ON BEING TRUE TO DepEd’s CORE VALUES
JENNIFER E. MASCARINA
Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa. These are the values taught in school. These are the core values of the Department of Education that teachers keep on instilling to the learners.
M ak a-Di yos
Our faith to our Almighty God is what connects us to Him. By being MakaDiyos we are able to do good for us, to our fellowmen, to our neighbors. As we put our trust to Him, we acknowledge the greatness that He can do in our lives.
M ak a-t ao
The values that have been imparted to us in our home and in school is what keeps our humanity. We learn to share, to care, as we focus on truth, justice, freedom, love, equality and peace. In school, we are educated to love and respect our classmates for we are equal. We are both human with equal rights, none among of us is above against another.
It involves the conservation and development of our mother nature. Children are taught to take care of the environment by being responsible in the use of electricity, proper waste segregation. Some schools also expose learners to activities such as tree planting programs to help restore the tress that have been destroyed.
We respect our laws, our government, and we promote just and humane society where we live in peace with our fellow Filipinos. We oath our allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines, our one and only country where we and are families, and relatives are born.
As 21st century learners, it is just but right not to neglect our core values, even if we gear towards a progressing future that awaits for us.
The author is Teacher III at Inhobol Elementary School, Inhobol, Masinloc, Zambales