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ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021. This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd...

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

Iloilo City National High School’s Maria Lilian Jem Montero, Joseph Andrean De La Cruz, Leonardo Rosal, Ralph Archie Agreda and Raf Jeanel Simonio won first runner-up in the recently concluded Concentrix NEXT MOVE Challenge last Nov. 15, 2021. The annual innovation...

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

     The four-year baccalaureate course and years of experience of teachers in school are two of the most salient factors to bring about an outstanding and excellent educator. While their day-to-day functions make them skillful communicators, writers, moderators, and...

School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

  School leaders are empowered by the agency to potentially manage a school and its resources. They confidently set goals and visionary on attaining them. Inevitably, major change happened due to pandemic. It was March 14, 2020 when the first national lock down...

What is an Ideal Teacher?

The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students' morale and refrain from criticizing them. Such a teacher shows...


They say time, money and energy cannot be enjoyed by an individual at the same time. A young person can have both energy and time but not money. A young adult can have both energy and money but not time. An elderly person can have both time and money but not energy....

The Essence of Education

To say that Education is important is an understatement. Education is a weapon to improve one’s life. It is the most important instrument to change one’s future. Education for a child begins at home, and it is a life – long process. Education certainly determines the...

My Personal Thoughts on Technology in Education

With the current policy of no face-to-face classes in the Philippine Basic Education, teachers, parents, and learners start to rely on technology as the answer on the methods of transfer of learning. Teachers in different schools are mostly millennials (Gen Y, Gen X,...

How Teachers, Parents, and Learners Can Positively Deal with the Pandemic

by Geraldin L. Taroballes, JMNHS Uncertainty, joblessness, panic, anxiety, hunger, discomfort, and depression. These are the words that one can immediately think about if we talk about the pandemic- the COVID 19. Many things have changed from the widespread of...

Education is the Key to Success

by SALVADOR M. BESARES Education opens one’s mind and allows for the improvement of one’s life. I believe education is the most important tool a person can receive that can bring the most success in society today. Education can help lessen the challenges a person will...
The Essence of Education

The Essence of Education

Salvador Besares


To say that Education is important is an understatement. Education is a weapon to improve one’s life. It is the most important instrument to change one’s future. Education for a child begins at home, and it is a life – long process.

Education certainly determines the quality of an individual’s life. It improves one’s knowledge, skills, and develops one’s personality and attitude. Most noteworthy, education affects the chances of employment for people. A highly educated individual is probably very likely to get a good job. It is extremely important for employment, for it provides an opportunity for somebody to make a decent living due to the skills he or she acquired through education.

Better communication is yet another vital skill one can develop in education. Education improves and refines the speech of a person to become a better communicator to the people around. Furthermore,  good oral and written communication skills not only build a good relationship but also provide a significant advantage in one’s career. To do one’s job effectively, he or she has to discuss problems, request information, interact with others, and have good human relations skills.

Education produces a responsible user of technology. It certainly provides the technical skills necessary for using technology. Hence, without education, it would probably be difficult to handle modern machines that play a vital role for us humans these days for they undoubtedly make our lives much easier.

People become more mature with the help of education. Sophistication enters the life of educated people. Above all, education teaches the value of disciple to individuals.

Finally, education enables individuals to express their views efficiently. Educated individuals can explain their opinions in a clear manner. Hence, educated people are quite likely to convince people to their point of view.

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Education is the Key to Success

Education is the Key to Success

S Besares

Education opens one’s mind and allows for the improvement of one’s life.

I believe education is the most important tool a person can receive that can bring the most success in society today. Education can help lessen the challenges a person will face in life for being equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude, one is capable to make better decisions to better his life and of others most importantly.

The more knowledge a person gains, the more opportunities that person can achieve. One example of this is getting better options in career and personal growth. One who has completed higher education can easily qualify for various job and career opportunities compared with a person who has none. Thus, extended education is vital these days, for it equips a person with the necessary skills to easily cope with work demands and to meet the job standards.

I believe education is significant because it helps a person develop a unique perspective of looking at life. It played a major role for all individuals in society. It has allowed the community to succeed both socially and economically by developing common culture and values. It is the reason our world is what it is today. Doctors have been close to finding cures for cancer because of higher education. Our technology has been enriched compared to the previous century, all because of education.

If the importance of education is not recognized, then someday education will become less relevant. Education serves to unite and strengthen our country. Without education, people would not be able to distinguish right from wrong. If this happens, then our society will find itself at a large disadvantage compared with other countries. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” once said a wise man named Nelson Mandela, and that is why I strongly agree why education is important as the key to success.

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Education in the Changing Society

Education in the Changing Society

by Salvador M. Besares


Many philosophers and great educators have defined education since the beginning of time. One notable quote is that of the American philosopher and educator, John Dewey, and he said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” How does this go on with today’s seeming definition of education? Here are some significant points:

  1. Education helps in spreading knowledge in society. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Agenda for 2030 states that “Education is a human right and a force for sustainable development and peace.” Education here is imperative in empowering people with knowledge, skills, and values. This is perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of education in which quick propagation of knowledge enables people to be empowered. A society that is equipped with the correct knowledge, proper skills, and ethical values have the best chances to live and survive in this challenging world. Empowered people are productive, they can get jobs or start businesses and even make decisions that could contribute to the community.
  2. The teaching-learning process in education continues to evolve. There have been rapid changes in the world which include changes in education. With the new breed of learners who have different learning styles and varying learning backgrounds compared to previous generations, teachers need to adapt the teaching-learning process to cater the needs of today’s generation. There have been multiple teaching innovations and strategies on how knowledge can be transferred and gained effectively.
  3. Education is an eye-opener for social issues. Education is very important and highly valued in today’s society. It is also necessary for success in life. It is a means to provide students with the ample knowledge of social awareness to address problems in our society. Education teaches learners on how to be aware of the problem, identify the problem, and provide solutions to the problem.
  4. Education plays a vital role in the fight against epidemic. The threat of COVID-19 is still present in these times. The battle against it can be fought through education. A population that has the knowledge about the threat can learn how to protect oneself from being infected with the virus. The educational system has a greater linkage to the population compared to any other governmental institution. Learners and parents can be informed well through educational campaigns.
  5. Education improves livelihood. Individuals who are learned and educated have greater opportunities for a better livelihood. They can have an opportunity to thrive which might result to having higher incomes, a sense of identity, social status, and the means to produce and distribute resources and services. A society with individuals who have better social class tends to have better environment.                                                                                                                           

       Through the ever-changing time, education should be considered of great importance for its significant impact not only with one’s knowledge, skills and attitude but also to the society. Thus, education needs not only to be seen as a preparation for life; it is life itself.

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