THE governor of the province, in an interview about K to 12, was quoted as saying that K to 12 should be given a chance. The problems of facilities, faculty, and curriculum for the Senior High School (Grades 11 and 12) will normalize two or three years after the implementation. The problems will be addressed by then but as a new program, K-12 must be given a chance.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education (DepEd) is confident that they are ready for the full implementation of the K to 12 program next year, that will be June 2016 after the May elections.

All these statements are out after public schools have experienced problems and conflicts during the school opening last Monday, June 1. The public is asking what will happen next year when public schools will open their K to 12 programs? We will still be experiencing the same, but worse is that there will not only be lack of classrooms but lack of facilities as well. DepEd is dreaming a nightmare as the deadline draws near for the full implementation of the Senior High School.

Looking at the statements, one could only say that they are playing with the Philippine educational system. Why do we have to be global, if local is better? The K to 12 program is brought about by international accords which are only applicable in other countries. Take a look at our graduates, they are skilled and academically qualified in their chosen fields. If the problem is in communication, then other countries might as well look at their people. Take the case of other Asian countries, their products have labels that are incomprehensible. Take a look at the Filipino products, the labels are readable and comprehensible. The Filipino could write well compared to the Chinese and the Koreans. We are better speakers in the Philippines, than the Americans. Most Americans are "slang and nasal" while Filipinos are palatal (clear speakers).

What I am greatly angered is that they are making our children Guinea pigs. If the program will still normalize two or three years later then, it is very clear that DepEd and the local governments are not really prepared for it. So, why push through with a program that is not clear and implementable? It is also immoral and unethical for this administration to make our children experimental materials. Shame on you who are planning the K to 12. May you be punished for what you will be doing for our future.


St. Ezekiel Moreno, Sts. Pedro Calungsod and Lorenzo Ruiz, Pope St. John Paul II; Mons John Liu and John Su; Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR; Manoy Bill and Sir Faraon Lopez, pray for us.

Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Sixto Bitangjol, OAR, the new principal of Colegio de San Nicholas de Tolentino-Recoletos, Talisay, and the faculty on their successful recollection.

Welcome to Bacolod, the Father Provincial of the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno and his Council, and also to the new Board of Trustees and the School Board of UNO-Recoletos.