C-H-A-N-G-E-S | I-N | M-Y | H-E-A-R-T

C – Culture is very significant in shaping the society. It is the shared values, norms, beliefs and traditions by the people comprising the whole society, which are passed through generations.

H – Holistic changes in the society and in the environment also bring changes in the culture. All things are changing and even the norms and values, and it sometimes adapt to what the society dictates.

A – As what is happening in the Philippines, preservation of culture is occurring. Why is that the Philippine culture being preserved? It is because culture does not being practiced, noticed and developed by the citizens of the country. Or either in a positive view, culture is being preserved for the sake of the future generations.

N – Nevertheless, the Philippine government does everything to preserve culture. But the support is not enough to sustain and maintain the preservation. Our culture is at stake for the Philippine government focuses much in the industrialization without uplifting the culture, simultaneously. Technology then enters.

G – Globalization is brought about by the massive and extensive development of technology. Globalization stands as a very important factor for cultural change; it has the ability to make change, almost everything but somehow, not the mind of the ethnic groups.

E – Ethnic groups in the country form part its almost 95 billion people. But as the Philippines developed and gone with the flow of the globalizing world, ethnic groups are really forgotten. Let us remember that they are the significant people behind the existence and preservation of culture.

S – Saving the ethnic groups are not too late. Action must be done for them. On the other hand, they must also develop and be part of globalization without compromising the culture they made.

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I – Instances are consider when some ethnic groups do not want the influence of technology.

N – No one or nothing is to be blamed with the fact that ethnic groups hate development. They are just thinking what would happen if the culture they created were destroyed. They are just concern.

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M – Making the culture back is not easy, if it is destroyed. Culture is something like, “nakasanayan na” which one will not say if there is a new culture, “sige dyan na tayo, ‘yan ang bago eh”. People will adapt to the changes.

Y – Yeah, it is true that the influence of America and other western countries is very strong. But not everyone is saying yes to the notion that those countries are powerful. There is China, Russia and North Korea which have their own decision and have their own style of policy within their countries. They believe with their own strength to be globalized.

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H – Having been influenced by globalization long years ago, the Philippines still not totally in to the influence. Globalization is like a drug where the country entered the rehabilitation center.

E – Every Filipino or some of the Filipinos have the colonial mentality. We are thinking things as if we ouldl not have and we are seeking and patronizing things as if we don’t have.

A – Americanization idea in the Philippines is greatly dominant with the colonization of the Americans. The effect? We were mis-educated by them. And so, they have the hand, they have the control.

R – Relationship between the country and the United States of America is becoming stronger. Some Filipinos do not want this, others yes to it while many are not concern.

T – Therefore, but this could not be the forever conclusion, globalization has an effect, good and bad, to the society, to the culture. Globalization has the ability to change things, almost everything but will not be the direction of the rotation of the earth and the number of days in takes in one revolution. As you read this, changes in your mind is working but do not forget the changes in your heart, in my heart.

 

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2 Responses to “C-H-A-N-G-E-S | I-N | M-Y | H-E-A-R-T”
  1. Natutunan ko dati, pareho mula sa Kas 1 subject ko noong last sem at mula sa nabasa kong libro sa Kom2, na ang Pilipinas (ang ating bansa) ay sumasabay sa agos ng globalisasyon habang sinusubukan nitong buuin ang kaniyang nasyon.

    “Hindi pa buo ang nasyon ating bansa.”

    • Sa tingin ko, hindi madaling panatilihin at patatagin ang “kulturang sariling atin” dahil hindi malakas ang pundasyon para patatagin ito. Ang pundasyon na ito ay ang kasaysayan ng bansa. Pundasyong hindi kayang mabuo sa pagpapatupad lamang ng mga batas-batas. Hindi halos lahat sa atin ay may matibay na pagpapahalaga sa kasaysayan (lalong lalo na ang ilang mga pulitiko)

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