“Long live, Supremo Andres Bonifacio!
Long live, Proletarians and the Masses!
Continue the struggle for total liberation!
Long live Filipino nationalism!”
-The Dialectic Review-
Why not establishing a special subject on ALL of the Philippine heroes than singling out Andres Bonifacio when the only objective is to ignite the flame of Filipinos nationalism?
The proposal to having an Andres Bonifacio’s Life, Works, etc. subject in college education is an idea of self-propagation of interest, over addiction to Bonifacio’s idealism, and categorically NONSENSE!
This over addiction is very far from what every nation’s objectives to forwardness, general progress, and moving on in the tides of the world’s trends.
Issues May Be Involved
Whether or not adding a college subject pertaining Andres Bonifacio, Filipino nationalism is already an instinct that naturally flows when challenged and agitated by social complexities and diseases.
Whether or not adding that special subject, the Philippine economy, the life of every Juan dela Cruz, the mixed Filipino culture, and the over-all economic status are neither dependent nor affected PRAGMATICALLY by mastering the life, the works, and the idealism and principle of a certain Andres Bonifacio.
Whether or not studying Andres Bonifacio’s particulars, Filipinos and the Philippines per se are dynamic entities that undergo changes we like it or not.
Whether or not having that special subject, knowing Bonifacio very well can NOT, by majority, affects the uncontrollable acculturation among other cultures that revolve around the context of Philippine culture. Besides, this additional study to the Philippine education curriculum can NOT guarantee younger generation in terms of this proposal’s expectations.
Human beings are rational, by reasons and by principles. Rationally, we are governed by our own perspectives as endpoint at the end of the day.
Then, what is the point of proposing this stuff?
Philippine Higher Education Continues Far from the Reach
It can be observed that government is annually slashing the budget for education. This systematic strategy spoiled private entities to invest education in the country making education unreachable, specifically to the common masses – the poor and the underprivileged…
The cost of Philippine education nowadays is rising. Philippine education, by majority, is categorically outdated in terms of curriculum. Graduates from Philippine universities and colleges came out undernourished, underemployed, or worst unemployed. This sickening status quo can be blamed on skills mismatching or generally poor education.
Now, what would be the best contribution in studying Andres Bonifacio’s life, etc., besides that it is just adding burdens in terms of education cost to the students, to the status quo of Philippine employment and the Filipinos economic status?
Nothing is wrong in studying the life and works of a certain Philippine hero as long as it can offer dramatic change to the people and to the nation as well. However, adding a special subject in college education pertaining another certain hero is a bold step in reconsidering the structure and framework of the Philippine education in terms of moving on and sense of forwardness to the fast changing, competitive world.
Now, do studying Andres Bonifacio’s life and works makes Filipino graduates become advanced in terms of world’s competency in technology, science, engineering, and communication? If this is so, then let it be!