Community Whispers by Ray Junia
Community Whispers

Our education system is in bad shape, but not from COVID-19

Jun 14, 2022, 1:08 AM
Ray L. Junia

Ray L. Junia

Publisher

In the news, Philippine protests swarm of 100 Chinese vessels in the reef.

But nobody seems to be listening to our protests.

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Are we really complaining when we look at China as our redeemer from the pandemic?

In the news, Marcos: China “strongest partner in Phl. recovery from pandemic.” Wonder of wonders.

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Education is in big trouble in our country. If you think its the health crisis that’s causing it, think again.

Overheard in a vanity saloon.

Two mothers were talking. “My young boy has troubles with eczema and asthma.” Said one.

“Oh that’s bad,” said the other. “How did he get them?” she continued.

“No. my boy doesn’t have them,” said the first mom “He just can't spell them.”

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Teacher to pupil Juan, “Your homework, Juan, is badly done that it’s unbelievable one person can make so many mistakes.”

“It's not one person ma'am. My tatay helped me.” Juan blurted.

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Confusion on following health protocols is better understood in what's happening in Cebu.

Cebu LGU says face mask not mandatory. National health officials issue warning against violations on the order to the use of face mask.

The police are also confused on who to follow.

Who said decentralization is working in our country?

Where is that story of face mask importers lobbying in national offices to make sure face mask use is mandatory coming from? Your guess is as good as mine.

Decentralization breeds confusion.

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Gas prices to go up this week. Diesel getting hit the worst, increasing by over P4.00 per liter.

Diesel is the principal fuel in our public transport system. This used to be cheaper than gasoline, making this more popular over gasoline, resulting in beating gas- fed cars in the market.

Now, situations turn full circle, with diesel much more expensive than gasoline.

And producers of food and delivering them are now complaining, they are losing.

Now, who is minding the store in this transition from Duterte to Marcos?

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A blonde applies for a job in one Makati office. In the last interview with the big boss, she got the job, pronto.

In that interview, the boss asked, “What’s the first thing you do in the morning?”

“I walk home,” the blonde replied.

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The country is still in crisis. Big troubles in important fronts. Health concerns on the coronavirus. And rising cost of living at the economic front.

But the government is confident we will survive these tsunamis. Filipinos are resilient. We’re used to being poor, anyway.

Last Sunday, we celebrated freedom day, very important to my wife most especially. She is free to spend what I earn & I am free to earn more for steep rise in cost of living.


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