Dalumat sa karanasan at pag-unawa sa pagbasa ng mga mag-aaral sa mga balitang politikal ng mga samahang pangkabataan

2022 IJRSE – Volume 11 Issue 14
Special IJRSE Luminary Issue

Available Online:  20 October 2022


Galdonez, Dominic Patric*
Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus, Philippines (galdonezdg@irc.pshs.edu.ph)

Doctolero, Carlos Jaimel
Manuel, Amy Josiphia
Remigio, Aliah Crizzel
Sacayanan, Jadon
Sagun, Marco Jones
Torio, Rhyne Chester


Months before the May 2022 elections in the Philippines, many youth organizations published Filipino news articles about the presidential elections and the candidates running for different government positions. These articles inform the people about the elections and shape their opinions on the different candidates. This study used the mixed-method approach to measure the level of reading comprehension and experiences of students in reading Filipino news articles about the 2022 elections published by youth organizations and analyze the content of the said articles. A total of eighty (80) students from Philippine Science High School – Ilocos Region Campus were randomly selected to read a Filipino news article about the 2022 elections published by Explained PH and AsinBolo. The identified students were then asked to answer a questionnaire to measure their reading comprehension after reading the two articles; selected students were interviewed. The content analysis revealed that the article published by AsinBolo followed the inverted pyramid structure and used simple words in the headlines while the article published by Explained PH followed the narrative structure and often used direct and indirect quotations. Furthermore, the results indicate that the students were able to clearly understand the articles and that the reading comprehension between age and sex were not significantly different for both articles. However, there was a significant difference in the reading comprehension between different religions for the article published by AsinBolo. Finally, the thematic analysis revealed that there are six (6) factors that affected the reading comprehension of students in reading the Filipino news articles about the elections: word difficulty, familiarity with reading Filipino articles, organization of ideas, content length, current knowledge on politics, and the use of context clues.

Keywords: reading comprehension, political news articles, elections, youth organizations


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.b003

Cite this article:
Galdonez, D. P., Doctolero, C. J., Manuel, A. J., Remigio, A. C., Sacayanan, J., Sagun, M. J., & Torio, R. C. (2022). Dalumat sa karanasan at pag-unawa sa pagbasa ng mga mag-aaral sa mga balitang politikal ng mga samahang pangkabataan. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(14), 17-31. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.b003

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