1. Imagine that there is no Philippine state today. Among those who tried to conquer us in the past, to whom will you be submitting your individual sovereignty – the Spanish, so that we would be part of Spain now, the Americans so that our country would be part of the United States of America, or the Japanese who taught us to value our traditional culture? Justify your answer.
2. Compare the following Presidents who are still living today including the current President in terms of their performances while still in office: Ramos, Estrada, Arroyo, and Aquino. Who is the best president for you? Why? Who is the worst president? Why?
3. Select three of the following issues below and state whether or not you agree with these statements. Justify your answers.
a. Our present presidential form of government should be changed to parliamentary form of government.
b. Reproductive Health Bill must be approved by the Congress as soon as possible.
c. Same-sex marriage should be allowed in our society without discrimination against gays and lesbians.
d. Rich individuals must pay higher taxes than the poor citizens.
e. Sex prostitution must be made legal in our country just like in Thailand.
f. Capital punishment, e.g., lethal injection, electric chair, must be restored as a form of punishment to erring individuals who have committed “unforgivable sins” against our nation.