12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country

These are trying times for our country right now.

Oh, how easy it is for most of us to just be a spectator to the melee, to be jaded and indifferent, to withdraw, to accept. Just what has gone wrong, not just with our country, but with us as a people?

I still believe that there is still hope for all of us. That someday, we will get through these trials triumphant and proud. TOGETHER. That someday, we shall realize that inasmuch as our leaders have responsibilities to both lead and serve, we, too, have parts to play. After all, this is our country, our Philippines.

In last Saturday's episode of Game Ka Na Ba, both challenger and defending champion were asked to enumerate the "commandments" stated in Alexander Ledesma Lacson's book, " 12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country".

I hope we can take the list to heart. These are not, by any means, little things.

1.) Follow traffic rules. Follow the law.
2.) Whenever you buy or pay for anything, always ask for an official receipt.
3.) Don't buy smuggled goods. Buy local. Buy Filipino.
4.) When you talk to others, especially foreigners speak positively about us and our country.
5.) Respect your traffic officer, policeman and soldier.
6.) Do not litter. Dispose your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve.
7.) Support your church.
8.) During elections, do your solemn duty.
9.) Pay your employees well.
10.) Pay your taxes.
11.) Adopt a scholar or a poor child.
12.) Be a good parent. Teach your kids to follow the law and love our country.

I would like to add a number 13: Explore the Philippines; support domestic tourism.

Perhaps there are a lot more we could offer and contribute for our country, even in our own, simplest ways. What do YOU say?

posted by vina @ 4:34 PM           


At 8:51 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger vina said...

and i just wrote about my divisoria dvds. damn.

At 9:45 AM, April 11, 2006, Blogger ajay said...

hahaha. Oo nga!;)

At 1:55 PM, April 11, 2006, Blogger j said...

i was supposed to say that, he he. okay lang, kame din nag didivi dvds paminsan minsan.


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