This study aimed to determine the predictors of organizational commitment of the college teachers in selected schools in Pampanga. The predictors of organizational commitment were classified into personal factor, professional factor and job factors. The personal factors consisted of the age, gender and civil status, while the professional factors were categorized into educational attainment, length of teaching in the current school and length of teaching in other school(s), and the job factors comprised of salary, benefits, incentives and job satisfaction. A sample of eighty nine (89) teachers from nine (9) colleges and universities in Pampanga were used as the respondents of the study. Inferential statistics such as Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient was employed to test the hypotheses of the study. Findings showed that the personal factors namely; age, civil status and gender do not significantly affect organizational commitment. Further, the professional factors as being categorized as the length of teaching service and salary were not correlated either to organizational commitment. It was revealed that only educational attainment, incentives and job satisfaction significantly affect the commitment of the teachers.
The article exposes and analyzes Michel Foucault’s ideas on ethics. He embarked on this particular analysis by surveying classical Greece, in order to discover some pointers in doing ethics for today. He called it aesthetics of existence, as the ancient Greeks patterned their individual existence based on what they believe as the way towards attaining a beautiful life. The two important principles that were dominant then were care of the self (epimeleia heauton) and know yourself (gnothi heauton). Through his genealogy, it became clear that the ancient people puts more accentuation on the know yourself principle, which lead to what he calls as history’s wrong turning. He meant to look back in ancient period so that the modern subjects can have a glimpse of a possible paradigm they can adopt, which is to have a new ethics. Foucault would have that modern subjects also consider rapport a soi (the self’s relation to itself) as an important component a subject should assume to have a veritable ethical dimension. Finally, Foucault argues that there is a new way of doing ethics which is more in congruence to the situation of the contemporary subject.