Be part of fu­ture Boomerangs! If you’re 13-30 years young, just email your full name, age, school/ course/oc­cu­pa­tion, and re­cent solo JPG photo to [email protected] ya­ We’ll email you the topic and be sure to re­ply. Re­mov­ing Filipino sub­jects in col­lege

Sun.Star Cebu - - ‘ZUP! - KARL ARIES EMER­SON F. CABILAO / Writer

The pro­posal to re­move Filipino sub­jects as well as Pan­i­tikan and Con­sti­tu­tion from the re­quired gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion sub­jects in col­lege drew op­pos­ing re­ac­tions from dif­fer­ent groups. The mem­o­ran­dum goes way back to 2013 but was stopped by a tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der (TRO) in 2015. Now, the lift­ing of the TRO cre­ates an­other stir with some con­sid­er­ing it “un-na­tion­al­is­tic” and some say­ing it is just fit­ting to let col­lege stu­dents fo­cus on their pro­fes­sional cour­ses. What do Zup read­ers think?

Filipino sub­jects re­mind Filipino stu­dents of who they are, which in­vokes a sense of pa­tri­o­tism and pride to the na­tion. Not all pro­fes­sions, though, re­quire the said lan­gauge. Lan­guages are an im­por­tant tool for trade, busi­ness and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, which can be help­ful to our for­eign stu­dents. If this course is re­moved from the col­lege cur­ricu­lum, then there should be fo­cus on Filipino sub­jects in el­e­men­tary and high school. GABRIELE RAINE BALJAK, FIT­NESS COACH / MISS CEBU 2016

I am from one of the last batches that used the old col­lege cur­ricu­lum where Filipino was one of our ma­jor sub­jects. Now that there is K-12, I be­lieve col­lege should fo­cus on the stan­dards of the dif­fer­ent col­lege pro­grams. Based on my ob­ser­va­tion, there are un­nec­es­sary sub­jects in col­lege when stu­dents are sup­posed to give more time to the ma­jor sub­jects.THEONE GWYN MANIGOS, 19, AR­CHI­TEC­TURE STU­DENT (CIT-U)

If there are al­ready enough Filipino cour­ses in se­nior high school, then I am in fa­vor of tak­ing out these sub­jects in col­lege. Grades 11 and 12 are the most ideal year lev­els where gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses should be in­cor­po­rated so that when we reach col­lege, we would be able to fully fo­cus on the ma­jor cour­ses.XEAN SENNHEIZER SAL­VADOR, 15, GRADE 9 STU­DENT (ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY)

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