Dysfunctional Filipino families delegate child raising to dysfunctional private and public agencies


Inquirer columnist Roderick Toledo writes where (he thinks) the problem lies,

If our families are dysfunctional, schools, churches and the media should take up the slack and help make sure we are imbued with the right values and the discipline to observe them. 

I'm not sure if the true payload of what was said above escapes most people but this small excerpt illustrates what is becoming a big problem in Philippine society.

What we are seeing today is a society that has lost the ability to fix its problems at the source. The family is where people spend their most formative years and is where the short window of opportunity to instill the virtues of discipline and respect opens and closes.

Like their public transport services, Filipinos have delegated a critical part of the foundation of their society to the private sector and to government agencies that are under-resourced and infested with corrupt officials. Filipinos have lost the ability to take control of their own destinies


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