Published on February 20, 2014
The 12 Little Things We Can Do For Our Country are Small Acts of Patriotism ALEXANDER LACSON
1st : Follow traffic rules. Follow the law ▪ Traffic rules are the most basic of our country’s laws. If we learn to follow them, it could be the lowest form of national discipline we can develop as a people. A culture of discipline is crucial to our destiny as a nation. ▪ Whenever we follow traffic rules, we show our love for our neighbor, our love for the Filipino.
2nd : Always ask for an official receipt ▪ Asking for ORs leads to higher tax collections, which means more funds for our government, which could strengthen our economy and lead us to progress. ▪ Whenever we help our government in helping our people, we show our love for our neighbor.
3rd : Don’t buy smuggled goods. Buy Local. Buy Filipino ▪ Our money should support our economy, not the economy of other countries. Buying Pilipino means supporting the Filipino. ▪ Whenever we support one another as Filipinos, we show our love for our neighbors.
4th : Speak positively about us and our country ▪ Every Filipino is an ambassador of our country. Each one of us, wherever we maybe, is a salesman of our country. ▪ Whenever we speak positively of our people, we show our love for our neighbors.
5th : Respect your traffic officer, policeman & other public servants ▪ Respect honors and dignifies a man. It compels him to do his job right. ▪ There is love of neighbor whenever we respect those in authority.
6th : Throw your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve ▪ Philippines is the country given to us as a people. It is the birthplace of our race. It is the home of the Filipino. We should keep it beautiful. ▪ When we keep our environment and our country clean, we show our love for our people.
7th : Support your Church ▪ When we help our church, we help our Creator in His works on earth. ▪ Whenever we help our church, we show love for our neighbor.
8th : During elections, do your solemn duty ▪ When we fight for our votes, we fight for our right to make our own destiny, as a people and as a nation. ▪ There is love of neighbor when we elect good leaders for our country and people.
9th : Pay your employees well ▪ A company must bring prosperity not only to its owners but also to its employees. Blessings must be shared. It builds families. It builds our nation. ▪ There is love of neighbor when we value and pay our employees appropriately.
10th : Pay your taxes ▪ Taxes are the lifeblood of our government. It is what builds our public schools, hospitals and roads. It is what pays our teachers, soldiers and other public servants. ▪ There is love of neighbor whenever we pay our taxes properly so our government can help more people.
11th : Adopt a scholar or a poor child ▪ Investing on our youth is investing on our country’s future. Every family who can afford, should adopt one poor child as a scholar. ▪ There is love of neighbor whenever we help a child get an education.
12th : Be a good parent. Teach your kids to love our country ▪ If we start planting seeds of patriotism in the hearts and minds of our youth today, they would become giant patriots of our country someday. ▪ There is love of neighbor whenever we teach and raise our children as patriots, by loving our country through loving our people.
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