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Harmony in Diverse Cultural Participation

Edmund B. Pagharion

I grew up in the southern region of Mindanao. On that day when my contemplations was
came to accepting on how my environment behaves, I made up my mind to learn their way of
living how they laugh, where they get their sources of economy for their families is very
interesting. The community dominated by a specific class of people is of advantage for good
harmony. But, why is it that violence and other forms of abuse is inevitable even if they are of
the same label of identity? I made up my mind, that cultural resemblance is not a guarantee for
an absolute peace.
But I still believe, there will always be hope for every group of humanity living together
with different social orientation. Challenge is inevitable for anyone who want change. Every
social composition is continuously challenged to outline a diversity schema, express the ever
rising importance of warranting diversity in groups, shape culture and community that fosters
diversity, and make evident progress near determinate diversity goals.
When I was in my first grade of elementary school, my classmates always make laugh at
whenever I make communications to them. I wonder why I sound different. I cant enjoy the
time of playing while I am hurting of their mocking. I speak Ilonggo when I first step in to
school as it is our common usage of verbal communication at home. Cebuano dialect is the major
tongue of use in school, so it became a struggle on how make friends with them. I do not know if
it is really a big deal, but childish thought dont really care about it. What I did to make ease of
this annoying things, is that, I still go along with my friends, play and laugh with them while
learning their language. As time flies, I able to learn it well, and go home with bilingual tongue.
So much of my childhood days, my college years have developed wondrous experiences
with different cultural influences from the people around me. I learned that academic bodies
pursue multiplicity in the largest nous of biggest variety of understanding. The school made to
develop awareness and community service to bring students to a sanctuary or some rural
communities for purposes of common learning through immersion to different cultural groups.
Those days really help in my professional capacity. I am presently the career and training
officer in the Directorate for Human Resource Development of the Bureau of Jail Management
and Penology. My primary duties are: assists the Section Chief in the accomplishment of the
functions and objectives of the Career Course Development Section; prepares the list of
participants recommended to undergo career courses for proper issuance of orders; maintains
records transmitted by JNTI relative to the conduct of mandatory training; act as initial contact
for walk-in clients; provides orientation and guidance to all JO1 trainees turned over by DPRM
and the regional offices; supervises all JO1 trainees in their daily activities prior to their

deployment to JNTI for their JBRC training; renders reports and updates relative to the
supervision of JO1 trainees.
In six years of my career, I have learned so many things from interacting inter-cultural
behaviors of my trainees. BJMP handles the management of municipal, city and districts jails
nationwide. It is expected to meet people of different cultural presentation. Being a Filipino is
not enough unite those people easily. They are barred by their native beliefs and traditions of the
regions of the country. I never thought, those days of my childhood where social stories about
different tribes of people will remain in the pages of the book. When I happen to be a trainer, I
appreciate those people I read in stories, were now have a life real and interactive with me.
I made to incorporate them with harmony and less pride in pursuing their career. By the
continuing education through respect to others bearings cultural sensitivity became easy for
them to handle. Gender and orientation issues, race, color, sexual orientation, ethnic origin,
socioeconomic status, geographic background, religious belief, age, disability and other related
issues are very common. I never lose hope in believing that our cultural diversity amplifies our
learning potential, hastening knowledge peers and inspiration will help contribute to solve
cultural conflicts.
This is my role, to do my duty of harmonizing people with different backgrounds. I may
be an ordinary person to do this goal, but it doesnt matter at all as long as I can contribute to