific laboratory and computer equipment.Read more: Egypt – Summary – Education, Schools, Educational, School, Primary, and Rural http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/418/Egypt-SUMMARY.html#ixzz1QneFt5KD
So, why did I pick Egypt? Well, I happen to like the Pyramids, and I also happen to note that the POPULATION or DEMOGRAPHIC PYRAMIDS of PHILIPPINES and EGYPT are almost identical, and as such, will have almost identical problems related to population. That is, of course, my biopoint.
Next TIME guiraray. MABALOS.
June 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM #152379
Ang problema aymalulutaskong ang pinagmumulan ng problema ay masusugpo o ang sakit ay malulunasan kongalam ng Doktor ang sanhi ng kanyang pagkakasakit.
Marami ang sakit ng Pilipinas at kailangan alamin kong ano ang sanhi nito at kong ano ang pinagmulan na dapat sugpuin. Hindi ito malulunasan kong patagpi-tagpi lang ang gagawing pag gamot.
Bakit nga ba dumadami ang population sa Pilipinas. Simpleng sagot ay dahil sa kahirapan at ang sanhi ng paghihirap ng bansa ay alam nating lahat na kasama na angkuprapsyon, maling systema ng pamamalakad ng gobyerno, kawalang disiplina, at marami pang iba. At ang pinakaugat nito ay dahil sa klase ng gobyerno na hindi nababagay sa Pilipinas na dapat palitan at baguhin.Kailangan ngPilipinas ang isang klase ng gobyerno na babagay sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Kailangan ang ‘Parliamentary form of government’ sa Pilipinas at pagnatuloy, TIYAK susunod na angmalaking pagbabago lalo sa ikonomiya at anumang problema sa kasalukuyan ay mabibigyan na ng lunas dahil ang pinakaugat ng sakit ay nasugpo na!
June 29, 2011 at 4:26 PM #152376
Marhay na aldaw guiraray, manga kahimanwa!
Since we are trying to figure out why there is a perennial shortage of classrooms in Pinas, we might as well mention an Asian nation which some 60 years ago, not only had a shortage of classrooms, but compared to Philippines, had a shortage literate citizens and whose citizens were a lot poorer than Filipinos. Fast forward 60 years, and that nation not only got rid of classroom shortages and illiteracy among its citizens, that country has the best technically-equipped classrooms in the world andits citizens are among the most literate and technologically-oriented peoples in the world, not to mention among the rich peoples of the world. That country is Pinas’ neighbor to the north ___ South Korea.
So let’s include South Korea in our simple chart. Anybody can double check the figures I provided with those in the linksI mentioned in previous postings. We will start our chart in 1970, because, you see, South Korea started her NATIONAL FAMILY PROGRAM in the very early ’60, that’s why, in the 70’s, South Korea started to reap the fruits of a slowing POPULATION GROWTH RATE, the so-called POPULATION BONUS or DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND. Just Google the terms, they are all there.
INCREASE IN POPULATION: _____ 1970 _____ 1975 ______1980 ____ 1985 ____ 1990 ____ 1995 ____ 2000 ____ 2005 ____ 2009
PHILIPPINES _________________ 37 M _____ 42 M ______ 46 M ____ 55 M ____ 61 M ____ 69 M ____ 78 M ____ 86 M ____ 93 M
RP GDP ____________________ $ 7 B ______ $8.9 B _____$32 B ___ $31 B ____ $44 B ___ $74 B ___ $76 B ____ $99 B ____$161 B
THAILAND ___________________ 37 M ______ $8.9 B ______46 M ____ 52 M ____ 56 M ____ 59 M ____ 61 M ____ 68 M ____ 72 M
THAI GDP __________________ $7 B _______$ 8.9 B ______$32 B _____$39 B ___ $85 B ___ $168 B ___ $123 B ___$176 B __ $263 B
SK POPULATION_____________ 32 M _______ 35 M _______ 38 M ______41 M ____43 M ____ 45 M ____ 47 M ______48 M _____ 49 M
SK GDP ____________________ $7 B _______$21 B _______$67 B _____ $96 B ___ $263 B ___ $423 B ___ $533 B ___ $844 B ___ $832 B
Think one can see why South Korea has NO CLASSROOM SHORTAGES OF ANY KIND? Think South Korea donates some of that GDP money to build classrooms in countries where there is a perennial shortage of classrooms? Bet your wee-wee, South Korea does!
South Korea went from rags to riches in a short period of TIME by employing many strategies and one of the most effective was SLOWING DOWN HER POPULATION GROWTH RATE.
But why does such a national strategy result in economic boom, in alleviating, then getting rid of poverty, and, of course, getting rid of perennial shortage of classrooms?
Any ideas? The Thais, the Singaporeans, the Taiwanese, the Malaysians, the Vietnamese, the Chinese have!
How about us, Rizal’s hope of the father and mother land? Are we content of paying the interest of a 5-6 loan, the yearly interest of a HIGH POPULATION GROWTH RATE, which brings about a shortage of classrooms year after year after year after………….????????????????
June 28, 2011 at 4:15 AM #152295
OK, pag-ibahon ta an POPULATION buda GDP kan THAILAND buda PHILIPPINES sa sarong chart:
We know that from the POPULATION GRAPH of Philippines and Thailand, the populations of both countries were almost identical in the period 1960 -1980. But in 1970, Thailand made a real effort to EDUCATE her people about her NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM, but Philippines for some reason paid lip service to her POPCOM recommended population policies. After 10 short years, the results of each country’s actions are very noticeable and after 29 years, the results are staggering. One can clearly see the results in the graph.
INCREASE IN POPULATION: _____ 1980 ____ 1985 ____ 1990 ____ 1995 ____ 2000 ____ 2005 ____ 2009
PHILIPPINES _________________ 46 M ____ 55 M ____ 61 M ____ 69 M ____ 78 M ____ 86 M ____ 93 M
RP GDP ____________________ $32 B ___ $31 B ____ $44 B ___ $74 B ___ $76 B ____ $99 B ____$161 B
THAILAND ___________________ 46 M ____ 52 M ____ 56 M ____ 59 M ____ 61 M ____ 68 M ____ 72 M
THAI GDP __________________ $32 B _____$39 B ___ $85 B ___ $168 B ___ $123 B ___$176 B __ $263 B
Please note that in the period 1980 – 2009, both POPULATION and GDP of both countries INCREASED. The difference is the RATE at which POPULATION and GDP INCREASED.
In 1980, both countries had identical POPULATION and GDP, and yet, after 29 years,in 2009, when THAILAND had 21 million peopleLESS than PHILIPPINES, THAILAND had $102 BILLIONMORE in GDP. In other words, 72 million THAIS produced more products and services than 93 million FILIPINOS!
So, what happened to the common sense approach and conventional wisdom that the MORE HANDS, THE MORE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES? Kaipuhan ko ngaya qui dakul na aki para dakul na katabang sa pamumuhay. Good strategy? Evidently, not anymore!
But why is that? Why did the THAIS get LESS POOR than the FILIPINOS in such a short period of TIME? Just a portion of $102 BILLION can provide enough classrooms to a student population.
We ought to do some more troubleshooting ___
NEXT TIME. MABALOS.
June 27, 2011 at 6:14 AM #152250
FOR GDP: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=ny_gdp_mktp_cdidim=country:USAdl=enhl=enq=gdp#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cdscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryhl=endl=en Introduksiyon sa GDP. Troubleshooting guiraray kita gabos:
Gross domestic product
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gross domestic product (GDP) refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. It is often considered an indicator of a country’s standard of living.
Huni an GDP kan Thailand buda Pinas magpuon kan 1980 sagkud na 2009:
GDP ________________ 1980 ____ 1985 ____ 1990 _____ 1995 _____ 2000 _____ 2005 _____ 2009
THAILAND _________ $32 B _____ $39 B ____ $85 B ____ $168 B___ $123 B ___ $176 B____ $263 B
PHILIPPINES _______ $32 B _____ $31 B _____ $44 B ___ $74 B _____ $76 B ____ $99 B ____ $161 B
Both GDP’s increased yearly, but Thailand’s GDP increased at a much faster than Philippines’, right?
Now, compare the RATE OF INCREASE OR RISE of GDP to the RATE OF INCREASE OR GROWTH of POPULATION of both countries.
HERE IS AN UNMISTAKABLE FACT:
As the POPULATION GROWTH RATE of Thailand DECREASED or SLOWED DOWN, its GDP GROWTH RATE INCREASED or SPEEDED UP. In other words, the Thais got RICHER or LESS POOR in that period of TIME. Thailand probably had less shortage of classrooms in that same period of TIME. We know that Pinas has had perennial calssroom shortages in that same peiod of TIME.
Now, notice what happened to Philippines in that same period of TIME, GDP-wise and POPULATION GROWTH RATE-wise.
Thethings that we do not see or notice, sometimes, are the things that matter most, as TIME goes on.
Next TIME guiraray tabi. MABALOS.
June 25, 2011 at 8:40 AM #152058
Nuy Gadaeon, kahit saan talaga matigas mga alimantak kan pinoy, tatalino pa, kung di magbabago ang mentalidad nating mga Pinoy wala tayong tsansang makakuha ng DH na Foringer… hahahaha
June 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM #152056
Nuy AL, sa tingin ko isa lang ang pinanggagalingan nyan lahat, ang kasakiman at crab mentality ng mga Pinoy. Matatalino ang mga Pinoy kaso ewan kung saan ginagamit ang katalinuhan na yan, hehehe.
June 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM #152055
I’m proud to be pinoy, kahit saan magagaling breaking the record lagi nyahahaha, lalo na sa padamihan…padamihan ng utang , padamihan ng korapsyon, padamihan ng bata, ano pa ba?
June 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM #152032
Marhay na aldaw sa gabos! Ready for some troubleshooting? OK, let’s roll!
FOR POPULATION: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=sp_pop_totlidim=countryHLdl=enhl=enq=population+philippines#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=sp_pop_totlscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryhl=endl=en We know that from the POPULATION GRAPH of Philippines and Thailand above, the populations of both countries were almost identical in the period 1960 -1980. But in 1970, Thailand made a real effort toEDUCATE her people about her NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM, butPhilippines for some reason paid lip service to her POPCOM recommended population policies. After 10 short years, the results of each country’s actions are very noticeable and after 29 years, the results are staggering. One can clearly see the results in the graph.
INCREASE IN POPULATION: _____ 1980 ____ 1985 ____ 1990 ____ 1995 ____ 2000 ____ 2005 ____ 2009
PHILIPPINES _________________ 46 M ____ 55 M ____ 61M ____ 69 M ____ 78M ____ 86 M ____ 93M
THAILAND ___________________ 46 M ____ 52 M____ 56 M ____59M ____ 61 M ____ 68 M ____ 72 M
See the difference in the RATE OF INCREASE IN POPULATION? In a TIME period of 29 years, Philippines had 21 million more people than Thailand. But then, so what? Isn’t it conventional wisdom that the more people a country has the more powerful, the more progressive it is or at least the more potential that country has to be more progressive, and thus more powerful? The answer, my friends, from my biopoint, is not blowing in the wind. It is in the other graph ___ the GDP GRAPH:
FOR GDP: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdimet=ny_gdp_mktp_cdidim=country:USAdl=enhl=enq=gdp#ctype=lstrail=falsenselm=hmet_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cdscale_y=linind_y=falserdim=countryhl=endl=en Kindly, take a look at that graph with just Thailand and Philippines selected and displayed, and we’ll talk about it. Classroom shortages? No problem at all.
Next time. Mabalos.
June 23, 2011 at 3:56 AM #151934
Marhay na aldaw! Balik eskwela kita. Balik sa hapot ni Ne Iska.
Back to my original question, Bakit…….. ? Bakit hindi nila bigyan ng solution ang mga problema sa Public and State schools, colleges and universities, to accomodate all students capable of pursuing college education?
Ang tanong na “BAKIT” ay hindi masasagot ng “OO o HINDI”. Ang sagot ay nangangailangan ng PANAHON (TIME, pero hindi ang tinatawag na FILIPINO TIME). Ganuon din ang solusyon sa kakulangan ng mga silidpaaralan sa Pinas ___ PANAHON. Paano?
So anybody checked the POPULATION GRAPH with just the populations of Thailand and Philippines selected and displayed? Sorry, I am unable to copy and paste it here. Maybe somebody can. If one did, one would have noticed from the graph that the populations of Thailand and Philippines were almost identical from 1960 to 1980 and had the same POPULATION GROWTH RATE or rate of increase ( the same SLOPE OF THE CURVE). That is what IS in the graph. But what IS NOT in the graph is the more important from the period 1960 – 1980. What IS NOT in the graph?
In 1970, both Thailand and Philippines, being signatories to the UN DECLARATION ON POPULATION, formalized their respective population policies, Thailand’s NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM and Philippines’ COMMISSION ON POPULATION (POPCOM). Thailand made a vigorous and concentrated effort to EDUCATE her population about FAMILY PLANNING. POPCOM also recommended a POPULATION POLICY but its recommedations either fell on deaf ears and fuzzy eyes or thrown to the garbage dumps, in Payatas probably.
After 10 years, a decade of implementation for Thailand and non-implementation for Philippines, in 1980 and after, the POPULATION GRAPH tells a completely different story. Study the graph for a little while and kindly give yourself a little TIME to ponder, and we will talk about the results, especially the economic result, the GDP, which determines whether, a government can provide enough and sufficient classrooms to its student population. TIME for some troubleshooting, andnot troublemaking.
Next time. Mabalos.
June 21, 2011 at 3:25 AM #151870
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