Friday, January 09, 2015


Just how sick is our sick system of education? Schools, colleges, and universities especially own and operated (tax free) by the Catholic church in the Philippines have, for the most part, produced not thinkers; only believers. Produced not leaders; only followers. Produced not more teachers; frightened preachers. Produced not employers; only employees. Produced not mathematicians and logicians; only useless politicians and worthless theologians. Produced not discoverers, innovators, traders, and manufacturers; only laborers, workers, singers, and dancers. Produced not originators; only imitators. Produced not courageous writer, editors, readers, and researchers; only street cleaners, bus drivers, and conductors. Produced not truth-seekers, only liars, deceivers, cheaters, and religious swindlers. Produced frightened lawyers to hate humanity down here, only to love divinity up there. And sad most of all - produced millions of college-educated Filipinos to live and work in foreign countries; not to live, not to work, not to love, and not to develop our own country. For my part, as a Filipino born in the Philippines some 78 years ago, I may be a failure in life. Indeed, a total failure in how to be greedy, selfish, stupid, and insane. But if there is one thing that I am so proud to have successfully achieved during my younger years - I managed, somehow, to get myself expelled out of La Salle high school. It was, in this way, that I hit my strides by enrolling as a lifetime student as I am still today a student in the greatest of all universities - it is but a collection of books. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

1 comment:

Ken said...

Poch, the education system in the Philippines may be weak and underfunded, but I don't accept your generalization that our schools have produced only worthless graduates. Many of our doctors and engineers and scientists are gainfully employed in many parts of the world. I personally know tenured professors in American colleges and universities who graduated from colleges in the Philippines. I believe your integrity will be greatly enhanced if you refrain from excessive broad-brushing and over the top exaggeration.