STI - Taft
In partial fulfillment of the requirement of the course in
Civic Welfare Training Services II
12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do
To Help Your Country
Lat, Cris Robinson G.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – ACT201A
Civic Welfare Training Services II
Prof. Leonardo G. Adap
STI College – Taft
: Cris Robinson G. Lat
: Civic Welfare Training Services 2
: Leonardo G. Adap
: March 8, 2013
: 12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Your Country
The book “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Your Country” is written by Alexander L. Lacson, a 48 year old lawyer and edited by his wife Pia Pena, also a lawyer. A time when Alexander and his wife Pia are seriously thinking of migrating to US or Canda because they think the Philippines is hopeless and the economy is getting worse. The thought of exposing their children to such environment frightens them. Until a thought struck them. “What’s the difference of the present and 20 years after?”
They realized that if they will migrate outside the country and just comeback after 20 years, and all other Filipinos will do the same. Do you think there will be a significant change? None, of course. “Great things start by small beginnings” as Marcus Tullius Cicero said. So Alexander Lacson had a brilliant idea to write the book “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Your Country.” It is one of their way of doing their part for the country.
1st Little Thing. Follow traffic rules . Follow the law. This rule is very simple but requires great discipline. It’s really self-explanatory. If we learn to follow simple traffic rules it can have a big impact on our lives and all the people around us. It can save our life, the lives of our loved-ones or the lives of innocent people on the road. Bringing us one step closer to being a good citizen and a big help to our country.
2nd Litlle Thing. Whenever you buy or pay for anything, always ask for an official receipt. This may look more of a hassle than a help. But it isn’t. All the things we buy and services we pay for includes tax which is needed for our country to run and our economy to grow. If we don’t ask for an official receipt the government cannot collect the taxes needed to sustain the services and projects for their constituents.
3rd Little Thing. Don’t buy smuggled goods. Buy Local. Buy Filipino. This is relevant to the 2nd. Smuggled goods are products which are illegally brought to our country without paying the necessary taxes. That’s why they cost less. Which sometimes are of less quality. While on the other hand buying our own local products can help a lot to a struggling country, such as ours. 4th Little Thing. When you talk to others, especially foreigners speak positively about us and our country. This can really help our country, especially in the Tourism department if we make it a habit. Saying good things about others and our country can encourage foreigners to see and experience the beauty which is, Philippines. 5th Little Thing. Respect your traffic officer, policeman and soldier. This rule is more of a two-way traffic. Respect is given, while trust is earned. It’s hard to respect someone you don’t trust. While there is still honest traffic officer, policeman and soldier. The change should start from them. 6th Little Thing. Do not litter. Dispose your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve. This rule can save our planet. Which also bring us back to the 1st rule. If we can follow simple traffic rules, then we can do the same with our garbage. 7th Little Thing. Support your church. I grew up in a teaching of a catholic school. I absorb their teaching and as I grew up I have my own mind to choose which teachings I should keep. There’s no wrong in supporting your church. But it should be given freely and not on second thought. Faith should not be shown...
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