RESEARCH PAPER IN ENG 224
(Business Correspondence in Technical Report Writing)
“The Role of Communication in Nation Building”
ANGELICA D. PAJIMULA
BSIS – 2B
PROF. CORAZON D. ATILARES
Communication is the basis of our lives and we would in this day and age, be handicapped without it. Every day we are communicating with each other in some way or another, be it by using words, actions or even expressions in conveying a message. The question is what does communication means? Communication (from Latin "communis", meaning to share) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. Without it, we won’t be able to share our knowledge or what we have experienced in our daily life.
One of the most important issues confronting the Philippines in our efforts at restoring democracy and attaining economic recovery is how to mobilize out countrymen in these common tasks in nation-building. Nation-building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. This process aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. Nation-building can involve the use of propaganda or major infrastructure development to foster social harmony and economic growth. The development of behaviors, values, language, institutions, and physical structures that elucidate history and culture, concretize and protect the present, and insure the future identity and independence of the nation.
Communication has a big role in nation-building. We use communication in conveying the thoughts that we have in our minds in contributing for great ideas that will lead to a brighter tomorrow and a great nation. Communication is the “nerve of the government” as stated by Karl Deutsch in one of his book entitled The...