Ilocos student’s group to launch values formation program for remembering 28th EDSA 1 anniversary

By Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 26 (PNA) — A group of scholars and some students from the College of Teacher Education (CTE) of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) here are set to conduct educational and values formation programs as a way of remembering the 28th anniversary of the EDSA revolution in this city.

Dr. Eva Macugay, adviser of the MMSU’s UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Club, said their activities are scheduled on February 28 at the social hall of the university’s campus in Laoag City.

The UNESCO Club of MMSU, according to Macugay, is now a nationally accredited organization of all scholars at the university’s CTE campus with at least 200 active members.

“The group aims to equip its member-students with holistic approach on how to love our country; to preserve our culture and our environment; and to gain positive values and strengthen the spirit of volunteerism for nation building,” said Macugay in a weekly radio program: “Pannaki -uman, Isyu ken Aksion” aired live over government station, DWFB Radyo ng Bayan.

Guided by this year’s EDSA Revolution theme: “Kapit Bisig Tungo sa Pagbangon;” the members of the MMSU’s UNESCO Club prepared the highlights of their celebration such as video presentation on curriculum development; and the conduct of the following contests: group quiz bee, poster making and action planning.

She disclosed that some positive values for humanity like accountability, honesty and excellence are incorporated in the curriculum development presentation while the tenets on environmental protection and preservation; and oneness and volunteerism are the themes on group quiz bee and poster making contest.

“The action planning contest focuses on the solutions of the prevailing issues, problems and concerns of our society,” she said.

She stressed the group’s activity in this year’s EDSA Revolution anniversary is realized as it want to take part in building awareness and solutions to the youths regarding the prevailing issues, concerns and problems in the government.

“I really believe the positive value formation of our students nowadays can comfortably defeat in the future several issues and problems that the government is currently facing like rampant corruptions in the bureaucracy, human rights violations, poverty incidence, peace and order and other environmental and social issues,” she concluded. (PNA) CTB/Freddie G. Lazaro)