Extrapolating Presidential State of the Nation Addresses on Sports and Physical Education: An Analysis Using Voyant Tools

  • Referson S. Macapagal College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Venus G. Morante College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Leilani P. Tiglao College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Jennelyn D. Macaspac College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Jories Mae A. Pañosa College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Heintjelex C. Ocampo College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • Julius Ceazar G. Tolentino College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University
  • John Paul P. Miranda College of Computing Studies, Mexico Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Abstract

Purpose – The study sought to examine the substantive declaration in six Philippine presidents’ State of the Nation Addresses (SONA) from 1987 to 2022 regarding strategic directions and action programs on the future of sports and physical education (SPE).

Method – Through text analysis, the researchers selected the terms using quasi-statistics based on the following elements, included in Article IV, Section 19 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution: self-discipline, teamwork, excellence, and a healthy and alert citizenry.

Results – As a result, Corazon Aquino’s SONA appears to have the most mentioned words regarding the cited themes and their synonyms based on her speech from 1987 to 1992, at a rate of 90%. However, the state and direction of Philippine SPE were not fully conveyed in most of the Presidents’ SONAs, but they expressed their support through declarations of programs. One of the most remarkable moments in Philippine sports was when President Duterte empowered the National Academy of Sports (NAS) as part of his SONA implications for the development of sports in the country, in which he integrated a customized sports curriculum to support young Filipino players in developing their athletic abilities.

Conclusion – Hence, regardless of the Presidents’ SONAs, various themes and the milestones of Philippine sports in each administration since the 1987 Constitution have changed over time.

Recommendations – Policy-makers and other stakeholders involved in the promotion of SPE may utilize the implications of the study to establish a comprehensive roadmap anchored on the remarkable accomplishments of previous Philippine presidents that will lay the foundation for a strong future for sports and physical education in the Philippines.

Author Biographies

Referson S. Macapagal, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Venus G. Morante, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Leilani P. Tiglao, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Jennelyn D. Macaspac, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Jories Mae A. Pañosa, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Heintjelex C. Ocampo, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Referson S. Macapagal, Venus G. Morante, Leilani P. Tiglao, Jennelyn D. Macaspac, Jories Mae A. Pañosa, and Heintjelex C. Ocampo are student-researchers from the Bachelor of Physical Education program of the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Julius Ceazar G. Tolentino, College of Education, Bacolor Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

Julius Ceazar G. Tolentino is an assistant professor of physical education, health education, and curriculum studies from the College of Education, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Main Campus), Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines. His research interests include physical education teacher education, curriculum evaluation, bibliometric analysis, and leisure studies.

John Paul P. Miranda, College of Computing Studies, Mexico Campus, Don Honorio Ventura State University

John Paul P. Miranda is an assistant professor for information technology at the College of Computing Studies, Don Honorio Ventura State University (Mexico Campus), Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines. He is also the concurrent program head for international linkages and partnerships at the Office for International Partnerships and Programs for the whole university. His research interests are in data science, information technology, software development, and ICT in education.

Published
2023-05-20
How to Cite
MACAPAGAL, Referson S. et al. Extrapolating Presidential State of the Nation Addresses on Sports and Physical Education: An Analysis Using Voyant Tools. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 2175-2195, may 2023. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/429>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024.
Section
Special Issue: IRCCETE 2023