Neuro-linguistic program

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By Benjie R. Pangan

At Close Range

Sunday, April 13, 2014

THIS week, I'll attempt to be clinical, on a new approach on an unpopular program called neuro-linguistic program.

Neuro refers to our nervous system, the mental pathways of our five senses by which we see, hear, feel, taste and smell.

Linguistics refers to our ability to use language and how specific words and phrases come into play in our mental situations.


Programming is, of course, allied to computers to suggest that our thoughts, feelings and actions are simply habitual programs that can be changed by upgrading our mental software.

These terms were excerpted and freely taken verbatim from the book "The NLP-The New Technology of Achievement" by Steve Andreas and Charles Faulkner published by Quill William Morrow.

Basically, according to the authors, NLP is the study of human excellence, the ability to be your best more often, the powerful and practical approach to personal change and the new technology of achievement.


The programs of the Department of Education are evolutionary. As much as practicable, it conceptualizes ideas to make it at par with those in the region.

In the interregnum while schools are out on vacation, the department is contemplating on filling up some 31,000 teaching positions for the SY 2014-2015 in time for opening of classes in the country's public elementary and secondary schools on June 2. Obviously, DepEd has not yet adopted the clamor to move opening of classes to August to September, as rumored.

The country's top four universities led by the University of the Philippines are reportedly amenable to moving the opening date of academic classes to September in sync with international (and regional) calendars.

According to DepEd pronouncements, most of its regional offices have already started recruitment and before May 15, the almost 31,335 teacher items are expected to be filled up.

The question is: after this move would the filled-up positions be enough to satisfy the ideal teacher-to-pupil ratio so as to avoid cramming too many pupils in a classroom?

The requirements of DepEd are recurring and insatiable, despite yearly increments in its budgets. They should be addressed because the department is very important in the bureaucracy.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on April 14, 2014.


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