Assignment 1 in Fundamentals of Sociology (Summer, AY 2011-2012)

Society is a very important concept in the field of sociology. The moment you were born in this world, you automatically became a member of it. The society shapes you as an individual and you shape the society in some ways as well.

In your assignment, write a 500-word essay on your perception about the society, how it continually shaping you as an individual and the ways in which you influence the society. You may cite several personal experiences.

Deadline of Submission: 5 May 2012, 11:59pm

Assignment No. 1 in Rizal's Life and Works (Summer, Ay 2011-2012)

1. Read the following laws concerning the implementation of Rizal Law and other related matters. Then answer the questions that follow. Click each law/directive to read it online. 

Rizal Laws:


a. What is the importance of studying the life, works, and writings of Dr. Jose P. Rizal to you as a student and as a Filipino citizen?

b. Given the premise that Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines, do you think "Rizal's Life and Works" subject should be taught MANDATORY in all schools? Think as if RA 1425 does not yet exist. Justify your position.

2. Read the article written by Ambeth Ocampo titled “The fight over the Rizal Law” in Philippine Daily Inquirer on May 4, 2007. Write a commentary on his article.

1. Select ONE issue in the Philippines today and provide some details, e.g. the Spratlys. What is your stand on the issue?

2. Philippines has been colonized by foreign powers such as Spaniards, the Americans, and Japanese. If the Philippines failed to gain her independence, this nation might a province or colony of another country today. As a student of this course and as a Filipino citizen, do you think what our heroes have fought for before (freedom and independence) are worth dying for as stated by Ninoy Aquino? Are we Filipinos worth dying for? 

3. If you are going to rate the performance of President Aquino from 1.0 to 5.0 (1.0-excellent, 3.0-passing, and 5.0-failed), what will be your rating?

Takdang Aralin sa Gamiting Filipino

Sumulat ng isang sanaysay na ginagamitan ng iba't ibang uri ng pangungusap, mga pang-uri at iba't ibang anyo nito, mga pang-abay, pangngalan, at iba pa.
Write one news article on each of the following:

1. L.A.N.I. Scholarship and giving of P5,000.00 to TFVC scholars last March 13

2. SEEDS scholarship - a collaboration between Jolibee Corporation and TFVC

3. Upcoming graduation ceremony on March 27

4. Labor employment seminar on March 16

5. Seminar for graduating students sponsored by the Guidance Office on March 16

Remember to research on the these: WHO, WHEN, WHERE!

Write a letter to your CONGRESSMAN or MAYOR stating your opinions/requests/criticisms/suggestions about social issues, e.g., education, crime, etc in Taguig City or in the place where you currently live. For example, if hold-up incidence is high in your community, tell the congressman or mayor about the situation and request his/her office what could possibly be done to address such issues. You may also give suggestions.


March 13, 2012

Hon. Ma. Laarni Cayetano
City Mayor
Taguig City

Dear Hon. Cayetano:

Your message

Sincerely yours,

Your Name
Student, The Fisher Valley College
Taguig City

Takdang Aralin 4 sa Panitikang FIlipino

Magtala ng tig-iisang pamagat ng mga sumusunod kasama ang awtor ng bawat isa. Pagkatapos, tukuyin ang tema (pag-ibig, paghihiganti, pulitika, relihiyon, atbp), interpretasyon sa teksto, at mahalagang aral na natutunan mula sa tekstong napili.

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5. Mahahalagang aral: _____________________

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5. Mahahalagang aral: _____________________

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3. Tema: _________________
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5. Mahahalagang aral: _____________________

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2. May-akda: _____________
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5. Mahahalagang aral: _____________________

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5. Mahahalagang aral: _____________________
1. Patunayang makapagyarihan ang pag-ibig sa nobelang ''Lihim ng Isang Pulo.''

2. Paghambingin ang nobela at maikling kuwento.

3. Basahin ang paglalahad na 'Ang pagluluto ng Sinigang na Hipon' sa pahina 90 ng aklat ni COnsolacion Sauco et al. Talakayin ang mga kailangan sa pagluluto ng sinigang na hipon at kung paano isasagawa ito sa paraang pagsusunud-sunod.

4. Paghambingin ang babaeng Pilipina noon at ngayon.
Read the article of William James entitled "What Makes a Life Significant?" then reflect on his views regarding life. Begin your essay by introducing the article. Who is William James? Discuss his background, then summarize the article. What are the things that you have learned after reading his essay?
1. Select one philosophy in education that you have learned from this course. Develop a course of action (a program) you wanted to implement from pre-school to post-graduate studies using this philosophy.

2. Create your own vision, mission, philosophy of education for your school. Explain each category.

Scholarship for Taguigenos

Acceptance of application for Scholarship for the 1st Semester of SY 2012-2013 will start on April 15 and end on May 15, 2012 (Batch 1)..

Download the Taguig Scholarship Application Form here.

College Ball 2012 Waiver

Logo of the 25th Foundation Anniversary of The Fisher Valley College





Group Name: RAQ UR WORLD

Below are some quotations on education. Select three of these (must be a combination from both modern and postmodern quotations) and explain each one in your own words.

Modern Quotations on Education:

1. “You go to a great school not so much for knowledge as for arts and habits; for the habit of attention, for the art of expression, for the art of assuming at a moment’s notice a new intellectual position, for the art of entering quickly into another person’s thoughts, for the habit of submitting to censure and refutation, for the art of indicating assent or dissent in graduated terms.” (Quoted in Michael Oakeshott, Rationalism in Politics)

2. “Do we want to use our colleges to produce hundreds of busy little conceptualizers, explainers and verifiers, talkers and analysis-makers at a time when the conceptualizing and analytic mind has been running wild through the world, having detached itself from the simple human virtues of love, compassion, tenderness, and empathy which it is the task of any education in sensibility to foster?” (Harold Taylor, Students without Teachers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969, p. 156)

3. “Education is not about self-esteem. Education is demeaning. It should be about teaching you what you don’t know, what you yet need to know, how much there is yet to do. Part of the process of education is teaching you that you are related to people who are not you, not your parents—that you are related to black runaway slaves and that you are related to suffragettes in the 19th century and that you are related to Puritans. That you are related to some continuous flow of ideas, some linkage, of which you are the beneficiary, the most recent link. The argument for bilingual education, or for teaching black children their own lingo, assumes that education is about self-esteem. My argument is that education is about teaching children to use the language of other people.” (From “The New, New World,” an interview with author Richard Rodriguez, Reason, August/ September 1994)

Postmodern Quotations on Education:

1. Michel Foucault: “It is meaningless to speak in the name of—or against—Reason, Truth, or Knowledge”

2. Andrea Dworkin: “Women have been chattels to men as wives, as prostitutes, as sexual and reproductive servants. Being owned and being fucked are or have been virtually synonymous experiences in the lives of women. He owns you; he fucks you. The fucking conveys the quality of ownership: he owns you inside out.” (Intercourse)

3. Michel Foucault: “Prison is the only place where power is manifested in its naked state, in its most excessive form, and where it is justified as moral force. … What is fascinating about prisons is that, for once, power doesn’t hide or mask itself; it reveals itself as tyranny pursued into the tiniest details; it is cynical and at the same time pure and entirely ‘justified,’ because its practice can be totally formulated within the framework of morality.” (Language, Counter-Memory, Practice)

1. Ano ang pagsulat at bakit ito mahalaga?

2. Iugnay ang pagsulat sa kasaysayan ng ating bansa.

3. Makipanayam sa sino man sa mga sumusunod. Alamin ang kanyang talambuhay. Isulat ito at basahin sa klase.

                a. tanyag na manunulat
                b. taong may mataas na katungkulan sa pamahalaan
                c. taong tanyag sa media
                d. gurong may maraming ‘’achievements’’
                e. taong tanyag sa kanyang propesyon
Please read this announcement regarding this group project in Creative Writing and Campus Journalism.

February 4, 2012 Saturday

Dear Iconians,

Greetings of peace and prosperity!

It is with great joy seeing you build this website of your own. As you know, you are required to submit a portfolio as your requirements for the Pre-final Period and an online version of your works for the Final Period  which are equivalent to 60% of your grade. Please be reminded that no written examinations will be conducted in this class except for the Midterm Examination as reflected in our Course Syllabus. It is, therefore, important that you will give your utmost effort in this endeavor as this will greatly affect your grades. This is a group project so I expect all members of the group to actively participate in any of the exercises or activities you will do for the rest of the semester.

There are several things I want to remind you for this work.

1. First, the website must have six (6) standard links for the following: Autobiographies, Essays, News, Poems, Short Stories, and Other Writings. You may want to add more categories if you wish, like Gallery, Blogs, etc.

2. Second, each link must have information on it. For example, when I click 'Autobiographies' I should be able to view and read the contents of your autobiographies. Under no circumstance that a certain link is empty or is not working. This will lead to deduction of points.

3. Third, your group has six (6) members, therefore, it is imperative that readers around the world should be able to read six autobiographies, six essays, six news stories, six poems, six short stories, and six other forms of writings. Of course, if you want to add more write-ups, you can do that but that is not a requirement.

4. Fourth, your website will be judged by a panel of college professors from the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Computer Studies (DCS) after you present it with them through a PowerPoint Presentation preferably at the Audio-Visual Room on March 9, 2012 (Friday).   

5. Fifth, you can choose any topic (Environment, Religion, Politics, Education, Sexuality, Family, Love and Relationships, etc) for your write-ups.


It may be quite hard for some of you to experiment on new things like this but all of us, including me, must do extraordinary things if we want to improve ourselves. Take this as a challenge. I do not want you to leave the four corners of The Fisher Valley College one year from now without taking any challenges as students. I graduated valedictorian in my high school years but I never had the chance to learn computer and the internet. I am not ashamed to admit that I was a computer illiterate then. When I entered the University of the Philippines, I was so confused, shocked, and in other times, depressed, with all those voluminous readings and requirements that demanded computer skills and internet knowledge in addition to printed materials. I say this to encourage you to give your best shot in everything that you do.     

Let these gentle reminders serve as your guide as you work as a team on your website in our Creative Writing and Campus Journalism course. Please do not hesitate to discuss with me any issues you have as this will greatly help towards the attainment of our goals.

Will you then prove to the world that you are indeed 'The Iconians' by showing your readers that you are icons of goodwill through sharing your ideas on the web? Let's see!

Thank you.

Yours truly,

Marlon B. Raquel
Course Instructor
Read the following articles taken from different sources. Provide an analysis (minimum of 300 words) on each article. Click on each title to read the text. You will be redirected to the original webpage. 

1. Why we need DepEd's K-12 program

2. In memory of the murdered environment, in memory of the murdered people: environmental destruction in Mindanao at its worse 

3. Philippine to leapfrog to be the 16th largest economy by 2050 

Deadline of Submission: February 18, 2012 (Saturday) until 11:59 PM

1. Give one (Yes, only one!) striking difference between a poem and a short story and one characteristic that is shared by both (meaning, similarity between the two).

2. As a student of campus journalism subject, what is your role in the Philippine society?

3. Assuming that you are member of the campus paper. What will you do if you discover that someone in the campus (could be a professor, a co-student who happens to be your best friend, or a member of the school administration) habitually violates certain rules on honesty relating to money matters. Will you write a story or news about it? Will you divulge the information to the public? Why or why not?  

4. Write a news about the recently held 25th Foundation Anniversary. Choose one topic below.
                a. Motorcade
                b. Sportsfest
                c. Search for Shining Teen Star
                d. Dong A Creative Writing Contest
                e. Search for Mr. and Ms. Campus Figure
                f. TFVC Special Night
                g. Overall Anniversary
                h. Other related activities

Deadline of Assignment: February 18, 2012 (Saturday) until 11:59 PM

Read the following articles taken from different sources. Provide an analysis (minimum of 300 words) on each article. Click on each title to read the text. You will be redirected to the original webpage.

Deadline of Assignment: February 18, 2012 (Saturday) until 11:59 PM

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