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Lecture for fcl 1 2012

  1. 1. UPHS Opening Prayer By: Dr Jose G. Tamayo-Founder God our Father, may everything we do begin with your inspiration and continue with your saving help. Let your acquisition of knowledge will find its origin in You and though You attain wisdom. Lord pour out on us the spirit of understanding, truth and peace. Help us to strive with all our hearts to know what is pleasing to You . When we know Your will, make us determined to do it. Amen.
  2. 2. The University of Perpetual Help System is an educational institution that commits itself to the ideals of teaching, community service and research. It acknowledges its role not only in nation building but also towards the full development of the Filipino youth both as leader of the nation or the community and as a versatile and dynamic person committed to national development and the achievement of the highest quality of life.
  3. 3. University believes that character building is the backbone of nation building and for the country to become progressive, it has to provide learning opportunities for maximum development of the learners in the intellectual, psychological, physical, socio-economic, cultural, aesthetic, moral and spiritual aspects of life.
  4. 4. Since Filipino society today is exposed to a variety of experiences and situations that lead to conflicting moral values and decisions, UPHS sees the great need for a program that will address and seek to resolve these conflicts to enable the learners to be guided and to make decisions that conform to general accepted moral, cultural, and socio-economic values and Christian principles. Thus, the Filipino Christian Living (FCL) of the University of Perpetual Help System is conceptualized and prepared for all Perpetualites that they may learn, imbibe and live the life of a true Perpetualite.
  5. 5. The Filipino Christian Living Program is Filipino in context, Christian in character and Catholic in doctrine. It aims to educate the Perpetualites in the Catholic faith that they may open their hearts and minds and prepare to follow the life of Christ through understanding the sources of faith; educating them in the basic principles and practices in Christian Morality; and developing in them a devotion for prayer and active participation in the liturgy of the Catholic Church.
  6. 6. This is an integrated and systematic education program in the Faith that is rooted in Filipino socio-cultural and traditions, in the knowledge of the Word of God, the celebration of faith in the Sacraments and the profession of faith in daily life. It is geared towards the realization of attitudes and skills on the eight core values as our foundation and matrix of the Perpetualite. These eight core values are: Love of God; Love of Self; Family and Neighbor and Love of Country; and Good Governance; Academic and Professional Excellence, Health and Ecological Consciousness; Filipino Christian Leadership; Peace and Global Solidarity; the Perpetualite and UPHS; and the Celebration of Life according to the Catholic Doctrine. .
  7. 7. Activities in the program are designed to enable the Perpetualites to know strengthen and enrich the "knowledge of truth" with the corresponding "doing of truth" in a ladder type of the formation across levels, so that the Perpetualites comprehend, analyze, synthesize and evaluate attitudes and moral values and are able to do a valuing process embodying the mission, vision, philosophy and objectives of the University in the formation of a true Perpetualite - a committed leader to serve others
  8. 8. Class introduction-Introduce the Professor to the students and the students to their respective classmates in order to build the classroom relationship. Grading System-divided into 2: A. Class Standing: 40% Quizzes 20% Recitation/class Participation 20% Research/Project 10% Assignment 10% Character/attendance -------- 100% B. Computed grade = 2x Class Standing + Major Exam (Prelim, Midterm, Final) -------------------------------------------- 3 Prelim = 20% Midterm = 20% Final = 60% -------- 100%
  9. 9. A.The Cross 1.The Cross stands for Filipino Christian Living as Christ- centered. The life of Christ as spelled out in the Gospels is the life that we want to emulate. 2.The four corners of the cross represent the four pillars of Filipino Christian Living, namely: CHRISTIAN IN LIVING, CATHOLIC IN DOCTRINE, FILIPINO IN CHARACTER and PERPETUALITE IN VIRTUE. These principles serve as the basic foundations of the course. They will also provide the basis for evaluation whether the course objectives have been achieved. 3.The vertical beam of the cross stands for the relationship between God and the Perpetualite. FCL should, therefore, be Christian in Living and Catholic in Doctrine. 4.The horizontal beam of the cross stands for the relationship between the Perpetualite and others: persons and the environment. FCL should, therefore, be Filipino in Character and Perpetualite in Virtue.
  10. 10. The Equilateral Triangle The equilateral triangle stands for the Trinity. The Filipino Christian Living is Trinitarian. It is grounded in its belief in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The equilateral triangle also stands for the Holy Family. One of the cornerstones of the Filipino Christian Living is the family. This is clearly mirrored by the UPHS as a family institution. The UPHS is not only a family corporation but treats each member as a member of the Family. Dr. Jose G. Tamayo talks fondly of his family which consists not only of his twelve biological children but also of his thirteenth child which is the University of Perpetual Help System The three equal right angles of the triangle stand for the three human dimensions of the Perpetualite which FCL aims to address to bring about an integral Perpetualite formation, namely: the HEAD, the HEART and the HAND. The right angle pointing upwards reminds the Perpetualite that the prime objective of FCL is to bring every Perpetualite to the knowledge, love and service of God. The two right angles on the side stand for the incarnational aspect of FCL. The experience of God’s love serves as the driving force to love one’s neighbor.
  11. 11. The Circle The circle stands for God, the Alpha and the Omega, the center of our lives. Inside the circle are the words: “CHARACTER BUILDING IS NATION BUILDING”. This is the core, the motto, the mission of FCL. The UPHS strives to form Perpetualites who serve as instruments for nation building marked with an integral character. This is the brand of a true Perpetualite.
  12. 12. The UPHS Logo The UPHS Logo stands for the UPHS family which includes the students, the faculty, the non-teaching personnel, and the administration. The heart of the course is to form individuals who are truly endowed with the Perpetualite identity.
  13. 13. THE FCL PILLARS 1. Christian In Living FCL is rooted in the life of Christ. Christ is the source, the reason and the meaning of the life of a Perpetualite. A Perpetualite, thus, adheres to the cross-spirituality. FCL is incarnational. It is an encounter with Christ who brings about redemption, empowerment, salvation and mission. FCL is relational. It is an encounter not only with Christ but with others. Such encounter brings about opportunities for self- fulfillment and service to others. FCL is communitarian. It aims to build a communion of persons united and living according to the teachings of Christ.
  14. 14. Catholic In Doctrine The founders, Dr. Jose and Dra. Josefina, were devout and active members of the Roman Catholic Church. The founders themselves account the success of the University from their strong faith in Christ and in the Church. The UPHS is Marian. The name of the University is taken from the deep devotion of the founders to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. This devotion turned out to be their mission: to “perpetually help” individuals, communities and the country. FCL is ecumenical. Though Catholic in doctrine, the University is open to all kinds of faith. It respects and values their dynamism, vibrancy and richness. As a non-sectarian institution, it enjoys the privilege of being the home of persons who witness and share their faith as one community of believers.
  15. 15. Perpetualite In Virtue The main inspirations for the Perpetualite virtues are the founders themselves: Dr. Jose and Dra. Josefina L. Tamayo. During their sojourn on earth, they exemplified the real Perpetualite identity. The secondary inspirations for the Perpetualite virtues are the twelve children. They are living witnesses to the Perpetualite identity lived by their parents. The goal of FCL is to form the students of the university to exemplify the virtues of the founders and the twelve children who are the true-blooded Perpetualites. Virtues such as family-centeredness, service, love of fellowmen, civic-mindedness, helpfulness, generosity, patriotism, discipline, hope, respect for nature and love of God are some of the core virtues of a Perpetualite.
  16. 16. Filipino In Character -FCL takes pride in the Filipino as a people and as a nation. It is for this reason that the UPHS wants to contribute to nation- building through character-building. -FCL aims to awaken the Filipino spirit among the students and harness the good Filipino traits in them. -FCL is inculturated. It aims to live Christ’s life in a Filipino way. UPHS though Filipino also caters to international students. The Filipino is not isolated but aims at communion and provides service to foreign students. -UPHS also takes pride in being a Filipino institution which provides Filipino health education to foreign students in a foreign country. The UPHS Learning Center in Los Angeles, California, USA has been established in 2004.
  17. 17. THE DIMENSIONS or COMPONENTS OF INTEGRAL FORMATION The Three H’s The HEAD: FCL educates the intellect. The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills. This includes the recall or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills. A Perpetualite is expected to know the basic concepts of FCL. The formation of the HEAD also refers to the categories such as Knowledge, Cognition, Mind, Self-discovery, Doctrine, Education and Prophetic Character
  18. 18. THE DIMENSIONS or COMPONENTS OF INTEGRAL FORMATION The Three H’s The HEART: FCL inspires the heart. This domain includes the manner in which we deal with things emotionally, such as feelings, values, appreciation, enthusiasms, motivations, and attitudes. A Perpetualite is expected to bring his knowledge to the level of the heart. He/she is able to defend and stand for what he/she believes. The formation of the HEART also refers to the categories such as Attitudes, Affection, Soul, Intimacy, Personal Integration, Worship and Priestly Character
  19. 19. THE DIMENSIONS or COMPONENTS OF INTEGRAL FORMATION The Three H’s The HAND: FCL moves to action. The psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Development of these skills requires practice and is measured in terms of speed, precision, distance, procedures, or techniques in execution. A Perpetualite is able to apply his knowledge and beliefs to everyday living. His/her acquired knowledge will be in vain if it does not manifest in the day to day life of a Perpetualite. Knowledge gained should be expressed in concrete actions. The formation of the HAND also refers to the categories such as Skills, Motor, Body, Service, Pastoral Training, Service and Kingly Character.
  20. 20. Conclusion The balance of the development of these three components (head, heart and hand), is essential to the holistic and integral Perpetualite formation, in preparation for their profession as Helpers of God. This is really the foundation of living our life as God’s design.
  21. 21. THE ICON OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP Look at the copy of the picture. Frightened by the vision of two angels showing Him the `instruments of the Passion, the Christ Child has run to His Mother, almost losing, in His haste, one of the tiny sandals. Mary holds Him in her arms reassuringly, lovingly. But notice her eyes. They look not at Jesus, but at us. Is this not a touch of genius? How better express Our Lady's plea to us to avoid sin and love her Son? Christ's little Hands, too, are pressed into Mary's as a reminder to us that, just as on earth He placed Himself entirely in her hands for protection, so now in Heaven He has given into her hands all graces, to distribute to those who ask Her. This is the principal message of the picture. A Byzantine icon, however, it is replete with other symbols. Here are some of them.