Chicken and egg situation. Perhaps there are more pressing needs to upgrade the impoverished physical facilities of the Philippine public school system - classroom shortages, books, etc. The poverty of the Philippine school system, however, is but a component of the broader impoverishment that crushes Philippine society overall at all fronts.
Therefore, the more fundamental question is: What is at the very root of this pervasive and profound impoverishment of the Filipino?
When I cite the example of Tagalog not having a single word that captures the meaning of "efficiency", I don't mean that it it impossible to articulate the concept of "efficiency" in Tagalog. Arguably, it's been demonstrated that it is possible...
Efficiency can translate to pagiging masinop or matipid. Then again, the word can be rendered in tagalog phonetics, episyente.
...(although I'd question whether these examples actually do capture the essence of the concept).
My point is that the absence of a single Tagalog word for "efficiency" illustrates that this concept is *alien* or *not native* to Pinoy culture. This points to a possible reason why doing things efficiently does not come naturally to Filipinos.
We simply lack a *natural* ethic of efficiency in our undertakings. The road then leads back to the nature if the medium we choose to use to channel knowledge and ideas into the minds of our wretched compatriots. And again, I have to ask: Why Tagalog?
"paulfarol: But not before other deficiencies. RT @benign0: Medium of instruction in Ph public schools is a fundamental issue http://t.co/vS7VuU1"