THE GOOD CITIZENSHIP VALUES CLUSTER PAGKAMAKA-DIYOS >Faith in Almighty in action Participants may choose to integrate the value of faith in God in their subject areas/lessons, in their family life through the arrangement of stronger faith practices in the home (e. g. praying before having meals, praying of the rosary, encouraging children to develop a habit of prayer and reflection especially when faced with moral discernment), and, their daily lives by always attributing one’s effort to God and making Him a part of the choices and decisions that one makes.
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Personal Resolution: Considering the significance of my prayer in my life and in my country’s history, I am more fully aware of the things I can accomplish when I live a life of faith. I have in me the desire to do right things, make moral decisions, and work to the best of my God-given gifts. I shall strive to hold my moral ground when I am confronted with things that undermine my values and those which may injure the well being of others. My faith is a gift that strengths me in times of crisis and helps me arrive at conscientious decisions.
I am aware of its manifold benefits and I shall strive to nurture this gift through prayer and reflection. I also understand that my faith in God can bring me to appreciate myself, my family, friends and colleagues, my job and my people better. Thus, I will do my best to be a discerning individual with God as my source of wisdom in everything that I do. With my resolve to be a better person, I can go further by putting my faith into action. I shall live a life that is based on the right values and serve as an inspiration to others who may be struggling to strengthen their own faith in God. Respect for life in action Participants may choose to integrate the value of respect for life in their subject areas/lessons, in their family life through a deeper personal reflection and consciousness of practices in the home (e. g. instilling of disciple, recognition of the uniqueness and worth of each member, role modeling of parents so that their children may grow with dignity and right values; and in stressing the importance of health and personal development and in their daily lives and communities by always recognizing the dignity of others and appreciating the value of the life of every person.
Participants may choose to make a personal pledge to consciously uphold life in every circumstance and shun violence as a means of achieving an end. >Order in action Some examples of how students may cultivate and encourage the value of order in their area of concern: 1. Develop a good set of study habits and zealously follow them through everyday. 2. Develop your organization skills and train yourself to always practice good grooming and gentlemanly/ lady-like conduct. 3. Learn to manage your resources, studies and extra-curricular activities well. Learn to identify your priorities.
Remember that your main priority as a student is to study well and work towards developing and perfecting your talents and gifts. 4. Follow and respect rules and regulations in and outside the school. Know that the rules are meant to keep things in order so that you may be properly formed into a good citizen and person of worth. Personal Reflection: As a good citizen, understand that the value of order is important in your quest to improve yourself as a person and as a citizen. You shall strive to arrange your life in a certain way that will allow you to be a more productive citizen.
You shall inspire others by your example to live peaceful and more meaningful lives by living the value of order everyday. >Work in action Students may go into a period of personal reflection as to how they value the work hard and the right values and attitudes towards their works and dealings. Students may also opt to evaluate their actual work attitudes, motivations and priorities. This will allow them to direct themselves towards performing their works with a sounder disposition, clearer understanding of their priorities and more meaningful motivations.
Teachers may inculcate the value of work-hard, honest work and quality work in their students by being more affirming, inspiring and appreciative of their student’s efforts toward achieving quality result in their schoolwork. Community leaders may develop more positive outlook and attitude towards the value of work among their peers and subordinates by highlighting the importance of each other’s unique community function or assignments as well as the integral role each plays in the success of community undertakings. Personal Reflection: I am a person who has been endowed with gifts that allow me to continually work for a better life.
I shall continually strive to develop my talents and gifts and learn to be self-reliant. I am productive member of society and I do my share in improving the quality of life of the people I serve and those whom I indirectly affect. I believe in the value and benefit of hard work, quality work and honest work. Hence, I shall strive to always use sound moral principles in my dealings and apply my God-given gifts in my work and settle for nothing less than excellent results. I am a discerning individual whose priorities are motivated by an unwavering faith and conviction in doing what is moral, honest and just. Concerns for the family and future generations in action Students may choose to evaluate their own family life more deeply. They can specifically look into how their own family cultivates love, understanding and mutual respect. They can also asses and appraise their role in the family and devise ways to become better family members. Personal Resolution: My family is great source of strength and inspiration and I understand that in the midst of harsh world, it is constantly confronted with things that tend to destroy its values and sense of unity.
I also know that my family is fragile, an uncaring, unloving and irresponsible child can easily destroy it, the temptations presented by world obsessed with material gratification and convenience can just easily obliterate it’s values and virtues; and that my own complacency and indecision to be better family member can lead to the destruction of unity, harmony and the prospect of prosperity for my family. I shall make it a point to spend quality time with my family, enjoying the beauty of love, unity and faith that bind us as we face the challenges of the world together.
I hereby make a personal promise to be a loving and responsible family member and work towards strengthening the bonds that unite my family. I shall strive to be responsible in my studies and in my role as a member of my family. I shall give my elders due respect and appreciate their sacrifices by exhibiting hard work in my tasks. I shall be prudent in my ways and discerning when I face the realities of the world. I shall honor my parents and elders in their old age and continue to be inspired by their example.
As a person, I shall be an advocate of life and vanguard of its preservation. I shall resist any proposal or intent that potentially undermines the sanctity and value of the family. PAGKAMAKATAO >Love in action The students may be encouraged to evaluate the way they regarded and express the value of love with the people around them (family, elders, friends, ordinary people, etc. ) in their own respective capacities, encourage participants to perform little acts of love and by being a good example of generosity, genuine concern, compassion and integrity to their fellowmen.
The participants may also be reminded of the benefits of our people’s love for freedom and democracy and how such love never fails to unite our people and work against injustice and tyranny as proven by our own history at EDSA. As the acts of loving start with a person’s commitment to his personal resolution and personal evaluation, the participants may be encouraged to reflect on their daily acts and how they affect the lives of the people around them in the course of performing their duties. Personal Resolution:
I am mindful of the act that my life is made more meaningful by the value of love. I shall not be a believer of violence, unkindness and greed. I shall make every effort to avoid resources that tend to harm others or cause them undue inconvenience. I shall appreciate my fellowmen and recognize the beauty that each of them bears. I shall be vanguard of truth, justice and democracy because I love my country and fellowmen, I shall act on my personal resolution to perform acts of kindness and compassion as testament of my commitment to be a loving person for others. Freedom in action As a citizen, I believe that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance and responsibility on my part. I recognized its importance and the sacrifices that my ancestors gave to secure it so that I may enjoy it’s fruits during my lifetime. I shall carry my freedom with dignity and responsibility, ever mindful that my own freedom does not trample those of others. I hereby pledge to defend freedom boldly and unwaveringly so that I may be able to share its legacy to future generations.
I shall make myself an informed individual so that I may remain vigilant of the way freedom in my country is treated. Lastly, I shall honor my country’s heroes and martyrs by doing my utmost to be a citizen of worth so that I may truly set my country and myself free from the bondage of immortality, injustice and complacency. >Peace in action Participants may be encouraged to reflect on how they have cultivated the value of peace in their families, work and dealings, as well in the manner by which they tackle issues that affect them.
They may also be inspired to take a more conscious effort to highlight the value of peace in their lives by establishing order in their affairs and having the will to stick by it amidst of resorting to what is convenient though contrary to the value of peace. They may be encouraged further to review their stand on certain issues that nay be cited as worth pondering: the War on Terror, the Oakwood Mutiny, the Mindanao Insurgency, the Government’s Campaign Against Corruption, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Personal Resolution: I am a person of peace, a builder of harmony among my fellowmen.
I recognize my own obligation as a person and citizen and do my best to fulfill them. I shall not make unreasonable demands on others and myself. I am aware of my rights and that of my fellowmen. As I am ardent in the preservation of my rights and well being, I am further resolved to preserve the rights and well being of the people around me. I shall strive to promote harmony and friendship in my community. I abhor all violence. I further understand that the value of peace may only be present in my life of order so I can cultivate and reap the value of peace. Truth in action Some examples of how students may cultivate and encourage the value of truth in there are of concern: 1. Preparing well for school in terms of accomplishing assignments and requirements. 2. Never considering cheating as a n option. 3. Enthusiastically and sincerely performing one’s tasks and role as a student guided by a sound and prudent set of priorities. Personal Resolution: I am person of integrity and the truths strengthen my character. I shall always recognizes its value and thus be truthful in all my dealings.
I see myself as a defender of truth. Hence, I shall not participate in any activity (corruption, deceit, etc. ) that runs contrary to this special role. I shall be steadfast in my way faith that in the good fight for righteousness, the truth will set me free and it will always prevail. >Justice in action Participants may put the value of justice into action in their lives by nurturing an attitude of vigilance and understanding of situations that tend to undermine justice n their relationships and in the community.
They may be develop a renewed consciousness of being mindful of the right and dignity of others and maintain a high level of respect for every individual. They may further promote the value of social justice by seeking ways of reaching out of those who may less fortunate in life (through volunteer or charitable works) and give them justice by helping them live with dignity and with a renewed hope so that a justice system that is just, loving and secure will not remains as a mere dream of the oppressed, but a reality to be enjoyed by all. Personal resolution:
I recognized the inherent right of every person to live in dignity and liberty, secure from oppression and any form of abuse. As a good citizen, I shall be ever mindful that I do not trample the rights and dignity of others and further ensure my fellowmen of my vigilance in the protection of their rights. I shall be fair and charitable in all my dealings. I shall do my best to help others whose lives may be unjustly affected by the times and by practices that undermine their dignity as persons. I shall continue to have faith in the value of justice and act conscientiously and rendering it.