Saturday, July 23, 2011

Instead of we coming down to the masses, why can't they come UP to us?

President Noynoy Aquino's use of Tagalog supposedly to better reach the "people" is often cited as a virtue. But then isn't the aspiration of most Filipinos to get themselves equipped with the skills to further their careers and (for even many more) to land that lucrative job abroad? They cannot do all of that speaking in Tagalog. To do all those they will have to be good at speaking in English. We send the wrong messages by pandering to the comfort zones of the masses. It's time the masses develop an ethic of coming out of their comfort zones and COMPETE.

2 comments:

  1. "isn't the aspiration of most Filipinos to get themselves equipped with the skills to further their careers and (for even many more) to land that lucrative job abroad?"

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    Sa totoo lang, Tagalog doesn't represent the PH as a whole, Benign0.

    Based on what I have observed these days, more and more Filipinos begin to understand English better than Tagalog.

    Sa title pa lang, you have just sent the right message to the masses. I mean, isn't it a good idea to, instead of bowing down to their standards, make them work hard to be like us?

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  2. Indeed, the nature of the way Pinoys approach their aspirations should be re-framed so that the ethic that fuels it is more about personal accountability and less about access to opportunities created by others.

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