and DepEd offices which read "Honesty is the best policy."
Comment: I hope an order be issued to remove all tarpaulens of politicians that are sprouting almost all corners!On the Philippine Star website, there were even comments suggesting that the slogans should be placed in all offices of congressmen and senators. Honestly, are there not other things more substantial than this resolution on slogans?
Here are some data to refresh our memory. These are further described in detail in a previous article, "Who Here Wants to Be a Teacher?":
"Preliminary results of the 2011 Survey on Children in the Philippines revealed that of the 29 million Filipino children, aged 5-17 years old, there were roughly about 5.5 million working children, of which almost 3 million were in hazardous child labour. The National Statistics Office conducted the survey with the support of the International Labour Organization and the US Department of Labor." -International Labour OrganizationHere is another set of data:
New Data on Out-of-School Children - UNESCO
New Data on Out-of-School Children
Released by the UIS and the EFA Global Monitoring Report
Schools are about to open in the United States. Parents who have a child five or six years of age will receive a phone call from the school board if the child does not show up in a school. This is what compulsory education means in the US. Teachers pay attention to their students. If a child has a visible bruise or injury, the parents are called to explain. Any hint of abuse gets reported. On the other hand, in the Philippines, teachers are probably going to be busy posting those signs that say "Honesty is the best policy".