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A closing door for the“Larong Lahi”, the native street games of the many “palaboy” in the early 80s , which is gradually emptying itself by rapid changes in the communal system.
Every after school, most children enjoy their usual meeting with peers in the street for the continuation of the unfinished battle of yesterday’s game. These activities informally educating themto develop sportsmanship and camaraderie, while the chance of conquering each bout may upliftthe winner’s personal satisfaction.
Today, students are very occupied with their engagement not only with the daily lessons inside the room, but also with their social media life which have turn to be their usual appointment to complete a day. Even though carrying gadgets especially mobile phones require special permit before using it inside school compound, many ignore this precaution.
The revival of “Laro ng Lahi” being integrated in the physical education were merely occasional. Hence, children chose to spent more time staying in front of a monitor for a long time and being hooked to virtual reality than outdoor activities with their schoolmates and friends. It is very crucial to leave children’s gadget engagement unattended. Being socially inclined to updates and information may generate confidence as means of social acquaintance, but the involvement to it, should not defy the development of self-discipline, integrity and cultural inheritance.