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Values Education II (Sec.

Robredo)

2012

A Module in VALUES EDUCATION II First Grading Lesson: GOOD FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY My Goals To demonstrate understanding of the family as a natural institution of building good relationship; determine its importance in building better community relationships; and prepare a list of action steps to build better relationships within the family, school, and community My initial Accomplish the following checklist . Check () the appropriate Task column where the idea can be a) helpful or b) not helpful in building better relationships at home. Helpful Not helpful 1. My mother wakes up early to prepare breakfast for our family. 2. I get mad at my father whenever he comes home late at night. 3. Our family goes to church every Sunday to attend mass. 4. We eat together during meal time. 5. I scold my sister everytime she gets low grades in school. 6. My father takes time to check on our activities in school. 7. My brothers congratulate me in all of my achievements in school. 8. I help my little sister in preparing her assignments and projects in school. 9. We thank our parents for small or big things they do for us. 10. We treat our Yaya as our big sister at home. What I need? A. Whole class reading. Distribute copies of the essay. Ask: 1. What actions or behaviors did Sec. Jesse M. Robredo show in order to build better relationship with his family members? with his community? B. Group reading. Divide the class into three and focus on the group reading assignment. Ask: 1. Make a list of actions or behaviors that Sec. Jesse M. Robredo showed in order to build better relationship with his family and with his community by completing the following table based on the assigned paragraphs. (Answers may be presented in slides (Powerpoint Presentation) or through the Manila Paper, and be shown or posted after 15 minutes.)
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At home (In the family)

In the community (At work and in other places)

C. Last Group Reading. Group 1. Prepare a poster that shows the life of Sec. Jesse M. Robredo with his family and community. Group 2. Prepare and present a skit on the life of Sec. Jesse M. Robredo with his family. Group 3. Prepare at least three slogans inspired by the life of Sec. Jesse M. Robredo to be posted on the class bulletin board. The essay: Aika Robredo's source of inspiration BY JESSICA MARIE ROBREDO Posted on 08/20/2012 6:27 PM | Updated 08/21/2012 1:05 PM

FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Aika Robredo thought highly of her father even as a 15-year-old. Photo taken from Aika's Facebook page. Secretary Jesse Robredo's eldest daughter, Jessica Marie 'Aika' Robredo, then a 15-year-old high school student at the Universidad de Sta Isabel in Naga City, won the grand prize for the high school category of the Ramon Magsaysay Student Essay Competition in 2003. We are republishing this essay with the permission of the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation. Group 1 1) I was only 12 years old in August 2000 when Jesse Manalastas Robredo was proclaimed as the recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service. I was a witness to how
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honored the man felt with the recognition given to him. But it was not until I was asked by my English teacher to go over the list of past and present Ramon Magsaysay awardees and write an essay on one of them that I was able to fully understand the great significance of the award. The awardees, I quickly learned, were exceptional men and women who bravely dared to make a difference in making Asia, and maybe the world, a better place. 2) It was easy for me to pick Jesse Robredo from the list of 229 awardees because he was one person who truly inspired me, and who continues to inspire me to make a difference. To write about his life and his work, however, is a very daunting task, because he is very close to my heart. 3) Much has been written about his outstanding work as mayor of Naga City from 1988 to 1998 and how he bravely fought corruption, vice, poverty, economic stagnation and dramatically transformed Naga from an inefficient and dispirited city into one of the most progressive in the country. When the euphoria brought about by the Edsa People Power Revolution started to wane and people were starting to doubt if a more authoritarian leadership would work better for the Filipino people, Robredo showed us all that the people are still the most important resource and restored our faith in democracy. He not only worked for the poor but worked with them and involved them every step of the way. He has always pushed for growth with equity, transparency, integrity and he brought honor to his office. But the most essential part of his accomplishments are those that are invisible to the naked eye. 4) I am 15, but I must admit that to this day, the lessons of democracy, of fiscal management, of people empowerment, are still quite difficult for me to comprehend. What I do understand is that the people of Naga look up to him because he succeeded in making them feel he is just like any one of them. He is simple and humble in his ways. He wears the city government uniform to work. He is in his office before eight oclock in the morning. He goes around without bodyguards, and he does not believe he is entitled to special perks just because of his office. He lives very modestly as his house and office would reveal. Group 2 5) He is a very dedicated public servant and practices what he preaches. No task is ever too menial for him, whether it is driving around the city at night to check busted lampposts or joining street cleaners and garbage collectors in performing their regular chores. 6) People see the best in him during the worst of times. He is always the last man on the street during typhoons, making sure that people are safe, and the first one to shovel the mud out of the city after the floods.
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7) In 1998, after serving his third consecutive term as mayor of the city, he stepped down quietly, ignoring suggestions for him to seek higher office or perpetuate himself in power by asking a family member to run in his stead. 8) Now that I know what the Ramon Magsaysay Award is all about, I feel truly blessed that I happen to be his daughter. I was born exactly six days before he was first elected mayor and I spent the first 10 years of my life with him at City Hall. Group 3 9) If there was one thing that convinced me that he is truly deserving of the award, it is this: He has never made me feel I was different from others just because he is my father. As he goes about serving others, I have never been left wanting for his time and attention. He eats lunch and dinner with us seven days a week, even if it means he has to take two or three more meals because he has to attend a constituents wedding or birthday reception. No occasion is too trivial for him. He is there for us not only during PTA meetings or piano or ballet recitals, but even when my math homework gets a little too difficult. 10) Now that I am a little older, sometimes people would come up to me to tell me what great things my father has done for them. I feel proud. But what puts a smile in my heart is knowing that he also did small things for some people things like bringing back a wayward son to his distraught mother, helping a male employee patch things up with his wife, or playing basketball on a street corner with the neighborhood kids. Such things may appear inconsequential, but they have brought great joy to others and made them feel important. 11) His decision to continue serving his native city and resist the lure of national prominence, which a higher elective post could have brought him, had the deepest impact on me and imparted to me lifelong lessons: that no deed is too small nor too big if it makes other peoples burden lighter and their lives better; that greatness of spirit can be achieved not through wealth, power or popularity, but by living your life with quiet dignity and by becoming a man for others. By his example, I have been truly inspired to dare to make a difference, break ground, stand up for my own convictions and serve others selflessly and with integrity in whatever field I will find myself in. Reference: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/10852-aika-robredo-s-sourceof-inspiration Discuss the following: 1. What were the common practices (actions/behaviors) that Sec. Jesse M. Robredo observed at home? in the community?

My Discovery Task

Values Education II (Sec. Robredo)

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My Final Task

(Highlight/Publish answers shown on the slides and/or sheets of Manila Paper.) 2. What is the importance of these practices to his family? To his community? (Entertain answers from the class. Then, ask Group 1 to present their poster and explain its meaning.) 3. Which of these practices by Sec. Jesse Robredo is/are experienced by you from your father? from your family members? How do you feel about it? Why? (Entertain answers from the class. Then, let Group 2 present the skit.) 4. Which of his practices would you like to do at home? Why? 5. What other things would you like to do to build or strengthen your relationship with your family members? with your classmates? with other people in the community? 6. What have you learned from this lesson? (Entertain answers from the class. Then, ask Group 3 to present and post their slogans on the class bulletin board/s.) A. Individual Work. Prepare a list of action steps to build or strengthen your relationship with your family members, classmates and teachers, and community. Design a card (any size) to contain your action steps as a form of commitment. Affix your signature on the lower part of your card. Request also for your parents and teachers signature. Sample:

My Pledge of Commitment Beginning today, I commit to do the following to build and strengthen my relationship with my family,, my classmates and teachers, and community. At home In School In the Community I will... I will... I will...

So help me God. _________________________ Signature


_________________________ _________________________

Parents Signature Teachers Signature B. Group Work Improve the bulletin board by using the outputs in this lesson and by adding other articles such as pictures, poems, songs,
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and posters about Sec. Jesse M. Robredo.

Prepared by:

CELEDONIO B. BALDERAS JR. SUSAN S. COLLANO CORAZON FATIMA A. SILERIO National Educators Academy of the Philippines-Bicol

Noted:

ORFELINA O. TUY, CESO IV Regional Director