Murdering Pinoy Education

In one of those beauty pageants in the province, host asks contestant…

Host: So Miss, what’s your motto?
Contestant: Uhhh, “unto-unto others, unto-unto you…”

Thanks to the internet.  I finally read the full text of the ads/article that was recently placed and/or published by Antonio Cajilpo Go in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The ads discussed and enumerated the conceptual, factual and language errors in the textbooks of Pinoy public elementary schools.  These textbooks are considered instructional materials approved by the Department of Education.

Children I am not very good in the use of the English language but I had odd moods when I read the errors.  It was super funny but very disheartening.  It is so depressing to read all these boo-boos that the new breed Pinoys will be learning and needs to be unlearned later in life.  I totally agree with Mr. Go by saying that these mistakes need to be corrected since its killing Philippine education slowly but surely.

Some of the hilarious mistakes indicated were:

The typhoon is moving in a northeasternly direction.

Some plants are self-planters.  They plant their own seeds.

Life is the fast rising of the sun that shines on the earth which goes around it fast. Life is the late realization that life is gone and we discover it late.

I’m capable of being the best me I can.

Do animals move only when the wind blows? What animals don’t move when there is no wind but move when the wind blows?

“Here’s for you!” the guard said while hitting Basilio.  Sisa’s husband was different from most husbands who are responsible to their families.

Galileo invented a magnifying telescope to study the moon.

The farmer is hopeful that someday he will reap with joy.  He put up a scarecrow to send the birds away.

Not all mountains are made by wrinkles in the ground.

Fishing means catching all kinds of living animals in the water like oysters and clams.

Open door on back of camera, place film and close camera door.

The hen walked coquetly.

The chicken was dressed.  They stripped off her feathers, served her quite bare and everyone poked at her breast.

“I don’t eat meat, I’m not a carnival!” – Melanie Marquez

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