COHESIVE DEVICES ON THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESSES OF THE SELECTED PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESMARK HERMAN SUMAGANG POTOY
COHESIVE DEVICES ON THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESSES OF THE SELECTED PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESABSTRACT:
This study aimed to analyze the cohesive devices employed on the 2005 to 2014 State of the Nation Addresses of the selected Presidents of the Republic of the Philippines which were His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Halliday and Hasan’s Types of Cohesive Devices were used in the study, namely: reference, substitution, conjunction, ellipsis and lexical cohesion. It utilized the qualitative method of research for an in-depth understanding of the facts that hold true to the study undertaken. From among the five identified cohesive devices, conjunction was found to have been the most frequently used while substitution was the least. Furthermore, among the ten State of the Nation Addresses being analyzed, GMA’s 2005 SONA was found to have the least number of employed cohesive devices while PNoy’s 2013 SONA registered the highest. These employed cohesive devices were used by the writers of the SONAs to avoid the repetition of certain words in the sentence, to emphasize specific ideas or points vital in the understanding of the address, to link utterances from one point to the other and to develop variety in the structure and language choice. Consequently, this had paved way for the effective transmission of the message of each address to the readers.
Defining Social Influence of Wives with High Compensation and PositionElpidio H. Nodado Jr.
Defining Social Influence of Wives with High Compensation and PositionABSTRACT:
The study aimed to define the concept of social influences of wives with high compensation and position in relation to husband having a minimal remuneration, and occupying the lower position. Specifically, it sought to determine the predisposing experience of husband and wives that undergone a various changes, and built an analytical concern that have been brought about by modernization and have been relatively affect the relationship that tried to cope and determine the modern practices, and catches awareness for direct socially and culturally response to the societal practices. Moreover, the nature of each family structure and the interactions therein has been observed to influence personality of spouses and wives that emanates from formidable social odds. Hence, the high income and position transcend wives to the highest level and signify the changing of family practices were the occurrence of condition are in turmoil and relationships are at stake. The descriptive method was used in this study, and there were 90 respondents involved were properly chosen and purposively applied in the selection, and all responses were consolidated categorized and analyzed properly. The results of the study revealed that most of the behavior displayed by the wives and husband were explicitly manifest negative impact to the entire family and society with an alarming result brings about problems which is forced to tackle are closely linked to effects. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher hereby concludes that the social influences of wives are pushes to cope with the existing demand that may change the condition resulted into disorganized family relationship and problems. The measure and recommendation are hereby demonstrated and properly verified and discussed appropriately were made.
Hidden Addiction and Their Transmission of Social DispositionElpidio H. Nodado Jr.
Hidden Addiction and Their Transmission of Social DispositionABSTRACT:
This study aimed to examine the effects of hidden addiction and carefully sought to clarify not only its appropriate mood setting, but also its most effective intervention to reduce the narrow cause that simply explain the complicated interaction of psychological and emotional, economic, social and moral factor involves in a deliberate balance of personality. Furthermore, to confront the vital element of personality that mobilizes the most and effective responsibility resources available in dealing with problem, and, subsequently glean the soundest and the best recommendation in easing the feeling, dismay, and uncomfortable situation and tolerance experience by individual.
The study employed descriptive type method of research using purposive techniques through check list questionnaire instrument. The profiling component of the study involved 220 professional male and female respondents who are subjected to compose the study process. The, the proper protocol is highly observed, so the data gathered are more reliable and complete. The instrument utilized in the study is a self-research made, and the items are selected and taken from related readings to contain the reliability of information.
Preparing the organization for the successful implementation of the Information Security Management SystemNader Iranpour
Preparing the organization for the successful implementation of the Information Security Management SystemABSTRACT:
Many organizations face a lot of challenges in implementing the Information Security Management System (ISMS), which results in a halt to project execution, or delays and imposition of unforeseen costs. Even the vast majority of those who eventually implement the system and even had got the ISO27001 certification do not have the right security level. The purpose of this research is to identify the main causes of these challenges and the lack of real security and to define indicators for measuring the readiness of the organization for the successful implementation of ISMS. In fact, by identifying the main reasons for not achieving the goals of Information Security in different organizations, the challenges of organizations in the implementation of this system are identified and after recognizing these challenges, the success key factors for implementation of ISMS will be derived and finally a model for assessing the readiness level will be developed. Thus, the overall structure of this research will be determining the definition of Information Security objectives, identifying challenges and key drivers for successful implementation of ISMS & developing a model to assess & prepare the organization for the successful implementation of ISMS. To fulfill the objectives of this study, some questionnaires were designed which were completed by brain storming and focus groups. For this logic, two panels was needed and their members selected through inertial sampling. The findings of this research are the reasons for the failure to implement ISMS and achieving its goals in different organizations. It is a step that needs to be taken to reduce the challenges and increase the organization's readiness for successful implementation of this system.
Every organization is formed based on its vision and mission which can be translated to its goals. For achieving its goals, required to provide some products or services. To be able to provide its products or services, should define some processes and to be able to run these processes needs different type of assets. However these assets should work together as a whole system and customize according to processes.
So I believe for successful implementation of an information security solution, the Process, People, and Technology model should be changed to Process, Asset, and Configuration model
EMPLOYEES JOB SATISFACTION AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) INDUSTRY AT ORTIGAS CENTER, PASIG CITYDR. GREGORIO A. REYES,ASST. PROF. VICENTA SUMAGUE
EMPLOYEES JOB SATISFACTION AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) INDUSTRY AT ORTIGAS CENTER, PASIG CITY
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry is now considered as the center of the Philippine economy due to its contribution for the past decade. It fuels the growth of the Philippine economy not only by generating billions of dollars in revenue but also creating jobs for hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. Thus, the research study focused on the assessment of Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Working Conditions in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry particularly in Ortigas Center, Pasig City as it is considered to be the financial and central business district.
The study used quantitative research approach and descriptive method as design. A total of 150 respondents from different BPO companies were selected through convenience sampling and in the end, the following results was sought:
Research found employees’ job satisfaction in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry is neutral when it comes to monthly salary, monetary benefits and job security while agreeing when it comes to the work environment and relationship with management. Finally, respondents agreed when it comes to their working conditions.
It is recommended that the company should review and study the salary and monetary incentives given to the employees to have an improvement with the overall job satisfaction. For employees to perform well, the company needs to take their happiness and health into consideration. They must also consider the cost of living, effort and passion of an employee. In line with this, it will help to recruit and retain skills of the employee that will improve satisfaction and the company’s name. Companies may also review their benefits to their employees so they can contribute more to their productivity and add enthusiasm to work. This benefits can be in the form of Employee Assistance Program, Adequate and Affordable Health Care Benefits, Short-Term Family Leave and Disability Benefits, Adequate Salaries, Accessible Affordable Child and Adult Care, Partner Benefits, Recognition and Appreciation, Professional Growth Opportunities, Freedom to Act on Their Own, Incentives for Personal Interests, Flexible Work Schedules. Furthermore, Companies can make the workplace more lively, friendly and comfortable despite the work pressure by putting decoration, rest area, free food and beverages, conducting staff meetings and social events like team building and most importantly being approachable to each other. This could build a strong team spirit for everyone. Companies may also conduct a seminar to improve their job security by providing employee with benefits, which include the appropriate pay for their position and the best and most affordable healthcare benefits that they can obtain; Offer merit pay increases upon review; retirement plan; Create a happy workplace; Lead as example and set the tone; Raise the bar by showing them that you trust their skills, they understand that the company trusts them; Know your employee by facilitating quarterly town hall meetings; Offer trainings, promotion, mentoring, skills rotation, and transfers; and Present a future timeline of goals of the company and employees within the company.
COMMUNICATIVE ADAPTABILITY: A MEASURE OF SOCIAL INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF EFL LEARNERS IN THE PHILIPPINESRuth M. Narag-Maguddayao
COMMUNICATIVE ADAPTABILITY: A MEASURE OF SOCIAL INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF EFL LEARNERS IN THE PHILIPPINES
This study is a quantitative research which aims to assess the validity of one of the aspects of the intercultural communicative competence of the foreign Medicine students in the Philippines which is Communicative Adaptability. Using the Communicative Adaptability Scale (CAS) propelled by Robert L. Duran (2009), the administration of this test is to investigate their level of communicative adaptability in the inclusion of six dimensions: social confirmation, social experience, social composure, articulation, wit, and appropriate disclosure. The Communicative Adaptability Scale was administered to 54 foreign Medicine students. The relationships among the levels of their dimensions of the CAS self-esteem, and communication apprehension were examined. Results revealed that a program intervention must be employed and a functional foreign affairs office (ICC center) must be established to address the needs of the foreign students.
LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE OF EFL LEARNERS IN MEDICAL PEDAGOGY: A HERMENEUTICS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCERuth M. Narag-Maguddayao
LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE OF EFL LEARNERS IN MEDICAL PEDAGOGY: A HERMENEUTICS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCEABSTRACT:
Abstract – Linguistic competency of Medicine students is one of the requirements of Medicine education, especially during the Clinical Clerkship period where students are in their third and final year of the course curriculum for the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
As a skilled clinician, they are expected to acquire competencies in verbal communication/ collaboration and written communication apart from other skills a medical expert must obtain such as critical thinking, knowledge acquisition and interpretation, manager of self, lifelong learner, community contributor, professionalism and overall ability. Hence, this study investigated the linguistic competence as a factor to intercultural communicative competence for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in the medical pedagogy.
Quantitatively testing their four (4) macro skills, this study made use of a standardized scale by Danao (1986) perusing their level of linguistic competence. Specifically, it evaluated their level of competence along knowledge in mechanical rules of the language; knowledge of the meaning system of the language; and appropriacy in terms of settings and relationships.The respondents were foreign students in the field of Medicine wherein English is considered a foreign language and the medium of instruction. Findings revealed that most of the participants excelled in substests with provision of choices. However, discretionary attention if not ample attention must be given in their listening and writing skills as reflected in the result of their dictation test, cloze test and business correspondence. The need to address their actual writing skills specifically on the technical aspects of writing, grammar structure, diction and basic and optional parts and how to write effective business correspondence must also be taken into account.
It is therefore essential to note the weaknesses of the students in their listening and writing skills where they need to be developed while it is equally necessary to note the sustainability of their skills where they excel. Eventually, the concept of teaching and learning may come from knowing their level of linguistic competence paying attention on their strengths as well as their weaknesses where both the teacher and the learner can sustain and obtain.
Laboratory and Field Studies of Geranium oil and GO-SLNs Against the Cotton Leaf Worm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lep., Noctuidae)Manal M. Adel,Nagwa Y. Salem,Samar S. Ibrahim
Laboratory and Field Studies of Geranium oil and GO-SLNs Against the Cotton Leaf Worm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lep., Noctuidae)
Geranium, citronella and garlic oil concentrations based on LC50 were estimated against S. Littoralis. Results indicated that geranium essential oil was more toxic than the other two oils. The oils tested significantly decrease the insect some key metabolic compounds and significantly inhibition in the activities of digestive enzyme, alpha-amylase and detoxifying enzyme acid-phosphatase. GO-SLNs was characterized using Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). The abundance and percentage content of major components did not show any significant difference between free and nano encapsulated oil when analyzed by GC-MS. Laboratory bioassay indicated that GO-SLNs was more effective on both larval and pupal development as well as the adult longevity and female fecundity accordingly the percentage of hatchability. Two concentrations (5.0 and 2.5%) of GO-SLNs were used in the field- experiments. GO-SLNs show more stability and gave a high percentage of mortality at the both used concentrations. Data presented in this work show greater efficiency of GO-SLNs in controlling S. littoralis in the field.
RELIABILITY TESTING OF MODULE TO EMPOWER BULLY HANDLING OF WARDENS AND STUDENTS IN BOARDING SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MALAYSIADr. Fauziah Binti Mohd Saad,Dr. Asma Perveen,Prof. Madya Dr. Mohammad Aziz Shah Bin Mohamed Ari,Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Bin Kamarudin,Dr. Nurul ï¿½Ain Binti Mohd Daud
RELIABILITY TESTING OF MODULE TO EMPOWER BULLY HANDLING OF WARDENS AND STUDENTS IN BOARDING SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MALAYSIA
This study was aimed to test the reliability of Module to Empower Bully Handling by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Modul Pemerkasaan Menangani Buli berdasarkan Terapi Kognitif Tingkah Laku, MPMB-TKT). This survey-designed study was using questionnaires to get the reliability of the module. MPMB-TKT is a module consists of 12 strategies and 23 self-activities. The survey used consists of 74 items to measure the value of reliabilities of activities in strategies in MPMB-TKT. A total of 87 wardens and students of boarding schools were selected as respondents in this study. Finding from this study found out that MPMB-TKT has a high reliability value of .970. While the reliability value of Strategy 1 The Introduction of Module to Empower Bully Handling is .897, Strategy 2 Objectives, Definition and Concept of the Module to Empower Bully Handling is .876, Strategy 3 Types, Factors and Implications of Bully is .907, Strategy 4 Discipline Management in School and the Roles of Everyone is .895, Strategy 5 Module of Empower Bully Handling Prevention is .848, Strategy 6 Module of Empower Bully Handling Development is .802, Strategy 7 Module of Empower Bully Handling Recovery is .853, Strategy 8 Application of Prevention, Development and Recovery Orientations is .936, while Strategy 9 General Rules Do Not Bully, Strategy 10 Bully Handling, Strategy 11 Tips to Handle Bully and Strategy 12 Report Box of Bully Victims or Observers all have the value of .883.
Keywords: Reliability, Module to Empower Bully Handling (MPMB)
Jean Baudrillards America and Thomas Pynchons The Crying of Lot 49: Entropic Symbolism of Puzzling the PuzzledAbdullah H. Kurraz
Jean Baudrillards America and Thomas Pynchons The Crying of Lot 49: Entropic Symbolism of Puzzling the Puzzled