It is barely five months left before the Presidential Elections here in the Philippines which, I think, is the worst in the countryâ€™s history. Election-related crimes and scandals are rampant on the news (on television, radio, internet and newspaper). To some it is almost hopeless.
But for many there is still a chance for a successful election, where one will be chosen to lead a better change and improvement for our country.
One of the first groups established to awaken nationalism among Filipinos is the launching of â€œAko Mismoâ€ Movement, where every member will be declare their personal fledge on how they can become a good citizen for our country. They share their promises to everyone, so others will follow to become a better Filipino, starting from them selves.
Membership in this movement is represented by a Dog Tag, which is usually worn by members of the army. For a small price of Php40.00 (less than a dollar), one member makes monetary contribution to a beneficiary (an institution for the poor). A small amount represents a big help to the unfortunate ones.
Through this dog tag, I promise to become a good example to everyone around me. Through this dog tag, I oblige myself to become a good citizen. Through this dog tag, I am reminded to become a good Filipino.