Why Philippine History is Important to Learn? Are Filipino People and Our Political leaders Failed Patriotism?

jose rizalI remember I had the same teacher for 1st and 2nd grade, and she did great. She’s a great teacher who helps me learn to read, build a strong foundation and to do my best.

Oh boy I remember reading book about the history of the Philippines in my early age. It’s great to know such stories of how our forefathers lived and sacrificed together to create the foundation of our country. We got the country because of these people. I believe that they deserve respect and admiration for their accomplishments.

Why Philippine history is important to learn? Are our schools failed patriotism?

History is important in education and should be studied for several reasons. First of all, if you take a moment to think about it, the past has value to our society. It helps to show how we’ve gotten to where we are now, and understand why our country is not progressing for many decades now.

Our view of history shapes the way we view the present, and therefore it could be easier for new generations to preserve history and pass it on into the future generations to know what has really happened in the past. Just by doing this, as a result, it dictates what we should do.

Philippine youths should be aware of their own respective culture to know the history of their own country. Therefore, the country’s history should be kept in mind by educating the youths about this awareness so it will then keep fresh in their minds at all times. Maybe this will help Filipino people why they keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

I strongly believe that we must show every child in the Philippines what they need to learn and know about their own country’s history, so that our children and our children’s children can live by the truth. I think it’s definitely crucial for Philippines youth to have a good understanding of our history.

To understand the importance of being truthful to others, especially young ones, there is no doubt that our future leaders will become competent and honest to its people. If we want to help make sure our country a better place to live, strengthen growth and confidence, we need to create a better honest society. We do need to do all of that, it’s vital to the future of our country.

“The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” Frederick Douglass said.

In my opinion, these people who do not know their past and heritage are not as patriotic as those who do. Simply stated, patriotism is a personal display of love and devotion to our country. It’s very obvious patriotism is not enough in our schools.

Our schools must teach Filipino children patriotism and be given patriotic exercises. Learning more about the history of your country will not only strengthen your love, but it also displays a deeper longing to understand your country.

I do question our Philippine leaders and anyone else’s patriotism with a most humble heart, have we been displaying patriotism?

For example, where was the outrage of the Filipino people during the Sabah standoff?? Our so-called leaders do not have the courage to make the tough decisions handling this kind of situation.

The word Patriot has different meanings to different people. Bur for me the term “Patriot” simply means an intense love of one’s motherland and a passionate devotion to it. In my personal opinion, yes, patriotism still does matter to me.

I have never seen a more embarrassing example of the government current administration actions regarding this matter. It’s a sign of leadership failure.  It seems like everything is wrong and is so untrue.

It seems evident to me that most of our leaders don’t know a lot about our country’s own history. These are the things that bring disgrace to us all. Well, I think it’s much more better than pretending to know things that you don’t know.

In this regard, they should blame themselves for their ignorance of the Sabah claim. Because of this ignorance they cannot protect the security of Filipinos overseas. It’s the government legal duty to protect them. As leaders, their most sincere responsibility is the security of their own people and to defend the country against any threat.

The public has lost faith and trust in our political leaders. Barely one has confidence that our leaders and the government have the ability to fix our ongoing problems with our country today. We need to correct the government’s conduct.

To show love for our country, it’s our responsibility to questions our government leaders, and most importantly we need our leaders to do the job required of them.

Every citizen can be patriotic, everyday citizens can make wonderful patriots. And to be patriotic means something different to everyone. Being a patriot doesn’t have requirements, but it does require a love of country.

Patriotism is not simply showing up to vote. You’re voting because the best opinion you can voice is at the voting place. It’s the people’s right to free themselves of a government that becomes unhelpful for the sake of our children, our children’s children, our future, our country’s future, our freedom and yours.

My fellow countrymen: When reading about all our forefathers did, I can’t help but think that if our forefathers were alive today, what would they think of our country Philippines?? But I believe that they’re free!


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