This is my own opinion please respect it like I respect yours.
Our new administration, the Aquino administration, has taken alot of beatings not only from skeptics and intellects but from ratings and the mass crowd as well. One opposition that made me dwell in curiosity was the students of SUCs or State University Colleges, one in particular, The UP System.
One normal freshman of UP Diliman will occasionally hear and partake the courting of political organizations in UP.Students would encourage fellow students to boycott or to cut classes or to demonstrate on the streets or on the senate. I would always entertain them as an act of respect and courtesy but after that, I would go back to my usual everyday routine.
You see, I would not join in those acts. I couldn’t care not only because of the things that academics require me to do but because FOR ME it is a waste of time.
FOR ME. the present administration is doing well. yes, poverty is still at large and alternative energy sources are still a pain in the ass but not ALL problems are solved in a year, heck, some people can’t even change his attitude for the better in one year! suppose a whole nation with a lot of diverse thoughts and objections and ideas and priorities, and interests and voices and so on and so on. We know this fact but still we pressure the government to solve OUR problems. I will not say that the Aquino administration is perfect I will not say it is corrupt either but given the circumstances of our rich history administrations are like apples in the first few moments they are nice and sweet but sheer, just sheer off its skin and wait, you’ll see that it will rot, and it will rot fast! just one corrupt official will also pollute others as well. my point here is this. WHY DO WE STILL HOPE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT WILL SOLVE OUR PROBLEM? Should it be that we solve our own problem? Bakit ka pa aasa sa alam mong bibiguin ka rin pala? can we accept to get hurt again and again? ikaw nga sa love life mo di mo na babalikan ung mahal mong nanloko sayo? eh etong nagpapatakbo ng gobyerno at gobyerno aasahan at aasahan mo ulit na hindi nga kayo close ng mga tao na yun. I mean Whattha?? Logically it is absurd. the point is WE should solve OUR own problems
Hmmm… The budget of state universities have been brought down to 23.41 billion pesos that many students are protesting that education should need to be focused on first and not the military and other sectors, but I strongly disagree on their state of mind. Education rests solely on the educator and the one who is being educated, the amount of funds may it be miniscule or infinitesimal has no effect if both does not have the passion to teach and to learn. I think we as UP students should be aware, yes, but not to the extent that we run the country through our protests and pleas, we are UP students, we pride ourselves of our knowledge and open mindedness, let us use these traits to make ways to learn even though the budget is low, if conventional teaching is costly then let us go and explore the unconventional ways, why not lay down a new path instead of following one. My point here is that WE should LAY our own path.we wanted so bad to live the American dream of riches and girls and cars now look what it has gotten them? it has gotten them in huge amounts of debt.
I also strongly believe that the acquisition of the new USCG Cutter was a bold and new idea, we need to improve our military, we need to upgrade it, we need to support it. PROVIDED that it be monitored closely. “You see the reason for us Filipinos is that we STILL lack a sense of one nation” my prof said. and I agree. He blamed it on our geography and maybe I also think that his case was right. he said that since we are an archipelagic country it is hard to be ONE. in the US and other countries, it is GOD, NATION, FAMILY, HIMSELF. in our country its AKO, ASAWA KO, ANAK KO, SI MAYOR, SI GOVERNOR, SI CONGRESSMAN, BARANGAY KO tapos nasa dulo pa ang nation.
Its true. so dont waste your time just study and maybe then you’ll make a difference. not now, we are still newbies in the world, gain knowledge first then plan. Wait and see. be vigilant. be wise. be responsible.