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Recent Issues in the Philippines (October 2013)

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Recent Issues in the Philippines (October 2013)

  1. 1. Recent Issues in the Philippines (Filipino Psychology) Polytechnic University of the Philippines Graduate School October 12, 2013 BATALLA, JOSHUA J. Master in Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology Hopefully this 2016
  2. 2. The universe with all its benevolence, mystery and power all enthralled us, as we watch comets flung by, as we felt the tremendous energy of the sun, and as we tried to count the innumerable stars but nothing still could defeat the awe of studying the Human Mind. So little of a space that govern our whole existence as a human being. I’m currently studying at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Graduate school taking up the course Master in Psychology –I/O Psychology and the human mind always fascinates me. The Human Mind so close to touch yet so far to be understood,awoke our curiosity as a human being, being a Filipino as we are, we all wondered what, why , how and when do a Filipino elicit certain behavior that necessarily unique to us. With these, we would explore the most recent Events that have been happening in the Philippines. EVENT # 1 ZAMBOANGA CRISIS NurMisuari, the leader of the rebel group Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) signed a peace treaty in 1996 that allowed the creation of the Autonomous Reguion in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Misuari became its first governor. Recently, However, Misuari ―has been angered by a planned peace deal with the MILF, believeing it would sideline the MNLF and 1996 peace deal. Misuary proclaimed the independence of the BangsamoroRepublik on August 12, 2013 at Talipao, Sulu , Although it was largely ignored by the government. Misuari ―disappeared from public view‖ before the fighting broke out in Zamboanga September 8, 2013 the first cry of outbreak was heard as platoons of MNLF who slipped unarmed the night before, Pronounce siege to the barangays in Mindanao. They are demanding attention to the Philippine government saying that the agreement for the independence of Mindanao was being left on the table to spoil. They started raining chaos in the place taking with them the civilians as hostage. It was a horrendous phenomena, Filipino battling against Filipinos,definitely a war where both side is losing. The president of the Philippines is on the vicinity as was his role on being the Chief Commanding Officer for the Philippine army and Philippine National Police. The standoff last for several days claiming the lives of our own heroic soldiers and some of the civilians. People camp out of their house into a safe area rendered as camp for the refugees, hundreds of our brothers and sisters in Mindanao huddled together as the fighting raged in the nearby villages. Help from all sides of the Philippines began to pour as people became more aware of their situation.
  3. 3. Thus with the prelude of the crisis, the Filipino People could still feel the grip of fear as it was a tip of an iceberg for a much bigger problems. EVENT # 2Southern Visayas Pandemonium MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 5.5 aftershock struck Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Thursday morning, one of the more than a thousand temblors since the province was hit by a magnitude-7.2 earthquake on Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake was recorded at 7:37 a.m. and was tectonic in origin. Intensity 6 was felt in Tagbilaran City while Intensity 4 was observed in Dumaguete City, LapuLapu City, Sibulan and Negros Oriental. Phivolcs describes Intensity 6 as "very strong." In the event of an Intensity 6 temblor, it said people lose their balance; motorists would feel like driving with flat tires and very old or poorly built structures are slightly damaged. Intensity 2 was also felt in Maasin, Southern Leyte and in Mambajao, Camiguin. Phivolcs said more than a thousand aftershocks have been monitored following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol at 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday. The major earthquake has so far killed 158 people and affected 3,406,227 individuals. EVENT # 3 PDAF Embezzlement Napoles and her partners in crime stole more than cash, she stole dreams.. Dreams of our filipino people to go to school, Filipinos who are in need of medical services but couldn't avail them. she stole from every single filipino. Millions of Pesos were embezzled from our countries funds that may have been used in building schools, hospitals and couldhave also bolster our weakening economy. Persons behind this crime have made use of the funds for their own
  4. 4. greedy wants.Inspite of it all the persons who are involved with these controversies brought out a deaf ear regarding this matter. I think Ms. Miriam Defensor was right when she said that "only the taxpayers should have the right to vote" this is to avoidthe other schemes of the vile and treacherous Political Candidates who made us of the Filipino impoverishment for their ownsource of wealth. they are hiding under the plumage of a kind hearted and Personable politician wherein after winning the electionwould no long be seen actively providing help for the community but was so preoccupied making use of the funds allocated forthe welfare of the filipinos for their greedy wants. I believe that there should be a Governing Body which is not directly in report for the Philippine government. A governing bodymanned by people who believe that there still hope for the Philippines. they are to catch these insidious politician and havethe right to file to court their finding about the politicians mischiefs and will be properly adhered upon by the Judiciary. There should be a severe punishment for those who will be caught malingering with the money should we say lives of our fellow countrymen for their own narcissistic desires. THE FILIPINO PSYCHOLOGY Resiliency The Philippines is a hotspot for disasters, natural and otherwise. Couple that with poverty, and one would think that Filipinos have the most reason for being a depressed people. However, we have demonstrated time and again that Filipinos can bounce back from a tragedy, emerging stronger and better than before. In the middle of a disaster, Filipinos can still manage to smile and be hopeful that the next morning brings new hope. We have shown the world that by working together as a nation, we have what it takes to recover from a bad situation. This is something that all of us should be proud of, no matter where in the world we are. With all of these good traits (and more!), one would really be proud to say, ―I am a Filipino.‖
  5. 5. Filipinos have shown the world that by working together, we have what it takes to recover from a bad situation—and this is a trait that we should all be proud of. HAPPINESS Happiness is something that we Filipinos are supposed to be known for. We’re supposed to be a people renowned for our amazing ability to see the bright side of even the most trying situation. We find something to smile about when we are sad and we laugh even when we are in pain. These traits coupled with our innate love for our country, for our GOD and for our family made a Filipino truly a Filipino.

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