Shelves: pinoy , inspirational Oftentimes we say that we are just one citizen and we cannot do anything about the problems of the country. This book tells us Filipinos that there are twelve little things that we can do for our country. This little book was written by a lawyer in with the aim of having as many Filipinos read this so the language is simple and feels like written by a bright elementary or high school student. I agree with some of my friends who thought that this could have been more effective if Oftentimes we say that we are just one citizen and we cannot do anything about the problems of the country. I agree with some of my friends who thought that this could have been more effective if written in Tagalog so it could reach more Filipinos especially those who shun away from English particularly if it is in a book form, however little un-daunting it may be.
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Ruben Tanseco, S. These 12 simple things are: 1. Follow traffic rules — Why is that the most important? The answer is simple. Traffic rules are the simplest of our laws. If we learn to follow them, it will be the lowest form of national discipline that we can develop. Since it is totally without monetary cost, it should be easy for us to comply with, and therefore should provide a good start.
Without an O. Do not buy smuggled goods. Buy local, buy Filipino. This means that we must develop the attitude of using 50 percent of our budget for local products and the other 50 percent for imported choices. When you talk to others, especially foreigners, speak positively of our race and our country — this is best addressed to the rich and the middle class in our country, who have contact with the outside world. It is they who talk to, dine or deal with foreigners either here or abroad.
It is what they say and do which creates impressions about us among foreigners. Respect your traffic officer, policeman, soldier and other public servants — There is nothing like the power of respect. It makes a person proud. It makes one feel honorable.
At the same time, courtesy to others is good manners. It is class and elegance and kindness. It is seeing the value and dignity in the other man.
It is, in fact, a mark of a most profound education. Do not litter. Dispose your garbage properly. Support your church. It is what makes the people look to one direction, follow a common vision, and perform a uniform act. In short, credibility is what makes people follow the leader. This truly defines a successful life. For success is the sum, not of our earthly possessions, but of how many times we have shown love and kindness to others.
Pay your taxes — In , P83 billion was collected from individual income taxes. But 91 percent of this amount came from salaried workers from the government and private sector, people who had no choice since their income taxes were withheld mandatorily.
Only P7 billion of the P83 billion came from businessmen and professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants and architects, among others.
Be a good parent. Teach your kids to follow the law and to love our country. But whether they will be bad rulers or good leaders will depend largely on how we raise them today. Our future is in the hearts and minds of our children.
12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country
This book is a best-seller on its first release about five years ago. We need to act now and change our olden and rotten ways. The nice thing about the book is that it opens new insights and remedies on how to make Philippines a better place to live. The book proves the power of little good things that incrementally would help restore our country. Follow traffic rules. Traffic rules are the most basic in this country where pedestrian crossing the pedestrian lane actually stop for passing vehicles.
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Ruben Tanseco, S. These 12 simple things are: 1. Follow traffic rules — Why is that the most important? The answer is simple.
12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do
Bajinn It urged me to make a step towards the right path that we Filipinos should take thjngs we want to live in a great country. There were long discussions. Dec 26, Honeypie rated it did not like it Shelves: Inat the height of a financial crisis in AsiaLacson and his wife considered moving to the United States or Canada. It could be used by the others abroad who are looking for improvements for their society. Earlier, an inspiring article was written by Mr.