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July 25, 2017 | Author: Charlene Canlas Villas | Category: Political Corruption, Natural Disasters, Poverty, Poverty & Homelessness, Flood
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Charlene C. Villas AB - Psychology

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Wedding Dance Author

Amador Daguio – was a poet, novelist and teacher during the pre-war. He was best known for his fictions and poems. III.


Awiyao - a woman who was left by her husband because he had to marry another woman

Lumay - the husband stated above Maludimay - Awiyao’s new wife IV.


Place – in the mountains somewhere in Philippines Time – a long time ago Atmosphere – sad, tense V.



Introduction The story opens with Awiyao entering his and Lumnay’s house.


Conflict Things start heat up when Lumnay says sh does not want any

other man. C.

Climax When Awiyao says he does not want any other woman.


Denouement But they need to follow their tribe’s tradition.


Resolution Awiyao has to go back to the wedding dance



For me, the message of the story is “ true love never dies”. Though Awiyao and Lumnay need to follow tradition, the readers can feel the between them.


Real Life

In real life, many couple are now separating. Sometimes one the reason of this was they couldn’t have a child.




Author Estrella Alfon -

was a well-known Filipina author who wrote

almost exclusively in English. As a Filipino writer, Estrella Alfon lived her life of being a prolific writer who hailed from Cebu. She then became a member of the U. P. writers club and earned and was given the privileged post of National Fellowship in Fiction post at the U. P. Creative Writing Center. She died in the year 1983 at the age of 66. III.

Characters Vincent – a bus conductor, disguising as a tutor. Mother – president Oscar – son Young girl – daughter

IV. Setting Place – home, mountain tribes V. Plot A. Introduction It began by introducing the characters and setting of the story. B. Conflict Vicente abusing the children C. Climax the mother came down stairs and caught Vincente's act before he could harm the little girl. D. Denouement The woman was very much angry and slapped Vicente's face. E. Resolution She asked the little girl to take a bath and change her clothes. She stayed by her daughter's child until she fell asleep.

VI. Theme Strangers should never be trust. VI.

Real Life Nowadays, many in the society are abusive and opportunist. In

first, they showing they’re care just to get our trust but when they see an opportunity they will grab it as soon as they could.


Life is a three ring circus

II. Jose Quirino Jose A Quirino was born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, on April 27, 1930. He finished his law degree at Far Eastern University. At present his major occupation is writing. He has also taught English in the PWU, PNU, and MLQU. He has won three Stanvac awards for journalism in feature writing. He was also named Most Prolific and Most




the Philippine


Press for


consecutive years. He hosts a popular weekly television program, J.Q. Specials. He has published in all the major Philippine journals and his short stories are: Night Song and Other Tales, Loneliness Is a Volcano and New Stories, Nocturne for Piano and Heartstrings and More New Stories, and Modern Love Stories. NVM Gonzalez has well described Mr. Quirino as “the writingest writer of the Philippines.” III. Characters Reporter Gorgio/Peppo – a famous clown before but he became poor after he had an accident. Audience IV. Setting Time - About a dozen years ago. In Manila and Hongkong V. Plot A. Introduction The writer began the his story by telling his job and experiences. B. Conflict When Gorgio got an accident C. Climax

When the writer meets Peppo and found out that Peppo and Gorgio are the same clown that he met before D. Denouement When Gorgio said that all he want now is a one-ring circus after what happened to him. E. Resolution Gorgio chose to stay in circus however small it is. VI. Theme For me, the theme for this was “There’s nothing permanent in life.” VII. Real life This story are very common in real life. Many rich people are turning into an ordinary people.


Dead Stars

II. Paz Marquez Benites Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon, Marquez - Benítez authored the first Filipino modern

English-language short

story, Dead


published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipinos trained in the American education system which used English as the medium of instruction. III. Characters Alfredo Salazar – son of Don Julian. He is engaged to Esperanza. Esperanza – wife of Alfredo Julia Salas – sister in law of Judge del Valle. The other girl of Alfredo. Don Julian – an old man, father of Alfredo and Carmen. Carmen – sister of Alfredo Judge Del Valle – father in law of Julia Salas Donna Adella – sister of Julia Salas Calixta – note – carrier Dionisio – husband of Carmen IV. Setting Time – Lenten season Place – Sta. Cruz particularly in Calle Luz, Hometown of Salas, Calle Real, Church of Our Lady of Sorrow, house of Don Julian and Judge Del Valle. V. Plot A. Introduction It started the introduction of the characters and their situations. B. Conflict Love Triangle of Alfredo, Esperanza and Julia. C. Climax

When Julia and Esperanza finally found out what Alfredo has been up to, that Alfredo has been always with Julia while he was engaged to Esperanza. D. Denouement Alfredo finally chose to stay with his promise to Esperanza E. Resolution Alfredo married Esperanza. VI. Theme For me, the theme of this story was about “Being true to your heart or Being loyal to you promise” VII. Real Life


The Visitation of the Gods

II. Author Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher


cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University. Gilda Cordero-Fernando was born on June 4, 1932. III. Characters Ms. Noel – English Teacher Mr. Sawit – new English supervisor Ms. De Dios Ms. Buenaflor Mrs. Obles – wife of the principal Ms. Divinagracia IV. Setting Place – Pugad Lawin V. Plot a. Introduction The story started by announcing the visitation of the supervisors. b. Conflict the pretensions of the teachers especially in elementary and high school levels when evaluators visit their school. c. Climax When Mr. Sawit offered Ms. Noel to be the next English supervisor. d. Denouement Miss Noel refused the offer of Mr. Sawit e. Resolution Miss Noel stand her principle and dedication not only for his job but to her students as well.

VI. Theme For me “Loving one’s job is a noteworthy” is the theme of this story. Miss Noel shows her dedication to her profession job and principles that no one can change it. VII. Real Life The story of Visitation of the Gods who was written by Gilda Cordero Fernando shows realism. Realism because the happenings in the story really happens in real life. The Gods here refers to the heads of the Department of Education who visit a school. In reality this really happens, especially in public schools. The Dep ed heads visit a school and they observe it, that's why all the people in the school especially the teachers prepare for the visitation, because they want to look good and they want to impress the visitors. Just like what happen in the story.

Insight POVERTY One of the major problem in our country is poverty. Everyday in our life, especially among people who really suffer hunger and sickness, is because of the poverty they encountered. Poverty is a global issue. Poverty does not have one clear definition. It is complicated, multi-faced concept. But for simple definition of it, poverty means a lack of access to basic resources including food, clean water, sanitation, education and capital. As a student, in what way you can help to our country n rapidly increasing of poverty rate? What are the causes and effects of it in our millions community. There are many causes and effects of poverty. The most obvious effect of poverty is hunger, however hunger can also be a cause of poverty. Millions of people, including millions number of children die each year as a result of hunger, and therefore poverty. Another major problem facing our country is the population growth or rapid increasing of our population. It cause the rapid use of our national resources, in addition to that. There is simply not space to accommodate all of the people living in our country. And because of it, it will cause many social problems. Also another cause of poverty in our country is unemployment in the Philippines is the unavailability of jobs provided with a growing population of about a 8 million. Millions needed jobs

and only few can sure provide one. And unemployment cause less income for the family or even just no income at all resulting poverty. As time passes by, the poverty we suffer in our country increase rapidly as population increasing. To help our country in the future, we should start by studying hard for every student and get a quality education. This will lead us for better future having a job that fit to us. If we have job, the unemployment rate will be reduce. But for last, one of the best ways to reduce poverty is to reduce behaviour that leads to poverty.

NATURE OF CALAMITIES Are you aware on our environment? What are the nature of calamities? A natural disaster which is a major adverse event resulting from the earth’s natural hazards, for example floods, tsunami, tornadoes, hurricanes or cyclones, volcanoes eruptions, earthquakes, heat waves and landslides. The causes of natural disasters are many. It can include loss of life, injuries, economic loss and environmental loss. Lightning is the primary cause of fires. Floods, which are the most common natural disaster affecting large areas here in our country. Fires, drought and weather events which exist for property damage and crops loss. Floods make an enormous impact on the environment and society. Floods destroy drainage systems in cities, causing raw sewage to spill out into bodies of water. Floods may also cause of millions of worth of damage to city, both evicting people from their homes and running businesses. These are some causes and effects of natural disaster in our environment and society. People must provide for the drainage of water. Another way of preventing floods include placing sandbags along the riverbank to serve as levelized and placing large rocks on banks to prevent erosion. And for safety, always provide portable radio and lights so in case of emergency, you can listen for updates.

INCREASING NUMBER OF CRIMES Crime is one of the major problems in our country. Crime is an action or commission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and punishable by law, there are illegal activities. Because of crimes rather increasing number of crimes authorities should have something to do about it. Crime happens in many forms and it has different effects. It has tremendous effects on society and the people within it as a whole. Society loses when investing in new jails rather than paying employees’ higher wages. A study proven that society pays over twice the average household income for one inmates incarceration. This means that instead of that money being invested in prevention through higher wages on better education, taxpayers pay more to keep criminals safe well and fed. Also crimes set people’s being paranoid and depressive behavior associated with the effects of crimes. There are so many ways to take control and help prevent crimes in our home, neighborhood and at our local schools. Make sure all the youth in barangay have positive ways to spend their spare time, set up neighborhood watch on a community patrol. And the most important is the building partnership with the authorities.

CORRUPTION Political corruption is one of the major problem here in our country. Over use of power by Government Officials. For illegitimate private gain, government officials use the people’s taxes they paid for their personal use only. These is the general problem in our country need to be eliminated. And because of this illegal activities, people suffer especially among living in squatter’s area suffered from it. In our economic status, in the private sectors, corruption also increases the cost of the business of through the price of illicit payments themselves. It also generates economic distortions in the public sector, by diverting public investments into capital projects where bribes and kickbacks are more plentiful. These publics and privates evil activities represented by corruption affects individuals, companies, fields of activity, national activities as well as the global one. Although there are some organizations or groups of people still fighting against corruption, in order to achieve the desired outcomes. In the fight against it, they still need to established the factors that generate the corrupt behavior of an individual especially government officials. For me, as a student and youth of our country, I still want to suggest that in every election always choose to have responsible people that someday may become a responsible leader.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY Another tremendous problem here in our country is the juvenile delinquency. These illegal activities and behavior of youth or by children causes and correlates of crimes. Typically, it is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as crime. We are constantly reminded that there are problems with juvenile violence. There are several factors that causes to youth to involve in this delinquency. First, is the peer influences, which can be enormous factor in the development of delinquent behavior. Second is the family influence. There are parents who give poor directions to children, fail to structure their behavior and do not reward or punish appropriately. Children of divorced parents often face emotional conflicts regarding their allegiance to either one or both of their parents. They also face difficulty in understanding their parents. For me, the best way to solve this problem is that our government should set standards or ban the poor quality problems of televisions and films. Schools, communities and families have to strengthen the education of the children and help them to cultivate right ways and ideas of life.

Summary Wedding dance The story started with a married couple, Awiyao ang Lumnay, who were separating. They can’t have a child, so Awiyao has to marry Maludimay in order to have a child and to follow the tradition tribe despite the fact that he still in love with Lumnay. Because the tribes tradition, if the couple could not bear a child together they need to separate in order for a man to find a woman who could bear him a son who can continue his name in his tribe. Lumnay despite of being in love to his husband agreed to divorce just to give Awiyao a chance to find happiness with another woman and to have a son. While the gangas are beating, Awiyao decided to back home because he couldn’t find Lumnay in his wedding. He found Lumnay in the darkest part of the house. They talked and reminisced when they were once a couple, they were having a hard time letting go while they deeply in love to each other. Then Lumnay decided to go back to the wedding and question the unwritten law. But before she reached the place, she realized she loved Awiyao so much and she would rather lose him and happy having a child with others than to see him miserable with her without having a son.

Magnificence The story started with Vicente coming in the house to tutor the two children with their school works. The family trust him to handle their son and daughter with their studies. The mother and Vicente met in a association meeting, where the mother was the president. After the meeting, Vicente offered his service to tutor the two children, Oscar and the young girl. He is a bus conductor and willing to give his vacant time at night to tutor the children. Vicente promised the two student that he would be bring pencils to each of them. One evening, Vicente was early than usual time. He asked the boy to take a glass of water. The young girl left with Vicente. She got frightened to Vicente when he took the girl on his lap and got away. The mother saw what was about to happen when she go downstairs. She asked the children to go to their room. After the children go upstairs, she slapped Vicente until he ran away. Mother took the girl a bath and burned the pencils given by Vicente.

Dead Star Dead star is a love story about Alfredo who has a fiancé, Esperanza. They have been engaged for how many years. Everyone views them as a ideal couple. But his passion for Esperanza has faded and Julia catched his attention and got attracted to her. He met Julia Salas at judge’s house. They got understanding but Julia discovered that Alfredo was engaged to Esperanza. Alfredo got confused between what he feels for Julia and his commitment to his future wife, Esperanza. But Alfredo chose to be Esperanza, and he married her. Then 8 years later, he had an business trip to the town of Julia. He visited Julia who is not yet married. He was surprised that there is no more feelings for Julia. He compared Julia to a dead stars.

The Visitation of the Gods The short story is about the reality of administration of the public schools. The superintendents visited Pugad Lawin for some evaluation. The teaching staff were been very busy preparing the students and the school facilities just to impress the visitors. Ms. Noel was in charge to check the other teacher from what they had assigned. Mr. sawit, the new English supervisor offered her to be the next English supervisor. Noticing that there is no improvement in the public school whenever there’s a evaluation from division. But Miss Noel declined the offer. She stands her principles and dedicated to her job.

Life is a Three Ring Circus The story is about the ups down of Gorgio, the famous clown. He met the journalist and had an interview with him. Gorgio had a respectful family, successful career and a better individual. He met the journalist and had an interview with him. He said that his life was a three ring circus. The one ring is for Gorgio the famous clown, career. The second ring is for being a father of a highly respected family. And the third one being himself alone. The other day, the journalist was taking Gorgio’s advice. He will set his second ring in his circus, doing an article about provincial life. A weeks after, he read a news that Gorgio got an accident. When the journalist was in Hongkong, a little circus arrived. He saw Peppo. Peppo and Gorgio are one. He interviewed Gorgio to what happened to him. After Gorgio’s operation his savings and properties was gone. His wife died and his children migrated to America. He has a new wife, younger than him. He said that all he want now is a one ring circus, how small it is or how cheap it is.

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