Pros & Cons in the K+12 Basic Education Debate

Multilingual Philippines

In his MINI CRITIQUE column that appears in The Philippine Star, October 14, 2010, Isagani Cruz summarized the following pros and cons on the K+12 debate:

The PROS (which is basically the side of the government, well-heeled and articulate leaders from the academe, the business community and the media):

  1. “Enhancing the quality of basic education in the Philippines is urgent and critical.”
  2. “The poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of Filipino students. One reason is that students do not get adequate instructional time or time on task.”
  3. International test results consistently show Filipino students lagging way behind practically everybody else in the world. In the 2008 mathematics exam, for example, we came in dead last.
  4. “The congested curriculum partly explains the present state of education.” Twelve years of content are crammed into ten years.
  5. “This quality of education is reflected in the inadequate preparation…

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“Dirty Vibe” Collab MV Skrillex, G-Dragon, and CL (Video Link)

Twenty Third Station

Just a warning here… I can only speak from the perspective of fans who have heard the song in advance, it has too much explicit language and I can’t find an edited version so for that reason only I won’t post here. I don’t want to offend anyone by the language in the video.

However, if you still want to see the video, you’re more than welcome to view it here.

This video and song is featuring CL so for many people thinking that this was her release, it’s not. At the end of the day as I understand it, it’s still a Skrillex and G-Dragon song. And if you know anything about G-Dragon, you know that his videos can be a bit eccentric so I’m not entirely sure why everyone is so worked up over it. The song has been trashed by fans all over and honestly, I saw it…

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Pokus ng Pandiwa Worksheets

Studying this stuff :3


The two pdf worksheets below are about the focus of Filipino verbs (pokus ng pandiwa).  The student is asked to identify the focus of the underlined verb in the sentence.  Each worksheet has fifteen items.

The key to identifying the focus of the verb is to first identify the subject (simuno/paksa) of the sentence and seeing how the subject is related to the verb or how the verb relates to the subject.

There are six categories or types of focus of verbs.  The focus of verbs can change by changing the affix or affixes attached to the verb.  Look at the examples below (in blue).

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